The hotel at a glance
The Peninsula returns to a city once called “ the Paris of the east” and it hasn’t got the memo of why that’s no longer the case. Nor should it. This modern offering has vintage pizzazz that delivers perfection to the finest detail and is one of the best in China.
The Peninsula Shanghai is a state of the art hotel that could easily be mistaken for one of the heritage buildings surrounding it. Authorities have not let anyone build on the bund in over 60 years, but when the Peninsula comes knocking, its hard to say no.The Peninsula recreates a vintage vibe that doesn’t make it stand out from its surroundings. Whilst some might say that the style is maybe too understated, the hotel’s respect for the Bund’s heritage is commendable and does not make it stick out like a sore thumb.
Once inside however, the hotel is given license to shine and the result is a gorgeous art deco vibe in line with the Bund’s architectural traditions. Black marble, white walls,gold and red chairs all contrast to give a regal atmosphere that permeates every aspect of this hotel. Of course, if the twin Rolls Royce phantoms parked outside weren’t enough of a hint; regal is exactly what you should expect from the Peninsula, and the Shanghai does regal like no one else.There is a sense of power and sobriety designed into every detail of the room. The light art deco vibe and comfortable furnishings keep it all from being austere, and the result is the sweet spot between luxury and comfort that will leave even the most discerning traveller’s content.
Technology here is top notch and is designed to fit with the retro atmosphere. The rooms numerous gadgets only stand out when you need them to and are activated through heat and motion sensors.Though its visual presence is close to ghost like, the control granted is absolute, and every aspect of the room is accessible with the touch of a button. If you need to keep up with family or business, the Peninsula offers complimentary wifi internet and free VOIP calls directly from the comfort of your room. If relaxation is your chief concern, the Peninsula Shanghai offers one of the best in room experiences we’ve enjoyed. Plug in your I.Pod, dim the lights to a faint echo and lounge in the bathtub as high quality speakers play your selection of music. Then press the spa button on the control panel and give yourself the perfect after flight relaxation therapy. Since every detail of the room is controllable from the touch pad next to the bathtub (lights, music, sound etc...) you might find yourself getting wrinkly skinned more often than you planned and we were left wondering when a room service button would find it’s way in there.
Amenities are of course, world class. The indoor pool’s art deco design is breathtaking and specially prepared food from the naturally peninsula line is served on the adjoining terrace. The ESPA spa delivers the excellent service that the hotel chain is well known for, but the taste of the design from the spa’s reception to one of it’s seven treatment rooms is a class above, even for the Peninsula.
Should the one hour trip to the airport prove too grueling after such a fine stay, the Peninsula, in line with the hotel’s tradition will be more than happy to drop you off in one of it’s limousines. Enjoy its wide selection of drinks and snacks as this glorious hotel goes the extra mile to keep you content.
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- No 32 The Bund32 Zhongshan Dong Yi Road, Shanghai
Check-in / Check-out
- Check-in: 2 pm
- Check-out: noon
- Public areas: free of charge
- In-room: free of charge
Transportation & Transfers
- Car park / valet service: free of charge
- Transfer service: subject to additional charges
- Children are welcome in this hotel
- Kids club: CNY1,000 per day
- Public areas: smoking not allowed
- Smoking rooms: not available
Food & beverages
Sir Elly’s Restaurant (Restaurant: Modern European cuisine)
Yi Long Court (Gastronomic restaurant: Cantonese cuisine)
The Lobby (Gastronomic restaurant: international cuisine)
The Compass Bar (Bar)
Salon de Ning (Bar)
- Continental breakfast: CNY219
- American breakfast: CNY288
Amenities & services
- 235 rooms and suites
- In-room amenities (iPod dock, flatscreen TV, in-room safe, minibar, coffee / tea making facilities, complimentary newspaper daily)
- Air conditioned hotel
- Laundry service
- Concierge service
- Business center
Spa (The Peninsula Spa)
- Hammam / steam room
- Indoor pool
- Fitness center
Always included in this hotel
- Complimentary Internet
- Complimentary Mineral Water in the room upon arrival
- Complimentary long distance and local call via VOIP