MGM to open hotel in Shanghai’s Bund

An MGM brand hotel will open in the Shanghai West Bund, with some inspiration from the group’s Macau properties, the hospitality group announced.

Diaoyutai MGM Hospitality – a joint venture between Diaoyutai State Guesthouse and MGM Resorts International – announced today (Tuesday) that it has signed a hotel management agreement with Shanghai West Bund Development (Group) Co., Ltd. to open an MGM hotel in the famous Shanghai district.

The future MGM Shanghai West Bund will feature 161 guest rooms and 58 suites, an Italian restaurant, a Chinese fine dining restaurant with a range of storied Diaoyutai cuisines, and a live music rooftop bar.

The hotel’s spa will also aim to be one of the biggest in Shanghai and will take its inspiration from the Tria Spa concept in both MGM Cotai and MGM Macau, which was awarded five stars in the 2022 Forbes Travel Guide.

“We’re honoured that the MGM brand and our China joint venture, Diaoyutai MGM Hospitality, were selected by West Bund Group to operate this premium property in such an iconic zone,” said Bill Hornbuckle, CEO and President of MGM Resorts International stated in the announcement.

Diaoyutai MGM Hospitality currently operates five hotels and three branded residences under various brands of Diaoyutai, MGM, Bellagio by MGM, Mhub by MGM and Diaoyutai MGM Residences in Beijing, Shanghai, Chengdu, Hangzhou, Nanjing, Sanya and Haikou.

It also has plans to further open hotels in Qingdao, Shenzhen, Zhuhai, Shanghai, Wuhan and other mainland cities.