The Waterhouse Hotel, Shanghai

At the Waterhouse hotel in Shanghai, the newest addition to the Chinese hotel landscape, brick and cement walls combined with dark wood panels create a pared-down aesthetic with a strong Rough Luxe feel.

‘This is a hotel that puts the emphasis on the traveller in search of some meaning, not just the luxury component of living,’ says Lyndon Neri, of Neri & Hu Design and Research Office.

The Waterhouse, a member of Design Hotels, is the creation of entrepreneur and hotelier Loh Lik Peng, also responsible for hotels such as the new ‘Town Hall Hotel and Apartments’ in East London.

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