With a spate of new development, Shanghai seems poised to become mainland China’s most exciting place to be. Long a fusion of East and West, the city has steadily been welcoming cultural attractions, from the Power Station of Art (mainland China’s first state-run museum dedicated to contemporary art) to the striking new Fosun Foundation designed by Foster + Partners in collaboration with Heatherwick Studio. Last year saw the opening of Bellagio Shanghai and the urban resort Capella Shanghai, Jian Ye Li, both members of Leading Hotels of the World. This year, the city’s hospitality scene will explode, with the new Amanyangyun, Middle House designed by Piero Lissoni, the ultra-luxe Bulgari Hotel Shanghai, and the scene-making Shanghai EDITION.
AD consulted with the industry's leading experts to uncover the hottest destinations for design lovers in the new year