This Shanghai hotel was originally built as a nine-storey mansion in 1934. The New Asia hotel has a European-decor and houses 328 elegant guest rooms.The hotel was once the largest in the Far East and has been a landmark in downtown Shanghai for more than 70 years. Each of the 328 guest rooms are equipped with satellite TV channels from home and abroad, and high speed Internet access. The hotel also has a variety of facilities and services that are designed to meet the needs of both business and leisure travelers. Situated near The Bund, the New Asia Hotel is only a 10-minute walk from the Nanjing Road, and 15 minutes (by taxi) from Yu Garden. Pudong international Airport is just outside of Shanghai and takes around 45 minutes by taxi. The hotel offers a variety of restaurants with different cuisines and a front desk and room service that is available 24 hours a day.