One must pay for their pleasure in this world, but if you accept that proposition, then The Peninsula in Shanghai is simply one of the best. The location is feet off the Bund, a wonderful river front boardwalk that is an iconic part of Shanghai. The hotel borders the old garden for the British consulate, so you may be surrounded by 21 million Shanghainese, but this remains an idyll of peace. The service is earnest and attentive. The rooms are modern and well designed, with clever use of technology that doesn't require a user manual or a 15 year old to translate. I didn't have a dinner on property but room service for breakfast was on the spot in terms of time and quality. The fitness center is on the third floor overlooking the garden, and has all of the bells and whistles,
. There is alot to love here, so if you are looking for an island of luxury and comfort in the heart of one of the worlds most energized and exciting cities, it is going to be tough to top The Peninsula!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Located along the historic Bund with spectacular views of the Bund, Huangpu River, Pudong and former British Consulate gardens, The Peninsula Shanghai perfectly blends with the historic architecture of its landmark neighbours. The Peninsula Shanghai, which opened in October 2009, is the first new building to be constructed on the historic Bund in over 60 years. Offering the best of Peninsula traditions and a range of signature services and facilities, including Shanghai's largest guestrooms and the city's highest staff-to-guest ratio, The Peninsula also heralds the return of parent company, The Hongkong and Shanghai Hotels, Limited, to Shanghai where it owned and operated four of the city's premier hotels in the 1920s to 1940s - The Kalee, The Astor House, The Palace and The Majestic. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- The Peninsula Shanghai Hotel Shanghai