Located on the Puxi side of the Huangpu River, the Peninsula Shanghai has fabulous views of the Bund, Pearl Oriental Tower and other historic and modern architecture along the Pudong side. Befitting its location in the Pearl of the Orient, the Peninsula’s style is modern while retaining a chic stylistic nod to the city’s Art Deco past. There are 235 guestrooms and suites, which all feature plasma TVs, Nespresso coffee machines, iPod docking stations and wifi access, lending a residential feel to the hotel. Four themed suites – the Astor, Majestic, Palace and Peninsula – set new standards in luxury living. For fine dining within the hotel, Yilong Court for Cantonese cuisine or Sir Elly’s for Western fare in a beautiful setting with views of the Bund are excellent options. The Compass Bar, Lobby and Salon de Ning are lovely places for a night cap. There is a Peninsula spa by ESPA, which offers the brand’s award-winning treatments in a neo-classical setting , indoor pool and fitness center with a DVD library such that gym goers can watch their favorite programs while using the cardio machines. The Peninsula is 40-60 minutes’ drive from the airport, depending on traffic.
Architecture: Located centrally on Shanghai's world-famous Bund, the newly-built Peninsula Shanghai was designed to evoke the opulence, grandeur, and Baroque aesthetics of the colonial buildings of the late nineteenth- early twentieth century.
Location: Like all other Peninsula properties, the Peninsula Shanghai boasts top-notch service and a stellar, central location.
Views: The Peninsula Shanghai also features sweeping vistas of the Bund, Pearl Oriental Tower, and the busy, historic Huangpu River.
The Peninsula Shanghai’s rooms are classically elegant and refined with Art Deco style. Spacious interiors feature luxurious touches like large plasma TVs, Nespresso coffee machines, an iPod docking station, and more. Each room looks out onto stunning views of the epic Shanghai skyline, and the Huangpu river below. Four truly luxurious themed suites are also available.
The Deluxe Rooms overlook either the hotel fountain and forecourt, or the world-famous International Settlement buildings of Shanghai's Bund. The rooms are spacious, with walk-in wardrobes and en-suite bathrooms. The art-deco Deluxe Rooms have either king-size or twin beds, 46-inch plasma TVs, Nespresso coffee machines, iPod docking stations and complimentary Wi-Fi. It is possible to request an extra bed with this room.
Experience 1930’s-style decadence in the opulent Peninsula Suite. The suite combines an art-deco drawing room with high ceilings, a balcony opening onto views of the Huangpu River and a master bedroom complete with whirlpool tub. In addition, the Peninsula Suite has a second bedroom, dining room with enclosed kitchen and balcony, gym and study.
The River Suites are designed in an apartment style, with art-deco glamour overlooking the former British Consulate gardens and the historic Garden Bridge across the Suzhou Creek. River Suites have two entrances, and contain king-size or twin beds, 46-inch plasma TVs, Nespresso coffee machines, iPod docking stations and complimentary Wi-Fi. The rooms have separate living areas focused around a faux fireplace, perfect for lounging around and enjoying drinks from the mini bar or room service. The suites have a large marble en-suite bathrooms, and luxury robes and toiletries. Guests may, if they wish, request an extra bed with this room.
A multiple award-winning spa is only one of The Peninsula Shanghai’s many features for guests to enjoy during their stay. A state-of-the-art fitness center featuring highly technological equipment, as well as a palatial Art Deco pool, as well as healthy eating options on every menu, demonstrate that guests’ well-being is of foremost importance.
For events and special occasions, the Peninsula has a range of venues and bespoke packages.
The gym at the Peninsula is well-equipped with a range of Life Fitness equipment, weights, and personal TV monitors. Additionally, the gym features a nutrition service and a healthy eating menu.
Like other Peninsula properties, the award-winning spa at the Peninsula Shanghai is run by the international luxury brand ESPA. The Spa at the Peninsula offers a range of treatments, from quick, foot reflexology sessions to comprehensive, full-day sessions.
The Peninsula Shanghai provides guests with a kaleidoscope of fine dining experiences, each restaurant evoking strong aspects of Shanghai’s diverse culture and cultural influencers. From the traditional Cantonese delights of Yi Long Court, to the colonial elegance of the Lobby Lounge, to the modern European cuisine served to guests enjoying stunning views of futuristic Pudong at Sir Elly’s Restaurant, the Peninsula Shanghai is a cultural dining experience in itself.
Dressed in dark, wood panels and adorned with sumptuous upholstery, fine art, and classic furniture, the Salon de Ning recalls the elegance, glamour and decadence of Shanghai's heyday. The bar serves its own signature rose wine, and delicious hand mixed cocktails.
Sir Elly’s Restaurant serves modern European cuisine alongside a menu of fine wines, spirits and cocktails. Diners can look out onto the bright lights of Shanghai, including the glittering, futuristic shores of Pudong and the busy waters of the Huangpu River as they enjoy their food and drinks.
The Compass Bar exudes French navy elegance with hints of the Orient. The bar is painted in a deep purple color and decorated with shipping paraphernalia in memory of Shanghai’s maritime heritage. The bar serves a selection of high quality drinks and bar snacks.
Modeled after a wealthy merchant’s house in the 1920s, the Lobby is an airy, bright space, with classy furniture, large glass windows, and a welcoming, cheerful feel. The Lobby serves afternoon tea by day and drinks and snacks accompanied with live music by night.
Yi Long Court serves traditional Cantonese and regional cuisine, as well as a host of dim sum and other Chinese delights, such as Peking duck, pan-fried scallops, and honey-glazed pork.
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