The Luxe List 2010, China: Fairmont Peace Hotel, Shanghai



Once the epitome of the decadence and glamour of Shanghai’s 1930s heyday, this 12-story Art Deco landmark has reopened after a three-year makeover. Originally known as the Cathay, it attracted Shanghai high society and global luminaries like Noël Coward and Charlie Chaplin. Glammed up for a new generation of gilded travelers, the copper-capped architectural icon features retouched (and rebuilt) Art Deco interiors, updated in-room technology, and revamped dining venues. Whimsical Chinese restaurant Dragon Phoenix, European dining at the Cathay Room & Terrace, and the famous Jazz Bar with its octogenarian musicians all make a welcome return. Additional facilities opening later this year include a Willow Stream Spa, and a museum recounting the hotel’s fascinating history

20 Nanjing Dong Lu; 86-21/6321-6888; fairmont.com; doubles from US$382

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