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Waldorf Astoria Shanghai on the Bund Recognized Prestigious Awards

March 13, 2012  |  This information originated in American English.

SHANGHAI - Waldorf Astoria Shanghai on the Bund has been added to the 2011 "IT List" of the World's Best New Hotels according to Travel + Leisure USA, one of the leading modern travel and lifestyle magazines in the world, and has also hit the 2011 "Best Hotels Hot List" by Conde Nast Traveler.

Since 2005, Travel + Leisure has published its annual list of "IT" hotels around the globe to highlight what the magazine editors consider the world's hottest new locations. The list covers all six continents with hotels ranging from perfect historic restorations to newly-opened urban getaways and palatial beach resorts. It is aimed at discovering how the best new hotels are reshaping their destinations. This year's Hot List by Conde Nast Traveler is finally composed of 65 hotels after months of research, starting with hundreds of suggestions from the magazine's editors across the globe.

Waldorf Astoria Shanghai on the Bund, which officially opened on April 18 2011, aims to set the highest standard for modern luxury while at the same time maintaining the storied heritage of its Bund location by creating timeless luxury and personalized experiences for its guests. The hotel has won numerous awards since its soft opening in August 2010, including:

Hotel Accolades:

Travel& Leisure
  Top 10 Luxury Hotels
Low Carbon World Magazine   The Environmental Friendly Hotel
Travel + Leisure Asia   Top Hotel picks in Asia
  China Best Style Hotel of 2011
Esquire China Edition   Best New Hotel of China 2011
DestinAsian   2011 LUXE List
The Bund Magazine   Best Urban Hotel
Perspective Design   The Best Bathroom
City Traveler
  The Most Popular Luxury Hotel Award
Trends   The Best Hotel of Executive Suites
  Best in Travel 2011 Hot 25-Business Hotels
Travel + Leisure USA
  2011 IT List - The Best New Hotels
Conde Nast Traveler
  2011 Best Hotels Hot List
TTG China Travel Awards
  2011 The Best New Hotel in Shanghai
Hurun Report
  2011 Overall Luxury Hotel Brand Best New Arrival
Hurun Report   2011 Best Presidential Suite
Hotel Cultural Industry Summit Forum   2011 The Best New Hotel
Hotel Cultural Industry Summit Forum   2011 The Best New Hotel
The 8th Golden Pillow Award   2011 China's most influential New Opening Luxury Hotel
The Bund Magazine   2010 China Best Design Hotel Award - Best of the Year
World Traveller Magazine   Best Heritage Hotel
National Geographic   Best Boutique/Design Hotel
China Tourist Hotels Association   China Hotel Development of the Year

Restaurant Accolades:

Cosmopolitans' Beefsteak & Burgundy Club
  Best Service & Hospitality 2011 (Pelham's)
Modern Weekly
  Best Cantonese Restaurant 2011 (Wei Jing Ge)
Shanghai Restaurant Week
  Best Restaurant (Grand Brasserie)
Whisky Live and Drink Magazine
  "Best Hotel Bar" Award (LongBar)
That's Shanghai
  "Best Hotel Bar" Award (LongBar)
City Weekend
  2011 Reader's Award-Honorable Mention for Best Service Award (Pelham's)
City Weekend   2011 Reader's Award - Editor's Pick for Best Hotel Bar Award (Long Bar)
Modern Weekly
  2010/2011 Best Contemporary Cuisine Restaurants | Shanghai (Pelham's)
Shanghai Tatler
  Best Restaurant in Shanghai (Pelham's)

Jennifer Hong
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Esther Molina
Grebstad Hicks Communications
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