Wherever you are in the city, you cannot miss this palace. Near the river, its tower, which turns blue when night falls, dominates the city. While crossing the lobby, admire its three sparkling chandeliers, each one a unique work of art custom-made for this gigantic hall. In your room, one of the 704 in the hotel, a welcoming orchid bouquet awaits you. Finely embroidered bed linen, lacquered woodwork, voluptuous sofas – each element has been carefully selected, and all add up to the luxury signature one has learned to expect from the Shangri-La, which comes through quietly in every detail. Indulge. One afternoon, treat yourself to a relaxing, regenerating spa. You will then be fully prepared for the evening ritual: a cocktail at the Lobby Lounge, and dinner at one of five restaurants. One evening, book at the Summer Palace: you will be dazzled by the refinement of this temple of Chinese cuisine. Enjoy the crispy duck on a bed of goose liver, served with carefully prepared jellyfish and vegetables.
The next day, you can work it off in the outdoor pool, beautifully situated in the middle of a very lush and exotic garden.
1 Hui Zhan Dong Road
Hai Zhin District
+86 (0)20 8917 8808
Rooms: from 780 CNY