Just back from a 10 night award stay at the Grand Hyatt, Shanghai (15,000 points per night). I came in from the airport on MAGLEV/Metro and walked over to the hotel ground floor lobby, just a block away. The building is distinctive along the skyline and is across the street from the World Financial Center which houses the Park Hyatt, so very easy to pick out. Exit #6 from Metro comes out across the street. Although I circled the hotel to find the proper entrance the first time, on subsequent departures or arrivals I found it better to enter/exit through the Jin Mao Tower Observation Deck entrance and use a connecting corridor directly to the Grand Hyatt ground floor lobby. Grand Hyatt/Jin Mao Tower in front and World Financial Center/Park Hyatt behind it Walked into the ground floor lobby just after noon and was directed to the the 54th floor to check in. The agent at the Platinum/Diamond desk offered me the opportunity to check in at the Regency Club on the 83rd floor, so off in a separate elevator to check in there (trips to and from street level to your room here will always require two elevator trips as the ground floor elevator only goes as far as the 54th floor lobby). Warm greeting at the Regency Club desk which is located outside the lounge and was always staffed during hours when the lounge, just behind them, was open. I was given an 80th floor corner room with a view towards the Oriental Pearl Tower and office buildings on one side and The Bund on the other side. Very happy with location, though have to say I was equally impressed with the view from the Regency Club on 83 which offered a view of a much wider range, or the lobby view on 54 which also offered pretty spectacular views, more so if it was a clear day (only had about 2 days with superb visibility for miles and miles). View from my room on 80th floor on a clear day As I was attending World Swimming Championships twice each day, I was only able to attend the 5-8pm reception in the Regency Club on my first night. I had a Tiger Beer and some cheese and joined friends at the JW Marriott after for dinner. Can't report much on the food items as so much time has passed. Think I just had some cheese and headed out. I typically visited the Regency Club between 2-5 in the afternoon for a soft drink coming back from swimming or heading back out (about 45 min travel time via Metro), and those were in an ice bucket and readily available. If there was an employee in that area when I arrived they would bring the drink to me in a glass with ice. They also had Voss bottled water from Norway. I also popped in there some nights between 10-11. Most of my time in the Regency Club was at breakfast. They offered two hot items on a table menu, one being an egg dish, that could be brought to your table. Aside from that, there was a cold cereal bar with flavored yogurts in glasses, or plain yogurt in pint containers (that's what I used for my muesli), an assortment of meats (sliced duck, salmon and pastrami were out every day), cheeses, and fresh fruit which I typically added to my muesli (varied a little each day- raspberries, blueberries, pineapple, peaches, and stuff I did not recognize by name). There was a Chinese area which had items like goose eggs (didn't select from that table). There were also plenty of breads, rolls and pastries to choose from, with small bottles of jam at your table and butter available on request. At least five juices every day (I stuck with orange juice but recall seeing watermelon juice available one day). I did not have an opportunity to visit the health club due to the packed week. I also did not use any restaurants at the hotel as I had dinner with friends most nights across the river. I did look at the cafe menu off the 54th floor lobby and found pasta and sandwiches under $US20. So, what's around the hotel? In the World Financial Center across the street, on the second floor, I visited Blue Frog for a cobb salad one evening, and Fresh Element, which has a couple other Shanghai locations, for a tuna sandwich at lunch (friends had a panini and pasta dish). All these items were in the $10-12 range. If you're looking for western food these would meet the need. In the opposite direction, across from the Oriental Pearl Tower, I had lunch twice at a Thai restaurant on the 4th floor of the 9-story Super Brand Mall. Thai curry and soft drink worked out to $US7 there. Lots of locals there and very happy with the food. I also had spaghetti one night at a place a few doors down for around $US9 with soft drink. I only did two cab rides on this trip, one from the Intercontinental Pudong to the Grand Hyatt which was 20 yuan (around $3) and another back from across the river after the Metro had closed for the night for about 23 yuan ($4). Cabs are inexpensive but I'm a dedicated public transit user where I paid US45-60 cents per trip. Would happily return here again. Staff frequently greeted me by name and one morning even asked if I wanted a Diet Coke with my breakfast (clearly retained from a prior visit, but I don't have soft drinks with breakfast). Last photo is a night time view from below the hotel looking up. Plenty more property photos in my Trip Report: http://tom911.smugmug.com/Travel-Asia/2011-11-Day-Trip-to-World/18084380_LF2JsS#P-1-18 In a week or two I'll cut the Grand Hyatt photos from that gallery and move them over to my Hyatt gallery. Not on the agenda for this week.