by Hunter R. Slaton | December 16, 2009

Last Saturday, Gran Meliá Hotels and Resorts opened the 686-room Gran Meliá Shanghai. The five-star hotel is in Shanghai's central business district and has four restaurants featuring a variety of cuisines (including Cantonese), the YHI Spa, a health club, Wi-Fi throughout the building and a business center with two 10-person breakout rooms. The Gran Meliá also has a grand ballroom for receptions of up to 800 people and 17 additional meeting rooms with capacities ranging from 20 to 150 people.