Shanghai: As the largest city in China, Shanghai serves as the most influential economic, financial, international trade, and cultural center in East China. No other city in the country is more vibrant, fascinating or has such a unique colonial history. Shanghai, literally 'above the sea', is a port city on the Huangpu River.  Originally a fishing and textiles town, the city gained its identity after it was opened to foreign powers by the 1842 Treaty of Nanking. Now Shanghai is a renowned international metropolis drawing increasingly more business and tourism attention worldwide. In addition to its modernization, Shanghai offers the perfect blend of cultures, with traditional cuisine and attractions to the unique skyline of newly developed skyscrapers to preserved historical buildings. Western customs and Chinese traditions intertwined make the city unforgettable.

As one of the most visited cities in the country, Conway looks forward to hosting attendees in this lively and flourishing city.

To ensure an easy, hassle-free experience for attendees, accommodations and the conference are being held in a single venue, the Le Royal Méridien Shanghai.

Le Royal Méridien Shanghai
789 Nanjing Road East, Shanghai
Shanghai, 200001, China 
Phone: 86-21-3318-9999 
United States, call: 1-800-543-4300

The address of the Le Royal Meridien Shanghai in Mandarin Chinese is: 中国, 上海, 上海, 南京东路 789 号, 邮政编码 200001

Check in time: 2:00 PM
Check out time: 12:00 PM

Discounted Accommodation: Please use the following link to book your room at a discounted rate of ¥1,300.00 (US$195.00) per night: https://www.starwoodmeeting.com/events/start.action?id=1701204834&key=DE44900

Reserve your room before Thursday May 11, 2017 at 5:00 p.m. China Time to take advantage of our discounted rate.

General information: Conveniently situated on one of Shanghai’s most important streets, Le Royal Méridien Shanghai is an ideal gateway to discover this fascinating city. Ascending 66 stories over the expanse of Shanghai, Le Royal Méridien Shanghai offers five-star service, modern design and limitless opportunities for discovery. Floor-to-ceiling glass windows in all our guestrooms and suites offer panoramic views of the Huangpu River, People's Park and the spectacular Shanghai skyline.

Directly next to the hotel, Nanjing Road East is laden with hundreds of restaurants, bars, and stylish boutiques selling everything from designer clothing to Chinese herbal medicine, and arts and crafts. The Bund is also within walking distance.

Hotel Parking: The hotel provides self-parking for a fee while valet-parking service is included in the nightly room rate. A height restriction of 2 metres applies. Day guests can enjoy hourly parking rates of 20 CNY.

More Information: Click here to download the Need To Know Information Guide.

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