A Tale of Two Cities
Discover the best of Beijing and Shanghai and be welcomed into the world of Hostmanship™ where every experience is generous, intuitive and tailored around your needs.
Stay two nights each at The PuXuan, Beijing and The PuLi, Shanghai to enjoy round-trip airport transfers and guaranteed room upgrade to the next category, in addition to generous Hostmanship benefits that include 24-hour check-in and check-out, fully-stocked mini bar, best-in-class WiFi, pressing, LUXE City Guide app and more.
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- Offer is valid with consecutive two-night stay in each hotel, till February 28, 2020.
- Rates are based on best available.
- Prepayment is required at least seven days prior to arrival.
- Booking is non-refundable and cannot be amended.
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While the Tiananmen Square should feature on your itinerary, a trip to Beijing will not be complete without visiting the Great Wall of China. Go on a road less travelled and experience spectacular views of one of the Seven Wonders of the World through a helicopter ride. For culture seekers, Pace Beijing and the 798 Art District, home to both lesser-known treasures and big-name galleries, are worth a visit. Located next to the Lama Temple, Nanluoguxiang offers quaint alleyways hiding myriad vintage boutiques and plenty of pitstop-worthy locales. Head west down Guozijian street to walk the paths of ancient imperial scholars who studied to become officials at the imperial academy, and head to the adjacent Confucius Temple for a spot of serenity. Don’t miss an exploration of Beijing’s famed hutongs at Shijia Hutong or Dashilar through The PuXuan’s Beijing immersion tours.
The former French Concession never ceases to charm with its treasure trove of one-of-a-kind boutiques, preserved mansions, hole-in-the-wall eateries and some of the city’s best third-wave coffee places, all charmingly interspersed amidst photogenic boulevards. With a world-class programmme of rotating exhibitions, Shanghai is also home to top-notch museums and art spaces. Check out the high-profile exhibitions at Rock Bund Museum or visit M50 for fine contemporary art, notably at ShangART. Shanghai Centre of Photography offers a small but exceptionally well curated collection of 20th century photography. As night falls, head to the iconic Bund via Nanjing Pedestrian Street, and take in the dazzling view of the futuristic Pudong skyline set against the backdrop of neoclassical-style buildings, mostly built in the 1920s and 1930s.
From Xinjiang skewers to lamb hotpot, Beijing showcases some of the country’s finest regional flavours, and none more popular than the perpetually bustling Guijie or ‘Ghost Street’. Visit Baoyuan Jiaoziwu, serving an array of tasty home-made dumplings in rainbow hues, all naturally derived from vegetables, wash it down with suanmeitang (plum juice). For an unmissable taste of the capital’s famed Peking Duck, Shengyongxing offers perfectly roasted duck, in contemporary environs. For a sense of occasion, Fu Chun Ju pays homage to traditional Cantonese flavours with regional delicacies in a beautifully crafted space while Rive Gauche offers French “bistronomy” cuisine with sophisticated attitude, along with fine wines and cocktails. Head to nearby Arch for exceptional cocktails in a hidden location or Little Creatures for craft beer.
Have breakfast like a local in the streets of the former French Concession and look out for ubiquitous street vendors selling everything from sheng jian bao (Shanghai-style pork buns) to jianbing (crepe-like wrap) and fried dough sticks with savoury tofu. The perennial favourite xiaolongbao (steamed soup dumpling) can be enjoyed at Jia Jia Tang Bao or Fu Chun on Yuyuan Road. Visit Old Jesse for an impeccable taste of Shanghainese cuisine, be sure to book in advance. Refined palates will enjoy the intuitive French cuisine inspired by seasonal ingredients at one Michelin-starred PHÉNIX, with an intimate lounge space for pre- or post-dinner drinks. End the evening at The Cupola at Three on the Bund for mesmerising views across the Bund and Pudong in a beautiful discreet space or stop by Japanese-style speakeasy Speak Low, concealed behind a hidden door, for quality cocktails.
The PuXuan Hotel and Spa is a modernist gem that pays respectful yet contemporary homage to one of the capital’s most important and distinctive quarters, minutes away from The Forbidden City. The hotel’s design seamlessly integrates luxury and understated metaphorical design throughout the modern sphere, emphasised by uniquely Chinese cultural influences, handcrafted furniture, and artisanal pieces.
A true enclave of serenity amidst one of the world’s most energetic cities, The PuLi Hotel and Spa is situated in the heart of the city’s business, shopping and entertainment district, with views across JingAn temple and the greenery of adjacent JingAn Park. Imbued with contemporary elements and accents of traditional Asian charm, the hotel offers a beautifully crafted and charming vantage point in which to start an exploration of the real Shanghai.