I like the placement of the bed. In other hotels that I stay in - I find it problematic that the bed faces a mirror. In the Hongta room - the mirrors face away from the bed. In Feng Shui - it is generally accepted that reflective surfaces must not be placed within the bedroom. One - because it reflects back the negative energy that we dispel while we're sleeping and Two - since mirrors can be portals to parallel worlds - and while we're asleep - we don't want unwanted beings to cross over into our bedroom.
I never got to watch the TV while I was in Shanghai. I love the fact that it was turned off all the time that I was there. I never liked other hotels where they have the TV on - playing the hotel's ad on it.
Look at that tub! And look - the tub is separate from the shower area!
Who is Daniel?
When I was reading - I'd sit on this futon. Very comfortable.
This is my view from my room.
Across the street from the hotel - you will find this fitness/sports complex.
The Hongta Hotel used to be the St. Regis. It's part of the Starwood Chain of hotels. I would recommend this hotel to anyone staying in the Shanghai/Pudong area.