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The Hongta Hotel, A Luxury Collection Hotel, Shanghai
Ranked #75 of 5,146 Hotels in Shanghai
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Reviewed 19 July 2013

I have stayed at the Hongta hotel three times, once back when it was a St Regis hotel and twice since the name change to the Hongta. Our latest trip was for 6 nights. It is still a fantastic hotel! 5 star all the way! Pay the extra to get a suite and enjoy the benefits of a lovely included breakfast on the top floor with complimentry drinks and nipples at happy hour. A huge thank you to Ki Ki again for excellent service during our whole stay. She tries to go the extra mile everytime. Great location in Pudong district with lots of shops nearby only about 15 minutes or about (US$5) in a taxi to the New Shanghai Exhibition centre.

Room Tip: The suites are fantastic!
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  • Stayed: July 2013, travelled on business
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Liu_Zong, General Manager at The Hongta Hotel, A Luxury Collection Hotel, Shanghai, responded to this reviewResponded 24 July 2013

Dear Valued Guest,

Thank you very much for your review. I'm glad to learn that you're pleased with your recent stay. Your compliment is definately a big source of motivation to the entire team.

Thank you again for your comment . We also look forward to welcoming you back in the near future!

My best regards,
Liu Zong
General Manager

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Reviewed 7 July 2013

I was looking for a 5 star hotel in PuDong for one night with my wife and the usual place we stay in was full. The Hongta location is few minutes walk further from the river but seemed excellent value. The room we had was large and comfortable with plump bed and beautiful bathroom. The rooms all have WIFI which is rare in China. The breakfast was excellent with bread and butter pudding available :) The staff were strikingly friendly and helpful. We had dinner in the Italian restaurant on the top floor which was top quality although a little expensive. They had a good selection of wines available by the glass !

  • Stayed: July 2013, travelled on business
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Liu_Zong, General Manager at The Hongta Hotel, A Luxury Collection Hotel, Shanghai, responded to this reviewResponded 9 July 2013

Dear Valued Guest,

Thank you for taking the time to give us such a detail and generous review. I am delighted to acknowledge that you are satisefied with your stay at the Hongta Hotel. Our team would be absolutely inspired and motivated by your comments!

Thank you again for your kindness and support. We look forward to welcoming you back in the near future.

Best Regards,
Liu Zong
General Manager

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Reviewed 2 July 2013

Value for money because the hotel's price point is lower than other level 4 shanghai properties, but there is a reason for it. the location is odd and hardware is old. However software (service) is still good and some parts of the hotel still retain that St. Regis feel. So a mixed bag

  • Stayed: December 2012, travelled with family
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Thank hwmiao
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Liu_Zong, General Manager at The Hongta Hotel, A Luxury Collection Hotel, Shanghai, responded to this reviewResponded 4 July 2013

Dear Valued Guest,

Thank you for taking the time to give us such a detail and generous review. I am delighted to acknowledge that you are satisefied with your stay at the Hongta Hotel. Our team would be absolutely inspired and motivated by your comments!

Thank you again for your kindness and support. We look forward to welcoming you back in the near future.

Best Regards,
Liu Zong
General Manager

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Reviewed 2 July 2013

The hotel location is good in Pudong, about 15-20min walk to the subway and 15min (CNY22)taxi ride to the Maglev station. The area have pretty many restaurants and some shopping as well as a street full of massage places (foot massage etc)
The rooms are old but ours where newly refurbished and we liked it. Very nice bathroom with a nice bathtub and good water pressure.
Nice large towels and beautiful rooms.

  • Stayed: July 2013, travelled as a couple
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Thank Calle K
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Liu_Zong, General Manager at The Hongta Hotel, A Luxury Collection Hotel, Shanghai, responded to this reviewResponded 4 July 2013

Dear Valued Guest,

Thank you for taking the time to give us such a detail and generous review. I am delighted to acknowledge that you are satisefied with your stay at the Hongta Hotel. Our team would be absolutely inspired and motivated by your comments!

Thank you again for your kindness and support. We look forward to welcoming you back in the near future.

Best Regards,
Liu Zong
General Manager

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Reviewed 30 June 2013

Conclusion: Value for money because the hotel's price point is lower than other level 4 shanghai properties, but there is a reason for it. the location is odd and hardware is old. However software (service) is still good and some parts of the hotel still retain that St. Regis feel. So a mixed bag. i would give it four circles, but given the large selection of hotel choices in Shanghai, I would give it three, meaning I won't probably return.

This stay: 2 nights. Upgraded to the one bedroom suite, with seperate living room and bedroom (but one bathroom). Usually I stay at Puxi, but this time most of my businesses meetings were in Pudong, so I looked at Hongta vs. Sheraton, and picked this Hongta. Actually have been meaning to try this hotel, the old St. Regis, because i wondered how the transition into Luxury Collection would work out, and also because this hotel gets lots of mixed reviews. Some love it but some think it's very low quality for Level 4.

Pros: Still has the St. Regis service and little details. And the atmosphere is not bad (the hallways especially).

Considerations: (i) location. Pudong is less desirable to stay than Puxi, but nothing they can do about that, but the location isn't in the "hot" part of Pudong. It's a bit far from everything. but then it's not really near Century Park (like Kerry Center) to be a park-atmosphere hotel) (ii) some designs like the lobby are too old school style and I was not impressed.

No comment: didn't try the food nor the lounge nor the swimming pool / fitness center

About me: East asian male, based in Hong Kong, travels for business and pleasure 100-150 nights a year (most Asia), SPG platinum 75

Stayed June 2013, traveled with family

Room Tip: high floor toward Century Park is probably the best view and layout
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  • Stayed: June 2013, travelled on business
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Liu_Zong, General Manager at The Hongta Hotel, A Luxury Collection Hotel, Shanghai, responded to this reviewResponded 4 July 2013

Dear Valued Guest,

Thank you for taking the time to give us such a detail and generous review

Here I would like to share with you that we're expecting a full scale renovation of the hotel in the very near future,Please do drop me an email at liu.zong@luxurycollection.com so that I can get more details that what we still improve on. Your gracious help will assist us to provide better accommodation experiences to all guests. Thank you again for your suggestions.

Last but not least, I look forward to welcoming you back on your next visit to Shanghai.


Best Regards,

Liu Zong
General Manager

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Reviewed 30 June 2013

I have just returned from another stay at the Hongta and have to rave about the service and the staff. From the doormen, to the bell staff, to the check-in team and the crew in Danieli's and the Executive Lounge they are all fabulous - they are attentive and gracious while still being obtrusive. Kiki deserves a special mention as she consistently went above and beyond and worked hard to recover my lost iPhone power cable on my last morning before I had to leave at 8.30am.
Rooms are reasonably spacious, clean, comfortable and always well serviced.
The Executive Lounge is a quiet place to work during the day and then livens up nicely for the happy hour. My only gripe is that I used to really enjoy breakfast up there but they have moved it to Danieli's which is a tad formal for the mornings.
Location is OK but not great, however, the taxi service is always quick and can get you to where you want to go.
I will definitely be back.....it provides a homely oasis in the big, bustling city.

Stayed: June 2013, travelled on business
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Liu_Zong, General Manager at The Hongta Hotel, A Luxury Collection Hotel, Shanghai, responded to this reviewResponded 3 July 2013

Dear Valued Guest,

Thank you for taking the time to give us such a detail and generous review

Here I would like to share with you that we're expecting a full scale renovation of the hotel in the very near future,Please do drop me an email at liu.zong@luxurycollection.com so that I can get more details that what we still improve on. Your gracious help will assist us to provide better accommodation experiences to all guests. Thank you again for your suggestions.

Last but not least, I look forward to welcoming you back on your next visit to Shanghai.


Best Regards,

Liu Zong
General Manager

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Reviewed 25 June 2013

Stayed for 4 nights from 20-24 June 2013.The hotel is 10 mins by walking from the nearest Shanghai Metro called Century Avenue.

The hotel is a former St Regis Hotel and staffs are helpful and willing to assist. Stayed in the executive deluxe room. It's a well appointed room which you won't be disappointed. The lounge on the 40 floor is great. Staff are helpful and the spread is ok for breakfast and entrees. Nothing to be excited about! They should upfront inform the guest what their entitlement when staying in a club room.

A reasonable 5 star establishment

Room Tip: High floor
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  • Stayed: June 2013, travelled solo
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Liu_Zong, General Manager at The Hongta Hotel, A Luxury Collection Hotel, Shanghai, responded to this reviewResponded 3 July 2013

Dear Valued Guest,

Thank you for taking the time to give us such a detail and generous review. I am delighted to acknowledge that you are almost satisefied with your stay at the Hongta Hotel. Our team would be absolutely inspired and motivated by your comments.
My sincere apologies for the inconveniences caused. We have addressed the issue to our front office staffs to avoid this from ever happening again!
Thank you again for your kindness and support. We look forward to welcoming you back in the near future.

Best Regards,
Liu Zong
General Manage

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Additional Information about The Hongta Hotel, A Luxury Collection Hotel, Shanghai

Address: No 889 Dongfang Road, Pudong New District, Shanghai 200122, China (Formerly The St. Regis Shanghai)
Region: China > Shanghai Region > Shanghai
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#34 Business Hotel in Shanghai
#40 Spa Hotel in Shanghai
#45 Family Hotel in Shanghai
#53 Romantic Hotel in Shanghai
#73 Luxury Hotel in Shanghai
#156 Best Value Hotel in Shanghai
Price Range: £96 - £168 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — The Hongta Hotel, A Luxury Collection Hotel, Shanghai 5*
Number of rooms: 328
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