Service apartments are a great option for those with a desire or need for a seamless relocation housing experience. Frequent housekeeping, helpful concierge service, onsite dining, sports and business facilities, hassle-free utility billing, sometimes all covered by a single monthly payment: These are some of the features that make service apartments a very popular choice for Shanghai expats. For those only staying for a short period of few months, they are often the only realistic option, as the majority of Shanghai’s landlords prefers lease durations of at least a year.
Pair this with the most desired residential area of Shanghai, the former French Concession. Beautiful tree-lined streets with period architecture from the 1920s and 30s, quiet parks with old trees, boutiques and F&B places with uniqueness that is missing in other parts of the city, and a large share of Shanghai’s expat population make this area a top choice, especially for new arrivals. Below list features the service apartment projects in the former French Concession, as well as as single layouts that are available in those projects.
Somerset Xuhui has been recently and thoroughly renovated. It is part of the Ascott Group. 167 service apartments in one single high-rise building. Management services and, after its renovation, onsite facilities are among the best in Shanghai. Many expats really love the location: only a couple steps away from the Metro station, and 5-10 minutes by taxi to Xintiandi or other hot spots in Downtown Shanghai.
Belgravia Place at Huashan Park is a modern service apartment project, suitable for those who desire urban living with luxurious facilities and amenities. In addition to the main clubhouse facilities, Belgravia Place also provides a private mini club house for its residents. As available layouts here are quite large, and the estate’s location in a quiet and exclusive corner at the north-west of the former French Concession, Belgravia Place is a very good choice for expat families.
Ascott Hengshan is a 5-star service apartment with state-of-the-art facilities, centrally located yet offering a quiet retreat from noisy downtown. Situated in the beautiful, historical neighbourhood of the former French Concession, it is close to the Huaihai Road shopping area, Xujiahui Commercial Centre,have the best of dining, shopping, entertainment, and lifestyle options at their doorstep.
Stanford Residences Xuhui, managed by Stanford (Shanghai) Hotel Management, is the second luxury serviced apartment project under the Stanford Residences brand. (The first one being Stanford Residences Jing’an, and another is Stanford Residences Jinqiao.)
Located in the heart of Shanghai’s historic Xuhui District, this one offers its residents excellent access to the city’s multi-dimensional transportation syste, but also to the city’s finest dining, shopping, and business facilities.