Pudong New District, called Pudong for short, is a newly developed district of Shanghai, the largest city of mainland China. The word Pudong means the Huangpu River east bank. Shanghai City is divided into west and east parts by Huangpu River. Pudong stretches along the east bank of the Huangpu River, facing the historic city center of Shanghai, Puxi Area (Huangpu River West Bank).
Pudong locates one of the most famous economic districts of China, Lujiazui Trade and Finance Zone, which lies directly across the river from the Bund. The other three economic districts of Pudong are: Waigaoqiao Free Trade Zone, the largest free trade zone in mainland China, the Jinqiao Export Processing Zone and Zhangjiang Hi-tech Park, a special area for technology-oriented businesses. Pudong International Airport, China’s 3rd largest airport, is located at the east end of Pudong Area.
The transportation of Pudong Area is very convenient. Shanghai Metro lines 2, 4, 7, 8 and 9 connect Pudong area with the historic city center of Shanghai, Puxi Area. Subway Line 6 links northern Pudong with the southern. Shanghai Maglev trains travel between western Pudong (Longyang Road) to eastern Pudong (Pudong International Airport), which can reach up to 431 km/hr (268 mph) during the journey.
The most popular accommodation areas of Pudong are Lujiazui Trades and Finance Center, Area around Shanghai New International Expo Center & the Century Park, area around the China Pavilion of Shanghai World Expo and Zhangjiang Hi-tech Park.
Lujiazui Trades and Finance Center, located at the eastern bank of Huangpu River looking out to the Bund, is a new financial hub of China. The Bund Sightseeing Tunnel, Shanghai Metro lines 2 and 4 link Lujiazui with the Bund, the historic financial district of Shanghai.
Lujiazui holds over 504 domestic and overseas financial and insurance corporations, including Shanghai Stock Exchange, Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation, City Bank, Standard Chartered Bank and The Bank of East Asia. It is home to many of Shanghai's best-known buildings, such as the Oriental Pearl Tower, the Jin Mao Building, the Shanghai World Financial Center (the highest skyscraper of mainland China) and the Bank of China Tower. It provides high-end five-star hotels, upscale shopping malls and restaurants.
1 Park Hyatt Shanghai
Address: 100 Century Avenue,Pudong New District, Shanghai
Park Hyatt Shanghai, occupying the 79th to 93rd floors of the Shanghai World Financial Center, is located at the center of Lujiazui. It is with walking distance to Shanghai Metro Line 2 station (about 10 minutes), which is the most extensive subway line of shanghai.
It is the highest hotel in mainland China. Dramatically sited modernist construction, minimalist room decor, superior, attentive service, and an above the clouds gym sauna and pool make the hotel top the clouds and the world.
2 Green Garden Hotel Shanghai
Address: No.328 Weifang Road, Pudong New District, Shanghai
It is 5km away from the city center, 18km away from the Shanghai Railway Station and Shanghai South Railway Station, 30km to the Hongqiao Airport and 45km to the Pudong Airport.
3 InterContinental Shanghai Pudong Recommended by Tripadvisor
Address: 777 Zhangyang Road, Shanghai
InterContinental Shanghai Pudong is located at the transport conjunction of Lujiazui Trades and Finance Center, where Shanghai Metro lines 2, 4, 6 and 9 all have stops.
It is a very luxurious hotel with comparatively low price. The rooms are well equipped and spotless. Staff are attentive and helpful. It is very good value for money and very nice for business travelers.
4 Grand Hyatt Shanghai Recommended by Tripadvisor
Address: 88 Shiji Dadao, Pudong District
The Grand Hyatt Shanghai occupies floors 53-87 of the Jin Mao Tower building, earning its distinction as one of the highest hotels in the world. It is adjacent the Shanghai World Financial Center and 10-minute walking away from Metro Line 2, which can reach the Bund and Nanjing Road in 1 to 2 stops.
The rooms of the hotel are tastefully decorated, spacious and comfortable. There are many private areas in which to lounge, and many dining areas to savor. Cloud 9 is nice bar for relaxing.
5 The H Hotel
Address: No.88.Weifang West Road, Shanghai
It is 8km away from the Shanghai Railway Station, 25km away from the Hongqiao Airport and 40km away from the Pudong Airport.
Stay at a hotel around Shanghai New International Expo Center. The Century Park can not only have easy access to Pudong International Airport and every corner of Shanghai, but also on the ground of one of Shanghai’s best city getaways.
Shanghai New International Expo Center, a grand exhibition center in Shanghai, hosted various exhibitions such as the Shanghai Motor Show and the 2002 Tennis Masters Cup.
It is adjacent to Longyang Road Station, a terminal of Shanghai Maglev Train (can reach Shanghai Pudong International Airport in 8 minutes) and a stop on metro Line 2 (from Hongqiao International Airport to Pudong International Airport) and Line 7 (from Jing’an Temple to Shanghai New International Expo Center).
It is near the Century Park, Shanghai Science and Technology Museum and Zhangjiang Hi-tech Park, a special area for technology-oriented businesses. The Century Park is the largest city park of Shanghai, covering an area of 140.3 hectares (1,403,000 squares meters). It combines the gardening styles of Chinese, British and Japanese. People can do fishing, boating, cycling and feeding pigeons there. It also provides children amusement park, café and restaurants.
1 Renaissance Shanghai Pudong Hotel Recommended by Tripadvisor
Address: No.100, Changliu Road, Shanghai
The Renaissance Shanghai Pudong Hotel is located at north of the Century Park and east of Shanghai Science and Technology Museum, within walking distance of several shopping malls and restaurant areas where local cuisine and western restaurants are available.
The hotel maintains consistently high standards at a reasonable price. The rooms are well-appointed, comfortable and spacious with nice view and access to great 24 hour club lounge.
There is a great underground shopping mall at the Science and Technology Museum subway station and the Maglev station to the airport is very nearby.
2 Radisson Hotel Pudong Century Park Shanghai Recommended by Tripadvisor
Address: 1199 Ying Chun Road, Pudong, Shanghai
The Radisson Hotel Pudong Century Park is one of the closest hotels to the Shanghai New International Expo Centre and with easy access to the Shanghai Science and Technology Museum Metro Station.
It has redefined elegance in a sleek, chic and minimalist fashion that is totally refreshing. All rooms and suites enjoy a feeling of space, light and function with high floor to ceiling windows, modular furniture and large plasma screen televisions. Three Radisson Club floors and tastefully designed Club Lounge offer comprehensive and personalized services and panoramic views of Pudong.
After Shanghai World Expo 2010, Most of the pavilions at the Expo Park were dismantled or relocated. The China Pavilion, the top attraction at the Shanghai Expo, is one of the few structures to remain after the event ends, while the Theme Pavilion, the Cultural Center and Expo Boulevard are permanent buildings remaining on the site.
The China Pavilion is located on the east bank of the Huangpu River, to south of Lujiazui Trade and Financial District. It is a large, inverted-pyramid building, displaying many China’s national treasures borrowed through various channels.
Comparing with its nearby Lujiazuiu Trade and Financial District where high-end luxury hotels spread all over the area, Shanghai World Expo Site Area concentrates plenty of moderate and budget hotels. Four-star hotels at reasonable price are also available there.
1Four Points by Sheraton Shanghai Recommended by Tripadvisor
Address: No.2111 Pudong South Road, Pudong New District, Shanghai
The Four Points by Sheraton is a tone down and budget version of Sheraton, a famous hotel brand belonging to the Starwood Group. The rate of the hotel is unbeatable among Shanghai four-star hotels. The rooms are nice and the staff are pleasant and helpful.
It is bang on a busy cross road with local cuisine restaurants, McDonalds, KFC and a couple of small shops nearby. The Tangqiao Station of Subway Line 4 is just located outside of the hotel (one-minute away). As it is a busy and major road, it is very easy access to a taxi.
2 Hua Ting Guest House Shanghai
a four-star hotel from $ , is also a good choose for business travelers.
3 Hanting Hotel Expo Site Branch
Address: No.2500 Pudong South Road, Pudong District, Shanghai
There are more than 10 bus lines and many subway lines directly to the downtown area. From the new International Conference Center, it is just 15 minutes.
Shanghai Pudong International Airport (PVG) is located at the east-end of Pudong New District, about 30 kilometers from the historic city center: Puxi. It is the 3rd largest airport in China and a aviation hub of Asia. It provides a full range of flights from domestic to international long-haul, serving all the largest world airports.
If you want to catch early a flight or for an easy overnight stay, the following hotels near Pudong International Airport are recommended.
1 Ramada Pudong Airport Hotel
Address: 1100 QIHANG ROAD PUDONG AIRPORT SHANGHAI 201202
Ramada Pudong Airport Hotel is located right by the Pudong International Airport but without airport noise, only a 5-10-minute drive. It provides free airport pickup and drop off service. A station of Shanghai metro Line 2 is within walking distance, about 15-minute walking.
The rooms of the hotel are clean, comfortable and in good size. The hotel is well staffed and most staff can speak enough English for foreigners to get by.
2 Jinjiang Inn Shanghai Pudong Airport 2
Address: 850, Pudong Airport Avenue, Pudong District, Shanghai
Jinjiang Inn is one of the most famous economical hotel company in China. Jinjiang Inn Shanghai Pudong Airport 2 is a great choose for stopover near the Pudong International Airport, providing budget, basic, clean, neat and comfortable rooms. Free shuttle buses are available from and to the Pudiong Airport every 30 minutes. English speaking staff are pleasant and helpful.