After shutting for years and undergoing a multi-million RMB facelift, The Paramount has once again flung open its doors. During its ’30s heyday, The Paramount was filled with the kind of unsavoury characters that helped Shanghai earn its infamous nickname, the ‘Whore of the Orient’. It saw a coming together of aristocrats, gangsters, dancers and wealthy Westerners for wild evenings of dubious behaviour. Now restored to its former glory (minus the disreputable elements), The Paramount is back in business as a blinged-out exclusive nightclub with KTV rooms.
The Paramount Ballroom is at 218 Yuyuan Lu, near Changde Lu.