The DNA: Ian Schrager has sprinkled some fairy dust on Shanghai’s already-crowded hotel scene. The laid-back Shanghai EDITION, located near the Bund waterfront, spans two heritage buildings and features nine restaurants, bars and clubs, and 145 understated rooms with stunning river views throughout. Natural walnut and oak, vibrant velvets, and infusions of leafy greenery keep things relaxed and intimate throughout. It feels more hub than hotel.
Accolades: Wallpaper* Best Urban Hotels 2019
✅ free Wi-Fi • size matters: 145 rooms & suites (46-272m2) (495-2,928 sq ft) • hotel opened: July 2018 • architecture: NEXT Architects, Neri&Hu • interiors: Neri&Hu, Ian Schrager • parking possible nearby (charged) • no pets allowed • 24-hour front desk • wheelchair accessible