Shanghai

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Puli Hotel

Genre: Design Hood: French Concession

The Puli is a breath of fresh air in the crazy concrete jungle that is Shanghai.We thought that Zen was Japanese concept but the Puli hotel gives it a modern Chinese ethos. Take a Japanese aesthetic, add some good Chinese feng shui and mix it all up with some serious …

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Who we think you should be sleeping with in Shanghai...

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The Waterhouse

Genre: Boutique Hood: South Bund

The writers Franz Kafka and Italo Calvino were capable of imagining some pretty odd sh*t, but even they might be surprised to see extracts of their work being exploited by a boutique hotel in Shanghai. Quotes from the writers appear randomly stencilled throughout the building. (E.g: Memory is redundant: it

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Urbn

Genre: Eco Hood: Jing'an District

In the dystopian megapolis that is Shanghai you are unlikely to overdose on bucolic peace and quiet. Urbn, Shanghai’s first carbon-neutral hotel, brings life back to human scale. Of all the hotels we’ve seen this year, Urbn is one of the loveliest: if all hotels were like this one, there’s …

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Lane House Loft

Genre: Air B&B Hood: French Concession

The freshly renovated Lane House is sparkling clean and full of light. Art deco buildings are few and far between in Shanghai so it’s a lovely opportunity to experience the comfort and dimensions of a 1930’s building bought up to contemporary levels of comfort.

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