Friday, August 13, 2010

The waterhouse at south bund, Shanghai

It may look rather inconspicuous on the outside, but behind the concrete façade there’s a cutting-edge boutique hotel that is The waterhouse at south bund.
The newly opened property features only 19 rooms, impeccably designed by Shanghai based agency Neri & Hu. The non-descript utilitarian vibe of the original building has been transformed into a style statement that combines edgy with luxury.
The hotel's playful design philosophy is based on the blurring of internal and external spaces. as a result public places allow glimpses into private rooms while the private spaces invite guests to peek into public areas.
The waterhouse at south bund features a restaurant, named table no. 1 and manned by an acclaimed chef.
There’s a rooftop bar with absolutely stunning cross-river views of the booming Pudong district, and as a special service guests can rent vintage scooters for easy urban explorations.
A second building located adjacent to the hotel accommodates an events warehouse measuring 743 sqm. The multi-functional space has a double-storey ceiling and is adaptable to almost any event. location: 1-3 maojiayuan lu [huangpu].

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