W Hotels Takes Over The Oculus With Chef Danny Bowien To Celebrate The Opening Of W Shanghai — The Bund

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On Tuesday, October 10th, W Hotels celebrated the opening of W Shanghai — The Bund in an over-the-top pop-up event held at The Oculus in downtown Manhattan.

The Electrify The Sky Pop-Up transformed the iconic New York structure into a Shanghai-inspired fete, giving hungry travelers and locals alike an exclusive taste of the newest W destination. W Hotels teamed up with James Beard Award-winner, Chef Danny Bowien, to serve up a fresh take on the beloved Shanghai dish, xiao long bao (soup dumplings), for the one-day-only tasting. Chef Bowien himself greeted New Yorkers with one of the most exclusive bites in New York City.

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Passersby were treated to performances from DJ Hattie Casserly, The Lion Dance Troupe and DJ Erica Rhone alongside a piled-high cargo bike which offered a life-size preview of Shanghai street style and an Insta-worthy photo opp.

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Throughout the day, W Hotels gave a few lucky event-goers the chance to experience W destinations first-hand. The exclusive prizes included two-night stays at W New York — Downtown, W Los Angeles — West Beverly Hills, W Washington D.C., and W New Orleans — French Quarter; signed cookbooks from Chef Danny Bowien; and a three-night stay at the new W Shanghai — The Bund.

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The celebration continues! W Hotels will keep the party going with a pop-up in London on October 18th and will then bring the Shanghai-centric celebration to top destinations in China with pop-up events at W Hong Kong, W Taipei, W Guangzhou and W Beijing in the coming months.

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Tony Bowles is one of the youngest sought out journalists in the media world. He focuses on lifestyle, travel, entertainment, food and more! Based out of NYC.

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