Grand Hyatt $$$$
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53-87/F, Jin Mao Tower
88 Shiji Dadao, near Dongtai Lu
COST: More than ¥1,500 per night
METRO: Lujiazui (Line 2)
One of the highest hotels in the world, the Grand Hyatt takes up the 53rd to 87th floors of the Jin Mao Tower. The rooms are laid out around a central atrium that makes for a vertiginous view from any of the lobbies.
Each room measures a minimum of 40 square meters (430 sq. ft.) and contains an LCD television, marble bathroom, art deco-style interior design, and a panoramic view of the city. The hotel’s food and beverage venues are destinations in themselves, like the Cloud 9 Bar, Kobachi Japanese restaurant, and the 24-hour Grand Café buffet.
The Grand Hyatt is a luxurious choice and you’ll pay top dollar for it.
© Susie Gordon from Moon Beijing & Shanghai, 2nd Edition