Home to one of the most extensive collection of Chinese contemporary art in Shanghai (4,000 original artworks are displayed in the hotel's public areas and guest rooms), the Mandarin Oriental is located on the banks of the Huangpu River in the new Harbour City district, a mixed-used development on the site of the city's old docklands. The glitzy, glamorous interiors are by Bernardo Fort-Brescia of Arquitectonica.
Rates: From RMB3,600
111 Pudong Road, Harbour City District; tel: 86.21 2082 9888; www.mandarinoriental.com
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