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The words we would use to describe the style of the Andaz Shanghai are:
1. Retro. The honeycomb stone façade of the hotel, with its oblong shape and curved bubbly window frames, screams 1960s, echoed by the reproduction Arne Jacobsen red leather egg chair placed in every room.
2. Minimalist. Furnishings are few and unfussy in the guest rooms, which feature walnut and olive wood plank flooring and nothing except a bed, television with mini-bar credenza, glass work/dining table and occasional chair.
3. Homey. The hotel encourages guests to relax during their stay in the living room-style sunken lounge in the lobby that includes clusters of leather club chairs and a wooden sideboard displaying stacks of art books, magazines and framed photos of guests.
4. Playful. Little design touches are used throughout the Forbes Travel Guide Four-Star hotel, like the five contemporary rabbit figurines lining the wall between check-in and the elevators or the ethnic print hanging on the wall with a video overlay of swimming goldfish.
5. Asian-inspired. All beds feature a backdrop composed of Chinese silk panels in a riotous patchwork of colorful ethnic prints, while corridor art by local artists take their cue from chengyu, or traditional Chinese expressions.