If you covet water views, the Forbes Travel Guide Four-Star Hotel Indigo Shanghai on the Bund is the only hotel that sits right along the Huangpu River. You'll get an eyeful throughout the eclectic hotel, with vistas of the Old City, the river and Pudong's skyscrapers. One of the best ways to take it all in is with a visit to the rooftop CHAR Bar & Grill. The hot spot serves fantastic cuts of meat, but flouts the traditional steakhouse experience with textured granite walls and floral chair coverings. Be sure to inspect your room for goodies such as a French press set, locally loved White Rabbit candies and bathrobes that encourage you to kick back — "Relax" is embroidered onto the waffle fabric.