The Yangtze Boutique Shanghai

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2022 Historic Hotels Worldwide Awards of Excellence Nominee Finalist

Originally founded in 1933 as The Yangtze Hotel, The Yangtze Boutique Shanghai has long been a fixture in the city. This historic treasure was designed by renowned architect Li Pan, who used Art Deco design aesthetics (with some neoclassical elements) as the source of his inspiration. Art Deco had become a significant architectural influence throughout Shanghai during the 1930s, with many buildings from the era—like the Shanghai Park Hotel and the Broadway Mansion—displaying the motif. Within a matter of months, The Yangtze Hotel quickly became an important social meeting place in Shanghai. Local newspapers throughout the city reported that dozens of Chinese film stars graced the hotel upon its grand debut. The Yangtze Hotel reached the height of its popularity between 1937 and 1947, in part due to the hotel’s Yangtze Dance Hall. The three-story structure gained fame for its lively jazz music and “sprung dance floor” that accommodated up to 200 people. Perhaps the greatest performer to appear at the Yangtze Dance Hall was Yao Li. Yao became famous for signing her song “Rose, Rose, I Love You” at the venue from 1942 to 1946.

Today the Yangtze Boutique Shanghai remains an impressive fixture in Shanghai, with 93 guestrooms and 10 suites, all carefully designed with luxurious touches to provide guests a relaxing and spa-like environment. Some rooms are even specially designed with private entrances to the spa area. Some rooms also include a private balcony so guests can view the vibrant city surrounding the hotel. Complimentary Wi-Fi and built in televisions with sound systems are just a few of the amenities that make the Yangtze Boutique Shanghai an ideal accommodation.

The hotel’s location in the heart of the city makes it the perfect starting point for guests wishing to explore the best of what Shanghai has to offer. From the historic winding alleys of Old Shanghai City to the extensive Yuyuan Gardens, there is something for everyone within a short distance of the hotel.

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Visit the extensive Yuyuan Garden, a 16th-century garden.


Discover the 1933 Art Deco design of The Yangtze Boutique Shanghai.


Explore Yuyuan Garden, a 16th-century Imperial-style garden.


Experience shopping on Nanjing Road, the most popular shopping district in China.


Taste tradtional Cantonese cuisine served in luxury at Tang Restaurant.

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