Blending the spirit of old Shanghai with the energy and vibrancy of the modern Metropolis

The vision for Shangri-La was to create an imaginary & vibrant Shanghai Neighbourhood made up of bustling markets and courts, connected through laneways that flow majestically into one another.

Upon arrival a large-volume lobby provides a tranquil and welcoming escape from the city, where light and space reign and guests catch glimpses of the courtyard beyond.

The presence of a kinetic sculptural "tree" adds a touch of enchantment, creating a dynamic and engaging focal point within the lobby.

A kinetic sculptural “tree” greets arriving guests, animated as if by a hidden breeze, glassware birds gently take flight. An homage to the pastoral past of Qiantan, the kinetic “tree” was crafted by Preciosa, an elite European glassware manufacturer, using traditional glass-blowing techniques.

The energy levels, materiality & finishes flow as the guest journey transitions, with ever-changing digital artworks adorning corridor walls.

The journey continues to the guest lift lobby, a celebration of the streets of Shanghai, with the Art Deco feature glass screen as a focal point.

Ballroom & Wellness Club

The ballroom lobby beyond conveys a more dramatic interpretation of the street scene, with the window details of the row houses magnified to grand scale, creating a fully immersive glass lobby. The journey through to the ballroom alternates from stone to glass, an interpretation of the brick elevations to the glazed windows tells a story of sun and shade, culminating in the grand ballroom - a glorious conclusion to the journey.