The shortlist: Luxury Hotel of the Year

The shortlist for Time Out's Love Shanghai Awards 2016

We love Shanghai. And with top-notch cocktail bars, off-the-hook restaurants and fabulous nights out hitting the tiles, how could you not? Here's this year's shortlist, with nominees hand-picked by our editors, for the Time Out Love Shanghai Awards 2016. Want to spread the love? Click here to vote for your city favourites – shortlisted or not!

The shortlist

Fairmont Peace Hotel

The former Cathay Hotel, which was the most prestigious hotel in Shanghai before 1949 and was where Noel Coward wrote Private Lives, has been painstakingly restored to its original glory, and is such a tourist attraction in its own right that the lobby is usually full of locals taking photos. ...

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20 Nanjing Dong LuOnline booking

Kerry Hotel Pudong

The Kerry Hotel Pudong, from the Shangri-La group, features 574 guestrooms in a modern skyrise hotel overlooking Century Park. It's more fun and original than you'd expect, and has a few striking features: The BREW, a microbrewery serving six unique beers; The COOK, with 11 cooking stations ...

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1388 Huamu Lu

The Langham, Shanghai, Xintiandi

The ultra-modern, glass-fronted new Langham Xintiandi features 24 storeys and 357 rooms, most with floor-to-ceiling windows, designed by Peter Remedios (who designed Hyatt On The Bund, among others). Welcome gifts, free mini-bar and limousine airport transfers are also available. The hotel ...

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99 Madang LuOnline booking

The Portman Ritz-Carlton Shanghai

Housed in Jingan's Shanghai Centre, with a medical clinic, supermarket, and multiple cafes on tap, the original Ritz-Carlton is hard to beat for location, quality of service or excellent facilities. The spacious rooms feature a muted gold colour scheme and dark rosewood furniture in a nod to the ...

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1376 Nanjing Xi LuOnline booking

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