Jay Godfrey, New York based celebrity designer lends his signature flair to URBN’s interior revamp launched in January 2014. Godfrey seeks to maintain URBN’s unique position as an urban sanctuary cum boutique hotel in the heart Shanghai, but update it with his personal touch to create a more contemporary and minimalist environment.
Recognizing the hotel’s sustainable roots, Godfrey has created a modernist zen experience for our guests. A soothing neutral color palette has been adopted throughout the hotel, which also enhances the natural beauty of the recycled and reclaimed wood materials.
By playing with textures and surfaces, Godfrey injects a dose of sensuality to URBN. Light fixtures with eco-friendly origins are adopted to provide sleek, and sensual lines.
The use of rich silks and luscious velvets in the hotel’s draperies and upholstery lends a minimalist yet elegant touch. Contemporary photography depicting local culture and botanicals that pay homage to URBN’s base in Shanghai and green roots can be found throughout the hotel.
Godfrey’s vision is reflected not only in the design of the rooms but in subtle touches throughout the guest experience. Personally curated coffee table books, plush bathrobes and invigorating bath amenities are only a few examples that complete his storytelling.
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.