Waldorf Astoria Shanghai On The Bund
The hotel, resplendent in an iconic heritage building along Shanghai's famous waterfront, the Bund Promenade, once housed The Shanghai Club, the premier men's club for British residents in the heydays of the 1920s and 1930s. It's not easy to stand apart in Shanghai's booming hotel scene, which is why Waldorf Astoria pulled out all the stops when it restored the 1911 building for its China debut. Its 20 suites have four-poster beds and marble baths, while the lobby features Neoclassical details, such as marble floors and a steel birdcage elevator. The newly built, 252-room Waldorf Astoria Tower has all the modern comforts you'd expect—from walk-in closets to electric Japanese toilets.