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Many of the hotels in Shanghai cater to business travelers, and these are our picks for the best business hotels in Shanghai.
For the domestic traveler
For those doing business across China, try the the Hilton Shanghai Hongqiao,10 minutes from Hongqiao Airport. The hotel's made it a breeze to plan events in advance, as pricing information and floor plans are easily accessible on its website. Basic AV equipment is available and, in the business center, you'll find the usual services—secretarial, mail, fax, computers, etc. The hotel is also adjacent to a lovely golf course where you can schmooze your new Chinese partners.
For the luxury traveler
In the rooms at the Peninsula Shanghai, business travelers can utilize free VOIP international calling, and the in-room fax machines and printers. If what you need to do is a little more low-tech, you'll find in the desk a plethora of office supplies, including a stapler, stationary, and mini Post-its.
For the techie travel
On the other end of the bund is the Waldorf Astoria. Equally as luxurious as the Peninsula, it offers business travelers an especially enticing draw with its in-room Bluetooth keyboard. Use it to surf the Internet on the room's flat-panel television and leave your computer at home.
For the downtown traveler
Those wishing to eschew Shanghai's central business district for something a little more lively will find near The Langham Xintiandi plenty to see, eat, do, and drink. There's free international VOIP calling in all the rooms. Those who book a Club floor room can use the 24-hour Club Lounge, where there's a free meeting space available for up to two hours.