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Waldorf Astoria Shanghai on the Bund has two buildings: the historic tower, which is 101 years old and houses 20 suites, and the new tower, which houses the rest of the rooms and suites. In the historic building, the carved wood canopy beds match the surrounding desk and cabinetry. They are topped with gauzy white canopies, crisp white sheets and pillows that have cradled the necks of high-profile guests who have stayed at the Forbes Travel Guide Five-Star hotel (the crown princes of Belgium and Luxembourg, to name a few). In the new tower, the beds have pillow-top mattresses, four pillows in crisp white cases and two colorful bolsters. Above the beds in every room hangs a Chinese oil painting that, along with the bolsters and the easy chair in a paisley print, provides pops of color. In the new tower, dark wood desks overlook the window and are neatly organized with a vase of flowers, a connectivity panel and a box of cables.