Shanghai, one of China’s exciting metropolises, is a splendid Asian playground where the fun never stops and the culture keeps reinventing the wheel. An experiential playground that caters to all tastes, Shanghai is best savoured when you stay at a Shanghai city hotel with a central location close to some world class attractions and entertainment. The Millennium Hongqiao Hotel Shanghai presents all visitors to this thriving locale with an ideal Shanghai hotel option, featuring stylish interiors and quality service for an unforgettable stay. Visit a fairytale come to life at the Moller residence villa, a beautiful gothic castle-like home that was once the residence of famous Swedish shipping magnate, Eric Moller. The astute business man hit it big in the horse races and in business during the 1920s in Shanghai, and he commissioned the construction of this beautiful home to house his huge family of six children and numerous cats and dogs. This magnificent mansion mimics the style of Hans Christian Anderson’s gothic world, and one legend tells of its construction to please Moller’s youngest daughter, who dreamed of a gothic castle that Moller brought to life to please the girl dear to his heart. The decadent house incorporates the distinctly Scandinavian style of architecture with the Tudor-styled steeples and wooden beams criss-crossing the outer facade, and the hints to maritime elements scattered throughout the interior is proof of Moller’s personal involvement with the construction of this splendid monument. The grounds also houses a special tomb for Moller’s most beloved steed, Blonic Hill, an Arabian stud stallion who secured Moller’s prestige on the horse-racing track. The house has now been converted into an elegant boutique hotel that merits discovery and exploration when you’re in Shanghai.
Angela Fernando is an impassioned travel writer who composes pieces under the pen name Sumaira Narayan. She loves writing about new and exciting places around the world and intends to visit them all someday.