This hotel is a marvel to behold and, like The Ritz-Carlton, Hong Kong, also boasts a number of feats, including having Shanghai's highest al fresco dining and wining venue, awe-inspiring designs, plus unrivalled views over the city.
The interiors are just as perfect as the exterior, with designs from Singapore-based Richard Farnell and restaurants by Japan's Super Potato. The 285 Art Deco rooms feature a lush array of materials, furnishings and technology, with Blu-ray players, coffee pod machines and free-standing bathtubs.
For business and conferences, the hotel has a 1,135-square-metre ballroom, reputedly the second largest in Shanghai. There are also over 2,250 square metres of conference and meeting rooms with plenty of natural light and outdoor areas. The hotel's 58th-floor lounge and restaurant, called Flair, has a split-level terrace with views of the Pearl Tower - arguably the best rooftop bar in the world.