By Rose Overbey
Shanghai
China
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Shanghai, China may be the most populous city in the country, and it might have one of the world's most modern skylines, but don’t let that fool you into thinking it doesn’t have an ancient history worth exploring.

EscapeWizard.com invites you to book a trip to Shanghai, China. As one of the largest cities in the world, there are two airports that serve the city. Pudong International Airport (PVG) and Hongqiao International Airports (SHA) can both be flown into for a trip to Shanghai, though Pudong is more popular for international flights, while Hongqiao makes is more popular for domestic flights. Book your flight today with EscapeWizard.com: To do so, please follow the link to make flight arrangements (www.escapewizard.com/flight.php). And, when booking your hotel with EscapeWizard.com, please refer to our top selections of hotels in Shanghai for assistance with finding accommodations.  This can be accessed by following the link to the hotel portion of our website (www.escapewizard.com/hotels.php?flag=htl).

With so many things to see, EscapeWizard.com suggests you begin your trip with a tour of ancient Shanghai. Understanding the city’s history will further your appreciation of the modern city it is today. Old City is an ancient district in Shanghai. Here you’ll find ancient Chinese architecture, like the Temple of the Town Gods. The Old City Wall was built in the 1500’s to defend against Japanese Pirates. Today a little bit of the wall still exists to help you connect to the past.

EscapeWizard.com recommends visiting the Yuyuan Garden. Translated it means the Garden of Contentment. This beautiful garden is home to classic Chinese pavilions and a maze of enchanting walkways. Make sure to check out the famous Zig Zag Bridge, and in true Chinese style, enjoy a cup of tea at the teahouse.

With so much history to explore, it’s easy to overlook the exciting modern marvels of the city. EscapeWizard.com recommends checking out the Huangpu district. Located right outside Old City, this area shares the name of Shanghai’s largest river. Enjoy a walk along the Nanjing Dong Lu. It is the longest shopping district in the world, so you’re sure to enjoy some window shopping along your way.

Located along Nanjing Dong Lu is People’s Square. Here you’ll find many of the city’s more popular landmarks. Shanghai Art Museum – a beautiful building constructed in the 1930’s is home to beautiful works of art. The building itself has a gorgeous bell tower that stands out among the landscape. The Shanghai Grand Theatre is a picturesque venue. The Shanghai Urban Planning Exhibition Center is a must see for anyone interested in the story of Shanghai’s architectural history. The Shanghai Museum is also worth a visit. While a thoroughly modern construction, it holds some of China’s most ancient artifacts. From ancient Calligraphy to Chinese Ceramics, this museum offers an extensive collection of a country with an extensive history.   

EscapeWizard.com recommends a trip to Shanghai. There are so many things to do and see, it’s the perfect trip no matter what you’re looking for. Just click the link above and book your next trip to China with EscapeWizard.com.
Hotels in Shanghai
By Leslie Jones
Le Royal Méridien Shanghai
789 Nanjing Road East, Shanghai, China
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Welcome to Le Royal Meridien Shanghai, located along Nanjing Road East, a popular shopping district.  The Bund, a waterfront pedestrian favorite stretching out over a mile along the Huangpu River, is also nearby. Merely 20 minutes away from Hongqiao Airport, the hotel concierge will conveniently pick you up once you’ve arrived.

Check in is 2 p.m. which offers plenty of time to catch your breath and get settled in before heading out for the sights and sounds of this magical metropolis beckoning with myriad cultural and historic attractions.  Be sure to visit the Jade Buddha Temple and 400-year old Yu Garden and Bazaar located in the Old Town.

An impressive 761 guest rooms, including 132 suites, offer exquisite views of the city through their commanding floor-to-ceiling windows. Deep soaking tubs and rainforest showers comfortably adorn the bathrooms while deluxe rooms offer king-size or two twin beds. A spacious desk work area, complete with a 42-inch plasma television, international satellite channels, smart phone rentals and high speed Internet access all offer the conveniences of home.

Enjoy a wide variety of international dining options at one of four specialty restaurants including Cantonese at Ai Mei, Italian cuisine at Favola, seafood buffets at Le Bistrot or if you prefer French cuisine, it’s awaiting you at Allure. Several bars offer cool refreshment and a convenient 24-hour in-room dining service is also available if you prefer a quiet, relaxing meal in the comfort of your own room. 

Located in the heart of Shanghai’s business district, a full service business center offers I-Travel Smart Phone rentals.  Le Spa is available for all guests to enjoy after a long day of meetings or sightseeing as well as an indoor pool and fitness center, also available to help ease the tensions after a long day spent out on the town.

With a convenient check-out time of 12 noon, there’s plenty of time to linger over one last breakfast and a final stroll around this multi-faceted neighborhood while enjoying your complimentary pass to the nearby Museum of Contemporary Art Shanghai (MoCA).  Reserve a room at Le Royal Meridien Shanghai today at EscapeWizard.com by simply clicking on the link (www.escapewizard.com/hotels.php?flag=htl).
Hotels in Shanghai
By Adam J. Mohney
InterContinental Shanghair Expo
1188 Xueye Road Pudong New Area, Shanghai, China
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EscapeWizard.com invites you to enjoy Shanghai's newest hotel by booking InterContinental Shanghai Expo for your next Chinese adventure. Built in 2010, the InterContinental Shanghai Expo offers fantastic views of downtown Pudong, Shanghai and the Hangpu River. Located close to all of Puxi and Pudong's city attractions, such as historic temples and unique shopping districts, InterContinental Shanghai Expo is the prime place to experience the culture of Shanghai.

InterContinental Shanghai Expo's 384 guest rooms and suits offer the safety and pampering InterContinental guests have come to expect from the prominent hotel brand. Guests will enjoy wireless internet access for a small one-time fee, a television with a DVD player, a stereo with a CD player and a telephone with available voicemail functionality. Guests can also grocery shop and dine in their rooms by taking advantage of the hotel's mini refrigerator, tea maker and available minibar. EscapeWizard.com guests can also protect valuables in the in-room safe and set the room temperature with individual room climate control.

EscapeWizard.com recommends guests take advantage of the Spa InterContinental, which offers a variety of Chinese spa treatments. Features of the Spa InterContinental include a sauna, whirlpool, massage, body wraps, exfoliation and body waxing, among others. Patrons of InterContinental Shanghai Expo will be able to easily and conveniently find their way around Shanghai throughout their stay by utilizing the currency exchange desk, communicating with the multilingual staff and renting a car at the on-site rental car desk. Other hotel features include an indoor swimming pool, health and fitness center and outdoor barbeque grills.

InterContinental Shanghai Expo guests can dine right without ever leaving the hotel confines if they so choose. On site are three restaurants with varying menus, including Cafe 1188, which features European and Chinese fusion dishes in a casual atmosphere. Cafe 1188 serves breakfast, lunch and dinner and has both indoor and outdoor seating. Also on-site is the Sheng Hui Tang which features lunch and dinner with a Cantonese menu and Basilico, offering Italian pizza and pasta dishes for lunch and dinner.

InterContinental Shanghai Expo is the latest hotel the city of Shanghai has to offer. With its new facilities, spectacular views and pampering amenities, it is a prime choice for travelers looking for some of the comforts of home throughout their Chinese excursion in Shanghai. Click the following link to book InterContinental Shanghai Expo on EscapeWizard.com now (www.escapewizard.com/hotels.php?flag=htl).
Hotels in Shanghai
By Adam J. Mohney
Grand Hyatt
Jin Mao Tower, 88 Century Avenue, Pudong, Shanghai, China
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EscapeWizard.com invites you enjoy a hotel unlike any other in a city unlike any other by booking Grand Hyatt Shanghai for your next Chinese venture. Located in the heart of gorgeous Podong, Shanghai, Grand Hyatt Shanghai is found on the 53rd to 87th floors of the Jin Mao Tower, making it one of the highest hotels planet earth has to offer and providing spectacular city views of one of the world's largest cities (16 million people).

Guests of Grand Hyatt Shanghai will find themselves in close proximity to a variety of the area's most popular attractions. These include the Yuyuan Garden, a historic and scenic setting that has been a famous place to unwind and relax since 1559. Other nearby attractions include The Bund, Shanghai Museum, Shanghai Art Museum, the 10th century Langhua Temple, among other beautiful temples and a variety of shopping options from modern to antique.

All of the 555 rooms and suites at Grand Hyatt Shanghai that can be booked through EscapeWizard.com include premium comforts and beautiful views. The elevated location is supplemented by floor to ceiling windows, for the best possible view from every room. Guests can also stay connected while in Shanghai by taking advantage of the available wireless internet service, telephone with voicemail, television and a daily morning newspaper. Each room at Grand Hyatt Shanghai is also equipped with a coffee maker, an in-room safe and a work desk.

Grand Hyatt Shanghai patrons traveling internationally will enjoy the accessibility and comforts the hotel has to offer throughout their stay. The multilingual staff greets visitors in their native tongue, while a business center makes working from abroad much easier. The hotel also offers city tours, a limousine service to take guests through Shanghai in style and parking for rental car customers.

Of great interest and intrigue to all guests should be the Club Oasis Spa. The spa offers Grand Hyatt Shanghai guests ultimate pampering through traditional Chinese techniques. Spa options include body treatments, massage, skin care and a salon for body wellness. Also available in the spa is a fitness center and and indoor swimming pool for exercise and relaxation.

The dining options at Grand Hyatt Shanghai are ample and assorted, with six separate restaurants to choose from on-site. EscapeWizard.com recommends The Grand Cafe, a 24-hour eatery that features European and Shanghainese cuisine or Canton, which offers a 360-degree view of the city skyline and Chinese cuisine prepared by master chefs from Hong Kong. Other restaurants include everything from European to Japanese and other Asian cuisines and, of course, guests looking to stay in can dine in their rooms 24 hours a day.

Grand Hyatt Shanghai is everything travelers to China should seek in a hotel. With its spectacular views of the gorgeous skyline, accessibility to city and pampering amenities and spa, it is one of EscapeWizard.com's top choices for lodging across the globe. Click the following link to start booking on Grand Hyatt Shanghai on EscapeWizard.com now (www.escapewizard.com/hotels.php?flag=htl).
Hotels in Shanghai
By Sarah Hay
Westin Bund Center, Shanghai
88 Henan Central Road, Shanghai, China
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The city of Shanghai is a treat for all the senses, and filled with wondrous sites. Visitors from all around the world have come to stay and play in this magnificent city, and one of the best locations to experience the best of Shanghai is at the Westin Bund Center, Shanghai. This hotel is just two blocks over from the Bund waterfront, right in the center of shopping, dining, and entertainment venues. The Shanghai Museum is nearby, as is Nanjing Pedestrian Street. There are many corporate offices in the area as well, including Nokia Investment Co. Ltd., BASF, Hewlett Packard, and Fujitsu.

The 570 guest rooms at the Westin Bund Center, Shanghai, come with a selection of standard amenities, including 32 flat screen televisions, free wireless high speed Internet access, coffee and tea makers, bathrobes and slippers, hairdryers, separate bathtubs and rainforest showers, along with White Tea by Westin bath products and bathroom telephones. There are also a variety of means to help you relax during your stay, such as a heated indoor pool, WestinWORKOUT gym, and a complete spa and massage treatment center on site. The concierge can help with any reservations, and a babysitting services is also available.

The business center on site features fax machines, four computers, scanners, copiers, typing and translation services. If you’re hungry, room services are available 24 hours a day, and there are also a tremendous variety of international cuisines available at the hotel’s restaurants and lounges. Business travelers will appreciate the 15 meeting and conference rooms at the Westin, covering over 7,600 square feet of meeting space. So, the next time you find yourself in this magical land, be sure to treat yourself to a stay at the Westin Bund Center, Shanghai. And, be sure to let the experts at EscapeWizard.com find the best rate for your trip, by following this link: (www.escapewizard.com/hotels.php?flag=htl).
Hotels in Shanghai
By Keleigh M. Quinn
Sheraton Shanghai Pudong Hotel & Residences
No. 38 Pujian Road, Shanghai 200127 China
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The Sheraton Shanghai Pudong Hotel & Residences offers gorgeous views of the Huangpu River and a convenient location, very close to the central business district. The hotel is part of a complex that includes a wonderful shopping center, perfect for picking up souvenirs and luxury items. Located in Pu Dong New District “ Lujiazui, the financial district of Shanghai, this hotel is perfect for all travelers, offering access to everything you might need. You will find yourself close to the Metro station, Shanghai’s waterfront area, Yuyuan Garden, and Nanjing Road, known for its excellent shopping.

The spacious guest rooms offer all of the comforts you expect from a Sheraton, including the Sheraton Sweet Sleeper Bed. Premium and Executive rooms are available, offering spectacular views from the higher floors of the hotel. Suites are also available if you desire additional space. All rooms offer a 32-inch LCD TV with satellite channels, as well as a comfortable work station. If you would like, you can pay a small fee for in-room high speed internet access. You will feel pampered with the rainforest shower, bathrobe and slippers. For your convenience, all rooms feature a mini-bar and 24-hour room service.

Other dining options include China Court, an authentic Chinese restaurant featuring Cantonese cuisine and serving dinner and lunch. You can also visit Feast, a restaurant offering both a buffet and ala carte items. Feast is open all day and offers a wide variety of dishes sure to please everyone in your party. You can also relax with a cocktail and snacks at Passion, located in the lobby.

Other highlights of the hotel include the Touch Spa and a health club, which has an indoor swimming pool, sauna and a variety of work-out equipment. The concierge is available 24 hours a day to help with any of your trip planning needs. This is also the perfect place to hold an event or meeting, including in the Grand Ballroom which can hold up to 1,000 guests.

Start planning your stay in Shanghai through EscapeWizard.com by clicking here (www.escapewizard.com/hotels.php?flag=htl).