Shanghai Astor House Hotel
15 Huang Pu Road, Huangpu District
Established in 1846, during the Qing Dynasty, the Astor House Hotel is not only a superb hotel renowned for its friendly service, but is also one of Shanghai's interesting historical sites. The site of the first electric lamps and telephone line in China as well as the birthplace of the Shanghai Stock Exchange, the Astor House Hotel once hosted legendary celebrities such as Albert Einstein, Charlie Chaplin, and Bertrand Russel.
Today, the Astor House Hotel still retains its glorious architectural essence. Recent interior renovations have combined the hotel's special Old Shanghai and colonial flavor with modern comfort and amenities. Ideally located in the city center on the north side of the Garden Bridge, the Astor House Hotel is minutes away from restaurants, shopping districts, cultural attractions, and public transportation, and a half hour drive from the airport.
Stretch out in one of the Astor House Hotel's 116 incredibly spacious guestrooms. With large beds, hardwood floors, and elegant Baroque décor, the guestrooms offer the perfect retreat after a long day of touring. Guestroom amenities include satellite TV, international direct dial telephone, individually-controlled air-conditioning, and en suite bathrooms.
Dining options at the Astor House include an onsite restaurant and bar. The Richard Restaurant is an elegant dining venue, specializing in Huaiyang and Szechuen meat and fish dishes. Western cuisine is also available. The Richard Bar provides an ideal place for a relaxing glass of wine before or after dinner.
For guests' convenience, the Astor House Hotel features a business center, foreign currency exchange, postal service, a beauty salon, and a gift shop. A chess room is also open to guests.