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The guest rooms at Forbes Travel Guide Four-Star Hotel Indigo Shanghai on the Bund are spacious and colorful, with a contemporary design mixed with touches of old Shanghai. Dark wooden floors, a gray brick wall and expansive large windows — some of which can actually be opened for fresh air — set the scene for a boutique “home away from home” feel. Light natural colors on most furnishings are accentuated by surprising pops of bright colors — think yellow coffee table, Kelly green desk chair and nearly neon floral throw pillows. Silk netting used for the bed canopy and sheer draperies give the room an airy quality, while stunning views of Shanghai’s skyline and river remain the focal point of the room. Pop art figurines, ceramic tea and coffee sets, and a calligraphy brush stand provide a sense of place, but it’s the massive black-and-white photographic depiction of old Shanghai forming the backdrop of the bed that dominates the room and injects it with imagination.