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Shanghai, China’s largest city and 2nd most populous city in the world, is the perfect venue for any business event. A major hub for international trade and finance, and the home of the Shanghai Stock Exchange – one of the world’s largest – Shanghai boasts a reputation as one of the top destinations for meetings and events. With a very respectable ICCA ranking, Shanghai draws thousands of business visitors and tourists each year, to enjoy the offerings of its many conference venues and business hotels.
This bustling city is located on the East China coast, close to the Yangtze River and occupying a significant part of China’s coastline. As the largest base of Chinese industrial technology, Shanghai is the focal point for many trade shows, international conferences and commercial trade, and is therefore superbly equipped to deliver on even the most demanding of corporate events.
Shanghai is home to a number of popular trade shows, amongst them Cinte Techtextile China, and Music China, Asia’s largest sourcing platform for the music industry. ILTM China caters for the travel planning industry, and Bauma China for construction machinery industry. Being Globally Responsible Conference attracts many thousands of delegates every year as does the China Digital Entertainment Expo & Conference.
Shanghai also holds several superb annual events, including Shanghai Fashion Week and Shanghai International Fashion Culture Festival. The Shanghai Formula 1 Grand Prix is a world renowned event in the Shanghai calendar, but not more so that the Chinese New Year – an unmatched celebration of lights, music, theatre and dance; planning your conference event around this time will lift your event to a whole new corporate level. Whatever venue or attractions you choose to entertain your guests, we help you to quickly and easy find, compare and book the ideal business and conference hotel in this bustling city with the right meeting and conference facilities. Simply send a meeting room and guest room inquiry to up to 10 conference hotels at the same time in Shanghai and receive individual proposals in less than 24 hours. You can then easily review, compare and amend proposals for your event in Shanghai. For the best online prices and to book directly with the hotel you wish to host your event or meeting at, use ALLOCABO.
Shanghai is divided into 16 districts with two main business areas, Lujiazui and The Bund. Central Huangpu – the most densely populated of the districts, contains many of the first-class hotels in Shanghai, close to major attractions and nightlife locations, as is Xuhui, another core urban district popular with business tourists. Changning is home to internationally relevant headquarters and the major airports for the city making it an ideal location for international delegates.
Jing’an and Putuo are culturally very traditional districts, and home to several temples and other historical attractions with great transport links to and from the city. Hongkou, with its universities and football stadium, has a young demographic, and with it, many great hip and trendy night spots and eateries. Yangpu also has its share of China’s most distinguished universities, and, close to the Bund, is a major destination for business events. Minhang, whilst predominantly a residential district, retains some of its ancient landmarks, and is also home to the Qizhong Forest Sports City Arena – a major tennis arena, with the neighbouring Jiading District holding the Chinese Grand Prix each year. For more rustic areas, you will find at the mouth of the Huangpu river, the district of Baoshan. Jinshan in the Southwest offers mountain-islands and beaches and is a popular tourist location, whilst Songjang, known as the cultural root of Shanghai has many historically noteworthy venues denoting its rich diversity across 4 unique cultures.
If you are looking for the ideal tourist destination in Shanghai, Qingpu is a favourite, as is Fengxian with its greenery and beautiful beaches along Hangzhou Bay. Chongming consists of 3 islands at the mouth of the Yangtze, connected by 3 bridges to the mainland which makes the district a popular day-trip for social programmes.
With so many venues to choose from, you may have difficulty settling on just one venue. Perhaps you are considering the Fairmont Peace Hotel On The Bund but can’t decide if The Peninsula Shanghai, Campanile Shanghai Bund Hotel or the The Ritz-Carlton Shangai is more suited to your event? Alternatively, you may be caught between the Four Seasons Hotel Shanghai and the Mandarin Oriental Pudong Shanghai for proximity to the Shanghai World Financial Centre? Or perhaps you have settled on a venue in Shanghai city centre, but can’t choose between the W Shanghai – The Bund or the Shanghai Marriott Hotel City Centre?
Most of the first-class hotels can easily cater for large-scale accommodation and major corporate events. The Mandarin Oriental Pudong Shanghai, Waldorf Astoria Shanghai on the Bund, and the Park Hyatt Shanghai offer outstanding facilities, as do the JW Marriott Shanghai at Tomorrow Square, InterContinental Shanghai Ruijin and Sofitel Shanghai Hongqiao. Enjoy stunning skyline views from the Swissotel Grand Shanghai, The Westin Bund Centre Shanghai and the coastally-located Hyatt Regency Shanghai Global Harbor, which is located in the heart of the shopping and entertainment hub. The Grand Kempinski Hotel Shanghai, Pullman Shanghai South, Radisson Blu Hotel Shanghai New World and Jumeirah Himalayas Hotel Shanghai are amongst the top hotels for comfort, customer service and superb conference facilities, as are Le Royal Meridien Shanghai, Novotel Atlantis Shanghai, the Ibis Shanghai New Hongqiao and the Hilton Shanghai Hongqiao.
Looking for something a little different? The top conference destination in Asia also offers a great choice of alternative boutique and trendy hotels, such as Bellagio Shanghai and The St. Regis Shanghai Jingan which offer a more intimate setting in superbly luxurious surroundings.
At ALLOCABO, finding the right meeting hotel in Shanghai is simple; our intuitive online platform saves you valuable time and money and makes the hotel venue search quick and easy. Simply start your online search at ALLOCABO with your desired Shanghai area and receive a selection of the best hotels with the most suitable conference facilities. Review available conference facilities & capacity and send a request for proposal for free and without any obligation. Compare hotels and meeting rooms across whichever criteria you need to create the best conference and event experience.
Shanghai, as a top meeting destination world-wide, transports its visitors with an abundance of connecting trains, Metro, trams and city buses, and a number of hotels and conference venues offer direct connections from Shanghai Pudong Airport (PVG) and Shanghai Hongqiao International Airport.
No matter where you are in Shanghai you can be assured of superb transport links, such as Shanghai Railway Station, Shanghai South Railway Station and Hongqiao Railway Station, with the high-speed Maglev Train taking you from A to B in no time at all. The Shanghai Metro connects 13 of the 16 districts with its urban and suburban rail transit services, linking the 3 main train hubs for excellent transport coverage. With the help of our online platform, you can easily choose the most accessible locations for your venue.
Shanghai is the perfect place for those special business events, from large corporate anniversaries, galas or themed banquets right down to more intimate meetings. And if cost is a factor in your deliberations, most hotels – even in the 2 star and 3 star range, are equipped with a breakfast/lunch room and a restaurant for hotel dining. Shanghai’s hotels also offer superb catering packages, with a huge variety of beverage and lunch options, from coffee breaks with snacks to fruit and pastries in the morning and/or afternoon, lunch and dinner. Lunch and evening meal options vary between buffet service, plate service, 2-course, 3-course, 4-course or gala menu.
If you need a little extra room for socialising, you will find the 4 star and 5 star range of conference hotels offer a variety of open spaces such as roof terraces, gardens or private areas to relax in. Many of the first-class hotels also provide a range of deluxe rooms, superior rooms, club rooms, junior suites, executive suites and presidential suites.
You’ll find key information at a glance with ALLOCABO. When making your free enquiry, simply enter the number of nights and guests who will be staying to ensure that the hotel can provide you with a selection of the most suitable hotels. It is also good to know your desired conference room seating arrangement (parliamentary, cinema seating, block form, U-shape) as capacities vary depending on the seating arrangement required.
When stating your requirements using the online ALLOCABO request for proposal form, please also indicate what room equipment you require for your event, such as a projector, teleconference facilities or free internet. Details on available technology at your chosen venue is also available on the specifications/details page for each hotel. Whether you require whiteboards, large TV screens or projectors, or state-of-the-art conference technology and sound systems for larger events, you’ll find out what’s available right away.
Whether you are looking for a hotel for under S$150 per night or over S$250 (if you’ve got more budget for a more luxurious room), with our platform you can easily find the best hotel for your business meetings and events. Further, with our flexible pricing, you can be sure that with ALLOCABO you will get the best online prices.
Shanghai is a multicultural metropolis, which seems to have effortlessly blended both modern and traditional Chinese features to create a living, vibrant city, as free-flowing as the river which runs past its coastal districts.
Visit the Oriental Pearl Tower, Jin Mao Tower or Shanghai Tower for breathtaking views. Take a stroll around the People’s Park, the Yu Garden or the People’s Square, or for a unique experience, visit the Bund Sightseeing Tunnel. To get a flavour of Shanghai’s rich history, the City God Temple of Shanghai, Jing’an Temple, Longhua Temple and the Jade Buddha Temple are a must-see, and for those with a penchant for ancient artefacts, there are various museums including China Art Museum and Shanghai Museum. Tianzifang, as a touristic arts and crafts enclave showcases Shanghai’s modern and traditional creative exploits in one space, and the Shanghai Ocean Aquarium is both a natural and architectural wonder of its own.
Nanjing Road and Xujiahui are the main shopping areas of Shanghai, closely followed by Huaihai Road and Nanjing West Road with hundreds of shops and boutiques as well as malls to satisfy even the most ardent shopper; likewise the New World area has parks and world-class galleries amidst its sizeable pedestrian shopping area. If you are looking for a little excitement, why not spend a day at the Shanghai Disney Resort or perhaps take a walk along the century-old Waibaidu Bridge, or Garden Bridge, as it is known in English.
Steamed crab, soup dumplings and Beggar’s chicken; these are all localities in Shanghai which are offered as street food, and in the best restaurants across the city. Try world-renowned Ultraviolet which provides a multi-sensory dining experience fusing food and technology; Dī Shuǐ Dòng loved by expats and locals, offers a relaxed atmosphere and a wide menu to suit all; Sìchuān Citizen is a popular restaurant, cocktail bar and teahouse, and Hǎi Dǐ Lāo delights its customers’ palates as a well known sauce bar. Whatever your culinary preferences, Yang’s Fry Dumplings is a must for its famous sesame seed and scallion fried dumplings.
As with any vibrant and bustling city, Shanghai can hold its own when it comes to nightlife. The Shelter is a lightly renovated bomb shelter for gritty club nights and is high on many international conference delegates’ list; Arkham with two VIP rooms is host to many regular glitterati. For something a little different, spend an evening in Dada, a classic Shanghai dive bar or perhaps M2 – arguably one of the best nightclubs in Shanghai, delivers a fantastic night’s music and entertainment.
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Popular Conference Hotels in Shanghai
Popular conference and meeting hotels in this buzzing city include: the impressive Pullman Shanghai Skyway, the Marriott Shanghai Luwan Hotel or the JW Marriott Hotel Shanghai Changfeng Park as well as the Grand Kempinski Hotel Shanghai, Sofitel Shanghai Hyland, The Ritz-Carlton Shanghai, Pudong and Grand Central Hotel Shanghai.