Ok, so if you want the ultimate in a good experience while traveling to Shanghai, my buddy Gary filled me in:
Pudong Shangri-la. This hotel is right on the new side of town, the Pudong (literally East River) side, great views, and a incredible rooms. Beside the rooms, it has a health club and a truly monsterous buffet cafeteria that has everything from Tandoori to sushi to cantonese and shanghainese cuisine.
“Villa du Lac”: It sounds French, but in reality, it has really great banquet food. Private rooms and a great atmosphere. The WSJ wonders if it is the best restaurant in all of Asia. I don’t know about that, but the abalone, lobster and shark fin soup were sure good 🙂