What Shangri-La calls the "weekend version" of its luxury hotels has become one of the most popular staycation spots for foreigners and wealthy Chinese who live and work in Shanghai. While weekdays bring in the business and convention set, the weekends are especially great for families, boasting what is likely the most impressive kids' indoor pool and playground—the 700 square-meter "Adventure Zone"—in the vast metropolis of Shanghai. Tell the reservation desk you're traveling with kids and they'll deliver kid-sized bathrobes, Johnson & Johnson toiletries, a low step stool, and corner furniture guards (upon request) to your room. There are nice touches such as the complimentary first round of drinks in the minibar, including two bottles of beer from the hotel's on-site brewery. Skip The Cook's buffet-style restaurant until they perfect their service standards, but do head over to The Brew restaurant and brewery, where the Australian-beef Brewery Burger alongside the excellent beer sampler is sure to please.