Asiaâ€™s first Andazâ€”the hip hotel brand from Hyattâ€”occupies a retro-futuristic building that rises 28 stories above the historic courtyards of Shanghaiâ€™s Xintiandi entertainment district, which can be viewed through the round-cornered windows of many of the 307 rooms and suites.
Unfussy but filled with gadgetry, guest quarters also come equipped with LED mood lighting and glowing (if somewhat short) polymer tubs in the granite-floored bathroomsâ€”and, as at all Andaz hotels, guests have their choice of goodies and non-alcoholic drinks from the minibar, as well as free Wi-Fi and local phone calls. The playful vibe continues in the lobby lounge with its square leather chairs and candy-striped carpet, though the outdoor terrace is a better bet for late-night party action
88 Songshan Lu; 86-21/2310-1234; shanghai.andaz.hyatt.com; doubles from US$348.
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