Hotels in Shanghai
Within a 10-minute walk of the People's Square, this Art Deco hotel originally opened in the central business district in 1934. Today, the white exterior is lined with sconce-like light fixtures, while the lobby is decorated with a painted glass ceiling and a grand curving staircase.
Fresh from a $40 million renovation, with Asian elements (such as cabinets inspired by Chinese medicine chests) and a great address.
Housed in a pair of blue-glass towers, the Shanghai JC Mandarin hotel is located in the Nanjing Road shopping district, just across the street from Plaza 66. Inside the lobby, a five-story mural of Admiral Zheng Ho—a 14th-century seafarer—is surrounded by gold-foiled images of the sun and sea.
The city’s famous Cathay Hotel was renamed the Peace Hotel in 1956, and in 2010 was taken over by Fairmont Hotels & Resorts.
Just a block south of Nanjing Road in the heart of downtown, this 37-floor luxury tower sits snuggled among similarly soaring office buildings.
China isn’t exactly known for sustainability, but the new Urbn Hotels & Resorts group aims to change that.
A quiet B&B in a lane house in the French Concession.
One of the world’s tallest hotels, this property (which occupies floors 53–87) also has a rooftop bar and an Art Deco–meets–Chinese aesthetic.
Room to Book: Ask for a river-facing room for views of the Huangpu.
Doubles from $468.