Standing out in a city in the midst of a hotel boom is no small feat. Yet Andaz Shanghai, the Asian debut for Hyatt’s boutique brand, offers a fresh, style-centric vibe thanks to creative collaborations with local designers and artists. In a coveted location in the historic Xintiandi district, the hotel mixes playful elements (you can order a drink inside the lobby’s 60-square-meter egg-shaped steel sculpture) with guest-friendly touches (in-room mini-bar snacks and soft drinks are complimentary). If you’re wondering why the staff looks so spiffy, it’s because their sleek black ensembles were designed by locally born Han Feng, who created costumes for New York’s Metropolitan Opera. Upstairs in the 307 guest rooms, night owls can thrill at being in the neon-filled heart of the city, spied through curved, retro-space-age windows.
88 Songshan Road,
Telephone: +86 21 2310 1234
The Original content is from 2012 T+L It List