Shanghai, China

Waldorf Astoria

As one of the finest architectural gems along Shanghai’s waterfront promenade, the whitewashed façade of the new Waldorf Astoria Shanghai on the Bund is adorned with palladium columns, intricate gables and a pair of sculpted rooftop cupolas.

The English Renaissance-style building was constructed in 1910 and opened as the now-legendary Shanghai Club. The interiors have been painstakingly restored through extensive use of archived photographs and records. In 2010 Kalmar restored a number of antique chandeliers and created newly designed chandeliers for public areas and guest rooms.