HOWARD JOHNSON PLAZA Part 1

Our second stay was at the Howard Johnson Plaza, a distinctly elegant 27-story hotel ideally located right in the heart of the financial district, and just steps away from Shanghai's busiest shopping and entertainment center - Nanjing Lu or also known as Nanjing Road.

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Much to my surprise, this hotel was a lot larger and more elegant than Howard Johnson Huahai. We were charmed to walk inside the hotel lobby and be greeted by a giant Christmas tree with ornamental glimmering gold balls, ribbons, angels and velvety red poinsettia serving as accents.

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After a few minutes, we got our room card and the bellboy who was waiting took our luggage and escorted us to our room.

elevator hallway on the upper floor
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He opened the door and voila! - We entered into a beautifully adorned spacious suite. We were so pleased we had been upgraded for FREE from Superior (around Php5,000+ / US$107+) to an Executive Suite with a living room on the 22nd floor. The separate living room comes equipped with LCD TV , a full size red sofa set, and a dining area for up to four people. *woohoo*

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It has cozy furnishings including a queen-size bed with plush bedding.

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I was awed by the generous stylish marble bathroom that can be accessed from the bedroom. It has a separate shower cubicle and a bathtub, lots of fluffy white towels, bathrobe and complimentary toiletries.

an attractive addition is the fog free mirror
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One of the top draws is its delightful big glass windows overlooking the city and the hustle and bustle of Nanjing Road Pedestrian Street.

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ENJOY THE VIDEO!



Since my severe cold didn't seem to be going away, I wore my pajamas all day lying in bed drifting in and out of sleep, and web surfing from time to time. While HB spent most of his time at the nearest bookstore.

some new books purchased
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Speaking of Internet, I don't know why popular networking services like Twitter and Facebook are inaccessible in Shanghai, and even Blogspot blog / Blogger (the publishing tool from Google) is blocked as well. It started to drive me nuts as I wasn't able to open my own blog site. *sigh*


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5 comments:

  1. This is one gorgeous hotel

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  2. I want to stay here. The hotel looks very classy.

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  3. I guess they banned those social websites. Nice room!

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  4. Howard johnson plaza are looking very great and pictures are beautiful. The bedroom are looks very neat and clean. I tell my friends to go here.

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  5. Nice blogsite here. Re: Blogger, Facebook, twitter in Shanghai, the government "censors" these social networking sites, although access tends to come and go depending on the socio-political climate. At times when rallies and demonstrations are rampant, they block these sites. When things cool down, you see them again. :->

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