The Waterhouse at South Bund.
By Cara Allan
A cool antidote to all Shanghai’s shiny modernity…
1-3 Maojiayuan Rd
A cool antidote to all Shanghai’s shiny modernity, this gritty chic hotel has been forged from a crumbling 1930s factory and former army HQ in the historic Shiliupu dockyards. The three-storey digs express an exterior of jagged industrial framework, offset by sleek architectural adaptions, cutting-edge contemporary furniture and on-trend dining and lounging spaces overlooking the Huangpu River.