THE WATERHOUSE AT SOUTH BUND

PLACEText: Sumie Okada

The Waterhouse at South Bund
© The Waterhouse at South Bund

The Waterhouse at South Bund is in the corner of the Cool Dogs in Shanghai. South Bund is a boutique hotel that opened in May 2010, conceived by Low Rick Pong, which manages the New Majestic Hotel in Singapore. The design is a product of the collaboration between Lyndon and Nelli of the Low Rick, two designers based in Shanghai. Neri & Hu Design and Research Office (NHDRO) along with Rosanne, are hotels that offer an unparalleled creatively luxurious space.

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The Waterhouse Inner Courtyard © The Waterhouse at South Bund

The Waterhouse gives a comfortable warmth by using brown wood with an unprocessed finish, and brick polished up to gray to make the building look rustic. It features refined designer furniture such as Arne Jacobsen, Finn Juhl, and Hans Wegner, in the guest rooms of 19 rooms with different designs.

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The Waterhouse Bathroom Centerpiece © The Waterhouse at South Bund

This hotel has three features, first of all, an adjoining big event space. Secondarily, the entire hotel has an industrial-chic impression. Thirdly, a design that emphasizes “See” and “Seen” is used. Some guest rooms are positioned facing other guest rooms, with a shutter that attaches to the mirror inside. In other words, it is possible for a guest to talk with a neighboring guest.

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The Waterhouse Roof Bar © The Waterhouse at South Bund

Table No.1” that exists on the first floor of the hotel is a restaurant produced by the British Michelin star chef, Jayson Atherton. The stylish interior of the restaurant features bare concrete and the height of the famous restaurant’s distinctive sill was removed to install a long table. Atherton had the idea to use at least 90% ingredients grown locally in Shanghai, so he spoke with local farmers that could provide vegetables. In addition, a home garden on the roof top terrace at the hotel provides more vegetables. Many memorable and beautifully crafted dishes have captivated foodies and remain popular fine dining throughout Shanghai. The rooftop bar has seats that can be arranged to accommodate any size party. On the rooftop, you can hold in your hand both an excellent drink and the Shanghai skyline to your heart’s content.

The Waterhouse at South Bund
Address: No.1 Maojiayuan Road, Huangpu District, Shanghai
Tel: +86 21 6080 2988
http://www.waterhouseshanghai.com

Text: Sumie Okada
Translation: Mariko Uramoto

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