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

  • Fairmont Peace Hotel
    For the art-deco vibes
  • The PuLi Hotel & Spa
    For the tranquility
  • URBN Boutique Shanghai
    For an eco-friendly stay
  • The Langham
    For the shopping
  • Hotel Indigo Shanghai on the Bund
    For the nightlife