Marriott City Centre
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- 98%Business Travelers
- 50%Family Travelers
- 50%Luxury Travelers
Member Reviews (4)
- Marriott City CentreOct 21, 2013
Catering to a business crowd, the new Marriott City Center is ideally located (as the name might suggest) in the very center of the city. The pool, though not huge, invokes a nice indoor/outdoor feel and the fitness center—unlike the majority of gyms in China—is actually a pleasant place to spend time with brand new machines and floor to ceiling windows. The ladies changing room has a definite spa feel to it with all the necessary accoutrements—saunas, steam rooms, and even a cold shower for a quick refreshment between stints in the steam room. The guest rooms are pretty standard, but are all immaculately clean and make nice use of the space (I personally think the clear glass between the bedrooms and bathrooms help to make the rooms feel spacious and airy.) Like any good business hotel, the Marriott has free wifi in all the rooms and an espresso bar by the lobby to satisfy your caffeine cravings.
- Marriott City CentreJul 05, 2012
This business hotel reproesents what the Marriott is known for globally. Well trained staff, nicely decorated and comfortable rooms and very good food. The hotel is right in the center of Shanghai and is perfectly locate for both business and tourist travel although to be perfectly honest there are a lot of interesting hotels in Shanghai for tourists to stay at in the same price range and area. But if you're coming to find something familiar and get your Marriott travel points this is a great option. A bit more of a straight forward business vibe than it's sister Marriott across People's Square this hotel is closer to the bund and thus closer to many of the cities primary business centers. Still in it's soft opening the hotel is brand new and you can tell that from the extreme cleanliness which is a nice change from the streets right outside. China is dirty and so staying somewhere where you can remove yourself from that is pretty key. NOt my ideal Shanghai hotel but a perfectly nice place to stay while traveling through the city.
- Marriott City CentreFirst to ReviewJul 05, 2012
The Marriott City Centre is one brand new hotel. Located just north of People’s Square it’s definitely in downtown Shanghai. The brightly lit lobby and lounge are ready to serve you; as are the attentive staff that are scattered throughout. The rooms, however, have this weird thing that I’ve only ever noticed in Chinese hotels. Maybe it’s an attempt to cater to the local market, I don’t know. There is a large window separating the bathroom from the guest room. Totally fine if you’re by yourself on business, kinda awkward if you’re traveling with a friend you’re not comfortable showering in front of. Yes, there’s a curtain you can lower, but its still just a bit bizarre. Anyways, besides the peeping Tom bathroom, the rooms are thoughtfully furnished, even including a media cord kit in case you forgot to bring the right charger for your phone or other electronic device. The pool is pretty standard for a hotel pool, looks out over the city, not too big, large glass windows, the norm. Same goes for the fitness center. Great views of the city so you can pretend you’re running in shanghai with out filling your lungs with smog. There are several dining outlets in the hotel, so you’ve got plenty of options. I hear they have an all you can eat brunch for around 300 RMB… These people love their Sunday brunch in Shanghai.