Oh, the five-star lifestyle the elite lead in Shanghai. How it ravages the concept of traditional China and lays waste any linger notions that China might not still be on the rise. From fancy dinner parties to galas, balls, midnight affairs and romantic Bund trysts, Shanghai has everything elites need to call the city their playground. The Chinese character to the right, meaning Love, only to aptly states how many elites feel about their sudden rise and the power they have to wine, dine and be fine in modern Shanghai.
To start things off, the Grand Hyatt in Shanghai has not one, but two daring and glowing locations within spitting distance of each other. One in Jin Mao Tower, the other across the street in the newer Shanghai World Financial Center, which hoovers over the city casting a shadow of remembered wealth across the Huangpu River and beyond.
For fine dining, you need head no further than the promised area around the Bund, where M on the Bund offers only the best cuisine this side of Paris. Elite seating, fine drinks mixed by quick, expert hands and an ever-ready supply of excellent company make this one of the more sought-after establishments for a fun night out on the town.
For entertainment, why not head to any of the numerous shopping malls filled to the brim with designer products, fashionable items and glitzy architecture? Or, if you tire of shopping, head to any of the amazing, gold plated theaters or cinemas where you can relax in plush seating while you enjoy watching the trials and tribulations of others unfold on screen?
If all else fails, there are always thousands of bars and clubs in Shanghai where you can while away the hours watching others dance or else join the fun. If you aren’t a mover and shaker, simply hit a bar like Sasha’s where you’ll find other elites sipping gin & tonics all summer long out on the veranda.