SHANGHAI MANSION, THE AWARD-WINNING BOUTIQUE OASIS IN CHINATOWN BANGKOK
Romantic, Opulent and Seductive – 1930s Shaghai comes to life in Bangkok’s Bustling Chinatown
As soon as you cross the red bridge into Shanghai Mansion, you enter Shanghai in the 1930s, blending heritage with modern living, Chinese fusion culinary delights of Red Rose Restaurant with live jazz-music, all of this opening right out onto Yaowarat Road.
Built-in 2006 Shanghai Mansion offers an oasis of tranquility resplendent throughout the hotel, located in the heart of Bangkok’s Chinatown on the lively Yaowarat Road, surrounded by fascinating shops, stalls, food hawkers tucked in a maze of alleyways selling delicious Chinese food, this hotel really is a gem.
Close to the Chaopraya river and nearby to Hua Lumpong MRT station the 75-room hotel is primarily located.
Chinatown itself and its hidden mystique and exotic wonders beckon you to explore. Once you step off the main street and try some traditional Chinese coffee at the century-old coffee shops, a favorite stop for many locals, why not delve into the numerous gold shops including the city’s oldest gold shop dating back to the 1880s!
Yaowarat is also known for its bustling nights where tantalizing food from simple finger bites to exclusive Peking Duck await your culinary discovery.
Style & Character
Easily the most consciously stylish place to stay in Chinatown, this award-winning boutique hotel screams Shanghai 1930s with stained glass, an abundance of lamps, bold colours, and cheeky kitsch.
The Shanghai Mansion offers the right balance between an old-world movie set feel with modern facilities. Retrofitted in classic 1930s Chinese style, the six-floor building is faultlessly decorated. It’s a little sensual without being vulgar, no mean feat in Bangkok.
Antique telephones, carved dragons, blood-red chandeliers, rich tapestries, intricate locks, wooden partitions, and plenty of pillars add to the perfectly executed ambiance.
The rooms are spacious and as exquisitely designed as the hotel’s common areas. Deep armchairs, four-poster beds, and compact but spotless bathrooms are all infused with the same stunning period feel (some of the bathrooms feature bird cages complete with fake doves).
The Red Rose Restaurant located at the front of the hotel is an ode to modern Chinese, where artful and modern Chinese cuisine is served is served and of course, there’s a lively bar stocked with spirits, an extensive wine list as well as Chinese whiskey and liqueurs.
There is also a live jazz band playing every night.
“BANGKOK’S HISTORIC PAST AND ITS ELECTRIC PRESENT CONVERGE IN CHINATOWN, BRINGING WITH IT NOSTALGIA, EXOTICISM, AND BOUNDLESS ENERGY.”