The facade of the ground floor is draped in a mesh that evokes ideograms, flowing into a Gaudian Baroque style. Enter! A huge luminescent lobby, 16 metres high, welcomes you! Inspired by a piece of jade, it is adorned with a graceful gazebo in the middle. The mini-design version of a Buddhist temple roof sits atop three-metre-high walls. There are art objects and works of art everywhere.
The reception gives you an iPod audio guide that tells you everything about this private museum! The excess extends to the top floor, which has a roof terrace of 5,000 square metres. The auspicious feng shui of your very spacious room in sober wenge design is calming. The wonderful bedding and the perfect soundproofing create great serenity, as does the impeccable service.
As soon as you finish exercising in the gym, open around the clock, the staff is on hand with a towel. In front of the elevator, you are about to push the button to call it when a very discreet bellboy beats you to it. An absolute dream!
Jumeirah Himalaya Hotel Shanghai
+86 (0)21 3858 0888
Rooms: from 1,400 CNY