J Hotel Shanghai Tower

J Hotel Shanghai Tower opened on June 19th 2021 and according to the Guinness Book of Records is the world’s highest hotel. The 632m Shanghai Tower is the tallest skyscraper in the People’s Republic of China and the second tallest in the world. The tower has been awarded a China Green Building Three Star rating and a LEED Platinum Certification from the US Green Building Council.

J Hotel is an ultra-luxury brand by Jin Jiang International Hotels, China’s largest and the world’s second-largest hotel group. The hotel lobby is on the 101th floor and higher floors feature 165 opulent guest rooms along with 24-hour personal butler service for guests who are looking for the ultimate luxury experience.

Inhabit was engaged by internationally renowned interior designer Bilkey Llinas to provided specialist lighting design for the hotel. The Lighting Design Team provided specialist lighting consultancy for the unique public areas of the hotel. Key areas comprise an entrance lobby, fine dining restaurant, Japanese restaurant, private dining rooms, function spaces, hotel reception and VIP Areas.

Silvia Huang“Working in collaboration with the interior designer, the Inhabit Lighting Design Team developed highly detailed lighting elements that are integrated with the built form to provide a cohesive and homogeneous aesthetic, and limit the number of visible luminaires. In concert with this approach, it was equally important that the lighting provides the exact level of contrast one would expect in a luxury hotel of the highest calibre.”

Silvia Huang, Design Manager | Lighting, Shanghai

  • Scope
    LIGHTING DESIGN
  • Location
    SHANGHAI, PEOPLE'S REPUBLIC OF CHINA
  • Client
    BILKEY LLINAS
  • Developer
    JIN JIANG INTERNATIONAL HOTELS
  • Photos
    SUI SICONG