Some late night travel tip tonight :-)
I really love when industrial buildings are renovated and used for a totally different purpose, without loosing it`s identity.
A Perfect example, is the three -story Japanese Army headquarters building from the 1930`s, located on the South Bund District in Shanghai. The worn down building has been carefully renovated into a 19-room boutique hotel. So cool!!
The courtyard located whithin the waterhouse, has a clean white and minimal look, contrasted by weathered wood shutters on the windows, and a new addition covered in Cor-Ten steel, to reflect the industrial past of the area around the hotel.
Inside the boutique hotel, the atmosphere is crisp, clean, and factory-like. Elements like the white, romantic chandelier creates interest and caracter to the rooms.
The two restaurants and the guest rooms are furnished Scandinavian style, by Danish designers like Arne Jacobsen, Finn Juhl, and Hans Wegner.
Room With a viewe! :-)
And on top of the new built part of the hotel, you can enjoy a coctail, looking out on the Pudong ( the Shanghai equivalent of Wall Street) skyline.
Have a Nice evening, I`ll be back soon ;-D