Stories abound about the origin of this castle-like building. Some say it was inspired by shipping mogul Eric Moller’s daughters dream, while others say the Scandinavian style owes to Moller’s Swedish roots. However it began, this 43-room hotel (built in 1936) stands out in the Xintiandi neighborhood. The brick exterior and red, peaked roofs cast a striking profile, and the white columns, paneled ceilings, and gold-toned chandeliers create an elegant interior. The rooms and suites (from Superior Room to Deluxe Suite) continue the aesthetic with hardwood floors and wood-paneled ceilings.