Located a stoneâs throw from Peopleâs Square, this petite property occupies a tiered 1930s Art Deco landmark that was once home to the Yangtze Hotel. In its current incarnation, the Langham groupâs first foray in mainland China has returned the building to much of its former glory, filling the 96 rooms with bold patterns and period furnishings. For a small hotel, the restaurant options are plentiful, including Japanese, Italian, and Cantonese. Donât miss out on the âAbsolutely Shanghaiedâ cocktail in the bar, where leather sofas sit under a stained-glass atrium (740 Hankou Lu; 86-21/6080-0800; yangtzeboutique.langhamhotels.com; doubles from US$500).
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