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Yangtze Boutique Shànghǎi
Dating from the 1930s, this art deco beauty was a famous hang-out for the glitterati in the swinging 1930s. Splendidly refurbished, it features a sumptuous stained-glass oblong and recessed skylight in the lobby, above a deco-style curved staircase. In addition to period decor, rooms feature deep baths, picture-frame TVs, glass-walled bathrooms (with Venetian blinds) and even tiny balconies – a rarity in Shànghǎi.