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JW Marriott Shanghai at Tomorrow Square opened in 2003 and has not undergone a room renovation since. However, everything at the Forbes Travel Guide Four-Star hotel still feels fresh and new — starting with the exterior, which starts as a square base and transitions into a diagonal square before rising to a 935-foot peak. Inside, the rooms don’t look dated and do feature modern amenities like LCD televisions and iPod docks or speakers, depending on which room you book. There are no digital controls, and the phones and coffeemakers are basic. Nonetheless, the beds are plush — dressed in crisp white sheets and topped with six pillows — the desk chairs ergonomic and the views sweeping. The bathrooms are perfectly up to date, with ample bath products (from the Shanghai hotel’s private-label brand Nirvae), fluffy white towels and bathtubs that are pushed up against the windows so you can better take in the cityscape.