Cloud 9, Shanghai
A must for every visitor to Shanghai is Cloud 9, located on the 87th floor of the Grand Hyatt Hotel. From here, the highest point of Grand Hyatt Hotel in Jin Mao Tower, the city can be observed in 360 degrees in a romantic yet dramatic setting. Perched on the 87th floor of the Grand Hyatt, Cloud 9 is the highest bar in the world, which has been recorded in the Guinness Book of Records. It has unparalleled views of Shanghai from among-and often above-the clouds. Westerners tend to take their tall drinks up to the Sky Lounge one floor up where you can sit on the deck and gaze out on the curve of the earth. The sky-high views come with sky-high prices; there's a spending minimum of Y95 per person. If you're lucky, maybe the Chinese fortuneteller who makes nightly rounds of the candlelit tables will tell you that wealth and health are in your future.
Various kinds of excellent drinks are available in Cloud 9, among which there is a unique one named Cloud 9 Composition. Cloud 9 Composition is a world-class wine blend that breaks through old paradigms and charts a new course in wine blending tradition. Bright Fruit with hints of chocolate covered cherries, spice and dried fruits. At a Cost of RMB 87 Yuan it's well worth it. Apart from wines, customers can enjoy tasty and excellent snacks such as shrimp spring rolls and grilled beef within RMB 100 Yuan. If you are willing to spend RMB 140 Yuan, you can taste an exceptional kind of ice cream with a beautiful name: Sweat Crystal with merry orange and pickled cherry.
One anomaly: Cloud 9 is not easy to find - some obscure interior design law of the hotel means that they don't mark out how to get there. Use the lift and let the discreet waiters at the top show you the rest of the way.
Grand Hyatt Hotel Shanghai Jin Mao Tower - 88 Century Boulevard
6:00 p.m. to 1:00 a.m.