Photo courtesy of The Puli Hotel and Spa
The Puli Hotel and Spa
The self-proclaimed first urban luxury resort in Shanghai has a polished, cool contemporary feel, mixing eastern and western sensibilities. Interiors lean toward dark tones and clean lines, with clever landscaping providing a sense of escape. Organic materials include liberal use of wood, stone, and marble. Large windows bring in natural light, and decor mixes contemporary with touches of traditional Chinese. Environmentally sensitive practices take multiple guises: Solar panels gather energy for hotel operation. The heatproof facade limits the need for air-conditioning. And sunshades in each room open and close automatically to let in or keep out the sun’s light and heat. Rooms also have dragon-scaled screens and cast bronze basins. Club rooms come with the perks of 24-hour check-in/check-out and butlers.
By Sanjay Surana, AFAR Contributor
1 Changde Rd, JingAnSi, Jingan Qu, Shanghai Shi, China, 200040
+86 21 3203 9999