We stayed at this hotel because it was recommended to us by a dear friend who works for Lufthansa. From the moment we arrived at Shanghai airport we were welcomed by a friendly staff member who immediately took care of our suitcases and accompanied us to the limousine. We were impressed by the smiles of the young men at the door, wearing long black, modern coats, unlike the usual 'uniforms'. We are seasoned travelers, who have been around the world, both for business and pleasure, from Mexico to New Zealand, Africa....
We were met in the lobby by Laurens, who immediately explained us everything about the hotel and its very convenient location right at Line 2 of the subway, with easy access to the fast train to the airport. He also told us how taxis operate and which taxis not to take. Whenever we saw Laurens, he asked if he could be of any service and suggested nice restaurants and things to do and see in Shanghai.
The first evening we had drinks in the newly renovated lobby bar, where we were met by very friendly and professional young female staff. During the whole duration of our stay, staff recognized us and always smiled.
We liked the option of having the 2 very different bars, especially as we were traveling with our 26 year old son, who really enjoyed the relaxed atmosphere of the bar in the Penta hotel.
We had a very spacious and comfortable room with park view.
Very impressive is the breakfast with freshly cooked food of very high standard and with a choice for different nationalities. Overall a very enjoyable experience.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- New World Shanghai Hotel offers 558 guest rooms, including 138 brand new Residence Club rooms and 17 suites. All rooms are equipped with free Internet access, one king bed or two twin beds with down pillows and luxurious linens for a relaxing night's rest. Also included are bottled water, iron and board, daily newspaper, free local phone calls and parking. All rooms have in-room safe, mini bar, LCD TV with Satellite channels, individual climate-controlled air conditioning. All guest rooms have full views of either the city or Zhongshan Park. Pool and gym access provided to guests of the hotel. Brand new Residence Club guest rooms from 32nd to 38th floors offer guests full Club access including, daily breakfast and all day beverage service in the 38th floor Residence Club Living Room. Residence Club guests can also enjoy free pressing of one garment per stay, late-check out and 2 hour use of club living room per day (subject to availability). Cosy comforts of home awaits at the Residence Club Living Room, including a library, fireplace, dining room, carefully chosen art pieces and subtle, Oriental-influenced decor. New World Shanghai is located next to Zhongshan Park in the heart of bustling Changning district. The hotel is two metro stations from Jing'An commercial center and close proximity to the architectural gem of French Concession. It is located 30 minutes drive from Hong Qiao airport and 60 minutes drive from Pudong International airport, with metro line 2,3 and 4 located right at the hotel's doorsteps ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Shanghai Mayfair Hotel
- Mayfair Hotel Shanghai
- Mayfair Shanghai