Come October, Banyan Tree will take its place among the world-famous hotels on The Bund in Shanghai. Lined with dozens of historic buildings, the waterfront promenade is home to the Peace Hotel and the Waldorf Astoria, among others. The Bund’s newest addition will “trump all,” says the Sydney Morning Herald, “by becoming the first hotel to have Shanghai River views from every suite.” Billed as an “urban resort,” the Banyan Tree Shanghai on The Bund will have 130 suites, its signature suite coming complete with its own swimming pool.
There will be four restaurants and bars. Oceans will serve “Western-style seafood”; Ming Yuan will serve up authentic Cantonese cuisine; Tai Hei will have Japanese sushi and sashimi; and the rooftop bar, Stars, will be the al fresco spot to take in the sunset over the Bund. In addition, the resort will have a Banyan Tree Spa, a health club, and the Banyan Tree Gallery. For more information, visit www.banyantree.com.