Jing An Shangri-La
Hotel heavyweights Kohn Pederson Fox Associates and Hirsch Bedner Associates masterminded the look and feel of Shangri-La’s third property in Shanghai
, opened in June 2013 on the Puxi side of the Huangpu River. The centerpiece of the 4.8-million-square-feet mixed-use complex Jing An Kerry Center, located near Metro Lines 2 and 7, the property occupies the top 29 floors of the 60-story tower, so expect Instagram-ready views. In rooms, pops of color and rosewood paneling accent the silvery design scheme, and bathrooms have heated marble floors, satin glass, beveled mirrors, and separate bathtubs and stand-alone showers. Crystal appears liberally throughout the property—more than 4 million pieces of it, from the canopy of lighted crystal rods above the porte cochere to the floating crystal clouds that appear over the Event Center’s driveway. More than 200 pieces of art by 50 international artists further enliven public areas.