Marriott Marquis Hotel Shanghai Pudong is the first JW Marriott Marquis hotel in China. Photo: Courtesy of Marriott International Inc.

Marriott International Inc. announced the opening of JW Marriott Marquis Hotel Shanghai Pudong on August 8, marking the first JW Marriott Marquis hotel in China. The 515-room luxury property debuted in Shanghai’s most dynamic commercial neighborhood situated near the Huangpu River and Lujiazui central business district. Owned by China’s Luneng Group, the new hotel is inspired by principles of mindfulness and features JW Marriott’s intentional and reflective focus.

The highly anticipated JW Marriott Marquis Hotel Shanghai Pudong is centrally located and allows for convenient access to the city’s main business centers and visitor attractions. These include the Shanghai World Expo Exhibition and Convention Center, the Mercedes-Benz Cultural Arena and the Shanghai Oriental Sports Center. Shanghai Disney Resort, Shanghai Hongqiao International Airport, and Shanghai Pudong International Airport are also within easy reach.

“We are truly excited to expand our JW Marriott Marquis portfolio to four hotels globally and debut our newest addition in Shanghai, China,” said Mitzi Gaskins, Vice President & Global Brand Leader, JW Marriott. “JW Marriott Marquis Hotel Shanghai Pudong is set to redefine luxury hospitality in Shanghai with forward-thinking design inspired by the surrounding neighborhood, the city’s history and its unique culture.”

Designed by the acclaimed architect Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP (SOM), the distinctive 39-story hotel complements the existing surroundings with its contemporary design and embraces the vitality of the Huangpu River. Water elements unify the exterior and interior of the building, bringing a fresh new energy to the district of Pudong. 

JW Marriott Marquis Hotel Shanghai Pudong serves up a world-class and diverse dining experience with a new stylish restaurant, lounge, dining zones and areas to relax.

The hotel celebrates the brand’s passion by providing guests with a space to be present in mind, nourished in body, and revitalized in spirit as well as a peace of mind in dedicated areas throughout the property. JW Marriott’s guest programs and personalized experiences also enable families to be engaged and bond with one another. Younger travelers will feel at home from the moment they arrive with thoughtful in-room amenities including kids’ toiletries and slippers, as well as toddler-themed rooms and family-friendly activities that foster engagement and togetherness amongst families. 

Twelve multi-functional rooms and banquet venues offer 3200 square meters of meeting space. The Junior Marquis and Grand Marquis Ballrooms provide space for 600 and 800 guests respectively, and can be divided into individual customizable spaces with separate entrances to suit a variety of events. Two meeting rooms are separated by a live culinary theater with bespoke glass walls adjustable from opaque to transparent on demand, making live cooking shows or unique cooking classes features.

“For years, Shanghai has been deemed one of the most iconic cities in China and in the world, drawing in luxury travelers of different backgrounds that call for premium hospitality and personalized service,” said Henry Lee, Chief Operations Officer & Managing Director, Greater China, Marriott International. “We are thrilled to announce the grand opening of JW Marriott Marquis Hotel Shanghai Pudong, as it stands not only for the latest milestone in the expansion of the JW Marriott luxury portfolio in China, but a new chapter for exceptional programs we are bringing to China’s luxury travelers.”