This is a truly wonderful business hotel, except for the very intermittent and weak Wi-Fi. The location is ideal if you have business in the expo area. However, if you are hoping to be near the central business restaurant district of the city, it is a bit off the beaten path.
If you stay here, be very sure to request a river view room. The views of the boat traffic on the river, the bridges, and the distant skyline are lovely.
The staff are very helpful. English speaking skills are adequate at best, but mostly barely sufficient for communicating. I did expect somewhat more for an international hotel with this reputation. The rooms are luxurious, the restaurants on property are excellent.
Did I mention the spotty, but free Wi-Fi was infuriating?
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The new InterContinental Shanghai Expo hotel is the only international luxury hotel in Shanghai located adjacent to the 2010 World Expo site with impressive views of the Expo site, Huangpu River and city skyline. We offer personalized efficient Chinese service. “Better City Better Life” Expo theme is reflected in this lifestyle hotel through, the gardens, health club, historical villas and food & beverage concepts. The hotel is conveniently located to leisure and business areas with easy underground and bridge access around Shanghai. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Intercontinental Shanghai Expo Hotel Shanghai