Shanghai Luxury Guide for Private Jet Travelers
The most populous city in China, Shanghai is aggressively expansive and ever changing. A port city at the mouth of the Yangtze River, Shanghai began as a textiles and fishing town but has grown to become a global influencer of finance, commerce and culture. Historically, the city has been a place for conducting business between the East and West—this dichotomy shows in its hospitality and entertainment options. The utmost in luxury, taste and convenience combines with businesslike efficiency in the Pearl of the Orient.
Travelers will find beautiful waterfront views, a futuristic business district in Pudong, and historical destinations in The Bund—the sprawling metropolis can accommodate the needs of any executive away from home.
Luxury Business Hotels in Shanghai
The Portman Ritz-Carlton Shanghai – This veritable king of the hospitality industry is a particularly good choice for executives traveling to Shanghai. Classic five-star service awaits at the Ritz-Carlton, located in the Jing An district, including an extensive health club and spa where executives can exercise, relax and unwind after business hours. Shanghai skyline views, a salon and barbershop, an onsite florist, limousine service and a technology butler provide travelers with detailed service that covers all bases.
The Portman Ritz-Carlton Shanghai can assist executives in planning “a meeting of the minds that also satisfies the senses.” One of 11 function rooms including a spacious atrium can serve as the perfect location for any size gathering from a private board meeting to a full-scale product launch. More than being simply successful, the facility’s Dedicated Conference Services and Catering team strives to create events that are distinct and memorable.
88 Xintiandi – While not your typical, immense business hotel, this tasteful boutique provides an intimate setting and exacting service that many executives will favor when in a metropolis as large as Shanghai. 53 residences offer a soothing escape, especially for executives staying in Shanghai for longer visits. Living, dining and kitchen areas are complemented with added business values, like an in-room fax machine, Wi-Fi internet service and voicemail. Although rooms are outfitted like small apartments, executives also have access to hotels amenities like daily housekeeping, room service and concierge assistance.
Found in the Xintiandi entertainment district, formerly the French Concession region of Shanghai, the hotel offers access to Shanghai’s premier residential and retail areas as well as the city’s most historic and tourist-friendly neighborhood. For an extended business stay, 88 Xintiandi also offers secretarial services, same-day laundry and dry cleaning, courier service and an executive lounge serving breakfast, afternoon tea, and cocktails. For a full service business hotel with the comforting feel of a long-term residence, 88 Xintiandi can meet every need.
Luxury Business Restaurants in Shanghai
T8 Restaurant & Bar – Also located in the chic shopping district of Xintiandi, T8 Restaurant & Bar takes guests into a 19th century shikumen home for a dining experience unique in Shanghai. Diners can sample the European cuisine that fuses Mediterranean dishes with traditional Chinese accents or peruse the unique wine list that offers many boutique bottles rarely found in Shanghai. Conde Nast named T8 one of its Top 50 Restaurants in the World, ensuring that an experience here will be distinctive, intimate and tantalizing. Private events from dinners for eight to receptions for 200 can be accommodated.
Jean-Georges Shanghai – At the illustrious address of No. 3 on The Bund, the Shanghai location of Jean-Georges’ worldwide chain of fine dining restaurants stands up to expectations that come along with its famous name. The New York Times says the restaurant serves a meal that is worth the price of a plane ticket and calls the Shanghai location the best of all Jean-George’s offerings. Over 5,000 bottles of wine, haute French cuisine and an elegant clientele make the dining room at Jean-Georges an impressive setting for a business dinner.
Luxury Nightlife Destinations in Shanghai
Cloud 9 – Located in the world’s tallest hotel, the Grand Hyatt Shanghai, Cloud 9 is located on the 87th floor, making it the highest nightlife destination in China. The intimate main bar is perfect for a romantic cocktail together, but the Sky Lounge one floor up boasts 360-degree views of the city and nighttime sky, making it impressive for hosting clients or colleagues after dinner. Newsweek named it one of “The World’s Great Gathering Places.”
Vue Bar – Likewise, Vue Bar takes in the panoramic views of the city and waterfront from the 32nd and 33rd floors of the new Hyatt on The Bund. With a modern interior but a more casual atmosphere, the bar allows guests to recline on day beds or head outside to the terrace to dip into a whirlpool. The fun and fabulous venue is different than any other nightlife destination in Shanghai, making it one of Time Magazine’s 10 Things to do in 24 hours in Shanghai.
To learn about chartering a private jet to Shanghai, please contact RYL’s Charter Department at 877-391-6161.