Fairmont Peace Hotel Shanghai

Shanghai, China

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    A glamorous past, a glittering future

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    A glamorous past, a glittering future

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    A glamorous past, a glittering future

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    A glamorous past, a glittering future

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    A glamorous past, a glittering future

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    A glamorous past, a glittering future

Why we choose Fairmont Peace Hotel Shanghai

The opulent Fairmont Peace Hotel is a proud legend whose history outshines most Asian rivals

  • The Tour, Talk and Tea mixes history with refreshment
  • Balance yin and yang with the spa’s traditional Chinese healing techniques
  • Jasmine Lounge introduced high tea to Shanghai in the 1930s and still serves the best

With its eight-decade history, the Fairmont Peace Hotel is a Shanghai landmark best known as a glamorous playground for the elite. The undisputed social heart of Shanghai for the rich and powerful, it’s always been the place to see and be seen. And after shutting its doors for three years(!), the hotel debuted a stunning restoration in 2010 that marks a new chapter in the grande dame’s ongoing legend.

What you need to know about the hotel

A rich history, modern amenities and some of the best dining in the city make the Fairmont a hands-down winner

  • The famous Nine Nations Suites, preserved from the original hotel, pay homage to influences from America, Europe and Asia
  • The original Cathay Hotel welcomed artists like Charlie Chaplin, George Bernard Shaw and Noël Coward, who completed Private Lives here
  • The Peace Museum, featuring memorabilia from the hotel and its guests, is both a reading room and space for heritage programs

Top designers, architects and historians are behind the Fairmont Peace Hotel’s monumental rehab—from its 10-floor art deco façade crowned by a green-copper-sheathed triangular roof to its 270 rooms and suites, where vintage furnishings conceal state-of-the-art technology like plasma TVs and Blu-rays.

There’s a pool, spa and other facilities you’d expect of a top-tier luxury hotel, but the six bars and restaurants—whose cuisines cover the globe—are where it really shines. Make a point to visit The Jazz Bar, a 1930s throwback from décor to cocktail list that’s been a hit with everyone from film stars to U.S. presidents. Plus, they remember your preferred table, food, drinks and cigars for the next visit. And we highly recommend the bar and terrace on the eighth floor, which offer panoramic views of Shanghai.

Where is it and what's nearby

Overlooking Shanghai’s Huangpu River, the hotel has one of the most desirable locations in the city

  • Armani, Dolce & Gabbana and Patek Philippe can be found on The Bund, as well as local designers selling handcrafted wares
  • The 16th century Yu Yuan Garden offers five acres of temples and halls, with the Grand Rockery being the most popular site
  • The Jade Buddha Temple, which contains gorgeous white jade Buddha statues, is the most famous Buddhist temple in Shanghai

The heart of bustling, modern Shanghai is most certainly The Bund, the famed area which the Fairmont Peace Hotel can call home. On the banks of the Huangpu River are a multitude of European-styled buildings and chic dining and shopping destinations.

The best time to stroll The Bund is after dark, when the buildings are lit up and the dynamic skyline is front and center. The contemporary sights of The Bund are in stark contrast to the temples you’ll find in and around Shanghai, some of which date back millenia.

How to enjoy Shanghai

There’s a sense of excitement running through the heart of Shanghai that is so palpable you could almost hold it. Whether born from the pace of change, or the shiver-point of ancient and modern colliding, it tastes delicious

  • Culinary secrets from the royal kitchens are on the menu at Shanghai’s most exclusive restaurant, Family Li
  • Whether you regard it as kitsch or stylish, Shanghai’s iconic pink rocket, Pearl Tower, has amazing viewing platforms
  • The first public museum of contemporary art in mainland China, the Power Station of Art, can be found in the former Nanshi Power Plant

Ask your concierge to book an evening at the exclusive M1NT for breathtaking floor to ceiling city views and the chance to dance the night away with an ominously large shark tank. A real one, not a euphemism. For a truly exceptional wine experience, speak to the sommelier at the House of Roosevelt. From the Sky Bar and Restaurant to the Wine Cellar, the entire building and everything in it is so remarkable, you’ll be forever grateful for our recommendation.

For a leisurely stroll away from the bustle of the city, find your way to Yuyuan Garden. The largest of Shanghai’s ancient gardens, it features picture-perfect pagodas from both the Ming and Qing dynasties, hidden courtyards and carp-filled streams. One of Shanghai’s favourite pastimes is shopping. For stylish big-ticket items explore the stores of the Bund or the Shaanxi Road. For a flattering fusion of East meets West, discover the emporia of Shanghai Tang.

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    When to visit Shanghai

    Visit in February (the 15th day of the first lunar month) to see the beautiful Lantern Festival, where the Yu Gardens are festooned with colorful lanterns and stalls selling sweet dumplings. This is a popular event, so get there early and be prepared for crowds.


  • We say

    A storied hotel fully renovated to usher in a new era.

  • You need to know

    The hotel’s many restaurants are popular with locals.


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When you book with us

Because of our special relationship with Fairmont Peace Hotel Shanghai, we include these exclusive benefits when you book through Protravel:

  • Complimentary Buffet breakfast for two daily
  • US$100 Spa credit per room per stay
  • Early check-in and late check-out upon availability
  • Upgrade upon availability

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