• Mod lounges flank the indoor pool. Photograph by Evelina Gospodinova

    • At the acclaimed in-house steakhouse, Char, the decor is refined rustic. Photograph by Evelina Gospodinova

    • Surprising pops of bright colors are everywhere. Photograph by Evelina Gospodinova

    • In the rooms, striking photo murals and traditional fabrics nod to Shanghai's history. Photograph by Evelina Gospodinova

    • The inviting breakfst buffet offers an array of both Western and Eastern favorites. Photograph by Evelina Gospodinova

    • Start the evening with an expertly-made cocktail. Photograph by Evelina Gospodinova

    • Dedicated relaxation areas feature cozy corners and massage "pods." Photograph by Evelina Gospodinova

      ISSUE 13: SHANGHAI

      HOTEL INDIGO SHANGHAI ON THE BUND

      Bright and youthful but still plenty posh, Hotel Indigo Shanghai on the Bund breathes life into the boutique hotel format by celebrating both cutting edge design and the traditional motifs of it’s home city. In the lobby, a restored rickshaw sits side-by-side with installations from local artists, while the fashionable guest rooms feature reclaimed wood from Chinese merchant ships and salvaged Shikumen bricks–as well as hypnotic river views and spa-like rain showers. The in-house restaurant, CHAR, is also considered one of the best tables in town.