Shanghai’s first Banyan Tree resort is a sleek 12-story hotel with 130 rooms. Many feature soaking tubs that overlook the Huangpu River. Chef Jose Fernando Corona Burch serves Asian-influenced European cuisine at the hotel’s Oceans restaurant. Try a seafood dish or the slow-cooked pigeon.
From $482. 86/(0) 21-2509-1188. This appeared in the March/April 2013 issue.