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Hotel Equatorial Shanghai is strategically located at Jing’An in the heart of downtown Shanghai. Known for our warm hospitality and excellent customer service, this prestigious hotel offers extensive business, meeting and recreational facilities.

Our 506 guest rooms and suites offer stunning city views, and has been beautifully furnished to ensure our guests a comfortable and relaxing stay. There are 15 function rooms can be used for various social and business events, and are able to accomodate up to 800 people. The versatile function and meeting rooms offer a wide range of facilities, services and packages for every occasion.

The well-recognized Shanghai International Club Fitness Centre is situated on the 4th floor, easily accessible to all patrons. The centre offers a range of top-of-the-line fitness facilities from Life Fitness, a tennis hard court, the Fei Spa and a pool which boasts a breathtaking view of Jing’An.

  • Check in is from 2.00 pm
  • Check out at 12.00 noon
  • Electrical supply: 220V with oblique flat blades (inverted V-shape) with grounding blade
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  • Valet service and self-parking
  • Taxi and limousine service
  • Wheelchair friendly
  • Smoking rooms available
  • Pets are not allowed
  • In-room Wi-Fi
  • Foreign exchange service
  • All major credit cards are accepted

Approximate time needed to places of interest from Hotel Equatorial Shanghai:

To Distance
Children’s Palace & Jingan Park 0.4km
Metro Line 2 (Jinaan Temple) & Subway Station Shopping Mall 0.48km
French Concession (Hua Shan Road) 0.2km
Jingan Temple 0.4km
Nanjing Road shopping street 5.3km
Shanghai Exhibition Centre 1.1km
Metro Line 1 (Changshu Road Station) 1.3km
Huaihai Road shopping street 4.1km
People’s Square (Shanghai Museum, Grand Theatre) 4.2km
Xintiandi Restaurant & Bar Area 3.5km
Shanghai Mart & Shanghai Intex Exhibition Centres 8.4km
Catholic Cathedral of Xujiahui 4.8km
The Bund 6.1km
To Distance
Huang Pu River Cruise 5.8km
Shanghai Railway Station 6.1km
Jade Buddha Temple 3km
Old Town & Yu Garden 5.1km
Antique Market (Dong Tai Road) 4.4km
Pudong Area 10.8km
Oriental TV Tower & International Convention Centre 7.4km
Century Park 15.8km
Hong Qiao Airport 17.7km
Everbright Exhibition Centre 13.1km
Shanghai New International Expo Centre 15.8km
Pudong International Airport 48.5km

Once a fishing village, Shanghai is today a vibrant and cosmopolitan city heralded as the fashion capital of the East. The largest city in the world with a population in excess of 24 million people is also China’s commercial and financial centre. With a bustling city scape full of magnificent skyscrapers and the famous Shanghai Bund, this multi-cultural metropolis is arguably the most stylish and contemporary city in China and not only a favourite amongst tourists but also a popular location for big budget Hollywood movies.

Currency
Money and travellers cheques can be exchanged at banks and money changers. Major credit cards such as Master Card, Visa, JCB and American Express are accepted at Hotel Equatorial Shanghai, major hotels and department stores. Check on the acceptance of your credit card before making your purchase as smaller establishments might not accept credit cards.
Do take note that the Renminbi is not easily convertible in some countries and it is advisable to check with your local bank.
Click here to check the exchange rate that corresponds to your local currency

Visa
Visas are required for all foreigners entering mainland China except Brunei, Japan and Singapore passport holders who can enjoy visa-free access to China for not more than 15 days.  Standard tourist visas, valid for 30-day visits, are generally easy to acquire, while visas valid for more than 30 days are usually difficult to obtain.  Visitors are advised to consult their travel agent, China International Travel Service, China Travel Service, any PRC Embassy or Consulate for details. 

Dress 
Dressing in Shanghai is casual but modest. Warm clothing is recommended for winter. Formal occasions generally require jacket and tie.

Health 
Visitors to China are required to fill in a health declaration form at the Customs. Medical facilities are generally adequate in Shanghai.

Drinking Water 
Tap water is best consumed after boiling.  Bottled drinking water and mineral water are also widely available.

Tipping Policy
It is not a custom to tip and not necessary to do so. To tip or not depends entirely on you.

Public Transport 
Shanghai has an extensive public transport system, largely based on buses, taxis, and a rapidly expanding metro system. All of these public transport tools can be accessed using the Shanghai Public Transportation Card. The Shanghai Metro rapid-transit system and elevated light rail has 11 lines (numbers 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6,7, 8 ,9,10 and 11) at present and extends to every core urban district as well as neighbouring suburban districts such as Songjiang and Minhang. It is one of the fastest-growing systems in the world – the first line opened in just 1995. Shanghai also has the world’s most extensive bus system with nearly one thousand bus lines, operated by numerous transportation companies. Not all of Shanghai ‘s bus routes are numbered – some have names exclusively in Chinese. Bus fares are usually ¥2, sometimes higher, while Metro fares run from ¥3 to ¥9 depending on distance.

Mobile Phones 
Network accepted in Shanghai is GSM.

Airports 
The capital airport is in Beijing (PEK)
In Shanghai, there are two International airports: Hong Qiao International Airport (SHA) and Pudong International Airport (PVG)

Airport Tax 
The airport tax is including in the airfare for both International and Domestic flights.