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Published on : Wednesday, April 27, 2016
Spring is special in Shanghai – the weather soon warms up, everyone breathes a sigh of relief as the grey days of winter are over and once can enjoy strolling around without thick winter coats. Here, Four Seasons Hotel Pudong, Shanghai describes are five more reasons to love spring this year.
A Perfect Time for Sophisticated Lovers of Arts
Perhaps the most famous writer and storyteller on the planet, William Shakespeare, is being globally commemorated this year, as it is 400 years after his death. Shanghai is getting in on the act, with visits from top celebrities such as Sir Ian McKellen and Benedict Cumberbatch acting and hosting screenings.
Called Shakespeare Lives in 2016, this artistic project is being featured in more than 140 countries. Shakespeare has always been one foreign piece of literature and stage play that has been permitted to be translated and shown in China for many years. The Shanghai International Film Festival will be showcasing a variety of Shakespearean adaptations, including King and Country as well as Henry IV Parts 1 and 2 and Henry V, The Merchant of Venice and screenings of Hamlet with Benedict Cumberbatch.
The concierge at Four Seasons can advise on The Dramatics Art Center, which will be hosting many of the shows.
A Clear and Classical taste of Refreshing and Healthy Spring
Come to Shàng-Xí to enjoy the very finest braised bamboo shoots, often coupled with fresh shrimps.Bamboo shoots are light and refreshing, nutrient rich, and with plenty of delicious moisture, protein, fat, carbohydrate, carotene and essential nutrients such as vitamin B, C, E and calcium, alongside minerals phosphorus, iron and other trace elements. All of these powerful elements are tightly packed within a pleasant tasting spring vegetable.
Shàng-Xí proudly represents true Cantonese cooking with its Cantonese chef, who has been with the Hotel since it opened. This kind of professional trust and longevity ensures that the entire restaurant team, from the cooks through to the waitstaff, are part of one big family, ready to not only serve but dazzle and delight guests. The chef regularly travels back to his Cantonese homeland to personally source the best and freshest ingredients for dishes that are traditional in nature yet modern in presentation and quality.
Spring Staycation at Four Seasons
Celebrate love and life with a staycation – after all, spring is nesting season as everyone prepares for the year ahead, so create a luxury nest for a weekend of total pleasure at Four Seasons Hotel Pudong, Shanghai.
The Hotel invigorates the senses, perfect for the new season of optimism and happiness. Whether for romance and passion, family and relaxation, culture and contemporary luxury, the treats and temptations make it into the ultimate staycation destination.
For fitness fanatics as well as those simply wanting some space and perspective, the gym and infinity pool on the 41st floor flows with cool sophistication and class. Guests will feel like stars as they perch above the dazzling twinkles of Lujiazui, with sensual music and the lapping of the water as natural pleasure for the senses.