Motel 168 opens door to overseas listing

The dynamic but understated owner of China''s trendy Motel 168 is considering a listing of his growing chain.

The first impression made by Shen Feiyu, the founder of Shanghai's first chain of trendy motels, is a kind of feline hyper-alertness, the type one associates with images of predatory big cats stalking the savannah.

Tall and lean, he also exhibits the almost dandyish attention to fashion characteristic of Shanghainese men, wearing a well-cut camel coloured leather coat over a jersey top, and sporting a swept-over, bouffant hair style.

Yet this aura...

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