Monday, November 21, 2011

Shanghai- A Pulsating Metropolis

With the glimmering Pudong skyline, and sitting at a prime location on the Yangtze River Delta, Shanghai is China’s most glamorous city. It is also the largest city in the world, both by population and size.
For the past 20 years, this city has taken a head-on plunge in development as a center for culture, technology, fashion, media, finance, commerce, and transport. It holds the world’s busiest container port, due to its strategic waterway location, as well as being a major financial hub. Originally a fantastic city centered on trade in the 19th century, by the 1930’s it became Pacific Asia’s most booming financial mecca. In 1949, when China’s Communist Party assumed control, Shanghai’s prominence began a downward turn. It was not until the 1990’s, when the economy was being drastically redesigned that Shanghai’s immense potential was reasserted. A massive renovation was soon underway, with the intention of reclaiming the former financial prowess and luring in foreign investors. Today, the Shanghai Stock Exchange has a ranking of 3rd with regard to it’s trading volume. While industry is a main aspect of the city, it is also a bustling metropolis. More than 30 colleges and universities are in Shanghai, including many of the nations most esteemed schools.
Architecturally, there is so much to see in this city. In the 1920’s and ‘30’s, many buildings were done in the art deco style, and these remain as a reminder of the city’s rich past. During that era, many of these buildings were designed and built by the world-renowned architect, Laszlo Hudec, of Hungary.

If you are going to be visiting Shanghai, the five-star hotels are unbelievable. The following are the five best. No matter which you may choose to stay in, the added bonus of our Exclusive Complimentary Perks is sure to make your trip amazing!
Shanghai’s only five-star boutique hotel, every detail is executed to promise that all guests will be attended to with deserving attention. This unique hotel sits within the Shanghai World Financial Center, and claims the floors from the 79th to the 93rd. A very glamorous building, it is a shining light in the city’s skyline. It is also known as “The Vertical Complex City.” 101 storeys high, it is one of the world’s tallest buildings, making this hotel the highest anywhere in the world. Suffice it to say, rooms in any of the suites will offer mind-blowing views. When those begin to get ordinary, you can visit the 100 Century Avenue Restaurant, where European and Asian cuisines are offered.

A favorite among international dignitaries, and meant to luxuriously offer the finest of Shanghai, this hotel is perfection. With a prime location on the Nanjing Xi Lu, sitting directly in the exciting shopping district, the Portman Ritz Carlton is also close to plenty of entertainment venues, and cultural sights. With a goal of pleasing guests with maximum attention, the hospitality is sensational. Several restaurants, a jazz club, and a pool on the roof top are meant to satisfy the taste of any international guest.

Centrally located in Pudong, the St. Regis Hotel offers the best of Shanghai’s business and cultural pursuits, while maintaining a posh elegance. It’s location is favored among guests who will be travelling all over the city, and need expedited access to a range of different locations. The hotel’s décor is superb, and the views from every room make staying here in the city an absolute pleasure.

As one of the most newly debuted hotels in Shanghai, everything here is sparkling with luxury. A blend of modern style is blended with classic design, for a distinct look. Shanghai and Pudong are sister cities, separated by the beautiful Huangpu River. Pudong is truly the financial and commercial core of the area. This hotel is unique in its ability to cater to business travelers with style, comfort, and convenience. The hotel seamlessly incorporates retail, with residential space, as well as luxury office space, which caters to locals as well as visitors.

In line with their exquisite reputation, the Four Seasons, Shanghai has a phenomenal location that offers guests unparalleled service, attention, and luxurious amenities. In a sophisticated yet warm atmosphere, you will be comfortably pampered here. Whether you are traveling for business or pleasure, this hotel is everything you would expect from the Four Seasons in a world-class city. Conveniently situated, it is in close proximity to all the shopping and entertainment centers, and very near the business areas.

A major world city has got to have outstanding hotels, and with all the other modern development that has engulfed Shanghai, many of their five-star hotels are sights to see all on their own. These are the five best that Shanghai has to offer, and they are seriously overflowing with opulence. 

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