And starting room rates are surprisingly affordable
The St. Regis Shanghai Jingan brings the hotel brand's familiar opulence—and 24-hour butler service—to downtown Shanghai. Western and Chinese blend in the 491 rooms and 55 residences, all with city views—particularly stunning from the 36-68th floors.
On the very top of the hotel, you'll find the massive three-bedroom, 650-sq-meter Presidential Suite. Starting at 1,450CNY ($295) per night, all rooms feature marble bathrooms with rainforest showers and bathtubs, plush beds and tasteful decorative touches like Chinese calligraphy and handcrafted gold foil paintings.
For dinner, feast on either Cantonese, teppanyaki or the chef's seasonal tasting menus. Elsewhere, there are brunch and afternoon tea spots, plus the signature St. Regis Bar, whose cocktails play around with Shanghainese spices.