Hyatt’s boutique luxury hotel brand Alila is expanding its footprint in China with the brand to be introduced in Shanghai in 2023.
A high-profile conversion project, Alila Shanghai will be the first Alila branded urban hotel in China, offering a relaxing and nature-infused luxury retreat in the heart of the bustling metropolis.
Designed as an “urban utopia,” Alila Shanghai will offer guests an elevated retreat experience that balances the bustling spirit of Shanghai with the serenity of the Alila brand.
Featuring natural materials, earth tones and city views, the hotel’s spacious studios and suites will evoke calm and relaxation. In contrast, a landscaped garden in the fourth-floor lobby inspired by Shanghai’s classical gardens, and facilities that embrace nature but live in harmony amid contemporary style, will provide surprise and stimulation for the senses.
The hotel will feature a rooftop Chinese restaurant, an organic restaurant, Tea Bar and a rooftop bar that overlooking the Old Shanghai Zhang Garden.
“As we continue to prioritise thoughtful growth of our luxury and lifestyle brands around the world to meet guests’ desire for serenity and discovery, Alila Shanghai presents a unique opportunity to transform and revitalise an existing building into a new offering that will add great value to Shanghai’s hotel scene,” said David Udell, Group President, Asia Pacific for Hyatt.
The hotel’s central location is adjacent to Nanjing West Road, one of Shanghai’s most established high-end shopping thoroughfares, offering premium retail, dining and lifestyle destination.
2021 is a milestone year for the Alila brand as it celebrates its 20th anniversary. The first Alila hotel opened its doors in Jakarta, Indonesia in May 2001 and two decades later, Hyatt remains strongly committed to growing the Alila brand footprint in the region with Alila Taihu and Alila Dalit Bay, both of which are scheduled to open by the end of 2021, in addition to Alila Shanghai, which is expected to debut in 2023.
Lead image: Render of Alila Shanghai | Credit: Horizontal Design