Don't come here expecting over the top glamour, the true luxury at this chic boutique hotel lies in the 100% use of recycled and reclaimed materials. Even the building itself was once a post office. The first carbon neutral hotel in China, it is smart, sleek design that overtakes any humbler notions of what it means to be green today. Each of the 26 rooms has a sunken lounge with wraparound sofa, a platform bed and luxury, all natural of course, linens and bedding. The atrium rooms have a three storey internal atrium with bamboo and hanging vines. The Penthouse defies Shanghai small with its 860 square feet (80 square metres) living space and 753 square feet (70 square metres) rooftop garden. The views from rooms out over colonial Shanghai rooftops are another calm retreat.
Being able to contribute a carbon free stay to Shanghai. You can offset your flight's carbon print by buying a tree in the URBN forest in inner Mongolia.