Where to stay
For convenience: Intercontinental Shanghai NECC is directly connected to the NECC complex, so it’s ideal for MICE delegates wanting easy access to facilities, and benefits from being just ten minutes from the Honqiao Transport Hub. The hotel’s 536 rooms and suites have an elegant, functional layout and are specifically tailored towards business guests with amenities like international power sockets. Event space at the hotel includes a 900 sqm divisible grand ballroom and ten meeting rooms, while other facilities include four F&B outlets, a business centre and a large, airy indoor swimming pool.
For style: The palatial Parisian-style architecture and interiors of the Sofitel Shanghai Hongqiao are absolutely stunning, echoing Shanghai’s tagline as “the Paris of the East”. The 354 rooms and suites are luxurious but utilise chic, European restraint. There are five F&B outlets, including international fare at Kwee Zeen, Cantonese restaurant Le Chinois, Japanese restaurant Takara, a Spanish tapas and wine bar Ocho, and Le Bar. Additional facilities include a 25-metre indoor pool and a So Fit gym, plus seven meeting spaces covering 2,000 sqm including a grand ballroom. Star attractions are the two opulent private dining rooms, which feature large glass atrium domes that add serious style to a meal.
For affordability: Hilton Garden Inn is great for the no-nonsense business traveller. The midscale offering from Hilton is in the heart of the Hongqiao CBD – ten minutes from the airport and five minutes from the NECC. Smart rooms offer businessoriented details such as ergonomic chairs, while streamlined facilities cater to all the basic needs, such as buffet breakfast lunch and dinner at Garden Grille, or a 24-hour Pavilion Pantry for snacks or a quick meal.
Sofitel Shanghai Hongqiao