HYATT Hotels & Resorts today opened the doors of its first Hyatt Regency in Shanghai, which is also the first international upscale resort on Chongming Island.
Located on the retreat destination of Chongming Island, the hotel is 90 minutes away from downtown Shanghai and linked to the mainland by a tunnel and bridge. It is situated beside the Dongtan Wetlands Park and a migratory bird reserve.
Christopher Koehler, vice president of operations, Hyatt Hotels & Resorts, China, said: “Hyatt has already established a strong brand presence with four hotels in Shanghai, and we are excited to further expand our brand presence in this important market with the introduction of the Hyatt Regency brand. Hyatt Regency Chongming demonstrates our commitment to thoughtful and harmonious growth in China by bringing convenience and hospitality to a previously untapped nature-based lifestyle destination.”
The 235-key hotel comprises of five buildings connected by a covered Chinese-style walkway and extensive landscaped gardens. Rooms are equipped with free Wi-Fi access and mini bar, MP3 player docking stations and private balconies or courtyards with ocean or garden views.
Furthermore, it will also be the first pet-friendly Hyatt hotel in China with 25 dedicated dog-friendly rooms with enclosed outdoor courtyards and “special canine comforts”.
The Regency Club is housed separately and offers Regency Club guests free breakfast, all-day refreshments, evening cocktails, use of the boardroom and outdoor terrace.
Guests can dine at any of five F&B outlets on site, including Pin Yue for Chongming and Shanghai cuisine and the Tea House for Chinese snacks.
The hotel is also the first Hyatt property to introduce The Campus meetings and events concept in China, which aims to evoke the nostalgia of university life. The Campus comprises a Lecture Hall, three Classrooms, a versatile space called the Cafeteria and six Song & Games rooms totalling 1,440m2 in space. There is also a 630m2 Regency Ballroom opening out to a walled garden, five salons and boardrooms and a Regency Lawn for larger al fresco events.