Hyatt has announced plans to open its first Alila hotel in Shanghai, China.

The 188-room hotel in the Jing’an District of Shanghai is expected to debut in 2023.

Alila Shanghai will be located in a mixed-use development that will also comprise premium offices and retail space. The hotel’s central location is adjacent to Nanjing West Road, a high-end shopping destination.

Designed as an “urban utopia”, the hotel will feature natural materials, earth tones, and stunning city views. There is a landscaped garden in the fourth-floor lobby that is inspired by Shanghai’s classical gardens.

The hotel houses a rooftop Chinese restaurant, an organic restaurant, Tea Bar, and a rooftop bar that overlooks the Old Shanghai Zhang Garden.

Other facilities include a spa, an indoor pool, gym, meeting space, and a private garden, well suited for events and functions.

David Udell, Group President, the Asia Pacific for Hyatt said:

“We truly treasure the long-term relationship with William Doo, chairman of Fungseng Prosperity. As we continue to prioritise the thoughtful growth of our luxury and lifestyle brands around the world to meet guests’ desire for serenity and discovery, Alila Shanghai presents a unique opportunity to transform and revitalize an existing building into a new offering that will add great value to Shanghai’s hotel scene.

“We hope our innovative vision of the Alila brand’s conscientious living will serve as a launchpad for future developments in the city. We are excited to collaborate with Fungseng Prosperity on this project, which we envision will become the flagship for an urban Alila experience globally.”

Further elaborating on this partnership, William Doo, chairman of Fungseng Prosperity said:

“As an old friend of Hyatt for over 30 years of collaboration and partnership, we are delighted to be working with Hyatt on the first Alila hotel in Shanghai. Fungseng Prosperity is a visionary in rejuvenating old properties and advancing with the market. This transformative project is designated to reposition the building to meet guests’ evolving needs.

“With its distinctive garden-in-the-city concept, we are confident that Alila Shanghai will offer an authentic and refreshing experience for business and leisure travellers alike.”