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Be Wowed by these Shanghai Hotels!

Park Hyatt

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The tallest hotel in Shanghai and one of the tallest in the world, you can be experience being literally on top of the world when you stay at Park Hyatt! The skyscraper hotel also boasts quality service and a luxurious interior design that looks like it could double as an art gallery.

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PEI Mansion Hotel

mansion shanghai


Located at the heart of the former French Concession area, Mansion Hotel is China’s first deluxe City Heritage Boutique Hotel. Upon entering, expect to find classical design along with a host of antiques decorating the lobby and corridors. This is one hotel that combines luxury rooms and service with historical flair.

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Astor House

astor shanghai


Book a night at Astor House and you’ll have a chance to stay at rooms once occupied by the likes of Albert Einstein, Bertrand Russell and Charlie Chaplin! This hotel was Shanghai’s first, being built more than 160 years ago during the Qing Dynasty in 1846. The interior is elegant and reminiscent of the building’s past, complete with impeccable wooden floors and chandeliers!

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Which one of these amazing hotels would you like to stay at?

Visit travelog.me for more information on places to visit when next in Shanghai.

Images courtesy of (from top to bottom): allabouttravelling.com, worldalldetails.com, peimansionhotel.com, tripadvisor.com, flickr.com, china.bryant.edu.

Countdown to Valentine’s Day With These Six Romantic Getaways in 2015

We are popping the question on Valentine’s Day Getaways in 2015!

Whether you are a fan of beach, countryside or city destinations, hotels and resorts across the globe offer exceptional escapes that will make your romantic retreat memorable. The most cherished Valentine’s Day gifts come not only in heart-shaped boxes but also in unforgettable experiences.

Choose from any of these exotic destinations and make this Valentine’s one to remember.

6.  Bali, Indonesia


Bali, meaning “heaven”, evokes your dream of the most splendid sights: towering volcanoes curled in a deep canopy, long white sandy beaches, and green turquoise water along curving coastlines. Ranked as one of the ‘World’s Best Islands’ according to Travel & Leisure Magazine and Lonely Planet.  Bali is exactly what you are looking for on your voyages of love. Spend time together lying on the pristine sand seashores or participating in watersports and beach activities to makes your trip more active and interesting. Rafting, surfing, cycling while savoring this beautiful island, the friendly, open locals and the stunning sunsets are among the best things you can do to warm-up your love on the Valentine’s Day.

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5.  Inle Lake, Myanmar


Inle Lake is the iconic destinations for couples looking for a quiet but charming getaway on Valentine’s Day 2015. Float on the small boats on the tranquil water, watch the splendid sunrises and sunsets reflecting the red-yellow waterway or slowly contemplate the exceptional floating gardens and floating homes of the Intha people. The feeling of take-back-time indulges your love into the slow rhythms of life, simple yet unique. The one-leg rowing technique of Intha fishermen is beyond your expectations and will complement this amazing Valentine’s Day Getaway in 2015.

4.  Bangkok, Thailand


Defining the essence of a superb Valentine’s Day, Bangkok, the busy but charming capital of Thailand offers you a retreat of peace and comfort with a romantic twist. You will definitely want to take a canal tour to see the enchanting Chao Phraya River and beautiful canals of the city. Most of these extraordinary boat trips start at the eastern bank of the river, through the backwaters of Thonburi, the glorious Royal Barges National Museum and a unique floating market. Don’t forget to reward you and your loved one with a traditional Thai massage at least once during your visit to Bangkok. Reach the sky and walk in the clouds at the 61st rooftop of Banyan Tree Hotel, kindly recommended by our friends at Exotic Voyages.

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3.  Maldives


If you’re looking to celebrate Valentine’s Day in an intimate and significantly beautiful setting, the Maldives is the world’s best destination for all these things. Spoil yourselves with a dinner under the millions of stars with candlelight and natural wind, relaxing in a bungalow to watch the endless green turquoise water, doing beach activities such as surfing, fishing or even diving to see the vivid underwater world. A boat trip as if nature plays with the colors of the setting sun just to ensure that you remember each moment and this love for the rest of your life. Velassaru, Maldives, one of the most romantic Valentine’s Day Getaways in 2015 offers one-of-a-kind exclusive dining experiences.

2.  Hanoi, Vietnam 

Hanoi, Vietnam

Visit enchanting Hanoi and welcome Valentine’s Day with a true Vietnam experience and the best that Hanoi has to offer. Take a morning or evening cyclo along Hoan Kiem Lake, through 36 old Quarter streets to watch the daily life of Hanoians. Seeing Hanoi come to life in both its ancient and modern ways. At Exotic Voyages, we highly recommend you try a café in Hanoi. The unique décor and exceptional quality of coffee in each shop will give you a true taste of Vietnam. Walking along the Long Bien Bridge and watching the sun slowly sets behind the Red River presents the perfect end to any day. You are definitely in for a retreat as you visit Hanoi with your loved one in some of the luxury hotels at the centre of Hanoi.

1.  Shanghai, China


Tianai Lu or Sweet Love Road in Hongkou District is the ideal place to take a romantic stroll. Here young couples often look at walls adorned with well-chosen love poems and aphorisms from famous poets of love. Ride the ferry wheel at Jinjiang Amusement Park and observe Shanghai from a birds-eye view. Shanghai is not only a place steeped in history but also a charming destination, good enough for even the most hard-to-please dates for Valentine’s Day 2015.

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Images courtesy of (from top to bottom) Bali Island Experience, BookingYourTravel.com, Girls See the World Travel Club, Top Viral Media, China.org.cn.

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Where to See in the New Year in Shanghai For Any Budget

Shanghai is one of the most exciting cities in China, bustling with people and events. Would you expect any less for your New Year’s celebrations? Here’s a list of places to head to in Shanghai, arranged according to your budget, so you can usher in the New Year!

Free (or minimal cost)

1.  Longhua Temple

Longhua Temple

Ring in 2015! When we say ring, we mean ring. At the Longhua Temple, the city’s oldest temple, there is a tradition that has been taking place in Shanghai since 1988. As a symbol of good fortune for the forthcoming year, people are allowed to ring the 3000-kilogram bell at midnight. However, slots to do this are limited (108 places are available) and you will need to make reservations in advance. If you’re lucky enough, you’ll be entitled to one ‘dong’ to bring greater fortunes in 2015. For those who aren’t lucky enough to reserve a spot, you can still join in the festivities, as there will be lion dances, folk performances and a midnight fireworks show for your enjoyment.

2.  Huangpu River

Huangpu River

For those who are into ‘ooh-ing’ and ‘ahh-ing’ as the spectacular display of fireworks brightens up the night, make sure you secure a spot along the Huangpu River. Find yourself a rooftop pub along the Bund and have some drinks while catching up with friends, reminiscing what a year 2014 has been. Alternatively you can just hang out in the surrounding areas and wait for midnight to approach and watch as the Huangpu River lights up in excitement to welcome in the New Year.

 3.  Windows Too New Years Eve Countdown Party

Windows Too

Admission is free for this party pub where they will be giving out all the partying must-haves you will need. From horns and noisemakers, to hats and glow in the dark paraphernalia, Windows Too wants you to be part of the party atmosphere. With every 80RMB spent on food and drinks, a Windows Coffee Mug will be given for free. To add to the excitement, a lucky draw will be held to win free food and drink vouchers!

Mid-Range (RMB 200-800)

4.  Bar Rouge

Bar Rouge

One of Shanghai’s most famous clubs will be partying it up this New Year’s all dressed in Gold. Sparkle and shine amongst the fashionable and glamorous and make sure you get the special Moët & Chandon Gold Edition package to add more glitter to your night. Entry is 300RMB.

5.  Mr & Mrs Bund La Boum NYE Party

Mr & Mrs Bund

Bringing in DJ Zohan and Ghetto Blaster, Mr & Mrs Bund are throwing a house party that will involve lots of partying and dancing all dressed in a ‘Disco Chic’ theme. Entry is 200RMB.

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6.  Le Royal Meridien, Shanghai’s NYE Block Party

Le Royal Meridien

This will probably be the most fashionable NYE party to usher in 2015. If you’re looking to attend this party, make sure you’re dressed stylishly because Fashion TV will be there to capture the happenings. Occupying three whole floors, the NYE Block Party will have electro-house tunes on the first floor, Latin music and dance on the second and DJ Jacob will be dropping beats and pumping up the party with diverse tunes on the third. There will also be a hip-hop dance off o add to the excitement and entertainment for the night. Door prices start at 680RMB.

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Luxury (above RMB800)

7.  MVP Party at the Park Hyatt

Park Hyatt

This party will take you high up, not just in spirits but we mean literally high up all the way to the 91st storey of the Park Hyatt Shanghai. From 8pm to 4am guests will be treated to free flow champagne, spirits and tapas as well as live entertainment. Free transportation to Bar Rouge’s party (after 1.30am) is provided, if you decide that you’re in the mood for carrying on the party. The Park Hyatt’s is rather pricey from RMB888 onwards.

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8.  M1NT Restaurant


With a special six-course menu created just for the New Year’s M1NT Restaurant’s executive chef Michael Jakovljiev will be filling up stomachs with amazing food. Normandy Oysters, foie gras, caviar, a blue lobster pasta, wagyu beef and dessert will be served at a price of RMB 1288 and if you would like wine to go along it’s an addition RMB388. If you’re not too full after feasting and are still able to move, simply stroll over to the club next door for a full night partying! For more information, simply head over to their website here.


Check out our article on ‘Top 5 Rooftop Bars in Shanghai‘ for more ideas for where to see in 2015 in Shanghai, click here >>

 Still not sure where to see in the New Year in Shanghai?

Check out Travelog for more useful, up-to-date information on things to do and places to visit in Shanghai.

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Images courtesy of (from top to bottom) Meet in Shanghai, China International Travel, Erin O’Leary, SmartShanghai.com, Shanghai Listings (5,7 and 8), Le Royal Méridien Shanghai.

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