Marriott International’s premium Edition Hotels brand has opened its second property in China, the Shanghai Edition, joining a portfolio that includes properties in London, New York, Miami Beach, Sanya, Bodrum and, as of earlier this month, Barcelona.

The new property – the latest from Marriott’s partnership with American hotelier Ian Schrager – is currently accepting reservations as part of its soft opening, though its doors are set to officially open on October 11 along with all outlets at the hotel.

Situated in a refurbished 1929 Art Deco building that formerly served as the headquarters of the Shanghai Power Company, the Shanghai Edition has been designed to be reminiscent of an old, posh London gentleman’s club. That being said, the historical building is also connected to a new skyscraper on Nanjing Road, which houses the property’s 145 rooms and suites, via the Urban Lobby. Many of these offer views over the city’s famous Bund district, though all feature unique and custom-designed furniture as well as imported luxurious beddings.

Among the most notable features of the hotel is its array of F&B offerings, including a landscaped tropical Roof Garden equipped with a cinema and a bar. Other highlights include Shanghai Tavern, a brasserie-style all-day dining venue and the new Japanese restaurant Hiya, both curated by Michelin-starred chef Jason Atherton. There’s also the Punch Room, the hotel’s cocktail lounge that was first made famous at The London Edition, and the aptly named garden rooftop bar Roof, which offers 360-degree views of the city. Other amenities include a 24-hour gym, a swimming pool and Spa facilities.

“This is a new kind of hotel in China that the city of Shanghai didn’t know it needed,” said Schrager.

Rates currently start at CNY1,788 (US$262) per night, subject to service charge and tax.

Along with its new Shanghai property, Edition Hotels also plans to open two other hotels this year, including its first in Abu Dhabi and its second in New York at Times Square.

Zhou Zhang