The Peninsula Shanghai

Shanghai, China

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    Art Deco glamor on the Bund

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    Art Deco glamor on the Bund

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    Art Deco glamor on the Bund

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    Art Deco glamor on the Bund

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    Art Deco glamor on the Bund

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    Art Deco glamor on the Bund

Why we choose The Peninsula Shanghai

Art Deco meets technology and breathtaking views meet service at the Peninsula Shanghai

  • Custom Rolls-Royce Phantoms or 7-series BMWs whisk you to the hotel
  • Work off dinner with private Pilates, yoga, tai chi or personal training
  • The two-story Peninsula Arcade offers elite shopping onsite

This hotel promises the best of the Bund with a residential feel. How do they do it? With second-to-none service that’s wonderfully unobtrusive. What makes it “residential” isn’t a small number of rooms—there are well over 200—but the fact that the staff anticipates your needs without bugging you. They just get it right.

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A river view room.

What you need to know about the hotel

Unforgettable vistas, luxurious comforts and sophisticated facilities make this hotel a winner

  • The Astor Suite (one of four themed suites) is romance central, with a whirlpool bath and furnished terrace for candlelit dining
  • The Peninsula Academy offers Shanghai-specific activities like kite making sessions and dim sum cooking classes
  • Sir Elly’s Restaurant specializes in modern Mediterranean cuisine and offers six VIP dining rooms for the ultimate private dining experience

Sometimes size does matter—like when it comes to hotel rooms. That’s presumably why the Peninsula Shanghai designed their 235 rooms and 44 suites to be some of the largest in the city. There’s plenty of room for the Art Deco-inspired touches for which Shanghai is known, as well as Chinese elements like exotic woods and black lacquer.

While here, be sure to check out the spa, which includes a stellar heated indoor pool (with a fireplace!) that opens to an outdoor terrace. And speaking of command performances, the six restaurants and lounges make it difficult to explore other eateries because they have everything you need from dawn ‘til dusk and beyond. From fine Cantonese fare to high tea to a sleek bar that transitions into a live-music nightclub—we can’t think of anything they’re missing.

Where is it and what's nearby

Centrally located on the historic Bund in the heart of Shanghai

  • Schedule a private walking tour of the Bund to get insider info on its old building and small side streets
  • The Shanghai Museum might be the finest in China, so plan a long day of “oohing” and “aahing” over historic relics
  • Cruise the Huangpu River to discover two Shanghais: its Colonial past to the west and the modern city to the east

The Bund is not only the most famous street in Shanghai, but probably in all of Asia, and the Peninsula claims great Bund real estate. The hotel, on the banks of the Huangpu River, is adjacent to the former British Consulate and Consulate Residence (and its celebrated gardens), so you get greenery as well as river and city views when you look out the large windows. And shoppers, you’ve come to the right place. Shanghai is a notorious shopper’s paradise, and the Peninsula puts you within arm’s reach of the Nanjing Road shopping hub.

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Fronts the best location on the Bund, with panoramic views across the river.

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

    The rooms are inviting and highly tasteful—no bad accommodations here.

  • Did you know

    The hotel has a Rolls Royce Phantom available for airport transfers.


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When you book with us

Because of our special relationship with The Peninsula Shanghai, we include these exclusive benefits when you book through Protravel:

  • Upgrade on arrival, subject to availability
  • Full breakfast daily, for up to two in-room guests served in restaurant
  • A complimentary lunch for up to two people per room, once during stay, excluding alcohol, taxes and gratuities, served at Yi Long Court
  • A smart phone will be extended to clients on arrival offering complimentary international and local telephone calls, emergency contact numbers, a direct line to the Hotel Concierge and addresses of main tourist attractions

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