This art deco veteran, designed by Ladislaus Hudec, was Shànghǎi’s premier theatre in the 1930s.
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170 West Nanjing Rd; 南京西路170号 · interesting places nearby
Park Hotel information
Designed by Hungarian architect Ladislaus Hudec and erected as a bank in 1934, the Park Hotel was Shànghǎi’s tallest building until the 1980s, when shoulder-padded architects first started squinting hopefully in the direction of Pǔdōng. Back in the days when building height had a different meaning, it was said your hat would fall off if you looked at the roof.
Peruse the foyer for its art deco overture.
A short walk east along Nanjing Rd is the Pacific Hotel, formerly the China United Apartment Building, also equipped with some lovely lobby details.