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It List: 45 Best New Hotels of 2010

Peninsual Shanghai, China

Courtesy of The Peninsula Hotels

Peninsula Shanghai

The Bund, home to some of Asia’s most storied hotels, has a new symbol of Art Deco opulence. Architect David Beer and interior designer Pierre-Yves Rochon delivered gleaming brass-and-mahogany elevators and 235 guest rooms that combine embossed glass lamps and black-lacquer screens with 21st-century amenities. All come with VoIP phones, portable master control panels, and spa tubs with music and light settings. But your most valuable asset here is savvy chief concierge Simon Huang, who may very well be the best in town. Doubles from $294.

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