As an American tourist visiting Shanghai for the first time THIS was the hotel to stay. For about 180 renminbi, a 40-minute taxi ride from Pudong Intl airport will have you right at the entrance. The breakfast buffet was amazing and very affordable. There is a variety of local options and Western recipes as well. The choices were absolutely amazing. Guestrooms were very clean beautifully renovated. Hot water stays hot and pressure is well above average. The gym is small, by hotel standards of thos caliber, however it has what is required to work up a sweat. Locstion is awesome! Its next door to a pub that has a very easy to read menu (by easy to read - plenty of Western options). The metro station is a little under a block away which can get you anywherein the city quickly, and Old Town Shanghai which is filled w/ shops and restuarants galore is less than a 10-minute walk. The bund river walk is maybe a 15-minute walk. Wherever is too far to walk, the metro station is very close! The staff is always friendly and helpful, if there is a language barrier, be prepared w/ a phone translator just in case. Overall, that stay was great, complimentary snacks and the 4th floor terrace has stunning views. If you don't mind being closer to the action, dont mind a smaller gym, nor mind a smaller hotel chain - Dont wait to book this hotel!