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The Park Hyatt Shanghai is considered to be the highest hotel in the world…well…at least for the moment. The race for building the highest towers in Asia continues. My one night stay at this hotel was a unique experience. Although its location in Pudong was clearly indicated on my map, it still was not easy to find the main entrance. I realised that taxi drivers in Shanghai are not too familiar with the streets, which sometimes makes it more dificult for first time visitor and as my Chinese was very very limited, it even made it more complicated.
My taxi driver was confused and I understood that he was reluctant to make another turn, so he dropped me off on the other side of the building. Luckily one of the hotel staff saw me and helped me with my luggage. I was shown onto a dimly lit corridor leading to a special lift that will take me to the hotel lobby on the 87th floor of the Shanghai World Financial Centre. Slight dizziness and ears popping but only for awhile during the lift off and felt ok after touch down. I was greeted by more hotel staff. Funny, how there seems to be more hotel staff than customers. After filling all the necessary papers I was shown to my room on the 83rd floor. No one was around and the corridors were dimly lit. Soft lightning can be very soothing.
The busy bustling Shanghai seemed so far away. Although the hotel furnishing, is not too much to my liking, I do admit that the overall minimalist Zen style decoration of this place is very relaxing. My room overlooks Pudong and Shanghai river. Great views. I was looking forward for lunch and the popular 100 Century Avenue restaurant on the 91st floor with its stunning views was just perfect to grab a hearty meal. For more vista there is also an observatory deck on the 100th floor. I slept very well and the next morning looking through my windows, zero visibility, no views but I truly enjoyed sleeping above the clouds.