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Soaring in Shanghai

Kerry Hotel, Pudong, Shanghai soars 31 storeys over the new Kerry Parkside complex in the heart of Pudong. It offers a vibrant and relaxed environment while providing a seamless link between business, entertainment and recreation.
Sitting on a prime location just 30 minutes by car from the airport, Kerry Hotel Pudong is also accessible by the modern Maglev train from the airport in just eight minutes transit time. The hotel is also within easy reach of Shanghai New International Expo Centre, the expansive Century Park, and the Kerry Parkside shopping mall and office tower.

Meeting and conference venues

Kerry Hotel, Pudong, Shanghai offers more than 7300 square metres of meetings and events space spanning a total of 26 multi-purpose function rooms and two ballrooms. Refreshing outdoor alternatives include the 195-square metre balcony garden on level three, overlooking the vibrant courtyard of the Kerry Parkside complex; and the 700-square metre rooftop garden on level five, with lush views of Century Park.
With the Shanghai New International Expo Centre (SNIEC), Shanghai’s largest trade exhibition venue, offering more than 300,000 square metres of space adjacent to the Kerry Parkside complex and directly connected to the hotel via a covered walkway and footbridge, the hotel’s facilities are designed to capitalise on this proximity.
The 574-room Kerry Hotel Pudong is ready to host a variety of meetings and events: from complicated global conventions to high powered boardroom meetings and grand celebrations. In collaboration with the hotel’s culinary professionals and banquet services team, the hotel’s events management team collaborates closely in executing successful events for guests. Meetings and events organisers benefit from a dedicated events manager, a meetings butler and an audio-visual technician on standby at all occasions.
Grand Shanghai Ballroom (the city’s largest hotel-based pillar free ballroom) and Pudong Ballroom dominate the hotel’s third floor, and they can be interconnected. Inspired by the Chinese philosophical belief in the duality of human nature, the “yin and yang”, the Grand Shanghai Ballroom and Pudong Ballroom are designed to allow a harmonious flow of events through the space, with each venue retaining its own distinctive ambience.

Physical well-being while on business

Kerry Sports, the largest gym in Shanghai, projects a spacious fitness centre with its 10-metre (32 feet) high floor-to ceiling glass windows overlooking Century Park, surrounding villas and the financial district’s skyline in the distance. Operating round-the-clock, the gymnasium spans four activity zones comprising more than 80 pieces of state-of-the-art exercise equipment: the “Iron Man”, cardio, personal training and strength circuit training.
The “Iron Man” zone allows prospective triathletes to complete their training needs in one place – a first for a sports club in Shanghai. The cardio zone features more than 40 Star Trac cardio machines, including the latest-model treadmills, bicycles, rowers and cross-trainers, while strength circuit training provides a full body work-out within 30 minutes with weight resistant machines and ten TRX suspension fitness trainers. The personal training zone, including a body combat zone, is ideal for one-on-one customised training with Kerry Sports’ certified personal trainers.
There are four exercise studios, an indoor heated 25-metre swimming pool, a vitality pool equipped with massage jets and a children’s splash pool, a jogging track, a tennis court, basketball court and a children’s playground with a mini-climbing wall around the Kerry Sports’ recreation facilities. To top it all, the gymnasium at Kerry Sports is open 24 hours.

W: www.thekerryhotels.com

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