City overview: Shanghai to add over 12,000 hotel rooms [Infographic]

The TOPHOTELPROJECTS construction database reveals that Shanghai’s hotel market will keep growing in the coming years and already has over 12,000 additional rooms in the pipeline.

A total of 49 hotel projects with 12,059 rooms are currently on the books in Shanghai, our research team has discovered. We find out more about these upcoming openings.

Hotel openings by year in Shanghai

In the last two months of 2020, eight new hotels with 1,603 rooms will open in Shanghai. Four of them are currently in the pre-opening phase.

In 2021, 11 more properties will open their doors, and add 3,453 rooms to the city’s thriving hotel market. For 2022, another nine projects with 2,877 rooms are currently in the pipeline.

As of now, 21 properties with 4,126 rooms have been signed off for 2023 and beyond.

Of Shanghai’s 49 hotel projects, 27 will be in the four-star category, while the rest will be in the five-star luxury segment.

Shanghai’s top three growing hotel brands

Many international brands are building their presence in Shanghai, but three of them stand out for their particularly ambitious growth plans.

Citadines apart’hotels leads the list of Shanghai’s fastest-growing hotel brands, with four upcoming openings and 702 new rooms.

Not far behind, Artyzen Habitat will add three projects to its local portfolio, which will bring 774 keys into play. And luxury brand Shangri-La Hotels will launch two new properties with 804 rooms across the pair.

Noteworthy hotel projects in Shanghai

The five-star Shanghai Tower J Hotel will be the centrepiece of the stunning Shanghai Tower, which is being built in the central business district of Lujiazui next to the Shanghai World Financial Centre and Jin Mao Tower. Upon completion, Shanghai Tower will be China’s tallest building, rising a staggering 121 storeys high; as a ‘vertical city’, it aims to set new standards in design as well. Shanghai’s J Hotel, the new ultra-luxury brand of Chinese hotel group Jin Jiang, will feature a lobby on the 101st floor and 240 guest rooms spanning floors 84 to 110. The opening date is currently scheduled for late 2020.

Meanwhile, Citadines Putuo Shanghai is part of a 15,000 sq m development comprising high-end residences, business centres, education facilities and more. Three metro lines are only a short walk away, while Nanjing West Road Central Business District, Shanghai Train Station, Hongqiao High Speed Rail Station and Hongqiao Airport can easily be reached by car. The serviced residence will offer 160 units ranging from one-bedroom to three-bedroom apartments; guests can avail themselves of a gym, yoga room, residents’ lounge, children’s play area and other facilities. The property will go live in late 2020.

The 200-room Rosewood Shanghai, by contrast, will occupy the top floors of a new skyscraper in the centrally located Suhe Creek area – it’s due for completion in 2028. Set in one of the most exciting and dynamic neighbourhoods of Shanghai, the hotel’s prominent location will provide stunning views of the Huangpu River and the city’s iconic skyline, plus easy access to the famous Bund promenade, Nanjing Road commercial area, People’s Square, Jing’an Temple and Shanghai Exhibition Centre.

Many TOPHOTELNEWS articles draw on exclusive information from the TOPHOTELPROJECTS construction database. This subscription-based product includes details of thousands of hotel projects around the world, along with the key decision-makers behind them. Please note, our data may differ from records held by other organisations. Generally, the database focuses on four- and five-star schemes of significant scale; tracks projects in either the vision, pre-planning, planning, under-construction, pre-opening or newly opened phase; and covers newbuilds, extensions, refurbishments and conversions.

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