An Art Deco masterpiece dating back to Shanghai's early 20th-century heyday, the Yangtze Boutique Shanghai (Shanghai Yangzi Jingpin Jiudian) was designed by Li Pan, a popular Chinese architect. Even in 1934 when the hotel was completed, its central Shanghai location in People's Square was a sought-after address, which today enjoys convenient access to all parts of the city with Shanghai Metro Lines 1, 2 and 8 less than 30 m (33 yd) from the hotel as well as popular attractions including Nanjing Pedestrian Road, People's Park, Raffles City, the Shanghai Museum and the Shanghai Grand Theatre also nearby. This Shanghai hotel offers a grand ambience of stained glass, modernist wall carvings and elegantly carved staircases mixed with traditional Chinese gateways and a modern take on traditional Chinese painting. Guests can take in the throbbing heart of Shanghai from private balconies or retreat to the comfort of guestrooms elegantly decorated in a style befitting the iconic building. All bathrooms offer both bathtubs and showers. Chinese or Western cuisine can be enjoyed at the hotel's restaurants. The hotel may be historic, but the modern fitness room keeps guests on-the-go in shape with free weights, machines and treadmills. Guests with relaxation in mind can indulge in the hotel's spa center.