Shangri-La Ho­tel

Rooms from $525 to $10,000. 188 Univer­sity Ave., 647-788-8888

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This Hong Kong ex­port rep­re­sents a slice of new, mon­eyed China while still evok­ing cen­turies of tra­di­tion. The staff wear cheongsam uni­forms, and the lobby and hall­ways are punc­tu­ated by silk­pan­elled walls, Ming-styled vases and cal­lig­ra­phy paint­ings. Repli­cas of bikes pop­u­lar in 1940s Shang­hai are free for guests who want to cruise around town when they’re not busy tak­ing a dip in the salt­wa­ter pool, which is ringed with lush trop­i­cal plants and pri­vate ca­banas. Suites are out­fit­ted in a pas­tiche of Asian fur­ni­ture, in­clud­ing Chi­nese em­peror chairs and Ja­panese lat­tice screens. Ital­ian white mar­ble bath­rooms of­fer L’Oc­c­i­tane bath prod­ucts and heated floors, and room ser­vice is or­dered by iPad. (But if you want a bowl of David Chang’s fa­mous ra­men, you’ll have to pop down to Noo­dle Bar in the Mo­mo­fuku com­plex next to the 66-storey tower.)

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