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      The Waterhouse at South Bund

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      Member since 10/2009   Rooms 19   Architecture neri & hu   Interior Design neri & hu
      The Original Loh Lik Peng

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      The Original Loh Lik Peng

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

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      About your stay

      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

      Neri & Hu Design entirely transformed the 1930’s building but maintained the original facade. It is part of a quaint section of Shanghai filled with low-rises where much of the city’s architectural heritage remains. By maintaining its façade, The Waterhouse is able to stay integrated into its neighborhood while bringing into it a magnificent, new light. 

      ARCHITECTURE

      Neri & Hu Design and Research Office

      Winner of countless international awards and among the most important forces in contemporary Chinese aesthetics, Neri & Hu had a challenging situation with this project. The building was a huge concrete shell with about a dozen staircases that led to nowhere. They wonderfully transformed it into 19 exquisite guestrooms, a rooftop bar and a destination restaurant.

      ARCHITECTURE
      Neri & Hu Design and Research Office

      Winner of countless international awards and among the most important forces in contemporary Chinese aesthetics, Neri & Hu had a challenging situation with this project. The building was a huge concrete shell with about a dozen staircases that led to nowhere. They wonderfully transformed it into 19 exquisite guestrooms, a rooftop bar and a destination restaurant.

      Neri & Hu Design entirely transformed the 1930’s building but maintained the original facade. It is part of a quaint section of Shanghai filled with low-rises where much of the city’s architectural heritage remains. By maintaining its façade, The Waterhouse is able to stay integrated into its neighborhood while bringing into it a magnificent, new light. 

      INTERIOR DESIGN

      Shanghai Surprise

      A goal, masterfully achieved by hotel owner Loh Lik Peng, was to make the building’s endless space something not only useable, but also beautiful. And he did this by largely keeping the shell of the 1930’s building intact and then adorning the rough space with brilliant, sleek contemporary touches.

      An undoubtedly unorthodox concept, The Waterhouse at South Bund is a hotel that looks into the concept of a hotel and restructures it, blurring and inverting the established standards. The result is an exciting and memorable experience—with an emphasis on comfort and outstanding city views—that distinguishes The Waterhouse from any other boutique hotel in Shanghai.

      INTERIOR DESIGN
      Shanghai Surprise

      A goal, masterfully achieved by hotel owner Loh Lik Peng, was to make the building’s endless space something not only useable, but also beautiful. And he did this by largely keeping the shell of the 1930’s building intact and then adorning the rough space with brilliant, sleek contemporary touches.

       
       

      An undoubtedly unorthodox concept, The Waterhouse at South Bund is a hotel that looks into the concept of a hotel and restructures it, blurring and inverting the established standards. The result is an exciting and memorable experience—with an emphasis on comfort and outstanding city views—that distinguishes The Waterhouse from any other boutique hotel in Shanghai.

      INTERIOR DESIGN
      Shanghai Surprise

      A goal, masterfully achieved by hotel owner Loh Lik Peng, was to make the building’s endless space something not only useable, but also beautiful. And he did this by largely keeping the shell of the 1930’s building intact and then adorning the rough space with brilliant, sleek contemporary touches.

      An undoubtedly unorthodox concept, The Waterhouse at South Bund is a hotel that looks into the concept of a hotel and restructures it, blurring and inverting the established standards. The result is an exciting and memorable experience—with an emphasis on comfort and outstanding city views—that distinguishes The Waterhouse from any other boutique hotel in Shanghai.

      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. Three new properties opened recently (another in Singapore where he now lives, and one each in Shanghai and London). 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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