The much-anticipated Twelve at Hengshan has been unveiled on Shanghai’s tree-lined Hengshan Road.
The 171-room hotel is the fourth property in China for Starwood’s premium Luxury Collection brand of truly unique hotels.
A perfect retreat for those who seek the seclusion and beauty of a residential-style hotel with its own private garden - Twelve at Hengshan promises an exclusive oasis of urban chic in the heart of China’s most cosmopolitan city.
Twelve at Hengshan is the only five-star luxury hotel within Shanghai’s most romantic and history-filled Hengshan Road neighbourhood of chic avenues lined with plane trees imported from France in the early 1900s.
The hotel’s striking contemporary architecture provides a thrilling contrast with the atmospheric lanes, art deco villas, and charming restaurants, boutiques and galleries in the surrounding area.
Twelve at Hengshan collaborated with some of the world’s leading architects and designers on this iconic property, which draws inspiration from the area’s rich history and traditional Chinese hospitality, updated with romantic flourishes and contemporary amenities.
Carefully incorporated within the low-rise heritage district, the hotel comprises a five-storey rectangular building surrounding an elliptical internal garden.
The façade is dressed in more than 20,000 natural terracotta tiles baked and imported from Italy, a popular trimming on many of the historic buildings in the area.
At the heart of the hotel, a traditional Chinese ‘Secret Garden’ for hotel guests enhances Twelve at Hengshan’s unique character and soothing Zen ambience including imported trees and flowing streams.
Stylish design and thoughtful touches create an atmosphere of distinguished opulence in the 171 guestrooms and suites, including a 338 sqm Presidential Suite.
All of the rooms feature large windows overlooking the peaceful Secret Garden or vibrant cityscape, while over half have spacious private balconies looking inwards across the Garden courtyard.
Garden motifs carry into the guestrooms giving them a fresh and comforting feel.
Large marble bathrooms feature deep-soaking tubs and Hermes bath products in the suites. All rooms are equipped with high-tech amenities, including 46 or 52-inch TVs, 15-inch TVs in the bathrooms, iPod docks and complimentary Wi-Fi access.