The Jin Jiang Grand Hall was built in March，1959 and renovated in 1998 and again in 2006, and occupies an area of 10, 960 ㎡. Since opening its doors, the hall has successfully received over 511 heads of states and government leaders and witnessed numerousgreat events. For example, former Chairman Mao Zedong used to hold meetings in the Jin Jiang Grand Hall with his colleagues and the Sino-US Joint Communiqué was also published in the Jin Jiang Grand Hall. It has become the pride of the Jin Jiang Hotel.
In the late 1950s, the Chinese Central Communist Party decided to hold the Seventh Plenary Session of the Eighth Central Committee in Shanghai. The Jin Jiang Hotel was chosen to host this great event and the venue was designed to accommodate up to 300 people and to be adjacent to the Cathay Building and the Grosvenor House. In accordance with the general policy of royalty, simplicity, applicability and privacy, the design plan was soon approved by the Premier Zhou Enlai and the whole construction was supervised directly by the Secretary General of Shanghai Municipal Government. Only after a few days, the Jin Jiang Grand Hall, a two-story architectural redbrick structure with a sloping roof, featuring was set up and built at an amazing speed.
The Banquet Hall on the ground floor is an ideal venue for conventions, high-end business treats and large-scale wedding ceremonies. The special VIP lounge on the opposite side can be also used as the press room. The second floor consists of three small-scale conference rooms for both meetings and small-scale banquets.
The Jin Jiang Ballroom on the 11th floor of the Cathay Building is a multi-functional banquet hall decorated in classic European themes, suitable for receptions and banquets of all scales.
The Fortune Palace on the 14th floor of the Cathay Building has a multi-functional banquet hall and private banquet rooms decorated in international themes. A classic and nostalgic atmosphere is to be felt in every corner of the restaurant with its teak carved wall, the old European ceiling lights and the colorful teak wooden floors.
VIP Clubs on the 17th and 18th floor of the Grosvenor House offer special private rooms and thoughtful small-scale banquet and meeting services for noble guests.
Business Centers in the Cathay Building and the Cathay Garden have 2 conference rooms of different sizes, each providing and catering for guests with professional services.