Jinjiang Metropolo Hotel

Historic hotel in The Bund & People's Square

This magnificent art deco building has been home to a hotel since 1934 and was first established as the Metropole Hotel, owned by the famed Victor Sassoon. A thorough renovation has seen it styled with antiques and pictures of old Shanghai, and the rooms are comfortable and plush without being outstanding. It overlooks an intersection with similarly imposing grand architecture.