WELL begun is half done — and old saying that means start well and the rest will come.
And a blissful start for newcomers to Shanghai doesn’t come better than a luxury downtown residence with 24x7 attentive service, a convenient location, and a hot breakfast with a view daily.
In central Huangpu District, Times Square Apartments, a 131-key serviced residency developed by Wharf China Estates Limited, carries the right cozy vibe through its low-profile and relaxing atmosphere and stylish and functional rooms.
The 26-story Times Square is part of a landmark commercial complex which also houses upmarket mall Lane Crawford filled international designer brand outlets.
The building is on the prestigious Middle Huaihai Road and can be conveniently accessed by cars or from public transport.
Yan’an Elevated Road is within an easy walk as are Metro Lines 1, 8 and 10, which makes it convenient even for first time visitors to one of the country’s most populous cities.
The flourishing commercial district has upscale office buildings, mega-malls, museums, galleries and theaters, yet its entrance is on a discrete and quiet side street, shielded from the bustle.
Check-in in the spacious and naturally lit lobby is quick and easy and the friendly front-desk staff will guide you to your room and help with luggage or tour bookings.
Floor plans offer a diverse choice: four room types from 96-square-meter one-bedroom apartments to 239-square-meter three bedrooms.
Guests receive a generous welcome pack that includes a basket of fresh fruit of city’super — a premium market within the shopping center.
Specially selected toiletries from Apelles, the luxury Australian natural skin care brand, are also complementary on check-in.
Furnishings and fittings were recently upgraded during a facelift and combine style with functionality.
Kitchen utensils to bathroom fittings to ornaments and furniture have been sourced from around the globe to ensure the ultimate experience for guests.
Water in the kitchen is double-filtered, so guest can drink straight from the tap.
While the soft and stylish rooms are welcoming, there are plenty of facilities for guests to get more active and meet other residents.
At Times Square Apartments, residents may choose to go to the well-equipped gym to continue their workout routine, or play on the outdoor tennis court.
There is also an outdoor swimming pool, open June-September, from which can be seen Shanghai’s vibrant urban skyline. The swimming pool spans 237 square meters, with the deepest depth of 1.7 meters. Sauna rooms open from early are a great way to unwind after work or a workout.
In the mornings, a cozy breakfast is served in the lounge by staff who always remember your name and welcomes guests with a freshly squeezed organic orange juice.
Vegetable, salads, fruits, bread, coffee, congee, yoghurt and freshly cooked eggs are regularly served,
so there is a varied and balanced choice.
A highly professional and dedicated service team offering round-the-clock assistance helps guarantee a pleasant and memorable stay.
Apart from basic cleaning, maintenance and security services, the property also boasts a concierge team who are fluent in multiple languages and enthusiastically answer all queries covering daily needs and various issues such as shopping, entertainment, transport and medical treatment.
Times Square Apartments’ ideal location also sets it among high-end entertainment venues, restaurants, bars and cafes. Mega lifestyle specialty store city’super, which can satisfy all your demand for daily necessities, is within walking distance.
And the neighborhood is ideal for simply walking and exploring on foot.
The city’s premium cultural and artistic venues, such as Shanghai Museum and the Shanghai Concert Hall, are both within walking distance.
Address: 111 Huaihai Rd M., Shanghai
Tel: (021) 3122-8633