I've stayed at this hotel 3 times now and each visit has gradually improved.
I attended a meeting here, if I was sight seeing it wouldn't be my first choice. The hotel has all of the usual features you'd expect from a good Renaissance- rooms were good sized, well kitted out with ipod dock, Molton Brown products. I stayed in a room on the club level which I would recommend as the club lounge is great for breakfast or a light snack, drink later in the day.
Main highlights - club lounge, good sized indoor pool and hot tub, spa, Raymond and Jimmy the concierges are good guys.
Main lowlights - noise carries between the rooms. If TV noise from the adjacent room bothers you, bring earplugs. Also, I struggled to make myself understood with some of the restaurant bar staff. Rather shamefully I can't speak mandarin so had to resort to slow English with some enthusiastic finger pointing - but even that failed dismally to order 'egg fried rice' from the bar menu. Got a bit frustrating after a while as my expectation was that at this class of hotel, English would be fluent. However, I reminded myself that I was in China and I should be trying to speak the local language.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Positioned on the fringe of the dynamic new business district of Pudong, the Renaissance Shanghai Pudong Hotel is the ideal locale for business or pleasure. Located near Pudong’s Century Park, just five minutes from the Shanghai New International Expo Center, and a 15-minute walk from the Shanghai Science & Technology Museum (and Metro station, Line 2), 15 minutes walk to the Laya Plaza and Thumb Plaza, a collection lifestyle for leisure and entertainment. The hotel maintains a time-honored tradition in warm hospitality and is equipped for handling small to large scale events and banquets. Combined with the very latest in guest comforts, the hotel boasts a thoughtful blend of traditional Chinese decor and contemporary Western ambiance; it’s a truly modern hotel with a distinct flavor of old Shanghai: where East meets West and where tradition meets innovation in perfect harmony. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Renaissance Shanghai
- Shanghai Renaissance