Paris Hilton, the millionaire heiress to the Hilton hotel chain who
has turned her heavy partying ways and scintilla of talent into
countless tabloid headlines, is in town for the first time to
attend Friday's 2007 MTV Awards and Style Gala at the Shanghai
The heiress skipped the hotel chain named after her family,
opting instead to check into the newly opened Hyatt on the Bund for
her first trip to the city.
"The panoramic Bund view from the hotel room seemed the major
reason to attract her there,'' said an employee of MTV China, who
asked not to be named. " Hilton hopes to gain a better
understanding of the city's landmark charm within a limited
Hilton has already booked three sets of evening dresses from
Xintiandi's Shanghai Tang for the gala, including a traditional
It is still not certain what role Hilton will play during the
awards show. But officials from MTV China suggested she might put
on a mini fashion show.
During her short stay, which will end this weekend, Hilton will
also visit the Shanghai Museum and Oriental Pearl TV Tower and
attend a charity event about AIDS prevention. MTV China will follow
her trip for a documentary titled "Paris in Shanghai."
(Shanghai Daily November 20, 2007)