Decent hotel but sub-par compared to the Shangri-L
Proximity to the convention center was nice Decent American food choices both in the hotel and right outside. Generally kind staff, even though few had a working level of english.
I didn't expect everyone to speak amazing English, but I did expect that the check-in staff would know the words "Convention Center" considering they are a two blocks away and listed as a preferred hotel for one of the largest convention centers in the world. In fact most of the staff didn't know the words -- which is surprising to me. Our "non-smoking" room had a smell that I can't quite describe in words. Something like moldy bread with and cigarettes mixed with decaying animal. It was very unpleasant. The club staff was decent but operated on a 3.5 star level, not 5 star - like they Shangri-La chain should. They just did the minimum's with a bit of attitude and a feeling that your presence was not totally welcome.
A stay at Shangri-la Hotel, Shenzhen places you in the heart of Shenzhen, a 2-minute drive from Dongmen Pedestrian Street and 13 minutes from Huaqiangbei. Featured amenities include a business center, limo/town car service, and express check-in. A roundtrip airport shuttle is provided for a surcharge (available 24 hours), and free self parking is available onsite.