More than China’s showy commercial heartbeat, Shanghai is now gaining attention for its cultural cachet, too. Every year seems to usher in more landmark museums, while art fairs lure deep–pocketed collectors. For luxury goods, style hounds head to Huaihai Road for big–name flagships and to the French Concession’s leafy streets for indie boutiques.
Where to Stay
- Beautifully serene bedrooms at the Fairmont Peace Hotel in ShanghaiFairmont Peace HotelFor the art-deco vibes
- The Long Bar lobby at the PuLi Hotel & Spa in ShanghaiThe PuLi Hotel & SpaFor the tranquility
- Eco-friendly rooms featuring champagne and flower petals by the in suite bath at URBN Boutique ShanghaiURBN Boutique ShanghaiFor an eco-friendly stay
- A lavish dining room with red accents at The Langham in ShanghaiThe LanghamFor the shopping
- Bold, brightly patterned lamps, carpets and pillows at the suites at the Hotel Indigo Shanghai on the BundHotel Indigo Shanghai on the BundFor the nightlife