The Bund shows off Shanghai's famous waterfront on a grand scale, but its real beauty lies in the details. Step inside the neo-classical HSBC Building at number 12, where you can admire the intricate mosaic murals near the dome of the entrance hall.
Immerse yourself in a larger-than-life movie experience with the new IMAX theatre at Shanghai Film Art Centre, next to the hotel. Surround sound and crystal-clear images on the towering screen thrust you into the centre of action-packed blockbusters.
Take to the streets and glimpse local life with a run through the quiet residential streets of the French Concession near Crowne Plaza Shanghai. Our friendly Concierge staff are happy to suggest a route that showcases the area's many elegant villas.
You'll soon be uncovering hidden gems in the speciality shops along Nanjing Road, 20 minutes' walk, which sell Chinese calligraphy and silks or exotic foods. If you prefer people-watching to shopping, stop for some hot tea as the bustling crowds pass.
Discovering Shanghai's buzzing nightlife at hot spot Xintiandi, 15 minutes' drive from Crowne Plaza Shanghai. You'll find some of the city's hottest bars and al fresco dining along tree-lined streets in the neighbourhood's revamped Shikumen townhouses.