InterContinental Shanghai Ruijin

118 Ruijin Er Lu, Shanghai, Shanghai Shi, 200020, China

Fodor’s Expert Review

Although this property has two newer buildings, the beautifully restored Morris Estate villas showcase how opulently Shanghai's tai-pan (expatriate millionaire businessmen) once lived; rooms here have plush beds, cozy reading areas, and art deco–inspired decor. And the history at this hotel didn't stop in the 1920s and '30s: after 1949, when it was a government-owned guesthouse, Mao Zedong, Deng Xiaoping, and Richard Nixon all slept here. Large, safely fenced-in grounds and an indoor pool make this a good option for families.

PROS

  • sprawling grounds
  • historical grandeur
  • prime location

CONS

  • service is uneven
  • taxis can be hard to find
  • slightly more impressive from the outside than inside

Location

QUICK FACTS

Hotel
Historical, Family
Quiet
Central
Grande Dame

HOTEL INFO

Phones: 021-6472–5222

HOTEL DETAILS

238 rooms
Rate Includes: No meals

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