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The design style of the boutique Forbes Travel Guide Four-Star Hotel Indigo Shanghai on the Bund is witty and modern, with colorful furnishings and a friendly atmosphere. The lobby features a dark floor with a stratified rock design and an extensive undulating wall of wooden slats, giving the visual of a blowing curtain behind the reception desk. A red painted rickshaw and yellow painted bicycle add pops of color and interest to the hotel entrance, as does a painted wall mural displaying a scene from a traditional Chinese city. Pop art takes on old Shanghai in the form of large-scale painted statues positioned throughout the public spaces, including the lobby, standing by doorways and even looking out the window in the QUAY dining room. A stone water fixture, wall of living plants and other artwork lead guests through the lobby as if they’re an art gallery, and its artfully mismatched stools, sculpture chairs, traditional Chinese chairs and leather sofas add whimsy to the space. The sixth floor QUAY guest lounge is cozy, with colorful carpet, bright floral throw pillows and homey touches such as candy jars, vases and magazines. Walls of windows that nearly wrapped around the entire floor offer fantastic views of the Shanghai skyline and river activity below, and provide a luxurious backdrop for the more casual interiors.