The St. Regis Shanghai Jingan, China

Situated on West Beijing Road in the heart of the Jingan District, Shanghai’s cultural and business centre, the 68-floor, 491-styled guest room St. Regis Shanghai Jingan hotel offers guests stunning views across the city and ease of access to explore Shanghai’s storied past and energetic present.

The hotel’s elegant interiors in combination with the integrated lighting layers, create a harmonious ambience by combining traditional English and Chinese palatial styles with elements of Chinese art and culture, such as calligraphy and handcrafted gold foil paintings. Five glass sculptures by world-renowned glass sculptor Dale Chihuly are featured in the hotel’s public space, together with the signature chandeliers of the Great Hall and Drawing Room.

dpa were tasked with developing the front-of-house lighting design concept and detailing this for the local project team to then implement.  The areas include the atmospheric ground floor St. Regis Bar, Champagne Bar decorated with the St. Regis mural of Chinese landscape painting inspired by artist Zhao Bo-Ju from Song Dynasty, the Yan Ting Chinese Restaurant with its private dining rooms, and Seki-Tei Japanese Restaurant with feature live cooking station.  The public spaces are a blend of clean crisp architectural lighting components and decorative lighting pieces, which typify the interior lighting scheme.

Hotel Operator: Marriott International – The St. Regis Shanghai Jingan, China
Photography: Courtesy of The St. Regis Shanghai Jingan, China