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The Ritz-Carlton Shanghai, Pudong is an ideal hotel for business travelers thanks to its prime location right in Lujiazui, Shanghai’s central business district. Those taking meetings spread around town can easily hail a cab or hop on Metro line 2, one of the most well-connected lines on Shanghai’s subway system. The Forbes Travel Guide Five-Star hotel’s business center, where you can fax, print, laminate, scan and use computers, is open from 7:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. on weekdays and from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on weekends. There’s a conference room available for hourly rental, and those staying on the executive floor can opt to use the conference rooms in the Club Lounge, which is open 24 hours a day. The gym, too, is always open, so you can squeeze in a workout before or after meetings.
Inside your room, an oval brown glass desk comes with yellow padded armchairs. Look in the wood ribbed desk drawers to find a dark brown octagon-shaped box that is imprinted with “Your Office.” Lift off the cover to see a mini stapler and staples, an eraser, a ruler, Post-its, a highlighter, a pencil and pen, a case of colored paper clips and three larger clips. There’s also a matching trifold folder that says “Your Stationery” on its outer flap. The folder holds sepia-toned photo postcards of the Bund glimmering at night as well as a close-up of the top of the Oriental Pearl Tower. On top of the desk is an Ethernet cable — though there is, of course, Wi-Fi. Plus, numerous outlets let you to plug in whether you are working in bed or at the desk.