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The River View rooms at Pudong Shangri-La are decidedly low-tech, with only Bose iPod docks and Philips LCD televisions. But Grand Tower rooms offer a few more technology perks. Aside from the aforementioned amenities, they come with DVD players, Bose radios with remote controls, personal fax machines and bedside switches that control the lighting, drapes and temperature. You will find plenty of outlets in the guest rooms at the desks (marble-topped in the River View rooms, and covered with a leather-like material in the Grand Tower rooms), along with ergonomic chairs. If you need adapters or converters, just call down to the front desk and someone will bring them to your door in less than five minutes. What the Forbes Travel Guide Four-Star hotel lacks in technology, it makes up for in charm. We love the hotel’s East-meets-West design scheme. You’ll see it in the fabric headboards, which depict Chinese-style nature scenes like lovely cherry blossoms.