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New MGM in Shanghai To Be Mainland China’s First MGM City Hotel

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MGM has entered into an agreement for the MGM Shanghai West Bund property to be located in Shanghai’s popular Central Activity Zone (CAZ).

Here’s what we know so far about this latest addition to MGM’s growing portfolio.

MGM Shanghai West Bund To Expand MGM’s China Portfolio

The MGM Shanghai West Bund will feature 161 guest rooms and 58 suites, including an expansive presidential suite.

Rendering of Presidential Suite
A rendering of a presidential suite at the MGM Shanghai. Image Credit: MGM

The hotel will also host a Chinese fine dining restaurant showcasing Diaoyutai cuisine and an Italian restaurant with an authentic pizza oven. A rooftop bar with river views is sure to become a hot spot.

MGM says the MGM Shanghai West Bund’s spa will be one of the largest in the city, and guests can expect Vegas-inspired entertainment programs, including live performances and artwork exhibitions.

“This is our first MGM city hotel to be opened in mainland China and our second time to hit the market in one of the most cosmopolitan cities in all of China,” Diaoyutai MGM Hospitality president and director Fred Zhou said in a statement.

“This pivotal signing highlights our commitment to expand our portfolio, and we are confident that MGM Shanghai West Bund will be the most energetic art and entertainment destination in the city,” Zhou continued.

MGM’s Growing Presence in China

MGM operates more than 30 properties in the U.S. and China. The chain has 5 hotels and 3 residences under various brands across China, including Beijing and Chengdu:

  • Bellagio by MGM Shanghai
  • Diaoyutai Boutique Hotel Chengdu
  • Diaoyutai Hotel Hangzhou
  • MGM Grand Sanya
  • Mhub by MGM Nanjing Jiangning

Right now, there’s no indication when the MGM Shanghai West Bund will open for visitors. But if you can’t wait, here’s when other MGM properties are opening across China:

  • Diaoyutai Hotel Qingdao (2023)
  • MGM Qingdao (2023)
  • mx by MGM Sanya Yalong Bay (2023)
  • Diaoyutai Hotel Zhuhai (2024)
  • MGM Shenzhen (2024)
  • Mirage by MGM Shanghai (2024)
  • Diaoyutai Boutique Hotel Shenzhen (2025)
  • Mhub by MGM Shenzhen Nan’ao (2025)
  • Mhub by MGM Zhuhai Xianglu Bay (2025)
  • Mirage by MGM Zhuhai (2025)
  • mx by MGM Shenzhen (2025)
  • MGM Wuhan (2027)

The chain is also planning to expand its footprint around the world, with new hotels coming to Osaka, Japan, and Dubai, U.A.E., among others, in the coming years.

Hot Tip: Don’t forget to check out our guide to the MGM Rewards loyalty program!

Final Thoughts

While we don’t know much about the MGM Shanghai West Bund yet, an announcement of a new hotel is always great news. If you’re dreaming of a luxury stay in Shanghai, make sure you stay tuned as we learn more!

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About Victoria M. Walker

Victoria holds a B.A. in Broadcast Journalism from the Howard University School of Communications and is an award-winning journalist, travel reporter, and the founder of the “Carrying On with Victoria M. Walker” newsletter.

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