The hotel is designed as courtyard building, to maximise light for the rooms and to create a grand public space. This space is rich in plant and tree life, and has terraces for various public amenities. The courtyard is pierced by various boxes of program, such as meeting rooms, a restaurant, entertainment areas and a spa, which are oriented towards specific views of the surrounding city. Atop the whole block is a venue space with the capacity for 800 people, looking out over the Huangpu river. The rooms of the hotel are a luxurious 60 m2, and all have windows looking out to the city. Back office, storage, service functions and parking are in an underground podium which is connected with the other expo sites and includes a shopping mall.
By making two towers instead of one, high quality, naturally lit office floor plates can be achieved, as well as wonderful views of the city. Both towers have a central lobby at ground level, and the lobbies are connected at basement one for easy access; they connect to the restaurant and office levels with high speed elevators.