The vegetal wall on the concrete facade sets the hotel's ecological design tone. The architect salvaged and recycled the most luxurious, elegant mahogany from the surrounding French residences.
In the extremely refined lobby and rooms the mahogany is an enchanting motif. The whimsical wall of suitcases behind the reception counter harmonises with the rest of the lobby. The salvaged beige brick walls of the corridors confirm that ecology and luxury can be synonymous.
The hotel also allows guests to buy carbon credits to offset their flights. But first, Chinese cooking and Mandarin classes await, followed by healing acupuncture sessions.
URBN Hotel Shanghai
183 Jiao Zhou Lu
+86 (0)21 5153 4600
Rooms: from 1,500 CNY