Shanghai, on China’s central coast, is the country’s biggest city and a global financial hub. Its heart is the Bund, a famed waterfront promenade lined with colonial-era buildings. Across the Huangpu River rises the Pudong district with its futuristic skyline, including 632m Shanghai Tower and the Oriental Pearl TV Tower, with distinctive pink spheres. Shanghai is probably the most western of Chinese major cities with beautiful preserved architecture found in the former French Concession. The rise of Shanghai as a major international trading and finance hub also brought a rise in the number luxury hotels in Shanghai. Our team of travel experts ranked the best of the best places to stay in Shanghai. And it was not an easy task to select the top 10 best hotels in Shanghai out of more than 100 five star luxury hotels in Shanghai.