Park Hyatt Shanghai
Shanghai World Financial CenterShanghai, China Mori Building Co., Ltd. Shanghai Modern, Architect-of-Record; Irie Miyake, Executive Architect; Mori Building, Project Architect; Tony Chi, Interior Designer Hospitality 4 million ft2 / 382,000 m2 492 meters MIPIM Asia - Best Chinese Project (2009), MIPIM Asia - Mixed-use Buildings (2009), CTBUH - Best Tall Building: Worldwide (2008)
Located on the 79th to 93rd floors of the Shanghai World Financial Center, the Park Hyatt Shanghai is one of the tallest hotels in the world—and one of the best-appointed. Non-stop elevators sweep guests up to the hotel reception on the 87th-floor where they are greeted with a panoramic view.
The tower tapers in plan from a square base to an elongated hexagon in the middle floors, to a narrow strip at its apex. The tower’s tapering, compact form generates ideal floor plate configurations for various functions set within an optimized, singular enclosure: large, square office floors, elongated hexagonal hotel floors, and linear observation floors.
The elongated form of the hotel floors maximizes the ratio of window space to floor area and minimizes the depth of the rooms, maximizing light and views. In addition, the tower’s shape has obtuse-angle corners, providing corner guest rooms with two windowed walls, but avoiding the constraints of typical 90-degree corner room layouts. The standard room size is 50 square meters, while suites range from 100 to 200 square meters and have an average ceiling height of 3.3 meters.
Directly above the guestroom floors is the hotel’s signature restaurant. Above the restaurant floor are several bars as well as private dining and meeting space. The 94th-floor Sky Arena, the 97th-floor observation deck, and 100th-floor observation deck area also available to guests.