First-time and regular visitors to Shanghai alike are sure to have heard of Xintiandi, a car-free shopping, eating and entertainment district. Conveniently located nearby is Lapis Casa, a boutique hotel. Each of the 18 guest rooms is individually furnished with handcrafted antique furniture. If you’re hungry, there are Japanese and Taiwanese restaurants within the hotel itself.

Rates: From RMB1,500 for a double deluxe room, to RMB2,500 for the deluxe suite.

Draw factor: Its proximity to Xintiandi

Contact info:

Address: 68 Taicang Road Tel: +86 (21) 5382 1600

E-mail: [email protected]

www.lapiscasahotel.com

BY NELA MORINELLI & TODD ANTHONY TYLER