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Renaissance Hotel at Zhongshan Park, Shanghai, China 
Thursday 07 Apr 2011
 
A renaissance in Shanghai 
 
 
 
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Chinese flowers inspire architects HASSELL in designing the Renaissance Hotel at Zhongshan Park 

Renaissance Hotel at Zhongshan Park is a five star hotel located in the heart of Shanghai, completed in December 2008. It is directly connected to a busy transportation hub which links to various metro lines and provides easy access to the city's major attractions. The 672-room hotel has been designed as a tranquil oasis from the surrounding urban metropolis attracting both business and leisure travellers.

The design of the hotel was inspired by the ‘Chinese flowers of the seasons,' which feature in the adjacent Zhongshan Park. Elegant forms and rich colours reflect the local surroundings and create a stylish, comfortable and inviting hotel experience. Hollow cut-out images of the Chinese plum blossom are infused throughout the design of the first floor entrance and the main Sky Lobby areas on level 25. The Chinese lotus flower concept permeates the design of the hotel's restaurant and tea lounge areas, instilling an Asian flair with a touch of warmth and sophistication.

The hotel occupies levels 24 to 59, above an eight-storey shopping complex and a fifteen-storey commercial centre, offering panoramic views of the city's skyline. The hotel has now become an iconic landmark in the city, visible from virtually all parts of Shanghai. The hotel aims to be the first of its class in the rapidly evolving Zhongshan Park district of Shanghai.

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