For all confirmed passengers, a hotel reservation will be made in your name (both your name and your partner's/friend's name if you are traveling in a group). You can check into the hotel anytime from 2pm onwards on Sunday, April 8, 2018 (unless you've received early check-in confirmation) - simply go to the front desk of the hotel on the 4th floor, give them your passport so they can find your name in their computer system, and then they will give you keys to the room. As your hotel costs (including free daily breakfast buffet and free in-room wi-fi) are included in your trip payment, you will not be required to make any payment at that time, though you will be required to submit your credit card for a security deposit and/or payment of any incidentals (room service, etc.) that you purchase during your stay. As the tour doesn't start until the following day, you are on your own for dinner - it's suggested that you take a short walk to Yu Garden and enjoy some great Chinese food there - the hotel concierge can direct you there if you need assistance. Also feel free to take a dip in the pool, and venture up to the rooftop bar for an amazing view of the city!
The group will meet on Monday, April 9, 2018 at 9am in the 4th floor reception area (NOT the 1st floor lobby) of the Renaissance Shanghai Yu Garden Hotel. Please eat breakfast before this time and be ready to go out for a full day of activities. In addition to the items you'd like to take with you each day, on the first day please make sure to bring cash to exchange and your passport, as the first thing we will do once we leave the hotel is stop at the bank to exchange money, and you will need your passport to do so.