Hilton – Shanghai, China

Hotel Review

This is my second stay at this hotel in the old French Concession area of Shanghai.  While many people focus on The Bund area or over in Pudong district, if they are on business, I would be hard pressed to stay anywhere other than this location.  It is just down the street from a major subway station at Jing’an and has close access to many of the major tourist areas including the Shanghai Musuem, Jing’an Temple, the Xintiandi area, and, one of my favorite areas, Tianzifang (Taikang Lu).

As a Diamond member, the staff has treated me like royalty and their Executive Lounge is one of the nicest I have experienced at Hilton.  Their is complimentary breakfast, afternoon tea, and extended happy hour – generally from 6:00 -8:00 p.m. – with free drinks and a nice selection of canapes and hors d’ouerves that can easily serve as dinner.  The level of English speaking from the staff is very good.

Final Grade: A

Points and Dollars

I booked this room with advance payment to take advantage of the Any Weekend, Anywhere promo combined with the Facebook 24 hour promo event.  My total bill was $753 and this earned me 6,564 base points, a 50% MyWay bonus, and a 50% Diamond bonus.  In addition, I will earn 1,000 per night and 5,000 for the weekend for the Q1 promo plus the 2,500 bonus points from the FB promo.  I also earn 1,000 MyWay points since this is a mainline Hilton and 500 points for booking on-line with my HHonors AMEX.  I also continue to get a 1,000 point bonus as a residual to the 2011 Anywhere, Any Weekend promo.  This bring my total to, before spend partners, to 26,128 HHonors points.

I will also earn 2,012 Delta Skymiles as part of that promo for a 2 night stay and I will earn 9 points per dollar since this was all charged to my HHonors Surpass AMEX card.  This will bring my HHonors points haul to a total of 32,905.

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