Here is the overview for this report: All in Business, All for $200 And 30,000 US AIR Miles
Getting There: If you’re arriving in Pudong International Airport, the best way to get to the city center is via the Maglev. At 430 kmh (267mph) a faster and more convenient way of jump starting your trip does not exist. If the Maglev is closed at night then you will have to take a taxi to People’s Square. Check the sign in the taxi line for prices before entering the taxi and pay close attention to the meter. Print the address of the hotel in Mandarin characters and show it to the driver. 南京东路789号, Huangpu, Shanghai, China, 200001. Returning to the airport, take Line 2 to Longyang Lu then get on the Maglev from there. Taking Line 2 from People’s Square to the airport will take forever.
I am partial to Le Royal Méridien because it is located next to my old apartment building. It is also located next to Nanjing Walking Street, an overcrowded place that is worth seeing once but should otherwise be avoided. Le Royal Méridien is only a few minutes away from The Bund, The French Concession, West Nanjing Road, and all that is good in life.
Because of our visa issue, we were in a hurry to get a Halloween costume, meet up with friends, and begin the festivities. Therefore, as was the case with Hyatt on The Bund, I didn’t have the opportunity to truly enjoy the hotel’s many amenities. I did, however, find my way to the club lounge which offered ample amounts of food and premium drinks. This is the second time I’ve stayed at Le Royal Méridien so I can advise from past experience that the breakfast buffet is worth waking up for or arriving to after a night out on the town.
Overall, if you are looking for an excellent location, great value, and what life should be then look no further than Le Royal Méridien Shanghai.