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This luxury hotel chain is a latecomer to the Shanghai market, but owners have used the time to size up the competition and open in 2013 with a great attention to detail. The Mandarin Oriental Pudong is the five-star Pudong-side hotel closest to the Huangpu River, situated just steps from the yacht club with stunning views of the Bund, and located just off to the side of the bustling Lujiazui business district. Enjoy unusual benefits such as check-out times a full 24 hours from the time you check in, hotel gardens, and 24-hour pool access. If you've got cash to burn, this hotel boasts the largest luxury suites available in Shanghai, which have already attracted the likes of Justin Bieber, Jackie Chan, Vivienne Tam, and Italian opera superstar Cecilia Bartoli. Mere mortals can enjoy regular rooms starting from 3,600+ rmb—check the website for frequent promotions—and get a rubdown in one of the spa's cavernous treatment rooms. Like most luxury Western hotel chains, the general manager has implemented Western-standard service. Rooms are spacious and combine touches of Asian and Western design. The Yong Yi Ting restaurant serves Chinese cuisine from the Jiang Nan region, which includes the southern Jiangsu region.