The Waterhouse at South Bund, Shanghai
“The City gets lit up after the Sunset” was the opening line of Continental air’s promotional short film for Shanghai shortly before the landing today. Full of business men on board, the Continental Air Jet was also as just as new as those skyline of rising Shanghai. Along the rapidly growing China’s economy, Gap has opened up 3 beautiful brand new stores now in China and here I am with Cynthia to visit Gap stores and learn about what people and life of Shanghai is all about! The culture, what they like to eat and wear, people adopting the new life of one of the fastest growing cities in the world!
And here let’s start with one of the best new design Shanghai is proud of : the Waterhouse.
Once a wear house space back in 1930’s has completely have re born as a swanky new modern boutique hotel by doing a quite a good job preserving most part of facade from then. Industrial cool, rustic historic charm and great portion use of wood and glass gives that cutting edge yet delivers cozy Modernism of Today.
Approaching the entrance.
The lighting art above the reception does not show well in this picture. But it says: ” You should have loved me.”
There are sort of 2 lounging areas. Right where is the reception then this open room connects to the bar area on the ground floor.
Small pockets of lounge area that is well thought through concerning privacy and openness at the same time consisting high and low of textures of materials, colors and lighting.
Looking down the Lobby from the second floor.
Each room is supposedly unique in size and layouts but in this sort of interior.
Tinted glass wall and concrete bathroom is quite zen and beautiful. Simple.
The court yard.
The roof top garden.
The restaurant on the ground floor.
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