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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.

Shang­hai NECC

Sof­i­tel Shang­hai Hongqiao

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