The Jin Mao Hotel is a famous hotel located in Shanghai in the People's Republic of China. During the Red Mercury Plot of 2008, John Brown's Army leader Emile Dufraisne traveled to the Jin Mao Hotel with Sam Fisher and Carson Moss to discuss plans with a Dr. Aswat regarding the Red Mercury, as well as stealing his research notes.
The Jin Mao Hotel, its name literally meaning "Golden Prosperity Building", is a five-star hotel in Shanghai and one of the tallest hotels in the world. It hosts 555 hotel rooms, a food court, express elevators, an observation deck, among many other grandiose features. It is famous for its hotel atrium, which stretches from floors 58 to 87, and whose balconies provide a view all the way down to the 56 floor lobby below. The observation deck can host as many as 1,000 people. Finally, the building hosts a large helipad on its rooftop. The building is instantly recognizable by its lattice-work style architecture.
In 2008, the guests of the Jin Mao Hotel were celebrating the Chinese New Year during the events of the JBA operation that same year. After hijacking the supertanker RSS Rublev in Eastern Russia, Emile Dufraisne of John Brown's Army and then-NSA deep-cover operative Sam Fisher went through the Jin Mao Hotel in Shanghai by Mi-8 so Sam could steal some notes from Dr. Aswat while Emile and Carson Moss met with the doctor to discuss the purchase of Red Mercury for use in creating nuclear weapons. Unfortunately, the pilot suffered a fatal heart attack due to an overdoes of meds, forcing Fisher to take command of the helicopter before it crashed. After Moss and Emile departed to attend their meeting, CIA Agent Hisham Hamza contacted Sam to give him his mission. Sam was to make his way across the rooftops and use a crane to rappel down to the outer walls of the hotel to find and record the meeting between Emile and Aswat with the laser microphone. While recording the meeting Sam was interrupted when Hisham warns him that a patrol helicopter with a spotlight was investigating the hotel exterior, at which point Moss closed the drapes on Sam. Sam slipped into the hotel through a window leading to the laundry room, making his way past Aswat's mercenary guards.
Sam made his way upstairs to the meeting room to sample the Red Mercury, which was kept in a secure safe. Then he made his way through the hotel's vast atrium to sneak into Aswat's room, #2406 and steal his notes which were kept in his safe. Fisher stole the notes, which contained information on how to produce Red Mercury and then awaited extraction by Emile. Emile and Moss came in by helicopter and blasted open the windows of Dr. Aswat's apartment. Hisham ordered Fisher to kill the doctor to prevent him from spreading his knowledge of Red Mercury to other clients. Fisher complied and killed Dr. Aswat and his bodyguards, allowing him to escape the hotel with the data he carried.
- The Jin Mao Hotel's design appears to have been altered for the purposes of the game. The rooftop was flat in some scenes as opposed to pointed as it is in real life, and does not feature the helipad seen in the game, at least not in the same form.
- There is a point that the player could lose trust from both factions; after the player has stolen the files for Red Mercury, NSA assigns them to terminate Dr. Aswat. This is optional but failing to do so will lose NSA trust, after Aswat is dead, the player has to get to JBA helicopter before they lose too much trust from JBA side.