East meets West in Shanghai

Step into The Langham, Xintiandi, Shanghai — the second Langham hotel in the city — and you’ll get a whiff of a sweet ginger flower scent, which is spritzed in the public areas (if you really like it, the lobby signature shop sells it bottled). The 357 well-appointed rooms smell just as sweet, but they also come with complimentary Wi-Fi and VoIP calling. The hotel’s location is perfect for sightseeing, within walking distance of major tourist attractions and directly across the street from the pedestrian-only Xintiandi, an area filled with chic shops and upscale restaurants housed in traditional shikumen housing.