I arrived at the "hotel" at 20:30 and was lulled into a false sense of security by the room which was spacious and well-appointed. I found the room-service menu which was limited in the extreme and called down for a sandwich. Nothing available. Service stops at 20:00.
An "International" 4-star hotel in Shanghai in the 21st. Century where it is impossible to even get a simple sandwich and a glass of beer after 20:00? Where beer is not actually available?? Where the even the minibar is just an empty hole???
I went to vent my spleen on the duty manager who eventually said there might be some food in the restaurant but when we entered it was to find numerous members of staff sitting around, feet up on the chairs and smoking. Under no circumstances would I have eaten here even if food had been available. Which it wasn't.
Next thing, no wifi in the rooms and then when you think things cannot get any worse, no international television channels either.
Even accepting that this is a hotel out on an industrial park does not forgive these standards. Foreigners travelling to do business in Shanghai should be impressed not depressed.
This is not an "International" hotel, it is not close to being 4-star and it is most certainly not a good advert for the great modern international city of Shanghai or for 21st. century China.
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