HOTEL OF THE MONTH: Cachet Boutique Shanghai

Tucked away on West Nanjing Road is the city’s hottest address for stylesavvy global adventurers. The fashionable address combines a prime citycentre location in a 1920's historic building, highly personalised services, plus localised in-the-know perks and revolving artworks throughout the hotel.
Cachet Boutique Shanghai is located in a 1920's stone building overlooking Shanghai’s main commercial and shopping street of West Nanjing Road, lined with luxury department stores, restaurants and boutiques. The Asia flagship Adidas Originals fashion store is housed in the same building reflecting the destination’s fashion cachet while bringing a multitude of international celebrities to the hotel including Rita Ora and JJ Lin.
The hotel sits strikingly on the corner of the lively Wujiang Road pedestrian promenade, steps away from Zhang Yuan, just off Taixing Lu, a brand new sophisticated enclave of restaurants and cocktail bars in an historic ‘shikumen’ plaza that has become Shanghai’s hottest new evening destination. A metro station lies directly beneath the hotel enabling easy connections around the city.
Cachet Boutique Shanghai attracts a celebrity clientele and offers personalised services and designer comforts to delight the world’s most discerning guests.
Thoughtful in-room amenities, including fully-equipped kitchenettes in every room, iPods with a personalised playlist for returning guests, plus a multitude of complimentary ‘extras’, ensures each guest feels pampered and indulged throughout their stay.
The third-floor residents-only Lobby Lounge is a welcoming retreat serving complimentary gourmet breakfasts, including egg station, freshly squeezed juices and house-roast espresso,
all-day refreshments, afternoon tea and
Daily Cocktail Hour. Guests can also
access complimentary high-speed WiFi
throughout the hotel, plus free local calls
and self-laundry facilities.
Cachet Boutique Shanghai features 45 spacious rooms, corner and balcony suites, including an ultra-lavish penthouse suite located on the top floor. Each designer guest room comes equipped with a kitchenette stocked with cookware and dinnerware, a large writing desk, and supremely comfortable beds with a goosedown duvet and high-thread linen count. Elegant Italian Bisazza-tiled bathrooms offer a selection of Jay Godfrey luxury bath products. High-tech amenities include a 42-inch LCD TV with cable and satellite channels, DVD and VCD home theatre unit and Cambridge Audio sound system.
Among the most sought-after suites at Cachet Boutique Shanghai is the JG La Vie Balcony Suite, named after New York fashion designer Jay Godfrey who created the space in the style of his own New York loft. The 84m2 Suite is a haven of modern luxury decorated in a striking colour palette of black, cream and charcoal accented with bold touches of matte gold and scarlet red. Oversized sofas and iconic designer armchairs are accessorised with handpicked contemporary artworks and fur rugs. The suite also features a heritage stone balcony, and is ideal for private parties and product launches.
Art is also a defining experience at Cachet Boutique Shanghai. In cooperation with market leaders Art+ Shanghai Gallery, curated spaces throughout the hotel showcase a collection of contemporary artworks and installations by local artists. The artistic touch is evident as soon as guests step inside the ground-floor hotel lobby, which features a gallery space and digital art wall, setting a creative ambience. Cachet guests can also enjoy complimentary tickets to exhibitions at Shanghai’s Museum of Contemporary Art (MoCA) and can discover interesting cultural events across the city by referring to the curated suggestions provided in each guest room.
The new Cachet Boutique Compass programme goes one-step further for guests providing a series of interesting local tours, tailored motorcycle sidecar trips around the city, area highlights, art show tips or restaurant bookings and recommendations. The programme evolves throughout the year changing with the seasons, and with the latest happenings around town.
Cachet Boutique Shanghai. 931 West Nanjing Lu, near Taixing Lu. Tel: 6217 9000. Web: