Shanghai EDITION Hotel

Shanghai EDITION Hotel

Following the global success of Edition Hotel’s European and American flagships in London, New York and Miami, this hotel marks the well-reputed brand’s entry into Shanghai, with plans to grow exponentially in the next few years. Collaborating as a team with the Ian Schrager Company, Neri&Hu is responsible for the design of all the interior spaces, furniture and lighting for both public areas and guestrooms. Located in hustle and bustle of Shanghai’s Nanjing East Road area, overlooking the historic Bund, the Edition Hotel encapsulates the far-eastern dichotomy: firmly grounded in its cultural heritage, while fully engaging with its contemporary context.

The hotel entry is formed by a new podium connecting two existing adjacent buildings of distinct architectural styles, the challenge was to bridge between the vibrancy of the art deco block building and the brutalism of the post-modern tower above. Neri&Hu’s design answers the challenge by offering guests a journey through Shanghai’s history, each space within embodying elements of the city’s past, present, and future. The podium stages a large floating walnut structure hovering above the main lobby to provide a sense of intimate grandeur at the bar and lounge areas.

Beyond the bar, a breath-taking 26-meter high atrium space features natural light to highlight the historic façade, as well as a fireplace, hanging plants, and full-height mirrors that reflect and bring in the active streetscape. Within the old art deco building, guests journey through 6 floors of public areas including: All Day Dining, a Chinese Restaurant, Spa, Meeting Rooms, Member’s Clubhouse, and the Nightclub.

Hotel guests, upon checking in in the main hall, gain access to the Fitness Center and Pool on the 2nd floor, and to the guestrooms via the tower lift. All guestrooms, clad in natural light oak in the living areas and white marble in the bathrooms, provide a warm understated sense of luxury. At the top of the tower on the 27th floor, a Japanese Specialty Restaurant operated by acclaimed chef Jason Atherton features an aged bronze spiral staircase leading to the exclusive Punch Room Bar, before granting access to the stunning 29th floor rooftop terrace. Here, a truly unique experience in Shanghai, is one of the rare 360 degree panoramic viewing points in the city that allows one to look upon both the city’s historic Bund and visionary Pudong skyline simultaneously, creating one of the most desirable rooftop views in the world.

Gross Area
17,420 m²


Completion Date
July 2018

March 2014 – July 2018

199 East Nanjing Road, Shanghai

Shanghai Design Awards 2019The Shanghai EDITION, Gold in Interior Design-Hospitality-stay
Wallpaper Best Urban Hotel, Wallpaper*, London, UKThe Shanghai EDITION, Best Urban Hotel in Shanghai, Shortlisted
The Best BANG! AwardsThe Shanghai EDITION, Best Luxury Hotel
Best of Year Awards 2019, by Interior Design Magazine, New York, USAThe Shanghai EDITION, Chain Hotel category,Winner
Hotel Awards 2017, by City Weekend, Shanghai, China The Shanghai EDITION, Most Anticipated Hotel Opening, Winner
2017 that's Hospitality Awards, by that's shanghai, Shanghai, ChinaThe Shanghai EDITION, The Most Highly Anticipated Hotel Opening of the year
The 7th Annual China Hotel Awards, by CHA, ChinaThe Shanghai EDITION, Most Anticipated Hotel Opening - Ultra Luxury
The 12th China Hotel Starlight Awards, by Judging Committee of China Hotel Starlight AwardsThe Shanghai EDITION, Most Anticipated Newly Open Hotels of China