Yasha Wallin

The Shanghai EDITION

with Yasha Wallin theusualmontauk.com
  • Where:Shanghai, China

  • Why:Visiting my cousin, who moved to Shanghai 3 years ago.

  • When:December 2018

  • Who:My hilarious family and I.

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

  • Life Changing

  • Plastic Free

  • Overall Value

  • Night's Sleep

  • Service

  • Amenities

  • Takable Treats

  • Refer a Friend

Total: 50/50

Important Bits

  • Type

    Subtly decadent.

  • Vibe

    Style for miles.

  • Location

    The Bund

  • Rooms


  • Music

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

  • Year Opened


  • Designed By


  • Pool/Gym

    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.

  • Wifi

    Yes, but make sure to download a VPN before so you can get on the ‘gram.

  • Children

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

  • Price

    Around $300.

I may be biased, but my cousin owns the best hip hop club in Shanghai.


88 Tongren Road, Jing'an, Shanghai, China, 200031

I may be biased, but my cousin owns the best hip hop club in Shanghai.

For a glam karaoke experience.

K Party

618 Xujiahui Road, DaPuQiao, Huangpu Qu Shanghai Shi, China

For a glam karaoke experience.

Behind a laundromat awaits an epic little speakeasy.

Laundry Co

93-5 Xiangyang Bei Lu, near Changle Lu, Xuhui district

Behind a laundromat awaits an epic little speakeasy.

Best way to get on all your favorite apps while in China.


The Shanghai EDITION, Nanjing East Road, Shanghai, China

Best way to get on all your favorite apps while in China.

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