The Waterhouse at South Bund

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The Original Loh Lik Peng

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—Behold towering Shanghai from a low-rise, riverside neighborhood in a transformed 1930s building with unprecedented boutique comfort and views.

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    The Waterhouse at South Bund, located on the banks of Shanghai's Huangpu River, inexorably raises the city's boutique hotel stakes. Its 19 guestrooms, destination restaurant, rooftop bar, and enormous all-purpose event space produce an exhilarating atmosphere and breathe new life into the Shanghai market. Neri & Hu Design and Research Office, one of China's leading architectural voices, entirely transformed the 1930s building but maintained the original facade. Lyndon Neri explains the design ethos for The Waterhouse: ‘This is a hotel that puts the emphasis on the traveler in search of some meaning, and not just the luxury component of living.’ A conceptual blending of the antique and the contemporary, the hotel offers magnificent views of the Pudong skyline, where the city's quaint low-rise architectural heritage is still largely intact. The Waterhouse at South Bund prides itself on integrating into the traditional local environment while challenging its boundaries.

    Nearest Airport
    PVG - Pu Dong Airport
    Food & Drink
    Restaurant, Bar & Lounge
    Spa & Recreation
    Health Club
    Conference & Meetings
    1 meeting room
    Internet
    Complimentary WiFi
    Services
    Bellman, Concierge, Wake Up Calls

    Rooms & Suites

    While each of the 19 guestrooms is different, they all adopt a uniform vocabulary: oak floors and beds, concrete bathrooms with tinted-glass walls, and built-in desks and cabinets along white walls. Along walls where the building’s old fabric was retained, freestanding elements have been used, such as mirrors and metal rungs. Making the most of the building’s idiosyncrasies, some rooms enjoy private decks while others get glassed-in viewing platforms, the better to spy on neighboring lots and catch glimpses of the Huangpu River.

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    Interior Design

    Inside is a different story—one that sees the exposed brick juxtaposed by stylish contemporary furniture and an abundance of smooth natural wood.   

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    Architecture

    From a concrete shell of abruptly ending staircases to a contemporary-cool boutique hotel with a copper-colored top, The Waterhouse wows with an unrefined, non-conformist exterior.

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    Architecture

    From a concrete shell of abruptly ending staircases to a contemporary-cool boutique hotel with a copper-colored top, The Waterhouse wows with an unrefined, non-conformist exterior.

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    Interior Design

    Inside is a different story—one that sees the exposed brick juxtaposed by stylish contemporary furniture and an abundance of smooth natural wood.   

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    MADE BY ORIGINALS

    Loh Lik Peng

    Loh Lik Peng’s global lifestyle draws him to different places for different reasons. The intimate scale of Dublin reminds him of his childhood, while London’s East End is all about the energetic vibe and the sense that new things are happening all the time. He opened his first venture, Hotel 1929, in a former brothel in Singapore’s red-light district in 2003. With its swank design and instant buzz, 1929 became a popular destination for travelers and locals alike. Three years later he opened the New Majestic and upped the style quotient in Singaporean hospitality even further. New properties opened recently in Singapore where he now lives, Shanghai, London, and Sydney. And not one of them is located in what your average guidebook would have considered the “right” kind of neighborhood—that is until his properties have put their once-undesirable districts on the style map.

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