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This contemporary boutique arm of the Hyatt opened up in Shanghai’s high-end tourist and business district Xintiandi in 2013. The 28-story hotel has a hip, urban feel, with floor-to-ceiling, geometrically shaped windows, rock slab bathrooms, and works by artists with strong Shanghai connections. Guests can customize the color of the LED lighting to suit their moods, and will enjoy complimentary Wi-Fi along with free non-alcoholic drinks and snacks from the minibar. The location is perfect for experiencing the city, as you’ll sleep in a little urban retreat but step right outside into the bustling Xintiandi development—an area of restored mid-19th century shikumen, or "stone gate" houses, which now serve as art galleries, shops, cafes, and restaurants. The Andaz has a few kinks to work out yet, and the breakfast is very basic. But for the price and location, it is a good value, especially if you're into bustling tourist areas that draw crowds day and night.