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Park Hotel

Add:170 Nanjing Rd W.

Tel:021-6327 5225

Website:http://www.parkhotel.com.cn/

2013-01-31

The jewel in Hudec's crown stands in a forest of high-rises like a stately grande dame. The 24-story, 83.8 meter-tall brown-tiled Park Hotel, completed in 1934, was Shanghai's tallest building until the 1980s. Hudec was inspired by the Gothic Art Deco American Radiator Building in New York and adopted Art Deco in his design of the hotel. The first three floors are covered in gleaming black granite from the sacred Laoshan Hill in Qingdao, Shandong Province, and the upper floors are covered with dark brown tiles. Once the building was completed, it hosted many grand gatherings and celebrity soirees. Over the years, the exterior remains unchanged but the interior has gone through several changes. As an iconic international hotel, its history and elegance combined with the central location create an experience that few hotels can match. Renowned Chinese-American architect I.M. Pei has said the Park Hotel inspired his interest in architecture.

Description:
"Park Hotel is a beautiful, historic hotel located on Nanjing Road - in the heart of the downtown financial, business, and shopping district. Since its opening in the early 1930s, the Park Hotel has been perceived as the cities focal point. The hotel, located at the 'Zero Center Point of Shanghai', was the tallest building in the city for more than half a century. Today the Park Hotel is an iconic international hotel. Its history and elegance combined with the proximity to the city's most important business and tourism landmarks create an experience that few hotels can match. The quiet and comfortable atmosphere inside the Park Hotel's tastefully appointed rooms and suites allow you to forget that a bustling modern city is just outside the door. Renovated in 1998, you will enjoy fully functional facilities and great oriental service Occasionally one may meet famous ballet dancers and singers here who perform in the Theatre."

Recreation:
"The fitness centre at the Jin Jiang Park Hotel is equipped with treadmills, a rowing machine, stationary bike, strength-training machines, and free weights. Other recreational facilities include a billiard table, football table, and a sauna centre that offers massages, steam rooms, a spa tub, and sauna. The People’s Park, with a playground and walking paths, is located across the road. A fully equipped health club is situated only 500 metres (547 yards) from the hotel, and offers yoga and aerobics classes. "

Direction:
"Pudong International Airport (PVG) Approximate travel time is one hour and distance is 45 kilometres (28 miles). Hongqiao Airport (SHA) Approximate travel time is 25 minutes and distance is 15 kilometres (10 miles). Getting there:Taxis are the recommended form of transport for reaching the Jin Jiang Park Hotel. Rental cars are not recommended for travellers unfamiliar with this area. "

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