The shortlist: Boutique 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

Hotel Indigo Shanghai on The Bund

Located on the riverside near the Shiliupu Docks, this upscale boutique hotel offers spectacular views of both the historic Bund and the futuristic Pudong skyline. Hotel Indigo has 184 rooms and a very bright and eclectic design – think lots of lime greens, yellows and pinks. Though it isn't ...

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585 Zhongshan Dong Er LuOnline booking

The PuLi Hotel and Spa

Part boutique hotel, part spa, the PuLi opened in 2009 as Shanghai's first 'urban retreat'. Although nestled right next to the Jingan Temple metro station and the hustle-bustle of Nanjing Xi Lu, a Zen-like calm pervades the streamlined, neutral interior. Housed in the lobby is the aptly named ...

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1 Changde LuOnline booking

The Waterhouse at South Bund

The Waterhouse, a 1930s warehouse converted into a palace of industrial chic by local design superstars Neri Hu, is possibly the coolest hotel in the city. The 19 boutique rooms are packed with individual pieces and art works from stars such as Arne Jacobsen and Tracey Emin. Rooms generally ...

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1-3 Maojiayuan LuOnline booking

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