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St Regis vs. Sheraton vs.Hyatt in Bejing/Shanghai??

St Regis vs. Sheraton vs.Hyatt in Bejing/Shanghai??

Old May 27th, 2006, 12:45 AM
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St Regis vs. Sheraton vs.Hyatt in Bejing/Shanghai??

We are debating between the following hotels...can you give recommendations?
Beijing: Is it worth paying a lot more for Grand Hyatt over Sheraton Great Wall?
Shanghai: Is St Regis location really inconvenient? or will the service outweigh the location?
Xian: Sheraton or Hyatt?
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Old May 27th, 2006, 05:43 PM
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Xian check out the rates being offered at the newest addition - the Sofitel at Remnibi Square. The newness makes it well worth staying it - everything is spick and span, rooms are large and comfortable, bathrooms well appointed, great campus, good Japanese food restaurant - and we paid $100/night for all this. In Shanghai I really like the Grand Hyatt. We liked the Peninsula Palace in beijing.
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Beijing: I second the vote for the Peninsula Palace! Great location at a cost well below the other luxury hotels. I also like China World Hotel though it is not as centrally located as the Palace.

Shanghai: I've heard great things about the St. Regis but haven't stayed there. I think the location is rather inconvenient though taxis are certainly plentiful and cheap in Shanghai. If you like Grand Hyatt, the one in Shanghai is very nice, but expensive. Try the JC Mandarin across from the Portman Ritz Carlton (which I think is way overrated).
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The JW Marriott in Shanghai is well located and very nice. It's expensive but other than that no drawbacks! The Peninsula in Beijing is great and also a good value.
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Just returned from 2-weeks in Shanghai, Lijiang, Beijing. Shanghai: Jin Jiang Hotel (not Tower) in newly-renovated Cathay Building in French Concession was excellent. Beijing: Grand Hotel Beijing was a fabulous experience. 5-star, closest to For. City and T'Square (5 min walk maximum). Incredible service and ambiance. We were upgraded to a suite, which had huge terrace overlooking atrium. Traditional Chinese decor w/all western amenities & services. We loved it! Booked thru asiarooms.com
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We recently returned from a tour and stayed at the St. Regis in Shanghai. It was a wonderful hotel, rooms, services, food, but really inconvenient. Took us minimum half an hour by cab to get across the river where everything is. Especially inconvenient at night, when we would have loved to go walk the bund, or walk any part of the downtown area for that matter, but just decided that it wasn';t worth the time and hassle of getting a taxi and riding that far. If you enjoy just getting out of your hotel and being able to walk around, forget the ST. Regis. (actually, one member of our group walked out of the hotel for some air after dinner and within two blocks was propositioned by a lady of the evening.)
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