HU Bar & Lounge Showcases the Best of Shanghai's Past and Present

SHANGHAI, Jan. 5, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Le Royal Meridien is excited to announce the soft-opening of HU Bar & Lounge, Shanghai's newest nightlife destination. Located on the 64th, 65th and 66th floors of the fashionable hotel, the bar is named for and built to reflect the past, present and future glories of its home city.\

Hu Bar
Hu Bar

Split into three parts, HU Bar consists of an exclusive penthouse-inspired event space, a classically styled bar and a modern nightclub. The inspiration for each comes from the character of Madame Hu, a longtime resident whose own life and family personify the old and new of the city.

HU looks back at the past while embracing the progress and fast-paced evolution Shanghai is known for all while giving its guests towering, iconic views of the city's skyline from all around.

HU's Penthouse + Atelier | 64th Floor

The most exclusive section of the venue is the 64th floor, HU's Atelier and HU's Penthouse. Inspired by the HU's love of hosting their artistic and creative friends in their penthouse, the Atelier is a unique residential-style venue featuring stunning views of the Shanghai skyline.

Designed to reflect the chic, modern apartment in Paris where Mr. Hu lived for many years, the Atelier features a reception area, a living room, a dining room and a bar and kitchen. Each room is decorated with exquisitely selected cultural and art pieces brought over from his time in France.

Today the Atelier is perfectly suited for meetings, big unveilings, fashion show and upscale social gatherings for groups up to 100. The penthouse-style spaces are a complete rethinking of the ideal working environment for modern creative minds, who come from fields as diverse as film, design, fashion, publishing, the arts and tech. The Atelier is designed to tap the fuzziness between work and life, leveraging workplace happiness to boost creative productivity.

Classic Comfort | Hu on 65th

The 65th floor hearkens back to the storied past of the HU family and the city itself, echoing the classic comforts of the 19th century with a focus on fine wines and whiskies. This portion of the venue is all about reveling in the nostalgia of Shanghai in the 1930's and the tremendous private luxury afforded to the rich and wealthy of that time.

Local influences will be seen throughout, with traditional touches seen everywhere from the classic cocktail bar to the jazz artists that grace the stage. The music program brings international names incorporating local twists and will serve as a platform for local live artists to showcase their work.

Also taking center stage is a live open kitchen built to serve lavish feasts inspired by Shanghai's iconic street food culture.

Modern Edginess | Hu on 66th

The 66th floor, meanwhile, is built to represent the HU's "wild granddaughter" and is the place to experience the best nightlife 21st-century Shanghai has to offer. Menus are stacked with Champagne selections and cutting edge cocktails, while live DJ's, a central dance floor and modern booth seating build an always lively atmosphere.

This top floor is destined to become a home for the city's young trendsetters, a cosmopolitan group that appreciates the finest things from all around the world. Accordingly, the space is infused with a modern edginess, incorporating fun elements like lollipop bar snacks, mobile technologies and tastefully designed LED lighting.

Another defining feature of this floor is to be the guest DJ's from internationally renowned nightlife brands.

Le Royal Meridien Shanghai

Located on 789 Nanjing Road East, Le Royal Meridien Shanghai is conveniently located in the center of the city adjacent to people's square and Shanghai's famous walking street Nanjing Lu. The tallest landmark building in Shanghai Puxi the hotel offers a modern design and uninterrupted panoramic views of Shanghai and the world famous Bund area. Chic and sophisticated, the five-star deluxe Le Royal Meridien Shanghai offers 761 luxurious guest rooms and suites that showcase views of the mighty Huangpu River, People's Square, or the Shanghai skyline. Six unique restaurants and bars includes Chinese, Italian, French and an International Buffet Restaurant and the award winning 789 Bar + Lounge which is located 65th floor with spectacular views day and night. The hotel offers over 2,000 square meters of flexible meeting space, two ballrooms and five breakout rooms all uniquely offering natural day light. For leisure the hotels has an extensive gymnasium with Techno Gym equipment and an atrium enclosed indoor swimming pool and spa facilities. For more information, please visit or Tweet us on @royalmeridiensh or follow us on Instagram.

About Le Meridien Hotels & Resorts

Le Meridien, the Paris-born hotel brand currently represented by nearly 100 properties in more than 40 countries, was acquired by Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. (NYSE: HOT) in November 2005.  With more than 80 of its properties located in Europe, Africa, the Middle East, and Asia-Pacific, Le Meridien provided a strong international complement to Starwood's then primarily North American holdings at the time of purchase. Since then, Le Meridien has gone through a brand re-launch, which included a large scale hotels product consolidation and redefined brand strategy. Through creation of the LM100 artist community, Le Meridien has transformed numerous guest touch points, thus bringing unique, interactive and curated experiences to its guests. Plans call for dynamic expansion of Le Meridien Hotels and Resorts within the next five years, concentrating on markets in Asia-Pacific and the Americas. Le Meridien recently opened new hotels in Cairo, Bali, Atlanta, Dallas, Istanbul, Oran (Algeria), Zhengzhou (China), Arlington (Virginia, USA) and Santa Monica, (California, USA), and will open in the next 12 months in Bangkok, Chicago, New Orleans, Mahabaleshwar (India), Gandhinagar (India), Dhaka (Bangladesh), Tampa (Florida, USA), Charlotte (North Carolina, USA) and Indianapolis (Indiana, USA).  For more information, please visit or Follow @LeMeridienHotels on Instagram.

About Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc.

Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. is one of the leading hotel and leisure companies in the world with more than 1,270 properties in some 100 countries and over 180,000 employees at its owned and managed properties. Starwood is a fully integrated owner, operator and franchisor of hotels, resorts and residences under the renowned brands: St. Regis®, The Luxury Collection®, W®, Westin®, Le Meridien®, Sheraton®, Tribute Portfolio™, Four Points® by Sheraton, Aloft®, Element®, along with an expanded partnership with Design Hotels™. The Company also boasts one of the industry's leading loyalty programs, Starwood Preferred Guest (SPG®). Visit for more information and stay connected @starwoodbuzz on Twitter and Instagram and

Source: Le Royal Meridien Shanghai
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