URBN Hotel Shanghai, China’s award-winning original eco-boutique hotel has revealed a refreshed style with new sustainable comforts for 2015. Situated in the tree-lined neighborhood streets of Jing’an District, URBN Hotel Shanghai is fully managed and owned by Cachet Hotel Group (CHG) and has undergone a design makeover by lead designer for CHG’s hotel brands, celebrity fashion designer Jay Godfrey. With a deeper commitment to differentiated design, comfort and high performing sustainability, a stay at URBN is now an even more inspiring and restful experience.
The visionary 26-room hotel originally opened in 2008 as one of the city’s first modern boutique hotels, transforming a heritage factory warehouse and garden courtyard. The quiet and leafy street location enables guests to experience authentic local neighborhood life and discover the abundance of trendy independent bars and cafes in the surrounding lanes. Offering the best of both worlds, it is also just steps away from the commercial heart of Jing’an and the former French Concession.
Throughout URBN Hotel Shanghai, the streamlined design uses 100 percent locally-sourced, recycled woods and reclaimed grey bricks from old Shanghai homes giving it a warm and inviting ambience. A wall of antique suitcases salvaged from Shanghai street markets greets guests in the intimate lobby. The hotel’s carbon offset program invites guests to fill out a comment card to have a donation made in their name to the Million Tree Project, which eliminates carbon footprints.
URBN’s rooms and suites provide a modernist Zen experience for hotel guests. Rich Thai silks and luscious velvets in a charcoal and neutral palette elegantly offset the natural woods. An indulgent and tranquil sleep experience is assured thanks to signature COCO-MAT Renewal Beds by Jay Godfrey, which feature a four-layer bed system with a mattress made from 100 percent natural materials, including cactus fiber, seaweed and coconut fiber, plus 600-thread count Egyptian cotton bedding. Bathrooms are adorned with grey slate and offer natural Jay Godfrey bathroom amenities, while some rooms also feature bathtubs by the window or bedside.
Advanced technology is a highlight of the URBN guest experience. All guest rooms have been upgraded with remote control mood lighting and wall-mounted 46” Samsung HD TV Performance Line televisions with international and local channels. Complimentary WiFi is available throughout the hotel.
The signature 60 square meter Jay Godfrey Courtyard Suite is personally styled by the New York fashion designer,Inspired by a SOHO loft mixed with modern Asian elegance, the 40 sqm Suite features black lacquer finishes, personally curated modern artworks, Tom Dixon pendant lights and a 20 sqm terrace with an indoor-outdoor lounge overlooking the hotel’s garden courtyard.
Reflecting URBN’s passion for art and design, URBN Hotel Shanghai is partnering with Art+ Shanghai, a leading art gallery, to showcase a seasonally changing collection of works by established and emerging contemporary artists throughout the public spaces and penthouses.
On the ground floor and extending out across the walled garden courtyard, beergrdn serves international cuisine with a wide selection of craft beers, artisan cocktails and wines in a fun and casual atmosphere. Diners can enjoy the social setting of the main dining room with an open kitchen and bar, or dine semi-alfresco in the transparent outdoor marquee with garden views. The hotel also offers a 24-hour URBN-fit gym on the top floor equipped with latest TechnoGym cardio machines and free weights.
URBN is an award winning design-meets-sustainable boutique hotel located in the heart of Shanghai where it draws design-focused business and leisure travelers from all over the world. Occupying a converted factory warehouse, URBN uses recycled and locally sourced materials, reflecting URBN’s commitment to sustainability, differentiated design, and comfort.
About Cachet Hotel Group:
Cachet Hotel Group (CHG) is a Hong Kong-based management company established in May 2013. CHG was formed with a focus on creating distinctive hotel brands, r., and Cachet, while taking the URBN brand to the next level. CHG commits to being a company that “cares” with a corporate mission revolving around innovation, lifestyle, and personalization. With numerous projects in the works, CHG is focused on establishing properties in Greater China, Southeast Asia, and India.
URBN Boutique Hotel Shanghai is a recipient of TripExpert's 2018 Experts' Choice Award and Best of Shanghai Award!
The awards are based on "1 million reviews from 85 publications", according to New York City-based TripExpert.
URBN Hotel Shanghai has been awarded ‘Hotel with Lowest Carbon Theme Design’ by <T+> Magazine.
<T+> Magazine has founded in July 2014, which positioning as international, fashionable and focus on youth entrepreneurs, where in this lifestyle magazine covering a wide range of urban, design, space, travel and food etc,.
December 15, 2015, the leading media group in China, "SEEC" flagship magazine "Voyage" has held the 2015 Best Hotels & Resorts Value Award ceremony in New World Hotel Beijing.
On November 26, 2015, URBN Hotel Shanghai was awarded “2015 China’s Top 20 Boutique Hotels” by Travel+Leisure China.
On November 26, 2015, URBN Hotel Shanghai was awarded “Best Green Hotel” by 2015 Travel Info China Best Hotel & Resort Awards in Shanghai.
It is a pleasure to announce that URBN Hotel Shanghai has received the TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence Award 2014, the first honour, received after its renovation at the end of 2013. Following the lead of General Manager, Sebastian Goldmann, URBN hotel has got high marks from guests due to our advanced environment-friendly concept, delicious food and drink, complete conference facilities, comfort and convenience.
2015 TripAdvisor published its highly regarded 2015 Travelers’ Choice Awards. URBN Hotel Shanghai has been recognized as the winner in the Small Hotels category of the 2015 TripAdvisor Travelers’ Choice awards for Hotels, ranking 19 out of 25 in China.
On November 26, 2014, URBN Hotel Shanghai was awarded “2014 China’s Top 20 Boutique Hotels” by Travel+Leisure 2014 China Travel Awards in Shanghai. The award is a 180-day long national poll voted by readers and industry experts through an unbiased survey of the very best of travel in China. It is one of the most influential and authoritative travel guide for Chinese readers.
On November 13, 2014, URBN Hotel Shanghai was awarded “Best Design Hotels of China” by 2015 Travel Info China Best Hotel & Resort Awards in Shanghai. On the scene, the award ceremony attracted 120 attendees from different resort hotels, group hotels and boutique hotels.