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Uniquely poised to provide unparalleled service and the ultimate in luxury experiences

Opened in late 2009, the ninth property in The Peninsula Hotels’ portfolio fronts the historic Bund with spectacular views of the Bund, Huangpu River, Pudong andthe gardens of the former British Consulate, and blends with the historic architecture of its landmark neighbours along the Bund.

The opening of The Peninsula Shanghai heralds the return of parent company The Hongkong and Shanghai Hotels, Limited to its roots, as it owned and operated four of Shanghai’s most celebrated hotels - The Kalee, Majestic, Palace and Astor House Hotels - in the first half of the last century.With a distinguished heritage as Asia’s oldest hotel company, The Peninsula Hotels is proud that its newest hotel returns to Shanghai, one of the world’s most exciting cities.

Superbly positioned on the historic Bund in the very heart of Shanghai, on the banks of the Huangpu River and conveniently located near the shopping capital of Nanjing Road, The Peninsula Shanghai offers commanding city and garden views, luxurious comfort, sophisticated facilities, extraordinary dining options and the legendary Peninsula service.

A homage to Shanghai in the 1920s and 1930s, The Peninsula Shanghai recreates the look and feel of this glamorous era when Shanghai was fêted as “The Paris of the East”, yet also offers the latest in state-of-the-art technology, services and amenities.

Guest facilities and services include three superb gastronomic choices, wedding facilities, recreation options,luxury retail shops and other business services including customised airport and transportation service and valet parking.

Shanghai is celebrated for its glorious Art Deco architecture, and thus The Peninsula Shanghai’s design brief was dictated by this historic architectural movement from the 1920s and 30s in order to blend in with its neighbours on the Bund.



However, rather than slavishly imitating the historic designs on the Bund, the New York-based architect David Beer, formerly of BBG/Architects, and Paris-based interior designer Pierre-Yves Rochon of PYR pay tribute to the influences and reference of the Art Deco movement with a modern interpretation inspired by Art Deco – simplified, yet using many of the same materials and design motifs.

Working with Shanghai’s municipal planning authorities, architects BBG submitted at least 10 building designs before approval was granted. The principal Bund façade rises to 10 stories, then steps back with a series of terraces that skilfully sculpt the massing and proportions of The Peninsula to relate it, and pay homage to, its historic neighbours. Providing visual continuity through the decades, the exterior of the hotel is clad in granitefrom the same quarry as many of the other buildings along the Bund.

Guestrooms and Suites

The Peninsula Shanghai’s 235 guestrooms (including 44 suites) are amongst the largest in Shanghai, with a typical Deluxe Guestroom being 55 sq m (600 sq ft), and most featuring stunning views of Pudong, the Huangpu River, the Bund or the gardens of the former British Consulate. The rooms are elegantly designed to provide luxurious comfort and features, with Art Deco-inspired interiors seamlessly blending traditional Peninsula standards of comfort and state-of-the-art technology with elements of Chinese heritage. Exotic woods, imported stones, black lacquer, carved glass and accents of polished chrome combine to create a luxurious environment where design meets functionality, and Art Deco meets technology.

In tones of celadon or cerulean blue and ivory, the interior design incorporates a number of traditional materials used in Shanghai in the 1920s – the rich figures of mahogany and ebony for the loose furniture and millwork, and the dramatic contrasts of black Noir St Laurent and off-white St Talino stones. Carpets are 100% wool and hand-tufted. Polished chrome Art Deco details throughout the room, such as the chandeliers and decorative lamp stands, contrast with Chinese accents, including hand-painted panels on the black lacquer TV cabinet, providing a unique and distinctive sense of place – a signature Peninsula feature in each property around the world.



A typical guest room is sub-divided into discreet elements of bedroom, bathroom and dressing room. A “privacy door” allows the bedroom to be closed off from the rest of the room, creating the sense of privacy of a suite in a typical room.

The guestroom’s opaque glass door opens to reveal interior space that combines an open plan living room and work area with stunning views of Pudong, the HuangpuRiver, the Bund or the gardens of the former British Consulate.

The spacious, self-contained dressing room and walk-in closet includes a seated dressing table, the signature Peninsula valet box for discreet pick-up and delivery of polished shoes, laundry and dry-cleaning, a large electronic safe, a luggage rack, for two suitcases, Internet radio, weather display panel, and a “nail dryer” for nail polish.

Typical guestroom features also include complimentary wireless high-speed Internet access, a bedside panel with remote control capabilities to adjust the room environment with a touch of a button, interfaced Entertainment Centre with a46”LCD television and enhanced international television programming, CD/DVD player with 5.1 sound bar and Internet radio, three-in-one fax/printer/photocopier machine, dual voltage outlets (110V/220V), individual thermostat and humidity control and a complete Nutrition Centre with a fully stocked mini-bar, Nespresso™ coffee machine and tea-making facilities.

The impressive lacquer working desk is complete with modern-day conveniences – high-speed Internet access, international Internet radio, weather panel, iPod docking station and more.

The large cream marble bathroom is complete with double vanity, hands-free telephone function, mood lighting, TV/radio, separate bath and rain shower, accented by carved opaque glass panels and an intricate floral carving above the bathtub, hand-carved in limestone to a French design. A spa button beside the bathtub dims the lights, activates the “Do Not Disturb” function on the phone and doorbell and switches on soothing music for relaxation while watching television or simply luxuriating in the tub.




Named after The Peninsula Shanghai’s forebears, The Palace, Majestic and Astor House Hotels, the premier suites offer unique attributes to ensure they become Shanghai’s preferred locations for glamour and luxury. The Palace Suite features a magnificent 1,000 sq m (11,000 sq ft) wrap-around terrace,ideal for entertaining - the largest private terrace on the Bund with a marquee for all-weather events, while the Astor Suite’s private terrace features its own whirlpool bath, with both suites offering stunning views over The Huangpu River and Pudong skyline. The hotel’s top suite, The Peninsula Suite, offers a glamorous double-height living space and balcony, with views over the historic Bund, the HuangpuRiver and the Pudong skyline.

Restaurants and Bars

The Peninsula Shanghai features a collection of five eclectic restaurants and bars offering a variety of cuisines and ambiences - The Lobby, Yi Long Court Chinese Restaurant, Sir Elly’s Rooftop Restaurant, Bar &Terrace, the nautical-themed Compass Bar and Salon de Ning – together with a range of meeting rooms, unique theme and terrace venues and The Rose Ballroom.

Underlining the Art Deco-inspired décor throughout the hotel, a number of the outlets pay tribute to Shanghai’s celebrated position as a centre of style and commerce in the 1930s – the Compass Bar and The Rosemonde Aviation Lounge to Shanghai’s past as a transportation hub, while Salon de Ning and Yi Long Court Chinese Restaurant reference the elegant residences of Shanghai’s rich and famous.

A signature feature of each Peninsula hotel, The Lobby is the heart of the hotel, serving light meals, drinks and the celebrated Peninsula Afternoon Tea, with live music every afternoon and evening. The Lobby sets the tone of drama and elegance for the rest of the hotel - a double-height space, in cream with celadon accents and featuring a black marble floor, limestone walls, an Art Deco-inspired backlit carved glass ceiling, along with spectacular chandeliers, a minstrels’ gallery and two double-storey high murals.



A model of the “Shenking 2” boat that plied the Huangpu River and coastline during the 1920s is the centrepiece of an extensive collection of marine memorabilia celebrating Shanghai’s maritime history in the unique Compass Bar.

Themed on the residence of a Shanghainese nobleman in the 1930s, Yi Long Court offers authentic Cantonese cuisine, with seven private dining rooms and a Chefs’ Table. Each area features a different room of the home with the décor themed accordingly, including the Study, Family Room and Library.

A highlight here is the elevator - a replica of an antique elevator from the 1930’s now in the BelgianLiftMuseum in Brussels - which has been specially produced for The Peninsula by the Schindler Group.

Resembling an elegant drawing room in a private residence in Shanghai in the 1930s, the Salon de Ningbar and lounge offers a range of signature cocktails, light meals and dancing in the evenings. Shanghai is the third in the collection of Salon de Ning outlets – with the other two located at The Peninsula Hong Kong and The Peninsula New York.

Sir Elly’s Rooftop Restaurant, BarTerrace will offer international fine dining with a double height dining room, an extensive terrace for al fresco dining and cocktails, a circular bar and a selection of six private rooms on two levels, all with breathtaking views of the city, Huangpu River and The Bund, ensuring that this locale quickly becomes Shanghai’s premier destination venue.

Continuing the unique tradition of The Peninsula Hotels’aviation-themed rooftop venues with The China Clipper (Hong Kong),Paribatra (Bangkok) and Seven Seas Pacific Aviation Lounge (Tokyo). The Rosemonde Aviation Lounge offers the perfect location for private functions with a setting paying tribute to the history and development of commercial and civil aviation in China with aviation-inspired décor and stunning views over Shanghai,



An Occasion to Remember - Banquets, weddings, meetings, cocktail receptions – whatever the event, however large or small, all seamlessly arranged and catered in celebrated Peninsula style. Prestigious settings ranging from a grand ballroom for up to 1,000 for cocktails or 450 for a banquet, to themed lounges, gourmet cuisine and exceptional personalized service will combine for a function to remember.

Important meetings call for an impressive venue, and The Peninsula Shanghai is poised to become Shanghai’s premier location for meetings, small conferences, seminars and launches. The Rose Ballroom (seating up to 390 classroom-style) and a selection of fourmeeting rooms – Luwan, Xuhui, Changning and Jing-An - will provide the ideal venue for any event, large or small.

The Peninsula Spa

Occupying 1,250 sq m (13,455 sq ft), The Peninsula Spa offers a city retreat permeated by indulgence and deep relaxation. Seven treatment rooms and two VIP suites, heat experiences, highly-trained therapists and ESPA products combine and provide luxurious bespoke treatments for body and mind. With a décor inspired by F. Scott Fitzgerald’s novel “The Great Gatsby”, a 25 m (80 ft) indoor swimming pool and Fitness Centre complement The Peninsula Shanghai’s innovative approach to health and rejuvenation.

Rolls-Royce : In the Seat of Luxury

The Peninsula Hotels and Rolls-Royce have been partners in excellence for over 40 years in a record-breaking partnership that began with The Peninsula Hong Kong’s first order for seven Silver Shadows in 1970. The Peninsula Shanghai continues the tradition of Rolls-Royce cars transporting Peninsula guests, with fourExtended Wheel Base Rolls-Royces Phantoms and six BMW 7 Series long wheel base cars.



The Peninsula Shopping Arcade

Accessed from the street through a dedicated entrance or from The Lobby, the two-storey 7,000 sq m (75,000 sq ft) Peninsula Arcade features over 28 of the world’s top luxury brands, together with a hairdressing salon and The Peninsula Boutique.


Incorporated in 1866 and listed on The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong (00045), HSH is the holding company of a Group which is engaged in the ownership, development and management of prestigious hotel, commercial and residential properties in key locations in Asia, the United States and Europe, as well as the provision of transport, club management and other services. The hotel portfolio of the Group comprises The Peninsula Hotels in Hong Kong, Shanghai, Beijing, New York, Chicago, Beverly Hills, Tokyo, Bangkok, Manila and Paris (opening in 2012). The property portfolio of the Group includes The Repulse Bay Complex, The Peak Tower and The Peak Tramways, St. John’s Building, The Landmark in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam and the Thai Country Club in Bangkok, Thailand.

For further information, please contact:

Ms Cecilia Lui
Regional Director of Communications – China
The Peninsula Shanghai
No. 32 The Bund. 32 Zhongshan Dong Yi Road
Shanghai 200002, China
Telephone : (86 21) 2327 2888-6605
Fax: (86 21) 2327 2000
Digital Photo Library:
Broadcast Video Library: / Ms Christie Chen
Communications Manager
The Peninsula Shanghai
No. 32 The Bund. 32 Zhongshan Dong Yi Road
Shanghai 200002, China
Telephone : (86 21) 2327 2888-6607
Fax: (86 21) 2327 2000
Digital Photo Library:
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PR Representative in Shanghai:

Ms Kelly Shen
Assistant Consultant
MSL China
Rm. 203, Building G, Red Town
No.570 W. Huaihai Rd. Shanghai 200052
Telephone : (86 21) 5169 9311 ext.6615
Fax : (8621) 5230 0401
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