The Benjamin Morris Family Estate Now The Ruijin Hotel , Is Comprised Of Four Ho ...
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Description: The Benjamin Morris family estate now the Ruijin Hotel , is comprised of four houses , numerous outbuildings and ornate gardens in the French Concession area of Shanghai . The Morris family owned the North China Daily News , the oldest English language newspaper in China . Prior to opening its doors to the public , the hotel was the official guesthouse of the Shanghai regional government . The first mayor of Shanghai chose the Ruijin as both his office and residence . Leaders of many countries also stayed here : President Soekarno of Indonesia , the Prime Minister of India , President Ho Chi Min of Vietnam , US President Nixon , as well as other government emissaries . In 1979 the Shanghai city government decided to open the hotel to the public . Since that time the hotel has hosted many famous scholars , business leaders , and tourists from all over the world .
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