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Chic chinoiserie: An elegant mansion in pre-war Shanghai is the theme for the Shanghai Mansion, which can be found in the heart of Bangkok’s Chinese quarter. A key architectural landmark, the building was once a Chinese opera house but now it’s a chic and imaginatively styled hotel. Interiors are a feast of colourful silks and brocades designed to evoke the glamour and mystery of old-time Shanghai. Old meets new in a boutique sanctuary that’s equipped with a gorgeous spa and everything the modern traveller demands, from wi-fi access and cable TV to a jazz bar and library. Three types of guest room summon up the elegance of a bygone era with private terraces and peaceful garden atriums, exquisite antiques, vibrant fabrics and liberal scatterings of cushions. The Mu Dan-Peony Contemporary is a fantasy suite featuring a four-poster bed and spacious contemporary bathroom, which have made this a favourite location for fashion shoots.
From £55 per night. +66 (0) 2221 2121 | www.shanghaimansion.com