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

  • The PuLi
    For the tranquility
  • Hotel Indigo
    For the nightlife
  • The Langham
    For the lavish afternoon tea
  • Fairmont Peace Hotel
    For the art-deco vibes
  • URBN
    For an eco-friendly stay
  • Le Royal Méridien Shanghai
    For the proximity to shopping