All you need to know about Shanghai

Shanghai is the largest city in China, located upon the East China Sea, with a population of 27.8 million. The city is a global financial hub, with the Port of Shanghai also the busiest container port in the world. Shanghai is a popular destination for business travel in Asia, with the city having a focus on manufacturing. The Bund, at the heart of the city, is a famed promenade showcasing the pre-colonial architecture of Shanghai. Across the waterfront, the modern skyline of the Pudong district is striking, with the Shanghai Tower and Oriental Pearl TV Tower providing a stunning backdrop to the city. When planning your trip, be sure to check out our excellent range of serviced apartments in Shanghai. 

With the Chinese economy growing, Shanghai has become established as a popular destination for business travel. There are a number of large Chinese and multi-national corporations headquartered in Shanghai. Subsequently, this rise in business travel has triggered an increase in demand for corporate accommodation. Our serviced apartments in Shanghai are perfectly suited for your business needs. 

Shanghai's city skyline during the day


Our serviced apartments in Shanghai are designed with the business traveller in mind. Offering a place for comfort and relaxation, our corporate accommodation is fully furnished and located in central Shanghai. Modern and spacious, our apartments offer a unique flexibility that is rarely an option in a standard hotel. Firstly, our guests can decide how regular they would like their corporate apartment to be serviced. This flexibility can help guests feel right at home in Shanghai, thanks to fewer intrusions. Secondly, our Shanghai serviced apartments come equipped with cooking facilities which gives our corporate clients the option of cooking at home, our sampling some of the city’s great restaurants. This flexibility to cook at home can often make serviced apartments more affordable than hotels. Finally, the average one bedroom serviced apartment in Shanghai is approximately twice the size of a standard hotel room. Not only does this give you more room to relax, but the extra space provides our clients with the option of entertaining guests or conducting meetings in the living space. 


Opting for a serviced apartment in Shanghai with SilverDoor can bring a wide range of benefits. Having over 20 years in the corporate accommodation industry, at SilverDoor we are best place to guarantee your business trip is a successful one. We understand that that every business traveller has different needs, which is why our expert booking agents go above and beyond to source the best apartment for each client. With a solid expertise in the industry, our booking agents strive to ensure that every client is completely satisfied with the service quality they receive and the standard of their accommodation. Having a vast knowledge of our apartment providers in Shanghai, we aim to offer the best accommodation in the city. We are always looking to expand our portfolio of top quality accommodation in the city, underlining our commitment to offering the best serviced apartments in Shanghai.


Having booked your SilverDoor serviced apartment, it is time to prepare for your trip to Shanghai. We have put together some essential information to help prepare you for your stay in the Chinese city.

Transport in Shanghai

Shanghai is served by two major international airports; Pudong International Airport and Hongqiao Airport. The former is the main hub for international flights, with Hongqiao the main airport for domestic activity. The Maglev train runs between Pudong Airport and Shanghai, reaching the city centre in only 8 minutes. Both airports are on the metro line that links through to downtown Shanghai. When travelling in Shanghai, by far the easiest and most effective method is to travel by metro. Although buses and taxis are also an option, the metro is the best way to avoid traffic and navigate Shanghai. 

Weather in Shanghai

The Shanghai climate is classified as humid subtropical, with hot and humid summers and cool to mild winters. In summer, the city is exposed to thunderstorms with the threat of typhoons also present. The most pleasant time to visit Shanghai is during spring/autumn, when the climate is less extreme.

Cuisine in Shanghai

Shanghai cuisine is derived from two contrasting styles of cooking, Benbang Cuisine and Haipai Cuisine. Both styles have much in common, with both utilising steaming, braising, stir-frying, marinating and roasting. Benbang Cuisine is the traditional family style of cooking in Shanghai provinces, with Haipai Cuisine developed in the latter stages of the Qing Dynasty. Both offer excellent dishes!


-          -   Shanghai is the largest city in the world when measuring the population within the city boundary.

-          -   The Shanghai Maglev train is the fastest train in the world with a top speed of 430km per hour.

-          -   The locals speak in their own dialect, Shanghainese, which others from China cannot understand!           

-          -   Shanghai is named after its location, with Shang meaning above or upon and Hai meaning the sea.

-          -   There is a large Jewish population in the city, after thousands fled Nazi occupied Europe during World War II.

-          -   Business travellers from over 53 countries can visit Shanghai for six days without requiring a visa.

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