Courtesy of Shile Boutique Lifestyle

Xie Fangwei, editor of our China edition, shares the country’s top developments.

Travel + Leisure
April 10, 2009

Shanghai

In the heart of Pudong, the stylish Shile Boutique Lifestyle Centre (No. 1, Lane 599, Fangdian Rd.; 86-21/5033-9113) offers a modern take on ancient Chinese wellness: the vast glass-and-stone building encompasses a spa, health center, wine bar, library, and restaurant.

Beijing

The Raffles Beijing (33 E. Chang An Ave.; 86-10/6526-3388; raffles.com; doubles from $255) helps guests feel more at home in the city with Beijing Walks (Odyssey Books & Guides, $24.95), a collection of clearly designed maps and tips about local sites. The special Raffles edition includes a history of the storied hotel.

Hong Kong

Chanel recently debuted its Zaha Hadid–designed nomadic gallery Mobile Art (Star Ferry Car Park, 9 Edinburgh Place, Central, Hong Kong; chanel-mobileart.com; through April 5), in which 19 artists, including Yoko Ono, pay homage to the brand’s iconic quilted bag.

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