Shanghai Élite

Undoubtedly China’s most fashionable and international city, Shanghai is an electrifying, space-age metropolis known to push the boundaries of design and entertainment.

Shanghai rose to prominence in the nineteen-twenties and thirties when it became a magnet for wealthy individuals.

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The Paris of the East & Energising Multicultural Flair

Shanghai rose to prominence in the nineteen-twenties and thirties when it became a magnet for wealthy individuals. Take a stroll along the Bund, Shanghai’s preeminent historic district, famous for its decadent buildings which line the banks of the Huang Pu River. The old banks and trading houses on the waterfront boulevard are stunning examples of Art Deco and Neoclassical architecture. The magnificent Yuyuan Garden was created almost five hundred years ago and is comprised of an enchanting complex of traditional markets, classical parks and ancient temples inspired by the Ming and Qing dynasty.

As an emerging arts capital with multicultural flair, Shanghai possesses an energising blend of exciting international culture spanning the worlds of fashion, art and film. The nerve centre of Shanghai’s active art scene is the M50 Moganshan Road district, where Shanghai’s best contemporary art galleries reside allowing you to browse and buy work from the elite of the contemporary art world. As a creative community made up of more than one-hundred artists’ studios and galleries, you can often enter the working studios of prominent artists such as Zhou Tiehai and Ding Yi and watch the masters as they work.

One of the most respected galleries in China is ShanghArt, which occupies two spaces in 50 Moganshan Road. As the first Chinese gallery to participate in major international art fairs such as Art Basel, this is a gallery you will not want to miss. Shanghai’s International Film Festival is China’s premier event of its kind and it has grown to become a prolific A-category international film festival celebrated by filmmakers and film enthusiasts alike. Packed with international star power, Shanghai’s Film Festival is a glittering acknowledgement of China’s key role as the second-largest box office in the world, with the most prestigious awards identifying the best films and the most exciting new talent in Asia.

Extravagant Nightlife

Shanghai has developed an extravagant nightlife scene of clubs and cocktail lounges offering an array of sensational night-time escapades. Bar Rouge began as an idea to start something new in Shanghai nightlife, and it is now regarded as one of the best clubs in the world. Mixing psychedelic shows with an exceptional service, Bar Rouge has pioneered a new way of partying. Whether dancing in the French-Shanghai-style interior or sipping cocktails outside on the terrace, Bar Rouge is your ideal nightlife venue.

M1NT is a modern members club renowned for contemporary dining, amazing cocktails and luxurious décor including a shark tank which runs the full length of the entrance. Dance to the playlists of Shanghai’s best DJs whilst gazing out at staggering views toward Pudong from a height of twenty-four floors, M1NT is your essential Shanghai nightspot.

Diverse International Cuisine

Shanghai is a cosmopolitan city with a diverse selection of top class restaurants combining the best cuisine from around China and the rest of the world. Downstairs with David Laris, a fine dining contemporary experience at the highly acclaimed Three on the Bund, is Shanghai's most celebrated gourmet dining venue. Within Laris Restaurant are the Claws, Wings & Fins and Vault Bar concepts.

Overlooking the famous Bund area of Shanghai, M On The Bund invites you to sample a creative menu in a sophisticated restaurant at the pinnacle of the historic Nissin Shipping Building. The Crystal room is an especially elegant setting in which to enjoy the eclectic mix of European, North African and Australian flavours for which the restaurant is renowned.

With only ten seats in the restaurant, Ultraviolet by Paul Pairet is a bold and exclusive dining concept and a multi-sensory delight. Serving a twenty-course "Avant-garde" set menu, the dining space is equipped with radical multi sensorial high-end technology including lights, sounds, music and scents to create a tantalizingly immersive gastronomic experience.

The smart surroundings and attentive service at the Va Bene Xintiandi restaurant form a most welcoming ambience. Specializing in authentic provincial Italian cuisine, the terracotta tones and wooden floors of the interior embody the warmth of Italy, and the restaurant prides itself on the use of quality imported ingredients and an extensive wine list to compliment every Italian flavour.

The Whampoa Club bridges the gap between China’s great culinary history and a desire to revolutionize, in both cuisine and design. The finest traditional Shanghainese and Cantonese dishes are invigorated with contemporary flair and the art deco-inspired interior perfectly evokes Shanghai’s glamour and indulgence.

Superlative Luxury and Glamour

For breathtaking views and the newest in in-room technology, Shanghai's hotels are at the forefront of modernity. The Mandarin Oriental Pudong offers guests a sublime blend of comfort and contemporary design accentuated by legendary service. The rooms are as sophisticated as they are spacious, and with a location in the heart of Pudong’s central financial district of Lujiazui, you will be just minutes from the city’s main attractions and business centres.

Park Hyatt Shanghai is a sophisticated modern Chinese residence located in the heart of Lujiazui business district in Pudong. Occupying floors 79 to 93 of the Shanghai World Financial Center (SWFC), otherwise known as "The Vertical Complex City", makes it one of the highest hotels in the world. Soaring above this metropolis, guests could take in sweeping views of the city skyline and Huangpu River from any of its 174 luxury rooms & suites

Located along the Huangpu River, the Pudong Shangri La reveals uninterrupted views of the Bund from its elegantly furnished suites. With a vast range of meeting and conference facilities as well as a range of spa treatments and restaurants, the Pudong Shangri-La is perfect for business and leisure. The prestigious Grand Tower offers some of Shanghai’s most spacious accommodation as well as the highest level of personalised service.

The Art Deco-style guestrooms at The Peninsula Hotel offer the latest in modern technology, service and amenities. Boasting VoIP phones, portable master control panels, and spa tubs with music and light settings in every room, The Peninsula guarantees an brilliantly well rounded stay.

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