In the metropolis that is Shanghai, the night’s iridescence serves as a reminder of why the world’s attention is riveted onto this corner of the globe. There’s a constant throbbing energy (expatriates call it a place to party eight days a week), and its estimated population of 19.2 million indicates the vastness and complexities of this cityscape.
All this, however, was quite easily condensed into three easy pages of information in Vertu’s City Brief of Shanghai. To help the first-time visitor settle quickly into the swing of things, City Brief provides insider tips on how to dress, the dos and don’ts of local culture, places to eat (Wei Jing Ge at Waldorf Astoria with clients, Madison and Alchemist Cocktail Kitchen with locals), meet (M1NT for late nights), shop (Th e Villa on Taojiang Lu), relax (Th e spa at the Puli Hotel) and the essentials (visiting the top of the Shanghai World Financial Centre). And, when in doubt, the Vertu Concierge can very easily step in, with its global network of lifestyle managers who straddle all major time zones and proficient in English, French, German, Italian, Russian, Arabic, Japanese, Mandarin and Cantonese.