Old Jun 6, 18, 6:13 am
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VaBeachGirl
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Programs: AAdvantage Executive Platinum (3 Million Miler), IHG Spire Royal Amdassador
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IC Shanghai Ruijin

IC Shanghai Ruijin
Were you (or for multi-stayers are you generally) happy with the hotel/stay?
Yes

Which room did you book and which upgrade did you receive?
Booked InterContinental Business Room at the Govt Rate, received InterContinental Deluxe Garden Room View with 2 double beds (this room was in the main building with the reception area and main restaurant). Possibly a mediocre upgrade - but not sure? It looks like the room categories are intentionally vague for reasons like this?

How are the rooms?
Pretty standard but the view of the Garden Courtyard with the towers of Shanghai in the background were really nice. Plenty of outlets that fit US devices but only one near the beds.

How is the exec. lounge?
For a 3 night stay, we only were able to go once at night (late arrival the first night, Disney on the third night). The lounge was in a different building from the main building and it is about a 4- 5 minute walk from the it. Cocktail hour was from 530pm - 8pm. It had a lot of Chinese and Western items plus so much amazing seafood! Shrimp, mussels, tiny conch types, crab legs!! Full Service liquor, wine, beer, sparkling wine.

For breakfast we had the choice of the restaurant or the lounge. The restaurant was in the same building as our room so we just went there every morning. The restaurant for breakfast was amazing - so many choices of everything!

Did you receive a welcome gift?
Pretty sure my welcome gift was the same thing IC RA sent us in our welcome kit... a business card holder. Also receive fruit but that was it. Lots of water in the room though, that was replaced daily.

How was the minibar?
375 ml bottles of red and white wine. No champagne or sparkling wine. Very small selection of liquor. One can of Heineken, one bottle of Tsing Tao, one bottle of Perrier

What was good and what was bad?

-Good:
-The location is in the French Quarter so there is a lot going on right outside the hotel. We visited the TianZiFang shopping streets which were a few minutes away walking from the hotel and it was really cool.
- Club Lounge has a lot of atmosphere plus great food at night!
-- The property is just beautiful and has a lot of history. It's comprised of different historic buildings in a garden setting. High Rise Buildings are nearby but you'd never know it inside the property. I've never stayed at an IC city property like this!
-- The staff is extremely friendly and helpful
​​​​-- Water is replaced everyday

-Bad
-- 2 category upgrade is questionable
-- Emailed the hotel prior to arrival to let them know arrival time/bed requests and never heard back from them

Value for $ or Priority Club Points?
Yes

Would you return?
Definitely!
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