4.5
Very Good 2344 Reviews
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What We Love

  • Location, location, location: The Peace Hotel is on the Bund with views of the historic district, the Huangpo River and space-age Pudong across the way
  • Sipping an Old Fashioned and toe-tapping to the live band at the Jazz Bar
  • The hotel’s illustrious history, which has included guests from Noël Coward to Bob Hope to Bill Clinton

What To Know

  • A 15 percent service charge per night will be collected at the Jetsetter checkout
  • The hotel is a major tourist attraction and can sometimes feel overrun with happy-snappers and history buffs
  • Unless you're a member of the Fairmont President’s Club loyalty program, WiFi is $16 per day
  • Many of the Deluxe Rooms face a traffic-heavy street; you may want to pack earplugs

Amenities

  •  Babysitting
  •  Bar
  •  Gym
  •  Handicap-accessible
  •  Kids Club
  •  Parking On Site
  •  Pool
  •  Restaurant
  •  Spa
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Overview

Art Deco icon with glamorous interiors, a swinging jazz bar and an unbeatable location smack bang on the Bund

The Look

Built in 1929 by the charismatic banking magnate Victor Sassoon, the former Cathay Hotel is one of Shanghai’s most striking landmark buildings. Renamed the Peace Hotel in the 1950s — and revamped and reopened in 2010 — it retains many of its original Art Deco features, including a magnificent octagonal glass rotunda atop the soaring lobby, a grand banqueting hall and the antiques- and fireplace-filled Nine Nations Suites.

Bed and Bath

The 270 guestrooms are furnished in fine Deco fashion. All have thick damask carpets, cozy velvet sofas, Lalique lamps and stately mahogany beds. Bathrooms are clad in marble and are kitted out with clawfoot tubs and Le Labo amenities. Mod cons include Illy coffee machines, tubside LCD TVs, iPod docks and DVD players. Those iconic Bund and river views, however, are limited to the one-bedrooms and speciality suites.

Beyond

A classic afternoon tea is served on tiered silver stands to tourists and well-heeled locals in the Jasmine Lounge. Business deals are brokered over dumplings and dim sum at the colorful Dragon Phoenix restaurant, and the Cathay Room, with its sparkling city views and fine French fare, has all the ingredients of a perfect romance. For a nostalgic slice of Old Shanghai, don’t miss the Jazz Bar, where the suited and booted musicians have been playing since 1980. If you’re looking for something more serene, duck away to the spa or the indoor swimming pool at the on-site Willow Stream Spa.

In the Area

The Bund is home to some of Shanghai’s best-known see-and-be-seen bars and restaurants. Start your night with a signature cocktail at the pink- tinged Glamour Bar; try Glamour in the Afternoon, a bewitching blend of Taittinger, absinthe and raspberry coulis, before nipping upstairs for dinner at the magnificent M on the Bund, a rooftop restaurant with a stunning city view. If you want to party on, saunter down the street to the celeb-frequented Bar Rouge, or down a pisco sour at the low-lit Unico.

How to Get There

Fairmont Peace Hotel
20 Nanjing Road East, Huang Pu District
Shanghai, 200002 China

Reviews

4.5 Very Good 2344 Reviews
Fairmont on the Bund
Reviewed 15 hours ago

We upgraded to the American Suite and it was phenomenal. Huge suite. Beautifully decorated. Amazing views, especially at night. Hated to leave. Wonderful location on Nanjing Road. Very crowded outside at night but great trip!

A historical hotel with fantastic view of the bund shanghai
Reviewed 1 day ago

It is located in the most center of shanghai, lying right at the bund shanghai. You would enjoy amazing historical architecture and its almost 100-year history. On 11th floor, you would have a fantastic view of Huangpu river. Highly recommended

The usually expected excellent service at the Fairmont Peace Hotel
Reviewed 2 days ago

Great Hotel as always, We've never had a bad stay. Great job everyone.
We upgraded to the concierge service and were not disappointed with this level of service either. Wonderful and helpful staff and amenities.
A.Ridgway

5 star retreat!
Reviewed 3 days ago

I just finished working a complex multi wave incentive event at The Fairmont Peace Hotel in Shanghai. The Fairmont Peace Hotels always went above and beyond for my clients! The hotel staff is one of the best I’ve worked with in the world. I would like to specifically thank Lily, Harrison, Bryant, Justin, Louisa, Dagmar and the entire Fairmont Peace Hotel for an amazing time! Xie xie

Awesome Hotel in Great Location
Reviewed 4 days ago

We stayed 3 nights here in June 2018 and thoroughly enjoyed the room and of course the location. Only issue (slight) was our view was of an inner courtyard that was small and unkept. We didn't really stay in the room much so it wasn't a killer! Food was excellent (buffet of course!). The jazz bar was a lot of fun and had the old band there with lots of history. Was raining one night and we went to the rooftop bar and had a ball as the view was breathtaking and the staff memorable. Great Spot!