Shanghai Edition, a Hotel with a simultaneous launch in Barcelona, plus four more in the works internationally, Ian Schrager’s brand is moving at an impressive clip.
This pace is a combination by the designers, Neri & Hu, who have just finished the city’s sleek Sukhothai hotel and several of its hottest new restaurant spaces. With collective energy that feels almost nuclear, it’s fitting that the Shanghai Edition occupies a pair of adjacent buildings that once housed electric companies.
‘The challenge was to create a bridge between the vibrancy of the art deco block building and the brutalism of the post-modern tower,’says Neri & Hu of the hotel’s entrance. It’s perfectly on the brand in its upset of the traditional hotel format: the doors open out into a well-polished lobby bar and lounge area set between the two buildings, with no front desk in sight.
As you can see an elegant, an aged bronze spiral staircase leads up to the 35-seater, reservation-only Punch Room bar before spitting you out onto one of the rooftop bars, where you can drink a signature Edition cocktail with stunning views.
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