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To describe the style of Waldorf Astoria Shanghai on the Bund in five words, we’d use the following:
1. Historic. The hotel is made up of two buildings — one brand-new one and one that dates back 101 years. The historic building has restored details like moldings, wainscoting and mantels.
2. Luxurious. Marble floors gleam, immaculate carpets are plush and service is impeccable. Enjoying afternoon tea in the hotel’s Salon de Ville will leave you feeling like 19th-century royalty.
3. Spacious. From the high ceilings to the ample rooms and oversize bathtubs, you’ll have plenty of space to move around at Waldorf Astoria Shanghai. Your kids will be particularly taken with the staircase leading from the historic building to the new tower, which can be run up and down — an easy form of entertainment.
4. Masculine and Feminine. Even though the two words contradict each other, they both work here. Salon de Ville, where you can enjoy afternoon tea, is a lovely parlor where white-gloved ladies wouldn’t look out of place. The hotel’s Long Bar, however, is decidedly masculine, featuring cabinets made of dark wood that are filled with backlit bottles and a white marble-topped bar that is, of course, very long.
5. Stunning. Step inside the Five-Star hotel, take a look at the marble floors, opulent chandeliers and enormous bouquets of flowers, and you’ll be stopped in your tracks. The hotel is beautifully decorated down to every last detail.