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Michelle Qiao

Michelle Qiao is a columnist of Shanghai Daily. She has initiated the column "history revisited" focusing on historical buildings in the city since 2004 which was well received from the readers and ended up into the book "A Walker's Guide".  Contact her at: michelleqiao@shanghaidaily.com

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Peace Hotel’s unique green color was due to oxidation

Green was not the original color of Fairmont Peace Hotel’s signature tower, recalls renowned architect Tang Yu’en.

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Palace Hotel reigned over city’s most famous road

Frederick Boss, manager of the former Palace Hotel on Nanjing Road, said in June 1933, that “Shanghai hotel guests are the most cosmopolitan in the world.”