The trendy URBN Hotel can be found along Jiaozhou Road a short ride north of Nanjing Road. The boutique hotel is close to the district formerly known as the French Concession zone. The design hotel is proud of its reputation of being China’s first carbon neutral hotel; proving that the environment is one of their first priorities. In the 1970’s the hotel was a post office building.
The URBN Hotel has 26 rooms which have been designed to reflect an urban setting with a Shanghai flavour. The hotel is enrolled in a carbon credit program where its carbon footprint is tracked and it can then participate in “green” projects throughout China that offset its carbon output, thereby neutralizing it. Guests are invited to also participate in the program by purchasing carbon credits to use against their flights. These carbon credits are all verified by the UN. On the property, guests can participate in Tai Chi, Yoga, acupuncture and Mandarin language classes. The on-site garden restaurant serves International cuisine.