HOTEL OF THE MONTH: Le Méridien Sheshan Shanghai

Planning a staycation in Shanghai this summer? Look no further than Le Méridien Sheshan Shanghai for a relaxing destination that all the family can enjoy. Head over on a Sunday to indulge in their bountiful buffet, splash around in their outdoor pool and spend the night in luxury accommodation.

Le Méridien Sheshan Shanghai, in Songjiang, is approximately 46 kilometres southwest of the city centre, and a one-hour metro ride on Line 9. The hotel was built next to the National Tourist Resort and the largest manmade lake in Shanghai, and is the only area in Shanghai to offers scenic mountain views.

As a fusion of Chinese and foreign cultures, Sheshan National Tourist Resort is a tourist attraction with both natural and cultural significance. It is comprised of a number of scenic spots and places of interest such as Shanghai Sculpture Park, West Sheshan Park, East Sheshan Park, and Shanghai Outlets. It is also a stone's throw away from Happy Valley Theme Park (eagle-eyed children will be able to spot the tops of monstrous rollercoasters from the comfort of the hotel), Chenshan Botaontocal Garden and Shanghai Film Park. There are also four well-appointed golf clubs within the local area, so it really is possible to make a weekend out of a visit to Sheshan.

Le Méridien Sheshan Shanghai offers a truly unique experience in every one of its 326 contemporary guest rooms and suites, each averaging a spacious 55 square metres. Warm earth tones, personal balconies and floor-to-ceiling windows, overlooking the lush landscapes of Sheshan, create an inviting ambiance for you to experience and enjoy.

The spacious guest rooms and suites offer panoramic views of Yuehu Lake, the largest lake in Shanghai, as well as the surrounding parklands. Modern five-star hotel amenities include a 42-inch plasma television, broadband Internet access, DVD player, two dual-line telephone with voicemail and a sofa lounge. The luxurious bathrooms feature separate rain shower and bathtub with a walk-in wardrobe.

Le Méridien Sheshan Shanghai offers a range of luxury facilities and amenities. Revive yourself in the chic 500-square metre sports zone, with a fully equipped gymnasium featuring the latest cardio and weight stations plus an aerobics room, an indoor 25-metre swimming pool and an outdoor infinity pool with views of the lake. Pamper yourself at Le Spa, complete with eight private treatment rooms—each with individual changing rooms and showers—where you can indulge in a selection of rejuvenating treatments. Two tennis courts and an array of outdoor activities, such as cycling, are also available. 

Hawaiian Style Sunday Brunch @ Latest Recipe

Don’t let the beautiful summer weather pass you by. Head to Latitude 21° for a Hawaiian themed brunch. Waitstaff, decked out in Hawaiian garbs, will warmly welcome you to the buffet-style brunch, featuring multiple international food stations and fistfuls of seafood. Bring the kids along; they are sure to enjoy the entrainment laid on by the hotel in the form of a dedicated playroom, clown, balloon animal twister and much more. After eating, guests are invited to make the most of the hotel’s man-made beach and outdoor pool. Laze on your lounger and let the copious amounts of food settle in your contented stomach.

RMB 388+15% (includes soft drinks and pool access). RMB 498+15% (includes Champagne, sparkling wine, soft drinks and pool access). From 11:30am to 2:20pm. Every Sunday. Tel: 5779 9999

Le Méridien Sheshan Shanghai. 1,288 Linyin Xin Lu, Songjiang. Tel: 5779 9999. Web: