Gucci's First Full-Service Restaurant Quietly Opens Above Boutique in Shanghai Mall

Nov 17, 2015  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

Though Gucci has a themed café in Florence near the brand’s museum, the company has been behind other luxury brands when it comes to opening full-service restaurants—Versace has four. However, as of three months ago, Gucci officially entered the restaurant business by opening its very first establishment in Huaihai Lu, Shanghai called 1921 Gucci Café.

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Taking On China: 8 of the Country's Best Cities to Visit on Your Next Asian Adventure

Dec 16, 2014  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico  |  1 Comment

The very thought of navigating through China and having to choose which cities to visit and which to avoid, can seem daunting. Yet, with its complicated past, iconic monuments, fascinating architecture and intriguing cuisine, the world’s most populous country has so much to offer travelers.

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China's Tallest Building Tops Out at 2,073 Feet After Four Years of Construction

Aug 21, 2013  |   Contributor: James Rothaar

The Shanghai Tower — the tallest building in China at 2,073 feet — has topped out and put the final beam in place, according to Thornton Tomasetti, the engineering firm that is providing structural services for the building. Designed by architecture firm Gensler and developed by the Shanghai Tower Construction and Development Company, building of the mixed-use, 4.1-million-square-foot structure [...]... Read More

Banyan Tree Spa Shanghai on the Bund Opens

Jan 17, 2013  |   Contributor: Carly Zinderman

Banyan Tree Spa announces the launch of the Banyan Tree Spa Shanghai On The Bund, located in Shanghai’s first all river view hotel. Embracing the local culture and traditional Chinese healing philosophy, Banyan Tree Spa Shanghai On the Bund’s colorful design concept is inspired by the Five Elements – Gold, Wood, Water, Fire and Earth. The three-story spa features 11 exquisitely appointed treatment rooms including two Imperial Rooms with a Rainmist facility or Thai Massage area. For an all-encompassing wellness experience, the spa is complemented by a beauty salon, nail bar and Banyan Tree Gallery.  ... Read More

Luxury Spa in Shanghai Aims to Balance the Elements in Your Life

Jan 11, 2013  |   Contributor: Sally Farris  |  1 Comment

Banyan Tree’s Shanghai location is the city’s first all river-view hotel. Inside, its luxury spa is utilizing the same award-winning Asian therapies that Banyan Tree Spas have become known for—creating a balance of the five elements, both in rejuvenating treatments and in the interior design of the 11-room facility. The spa, in congruence with its trendy location on the Bund, (a region riddled with both contemporary business facilities and historical landmarks) combines modern and edgy Asian décor with a comfortable and inviting atmosphere.... Read More

Find Urban Solace at Shanghai's Newest Luxury Hotel Twelve at Hengshan

Dec 11, 2012  |   Contributor: Sally Farris

Located in the “Paris of the East,” Shanghai’s hottest cosmopolitan area, the Twelve at Hengshan is enveloped in cafes, boutiques, galleries, restaurants and restored art-deco buildings. The building itself was designed by Mario Botta, who is also responsible for the iconic San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, using eco-friendly materials. The architecture stands out among the historic surroundings in its contemporary design, but Botta dressed the façade in natural terracotta, which is popular along the streets of Hengshan. The 171 luxury guest rooms encase a Chinese-style secret garden to promote Zen-like awareness of the environment.... Read More

Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts Open in Baku and Pudong, Shanghai

Oct 26, 2012  |   Contributor: Carly Zinderman

The Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts brand has announced the opening of its 89th and 90th properties in Baku and Pudong, Shanghai. Four Seasons Hotel Baku is the first Four Seasons property in Azerbaijan. As the city has grown in popularity, travelers have discovered that the Caspian Sea resort also has a rich cultural history, vibrant art scene, designer shopping and developing wine industry. The newly opened Four Seasons Hotel Pudong, Shanghai, is the second Four Seasons property in the Asian city. Located in the recently-built 55-story 21st Century Tower, the Four Seasons Pudong has the same luxury amenities that travelers enjoy around the world, including a spa and two restaurants.... Read More

Where to Stay, Eat and Shop in Shanghai | Guide to China's Largest City

Oct 25, 2012  |   Contributor: Eric Rosen  |  1 Comment

Over the past decade, Shanghai has regained its stature as one of the world’s most cosmopolitan, fast-paced and connected cities. With world-class hotels catering to travelers of all stripes, unparalleled luxury shopping, and a nightlife scene that positively pulsates with energy, it’s quickly become one of the top destinations on every jetsetter’s list.... Read More

Four Seasons to Open Five New Luxury Hotels in 2012

Feb 10, 2012  |   Contributor: Jared Paul Stern  |  1 Comment

The Four Seasons Hotels & Resorts already boasts some of the world’s most exclusive escapes. In 2012 they are set to open five more in diverse locations such as Canada and China.... Read More

Shanghai Hotels | Around the World at The Peace Hotel's Nine Nations Suites

Oct 28, 2011  |   Contributor: Deidre Woollard

Theme suites can be a mixed bag but the Nine Nations Suites in Shanghai’s Fairmont Peace Hotel are meant to be true expressions of some of the world's great nations and cultures. The Nine Nations Suites, several of which were a part of the original hotel—then known as The Cathay Hotel-- when it opened in 1929, were the creation of the founder Sir Victor Sassoon. Sassoon, a businessman from a famous banking family, was a bon vivant who lived in Shanghai and often hosted known figures such as Charlie Chaplin, Bernard Shaw, and Noel Coward, who wrote "Private Lives" while in residence. It was a heady time to live in Shanghai as the city rose to global prominence. The Cathay Hotel was conside... Read More

Shanghai, China | How To See It All in a Weekend

Oct 18, 2011  |   Contributor: Eric Rosen

It might be half a world away, but with more direct flights than ever from the U.S., a spate of new hotels, world-class shopping and a sophisticated restaurant scene, Shanghai is now more accessible than ever, and all you need to get a taste is just three nights. Here's the plan.

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Chinese Culture | Terracotta Warriors of the Qin Dynasty

Oct 10, 2011  |   Contributor: Eric Meyers

The idea of international travel is always intriguing, but occasionally we need a little extra inspiration. Enter the UNESCO World Heritage Sites, a treasure trove of amazing things to see and do, with cultural and historic significance that bring travelers closer to the culture of the places they visit, while educating them a little bit along the way. These sites are located all over the world, so chances are you could find one in the next region on your list, or maybe our list will help you decide on where to start.... Read More

The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, L.L.C. Signs Agreements with The Shanghai Greenland Group for Two Landmark Ritz-Carlton Hotels in Wuhan and Dalian

Sep 2, 2011  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company L.L.C. cemented its position as the largest and fastest-growing luxury hotel company in China with the announcement today of agreements with the Shanghai Greenland Group, one of China’s premier property developers, for the development of two new Ritz-Carlton hotels in China – The Ritz-Carlton, Wuhan and The Ritz-Carlton, Dalian.... Read More

Ritz-Carlton Shanghai, Pudong: Living the High Life

Sep 10, 2010  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

Luxury Hotels: The Ritz-Carlton Shanghai, Pudong, the brand's seventh property in China, is the definition of luxury. The hotel opened its doors in June on the heels of the 2010 World Expo, bringing 18 floors of opulence to the Shanghai ifc Tower.... Read More

Best Restaurants in Shanghai, China

Jul 13, 2010  |   Contributor: Carly Zinderman

Best Restaurants: After the sun goes down, the city of Shanghai is transformed into a magical place with fine dining around every bend. The city's recent renewal from international companies has made the city into one of the best places in the world to fine delicious cuisine and Michelin-starred restaurants. Many of the best restaurants are located in the trendy neighborhood known as The Bund.

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