5-7 Shaanxi Road South; tel: 6255 1133; $
Three-star hotel with a great mid-city location, business facilities, Chinese and Western
cuisine and a skylit swimming pool.
534 Hengshan Road; tel: 6437 7050; $$
Formerly the Picardie Mansions, this Art Deco-style hotel is located on tree-lined Hengshan
Road. Offers adequate rooms, Western and Chinese restaurants, a business centre and a
A venerable hotel that has established itself as an accommodation landmark, the Hilton has
a convenient location between the former French Concession and Jing'An Temple. Well
managed and always buzzing, it has good restaurants, a skylit pool and penthouse bar.
Howard Johnson Huaihai
1 Fenyang Road; tel: 5461 9898; www.hojochina.com ; $
The Howard Johnson fills a key niche: an international-standard hotel that effortlessly deliv-
ers all the key amenities at a reasonable price, and with a fine location just off Huaihai Road
in the leafy French Concession.
InterContinental Shanghai Ruijin
118 Ruijin No.2 Road; tel: 6472 5222, www.ihg.com/intercontinental ; $$$$
Formerly the Ruijin State Guesthouse, this storied property is set within an expansive estate
in the heart of the old French Concession dotted with heritage villas, fountains and pavil-
ions. A recent revamp has seen the addition of new buildings with comfortable Chinese-
styled guestrooms and a selection of restaurants.
Jin Jiang Hotel
The Jin Jiang's buildings were some of the former French Concession's most popular ad-
dresses. Rooms are comfortable and homely but not luxurious, with the exception of the
Grosvenor House, which offers the most decadent suites at the most decadent prices. Its
history trumps the rooms: Richard Nixon and Mao Zedong signed the Shanghai Commu-
niqué here in 1972.