The shortlist: Hotel Brunch 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

Hyatt on The Bund

With its position in southern Hongkou district, Hyatt on the Bund boasts stunning views south to the Bund and Pudong, especially from Vue Bar on the 32nd floor. Acres of glass and marble make for a light and airy feel, even on the lower sunken level, which houses the luxurious Yuan spa. The ...

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199 Huangpu Lu

Le Royal Meridien Shanghai

The highest hotel in Puxi, Le Royal Meridien thumbs its nose at its loftier neighbours across the river with a plum location right on People's Square. Despite pimped-up gimmicks like specially composed 'soundscapes' playing in the lifts and lobby, an enormous neon-lit archway filled with ...

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789 Nanjing Dong LuOnline booking

Park Hyatt

Housed in the iconic SWFC and current holder of the world's second highest hotel title, the Park Hyatt exudes luxe boutique style rather than flashy chain homogeny. Award-winning designer Tony Chi's sequence of 'gates, halls and chambers' - featuring restaurants and bars with names like 'The ...

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100 Century AvenueOnline booking

Pudong Shangri-La

This 952-room twin tower hotel, situated on the banks of the Huangpu river, is a Shanghai institution. The opulent lobby of the New Tower (which opened in 2005) houses a selection of designer boutiques and upmarket gift shops, including luxury men-and-womenswear outfit Shanghai Tang. ...

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33 Fucheng LuOnline booking

Waldorf Astoria Shanghai on The Bund

This elegant historic hotel has restored the heritage Shanghai gentleman's club to its former glory, and rivals The Peninsula as the most glamorous hotel in town. Lovingly-restored in neo-classic style, the hotel decor is opulent but understated with trembling crystal chandeliers, acres of ...

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2 Zhongshan Dong Yi LuOnline booking

Westin Bund Center

The Bund's first 'world-class luxury modern hotel', the 26-storey Westin has been open since 2002 (the more contemporary New Tower opened five years later). The hotel enthusiastically subscribes to the maxim 'bigger is better', from the overblown decor of its palm-filled lobby (which hosts a ...

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88 Henan Zhong LuOnline booking

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