I'm not a big fan of hotels with lobbies on upper floors (You need to take two elevators to get to your room and to other parts of the hotel), but the view on the 25th floor lobby is impressive. The guest rooms are on the 25-58th floors, so the view from your room should be even better. The lobby staff is attentive bordering on intrusive/creepy (They will often follow you to the elevator to push the button), but friendly nonetheless.
I had club lounge access, which had a decent but abbreviated breakfast spread. Their dinner offering was certainly tasty enough to satisfy. For comparison, I had breakfast in their main restaurant one morning. That was a bizarre experience, to say the least. I was seated at a table for two, but it was pushed VERY close to the table next to it, which meant that I was essentially having breakfast with the woman sitting next to me - I don't think she spoke English (A bit awkward). I got up to get some fruit (left my drink and newspaper, and when I returned, they had cleared my place and sat someone else there (I was gone less than three minutes). Not fun. They did apologize, and seat me in another place, and retrieve my paper and get a me a new drink, but I think they were a bit too enthusiastic. The breakfast offering in the restaurant was big, with lots for all tastes. It was a bit expensive though ($30 US +VAT).
If I didn't have club access, I would have headed next door to the adjoining mall. This was really one of the high points. it wasn't a high-end place, which means that for me, it was shoppable. It also has DOZENS of restaurants, from fast food to nice sit-down. I tried a bunch of them, and really ended up with some good meals. Breakfast there would have been a good choice.
The exercise facility was on the 12th floor, which meant transferring through the lobby (I saw lots of sweaty people - And I added to the number - heading back to their rooms). It was a decent place, with a good variety of machines, many with decent views of the city.
Overall, I am very happy with the hotel, and look forward to my future stays (As my company uses this facility as their regular hotel).
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The tallest Renaissance hotel in the world, a striking 60 storey building with a spectacular Sky Lobby on the 25th floor, 672 guest rooms offering panoramic views, innovatiive restaurants and over 1,800 square meters of meeting space including a 1,250 square meters ballroom - one of the larsgest unobstructed ballrooms in Puxi. Located directly above Zhongshan Park Metro station and only 18 minutes from Hongqiao Airport, this landmark hotel is visible from virtually every part of the city. Renaissance Shanghai Zhongshan Park Hotel is an iconic new destination. ... more less
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