Shanghai buzzes with a palpable electricity. The city is unabashedly forward-looking, but colonial elegance and style remain part of city life, as do splendid temples and parks. The city lures the adventurous with its energy, and local contemporary artists have made Shanghai a fine art capital.
One of the country’s most important celebrations, the Lunar New Year festivities take place over two weeks at temples, with lantern festivals, fireworks displays and parties at clubs.
This ancient festival is the largest traditional temple fair in Shanghai and is held annually on the third day of the third month of the Chinese calendar.
The sister festival to the Hong Kong International Literary Festival, this annual festival held over three weekends is one of China’s largest English language literary events, and hosts over 50 international and local authors.
Traditional folk music, dance and pig events, such as racing and diving, are part of this celebration held in the Nanhui District on the coast.
Here, old (puxi) and new (pudong) face each other to tell the story of this amazing metropolis. Walk along the promenade and admire the colonial Romanesque, Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque architecture as you watch locals practicing Tai Chi.
Executive Floor and Suite guests will have a butler at their service throughout their stay. From unpacking your luggage and pressing clothes, to arranging excursions or dinner reservations, no task is too big or too small.
Have the concierge book a tee time, arrange transportation and have clubs and a golf cart waiting for you at some of Asia’s best golf courses.
Soothe stiff muscles with a signature La Stone Massage, followed by time spent in the sauna and steam bath at The Spa.
Spend some time at the sprawling holistic spa with a Roman-style tepidarium, Himalayan salt stone wall, and Chinese herbal steam room. The varied treatments combine the wisdom of traditional chinese medicine with the latest spa trends.
Splash around in the massive indoor swimming pool with waterfall surrounded by five Jacuzzis. Recline on a lounger and order snacks from the room service menu to be delivered poolside.
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