With 30 well-appointed and conveniently located IHG Shanghai hotels from which to choose, there's no excuse not to visit to one of the fastest moving cities in the world. Dynamic and constantly evolving, this sprawling urbanity is an inviting playground for forward thinkers and ambitious adventurers. Business is booming and signs of success are evident at every turn, from the towering corporate shrines and big city developments to the throngs of ambitious workers lining the streets every day of the week. Also known as Hu, the city leads the way in science, culture, technology and international trades, and is a world financial center.
Whilst the people of Shanghai work hard, they also know how to party. So, if you want to join in you should head for hot spots such as Sinan Mansion and Surpass Court where you'll find chic restaurants, cocktail bars and nightclubs. It's not all modernism and mayhem however; old Shanghai is peppered with gardens such as the Yuyuan Garden, temples, monasteries, Shikumen houses, street markets and food stalls. If architectural contrasts are of interest, the famous waterfront area known as 'The Bund' hosts a variety of building styles in one place including Gothic, Baroque, Romanesque, Classicism and Renaissance alongside modern structures and monuments.
The Xin Tian Di is a popular draw for shoppers and diners, and features a diverse range of cuisines from across the globe served in a myriad of restaurants, bars, cafes and stalls. Galleries, fashion boutiques, leisure and entertainment facilities can also be found here. Nearby Tianzifang, favoured by some of the world's most influential artists and designers, is home to the city's arts district and offers an even broader selection of galleries, craft and design studios.
The ancient water town of Zhujiajiao is often referred to as Shanghai's Venice. Featuring scenic bridges, gardens and streets you can rest your tired feet aboard a cruise boat or tour the area by bus. However you plan to explore the city, you can find great deals on quality hotels in Shanghai when you choose to stay with IHG. Book your break today and IHG's friendly staff will be waiting to welcome you to this fantastic destination.