Mandarin Oriental Pudong, Shanghai is offering the city’s first and only Segway experiences

Hong Kong, 2013-07-24 — / — Mandarin Oriental Pudong, Shanghai celebrates its expansive waterfront location beside the Huangpu River promenade by offering an exhilarating and unique-in-Shanghai touring experience – Segway rides.

In cooperation with Lingo Happy Riding – the exclusive dealer of Segway (America) in China – Mandarin Oriental Pudong, Shanghai is offering the city’s first and only Segway experiences. Promising a unique perspective of the city, and a lot of fun, guests and residents can rent the Segway two-wheelers to travel along the Huangpu River promenade accompanied by an experienced guide. Each tour begins with a practice riding session, which is simple to learn. Anyone can learn to ride these intuitive two-wheel movers in just a few minutes.

Guests and residents at Mandarin Oriental Pudong, Shanghai can take part in a memorable 30-minute Huangpu Riverfront tour – sure to be one of the highlights of a Shanghai trip. Tours run daily between 3:30pm and 6:30pm and are accompanied by a Segway expert guide. Bookings are required and participants should be 16 years of age or above.  Guests can also participate in complimentary Segway demonstrations and learn-to-ride sessions daily between 3pm and 3:30pm at the hotel.

The Segway is an electric, two-wheeled, self-balancing device that has revolutionised the way people move. Extremely easy to use on all manner of terrains, the upright personal transporter allows the rider to smoothly glide across the landscape with virtually no effort, by gently adjusting their weight. The comfortable, fun-filled ride is an ideal way to explore Shanghai’s beautiful riverside, taking in the amazing skyline and the buzz of the city using one of the world’s most futuristic transportation devices.

Second Night On Us package rates at Mandarin Oriental Pudong, Shanghai begin at RMB3,400. Rates are subject to 15% service charge. This offer is subject to availability. For reservations, please visit

Segway rates are RMB400 per person for a 30-minute tour including tour guidance, and until the end of August, a special rate of RMB200 is being offered for the first-time riders. Bookings can be made by calling The Spa at +86 (21) 20829868 or via

Located on the east bank of the Huangpu River, amidst the dramatic skyline of the Lujiazui financial district, Mandarin Oriental Pudong, Shanghai redefines luxury waterfront living in Shanghai. With an unrivalled location, legendary service and world-class facilities, the 362-room hotel and 210 fully serviced executive apartments are poised to become Shanghai’s most desirable address.

The hotel features 318 spacious guestrooms and 44 suites and is also home to the largest and most expensive Presidential Suite in Shanghai, spanning 788 square metres with a sky garden terrace and magnificent river views. The 210 luxury furnished apartments – from studio to three bedrooms – are Shanghai’s only fully serviced riverside residences, and  are designed to offer the ultimate in luxury and comfort.

Chef Richard Ekkebus of the two-Michelin starred Amber at The Landmark Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong, will preside at the hotel’s Fifty 8° Grill, and Shanghainese celebrity chef Tony Lu will be at the helm of Chinese restaurant Yong Yi Ting. All-day kitchen Zest, Qi Bar, Riviera Lobby Lounge and The Mandarin Cake Shop complete the essential dining options for business and leisure.

The Spa at Mandarin Oriental Pudong, Shanghai offers guests Mandarin Oriental’s renowned signature therapies and advanced beauty and holistic wellness treatments within a soothing Zen oasis. Additional recreational facilities at Mandarin Oriental Pudong, Shanghai include a fully equipped Fitness & Wellness Centre with a Kinesis wall and Maya Fit virtual trainers; a 25-metre indoor swimming pool; and a thermal bathing facility.

The hotel is also perfectly placed for exclusive meetings and conferences in Shanghai. A selection of multi-functional event spaces includes a Grand Ballroom hosting 500 guests, an Oriental Ballroom for 250 guests, plus eight versatile meeting rooms.

Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group is the award-winning owner and operator of some of the world’s most prestigious hotels and resorts. The Group now operates, or has under development, 45 hotels representing over 11,000 rooms in 27 countries, with 19 hotels in Asia, 12 in The Americas and 14 in Europe, Middle East and North Africa. In addition, the Group operates, or has under development, 14 Residences at Mandarin Oriental connected to its properties.

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