Shanghai city is considered the financial capital of China, a massive city that’s growing at a faster rate than almost all other cities on the planet. A small fishing village at one time, Shanghai’s proximity to Hong Kong and a major shipping route has made it home to one of the busiest ports in the world.
In China’s ever-changing economy, Shanghai has been one of the key driving forces that have helped shape the country’s constantly-burgeoning economy.
Business & Commerce
Since the early 1930s, no city in the Far-East has been able to match the progress of this wonderful city. With almost all of the world’s biggest companies setting up their offices in the city, Shanghai is a major force in the world economy.
In financial services, real estate and even the erratic retail sector, Shanghai’s economy is drawing in plenty of visitors from all over the world.
The Shanghai city is host to a number of manufacturing industries as well, adding to its reputation as the world’s busiest container port. The Shanghai Future Exchange and the Shanghai Stock Exchange are also massive parts of this wonderful city’s landscape.
Like in all major commercial powerhouse-cities, Shanghai too has its fair share of entertainment options. The city’s architecture combines the modern skyscrapers with the fantastic traditional buildings that have seen the city change with their own eyes.
The Shanghai Grand Theatre and the Sassoon House are promoters of the performing arts, a steadily growing aspect in the Shanghai way of life.
For those interested in visual arts, there is People’s Square, a district lined with galleries and studios all along the way. The Shanghai Oriental Theatre and the Shanghai Grand theatre are just two of the massive landmarks in this area. Parks and green spaces have been created amidst the concrete jungle, hoping to give children a place to play and express themselves.
Shanghai city has a wonderful movie-industry that is often said to be the birthplace for Chinese and Hong Kong cinema. Music, dance and visual art are the other most popular forms of art in the city.
Popular Hotels in Shanghai City
Holiday Inn Pudong
The Holiday Inn Pudong is placed in the middle of Shanghai’s commercial district. A little over a half-hour from the international airport, the Holiday Inn is ideal for those travelling on business. Almost all major offices and convention centres are within walking distance while the hotel too has plenty of business & meeting facilities.
Those who are looking to relax can enjoy the wonderful swimming pool, the fabulous restaurants or even the Jacuzzi in their own time.
Jin Jiang Hotel
Right on Huaihai Road, the Jin Jiang Hotel is right next to the shopping district in Shanghai city as well as to the night-life and party-scene in Shanghai. There are restaurants and night-clubs all around the hotel while the commercial parts of Shanghai are just minutes away.
The hotel comes with an elegant 19th century design that has been host to dignitaries such as Richard Nixon. The hotel has a fantastic business centre that fully supports over 300 people while their food and wine options are almost as impressive.
The Rainbow Hotel
The location of the Rainbow Hotel, in Shanghai, puts it amidst a host of other finance and technology companies. The hotel is a four-star property and is wonderfully close to the Foreign Trade department too. Almost all the embassies, in Shanghai, are quite close to the Rainbow Hotel.
The hotel has its own business centre with all facilities while the restaurant & bar are quite impressive too. The hotel gives a lot of space to guests, in the room and outside, ensuring that a stay at the wonderful Rainbow Hotel is not easily forgotten.