Pudi Boutique Hotel: Art deco design
99 Yandang Lu, near Nanchang Lu 雁荡路99号, 近南昌路 +86 21 5158 5888
Check-in 2pm, check-out noon
There is no neighborhood more "Shanghai" than the French Concession, and the Pudi Hotel, in all its art deco glory, is right in the middle of it.
Opposite Fuxing Park, the hotel's location offers you all the quiet, tree-line streets you could hope to walk down.
Although location is key, the rooms here are the big draw -- especially the bathrooms. Each of the 52 rooms are sleek and fashionable, but it's the 19 square meter bathroom -- as big as a second bedroom -- complete with cooper sinks and rain forest showers that you'll truly fall in love with. Throw in a huge tub, bath salts and oils, and you'll be able to relax after a long day of meetings or tourism