Hyatt's hip Andaz brand rises 28 storeys over the heritage rooftops of Xintiandi. Hyper-mod-
ern rooms feature large, cave-like stone bathrooms and high-tech conveniences; you can
even choose your own lighting colour scheme. A friendly vibe prevails and guests are en-
couraged to use the trendy lobby like their living room.
The Langham Xintiandi
99 Madang Road; tel: 2330 2288; xintiandi.langhamhotels.com; $$$$
Supremely elegant hotel in the Xintiandi neighbourhood with polished dark-wood and
marble interiors, plus a wonderful Chinese restaurant Ming Court and fashionable outdoor
lounge XTD elevated. More dining, nightlife and shopping are at the doorstep.
Oriental Bund Hotel
It won't win any style awards, but this mid-level hotel is well priced, with stark but comfort-
able rooms, a small gym, business centre and a convenient location not far from Yu
Renaissance Shanghai Yu Garden Hotel
159 Henan Road South; tel: 2321-8888; www.renaissancehotels.com/shasy ; $
Overlooking the Old City, this stylish hotel adorned with colourful contemporary interiors and
glass sculptures is a well-priced option. Its location close to Yu Garden and the Bund are
the main draws. What you shouldn't draw are the curtains at night - the heritage rooftops
outlined in yellow light are a magical Shanghai sight.
Shama Luxe at Xintiandi
One-, two- and three-bedroom long-stay apartments in styles ranging from traditional to
ultra-modern pads. All rooms have fully equipped kitchens, and the property also features a
gym, spa, swimming pool and other upmarket hotel features.
FORMER FRENCH CONCESSION
525 Hengshan Road; tel: 5179 5000; www.artgalleryhotels.com ; $$
Charming boutique guesthouse in a heritage French Concession residence, with 39 spa-
cious rooms featuring throwback-1930s styling, free-standing bathtubs and modern amenit-