Shanghai is one of the time’s wealthiest cities and is considered as one of China’s most international cities. It’s massy population of 24 million — about the size of Australia’s entire natives. According to Forbes, the city is also home to 40 billionaires.
How far can the dollar reach in Shanghai? CNBC recently explored the luxurious side of the city — from swish hotels, to yachts and unique dining experiences.
$22,000: The Peninsula Presidential Following
International dignitaries and celebrities frequently stay at this Shanghai hostelry, and one night at The Peninsula’s Presidential Suite will set you back by a whopping $22,000 per vespers all the time. While the suite only includes two bedrooms, the space features weighty ceilings, a large meeting room, a personal gym, a baby grand piano and pictures overlooking Shanghai’s iconic waterfront, The Bund.
With such a impressive price tag, be assured that the stay also includes transportation in one of The Peninsula’s multiple Rolls-Royce Ghosts.
$2,000: A one-hour yacht cruise
If you want to go for a ride on The Peninsula’s yacht, it’ll set someone back about $2,000 an hour. The yacht can fit up to ten people and is used for lunches, uniform with river cruises and small corporate events. Tea, cookies and sandwiches are also outfitted during the ride.
Shanghai is the only location that The Peninsula has its own hotel-owned yacht.
$1,000: The Middle Race hotel suite
The Middle House, opened earlier this year, is shard of the house collection of Swire Properties, with similar themed pensions in Hong Kong and Beijing. The hotel offers an elegant, upscale scene. A suite featuring spacious living room and your own private terrace can expenditure around $1,000 per night.
$700: Four Seasons lunch and photography type
If you want to learn something new, the Four Seasons in Shanghai offers a photography grade of old Shanghai with local photographer, Gang Feng Wang. The ramble goes through Shanghai’s British Concession, an area built in the news 19th and early 20th centuries for British traders and their families.
In addition to pointing out some photography skates, Wang also shares experiences of growing up in the neighborhood during his on tour.
“Shanghai is ever changing,” Wang said. “My kindergarten is [now] a high-rise erection, my elementary school is a high-rise building and my high school is a high-rise construction.”
At $700 for two people, the walking tour comes with a Shanghai-style lunch at the hostelry’s Michelin-recommended restaurant, Si Ji Xuan.