Answers from Our Experts (1)
The best words we would use to describe the style of Les Suites Orient, Bund Shanghai, are:
1. Homey. A wooden grand piano sits majestically in the corner of the lobby, while fresh-cut roses, living room-style furnishings and light guest traffic in the hushed public areas add to the home-away-from-home feel.
2. Intimate. The all-day lounge, unattended by staff, offers comfy sofas for a conversations, while the restaurant downstairs offers cold beer in an honesty bar in a cozy, dimly lit setting with coffee table books and chandeliers.
3. Mid-century modern. We love all the retro touches in the hotel, like the stacks of antique trunks in the corner of the ground floor lobby, the display of old radios in the lounge or the antique camera and tripod in the restaurant.
4. Serene. Pleasant piano music plays in the background at all hours in the lobby, while beds of river rocks and plenty of natural light encourage guests to relax.
5. Local. Chinese curios like glass perfume bottles and pipes are displayed in glass cases throughout the public areas, along with photographic prints of Shanghai and even a felt print of the city skyline in the ground floor lobby, which guests can scribble messages on using a Chinese calligraphy brush.