Yasha Wallin

The Shanghai EDITION

  • Where:
  • Why:Visiting my cousin, who moved to Shanghai 3 years ago.
  • When:December 2018
  • Who:My hilarious family and I.
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The Shanghai EDITION The hotel occupies two separate buildings of a former power company, in the heart of The Bund—Shanghai’s most bustling neighborhood.

The hotel occupies two separate buildings of a former power company, in the heart of The Bund—Shanghai’s most bustling neighborhood.

The Shanghai EDITION EDITION’s signature spiral staircase.

EDITION’s signature spiral staircase.

The Shanghai EDITION Selfie game strong in the lobby.

Selfie game strong in the lobby.

The Shanghai EDITION The lobby.

The lobby.

The Shanghai EDITION More lobby.

More lobby.

The Shanghai EDITION I’ve never met a faux fur blanket I didn’t like.

I’ve never met a faux fur blanket I didn’t like.

The Shanghai EDITION Extreme coziness.

Extreme coziness.

The Shanghai EDITION The family that ‘grams together stays together.

The family that ‘grams together stays together.

The Shanghai EDITION The EDITION broadsheet is the best publication in the entire world (full disclaimer: I’m the publication’s editor).

The EDITION broadsheet is the best publication in the entire world (full disclaimer: I’m the publication’s editor).

The Shanghai EDITION Turndown service never looked so cute.

Turndown service never looked so cute.

The Shanghai EDITION A view of the future, from our room.

A view of the future, from our room.

The Shanghai EDITION Likely checking Chinese Tinder.

Likely checking Chinese Tinder.

The Shanghai EDITION Room with a view.

Room with a view.

The Shanghai EDITION The Eastern Hemisphere’s most perfectly symmetrical bathtub.

The Eastern Hemisphere’s most perfectly symmetrical bathtub.

The Shanghai EDITION Birds’ eye bar view.

Birds’ eye bar view.

The Shanghai EDITION An architect lover’s pool.

An architect lover’s pool.

The Shanghai EDITION My cousin is too sexy for this bar.

My cousin is too sexy for this bar.

The Shanghai EDITION Where our delicious breakfast was served.

Where our delicious breakfast was served.

The Shanghai EDITION The fried chicken was so good we ordered a second helping before the first one was gone—don’t judge.

The fried chicken was so good we ordered a second helping before the first one was gone—don’t judge.

The Shanghai EDITION Next level foliage.

Next level foliage.

The Shanghai EDITION And from above.

And from above.

The Shanghai EDITION The beautifully neutral interior vibes of HIYA.

The beautifully neutral interior vibes of HIYA.

The Shanghai EDITION The quiet before the storm: a shot of the restaurant HIYA before the hungry crowd showed up.

The quiet before the storm: a shot of the restaurant HIYA before the hungry crowd showed up.

The Shanghai EDITION If you’re wondering, I ordered an espresso martini.

If you’re wondering, I ordered an espresso martini.

The Shanghai EDITION Pretending I’m the queen of the castle.

Pretending I’m the queen of the castle.

The Shanghai EDITION I fully believe these sushi tacos were sent down from heaven.

I fully believe these sushi tacos were sent down from heaven.

The Shanghai EDITION The rooftop bar.

The rooftop bar.

Highs & Lows

  • The staff are incredible. Before you can even think of what you need next, someone will be right there providing you with it.

  • The design of all the public areas is beautiful, but not so over designed that you can’t relax. It is the perfect blend of sophistication and comfort.

  • I will never forget the first bite of the Jason Atherton-conceived crispy, flavor-packed “sushi taco” which is by far the best thing I've tasted in 2018.

  • The staff uniforms: so cool and so classy.

  • All of EDITION’s hotels have adopted a plastic free policy, so you won’t see straws, plastic water bottles, etc. anywhere here.

  • No full length mirror in the rooms, but just travel with trusted friends and family and your outfit should be all good.

The Barometer

  • Design

  • Website

  • Plastic Free

  • Night's Sleep

  • Service

  • Amenities

  • Takeable Treats

  • Refer a Friend

  • Overall Value

  • Life Changing

Total: 50/50

Important Bits

  • Type

    Subtly decadent.

  • Vibe

    Style for miles.

  • Location

    The Bund

  • Rooms

    145

  • Music

    In the lobby, everything from ‘80s hits to disco; at breakfast it’s the intoxicating sounds of Ella Fitzgerald.

  • Year Opened

    2018

  • Designed By

    Neri+Hu

  • Health & Wellness

    Gym, pool and spa.

  • Restaurant

    I can’t even begin with the restaurants here. Jason Atherton is a culinary genius with HIYA and Shanghai Tavern, plus a traditional Cantonese option - Canton Disco.

  • Bar

    Yassss. The Punch Room, a rooftop bar, a plush 5th floor lounge with the most beautiful karaoke room you’ve ever seen, cocktails by the pool table in the lobby and the club Electric Circus. It’s incredibly easy to drink like a queen here.

  • Minibar

    Yes, with wine and seaweed.

  • Children

    Didn’t see them, but if they like chic hotels as much as you do, please bring them along.

  • Price

    Around $300.

  • Website

    Visit website

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