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Shanghai Style

The Flair bar at the top of the Ritz Carlton Pudong is the  highest open-air bar in Shanghai , you need to take two high speed lifts to get there. From here you can look down at all the other rooftop bars; little pools of coloured  light flickering like iPad screens on the tops of every available building.  Not since the heady 1930s when Shanghai was party central for the Jazz generation has the city been as fashionable. Only this time the locals also get to enjoy it.

One sure fire sign that Shanghai is style central are the number  of new luxury hotels flowering in the Paris of the East. And the fact that the prestigious International Luxury Travel Mart Asia , run each May, has made Shanghai its spiritual home for the last two years - the movers and shakers of the luxury travel word won't travel just anywhere (ILTM Europe is in Cannes).  

The votes are in for Shanghai's Most Stylish. 

Hilary Doling 7/7/11

1. The Puli Hotel and Spa
1. The Puli Hotel and Spa
The Puli Hotel and Spa is an oasis of calm in a city where the energy crackles like electricity. 
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2. Waldorf Astoria Shanghai on the Bund
2. Waldorf Astoria Shanghai on the Bund
The Luxury Travel Bible  was one of the first though the doors of the just-opened Waldorf Astoria Shanghai on the Bund.
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3. Les Suites Orient
3. Les Suites Orient
There is a sleek modern feel about  Les Suites Orient despite the hotel's Art Deco exterior. There has been a lot of clever modern thinking too. 
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4. Langham Xintiandi
4. Langham Xintiandi
The elegant Langham Xintiandi made its debut in October 2010 and is still awaiting some finishing touches (an indoor pool & gym late July,  a martini bar in October) but we won't hold that against it.  
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5. Waterhouse on South Bund
5. Waterhouse on South Bund
With Waterhouse on South Bund Singaporean design guru Loh Lik Peng has revamped  a former army compound on the Huangpu River and created a 19-room guesthouse.
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6. Kerry Hotel
6. Kerry Hotel
The just -opened Kerry hotel is another new kid on the block. Except that this block is a fair way from downtown in the furthest reaches of Pudong.
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7. The Fairmont Peace Hotel
7. The Fairmont Peace Hotel
Between the two World Wars Shanghai shone:  deliciously decadent, cultured, yet corrupt it was a place where the pursuit of pleasure was second only to the pursuit of wealth.  
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8. The Peninsula Shanghai
8. The Peninsula Shanghai
When it opened in October 2009 it heralded the return of parent company, The Hong Kong and Shanghai Hotels Ltd, to the city of Shanghai, where it had owned and operated four of China's best hotels from the 1920s to the 1950s. 
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9. The Jia
9. The Jia
We love insider secrets and an inconspicuous sign is all that announces this 1920s house on Nanging Road as a hotel. 
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10.Swatch Art Peace Hotel
10.Swatch Art Peace Hotel
When we visited the newly opend Swatch Peace Hotel there was a very chic  party taking place on the roof terrace.
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