Built in 2008, this city hotel comprises a total of 523 guest rooms and suites. The 39-storey building is fully air-conditioned and welcomes its guests into a lobby with 24-hour reception and check-out service, a hotel safe, currency exchange facilities and a cloakroom. On-site facilities include lift access, a hairdressing/beauty salon, a games room, a kids' club and dining options such as a café, bar, pub and a number of in-house restaurants, which serve a range of delectable dishes to all guests. There is a well-equipped business centre on site, which is an ideal place for business travellers to conduct meetings, seminars, and other business activities. WLAN Internet access and room and laundry services are provided and guests arriving by car can leave their vehicles in the nearby car park. Those wishing to explore the local surroundings can hire bikes from reception. Location This conference hotel enjoys an ideal location in Shanghai, situated on the commercial Pudong Avenue. Fronting the Huangpu River, the establishment lies around 10 minutes from the Lujiazui financial district and Shanghai New International Expo Center. Shanghai railway station can be reached in around 30 minutes by public transport, and the nearby airports of Hongqiao and Pudong can be reached in approximately 40 and 50 minutes respectively from the accommodation. Rooms Each of the guest rooms has high-speed Internet access; three-line, direct dial speaker phones with data ports; separate lines for fax and broadband hook-ups; and a dedicated in-room one-touch call facility, which is available 24 hours a day. The en suite bathrooms come with a shower, bath and hairdryer; the beds are double/king-size; and other facilities include satellite/cable TV, a safe, a minibar, tea and coffee making facilities, a washing machine and an ironing set. Air conditioning and heating also feature. Sport A choice of aerobics programmes is available at the fitness centre, including step aerobics and yoga. State-of-the art exercise bikes, stepping machines and treadmills all come with visual display monitors in the gym. Swimming fans can take a dip in the heated indoor swimming pool and there is also a children's swimming area. Convenient refreshments can be found at the poolside snack bar and relaxation can be found in the hot tub and sauna, or with a massage or spa treatment. Fees apply for table tennis and snooker, and entertainment programmes are provided for both adults and children. Meals This hotel offers all-inclusive packages. A continental breakfast buffet is served each morning and buffets are also available at lunch and dinner. Alternatively, midday and evening meals can be selected from the set and à la carte menus. Payment The following credit cards are accepted as methods of payment: American Express, Diners Club, JCB, MasterCard and VISA.