The Luxury Collection Hotels & Resorts debuts Twelve at Hengshan in Shanghai
The Luxury Collection Hotels & Resorts unveiled the much-anticipated Twelve at Hengshan on the renowned tree-lined Hengshan Road, one of the most historic and fashionable areas of Shanghai.
This newly built residential-style urban retreat joins the legendary Astor Hotel in Tianjin, The Royal Begonia in Sanya and The Hongta Hotel in Shanghai as The Luxury Collection brand continues to grow its footprint in China. In the last year alone, the brand made its debut in key destinations throughout Asia Pacific with hotel openings in Chennai, India; the Blue Mountains, Australia; and Jakarta, Indonesia.
“We are thrilled to debut this chic urban oasis in the heart of China’s most cosmopolitan city,” said Qian Jin, President for Starwood Hotels & Resorts Greater China. “As the newest member of The Luxury Collection brand, residential-style Twelve at Hengshan is an inspiring addition for well-travelled global explorers seeking unique and enriching experiences.”
The 171-room hotel reflects the creative collaboration among some of the world’s leading architects and designers. Distinctive interiors by New York-based famed hospitality design duo Yabu Pushelberg perfect an “East meets West, Past meets Present” concept of bespoke Chinese and contemporary furnishings, hand-painted Oriental screens, silk lanterns and Oriental latticework. Italian architect Mario Botta, whose celebrated structures include the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, created the contemporary courtyard as well as hotel’s façade, which is dressed in more than 20,000 natural terracotta tiles.
Additionally, Twelve at Hengshan offers a spa unmatched in Shanghai featuring 13 double treatment rooms and an exquisite VIP suite, giving guests access to a luxuriously indulgent mud bath room, scrub table and an ice fountain. The 2336 square foot spa is an oasis of refinement and relaxation while a 24-hour fitness center provides state-of-the-art equipment overlooking a large indoor swimming pool and three Jacuzzis with prominent floor to ceiling windows.
Two signature restaurants and a lobby lounge offer authentic dining experiences: 12 Hengshan features the finest Cantonese and Shanghainese cuisine in an elegant dining room overlooking a Suzhou-styled garden, with eight private dining suites, while Tops & Terrace serves international cuisine in a French boulangerie setting with an open kitchen and extensive wine cellar.