Need To Know
229, including 20 suites.
Midday; check-in, 2pm, but both are flexible subject to availability. Club Floor guests can have check-in/out times adjusted to suit their flights (between 6am and 11pm).
Double rooms from $272.55 (CNY1,700), excluding tax at 15 per cent.
Rates include minibar soft drinks but exclude breakfast.
Thai spa specialists Anantara lend their healing hands to Puli’s pampering, dishing out some of the best massages in town, as well as a nifty treatment menu inspired by the restorative power of tea in treatments such as green tea wraps, white tea scrubs and rose tea beautification packages.
At the hotel
Slinky spa with gym, sauna, steamroom and Jacuzzis, library, gardens, free WiFi throughout. In rooms: flatscreen TV, iPod dock and Bose speakers, free soft drink minibar, Nespresso coffee machine.
Our favourite rooms
Although not the biggest abodes, we love the corner Grand Studios, which have expansive views of the park and city from the king-size bed, living area and bath tub. There’s also a lovely window seat with a tea set at the ready. All of these polished pads are filled with an astute mix of modern dark wood furniture, Han Dynasty statues and incense holders, slender lamps and sliding silk screens. Tech-heads will love the home cinema system.
The slender 25m infinity pool is tiled with slate and teal mosaic and flanked by a row of oversized day-beds. Lofty picture windows look out over the park.
A yoga kit for dawn t’ai chi sessions in Jing’An Park, Mrs Smith’s Shanghai Tang cheongsam and Mr Smith’s Alfred Dunhill blazer for after-dark assignations. Don’t bother with multiple handsets or global roaming fees – dual-sim mobile phones are provided in all Club Rooms and suites.
There are some designated smoking rooms.
This hotel is better suited to couples - leave the children at home!