If you want a hotel in the pumping metropolis of Shanghai then we suggest you add the hot new boutique hotel The Waterhouse to your list.
Opened in July 2010, The Waterhouse at South Bund is a boutique hotel with just 19 rooms.
A classic conversion of a 1930s warehouse – The Waterhouse is the concept of a Singaporean lawyer-turned-hotelier Loh Lik Peng.
The hotel has beautifully appointed rooms that show attention to detail and include beautiful furniture by the likes of designers Arne Jacobsen, Finn Juhl, and Hans Wegner.
Abundant windows counterpoint slick interiors, with most suites featuring a small balcony or terrace.
For those who love European cuisine fear not, The Waterhouse restaurant Table No 1 by Jason Atherton, serves up modern European cuisine while the absolute highlight has to be the rooftop bar terrace.
The Waterhouse at South Bund: www.waterhouseshanghai.com.
Doubles from 1,600 yuan (about $300)