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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

5.0 Excellent 3753 Reviews
Great service
Reviewed 2 days ago

Luckily can have after tea with friend in shanghai fairmont hotel. Very delicious foods and very thanks for Ella, Lily from lounge, thanks for their great service, and also thanks for Rolund and Lily from kitchen, thanks for them prepared very nice foods for us.

Really amazing staff service
Reviewed 2 days ago

Your hotel service is just amazing. From then entrance until the exit. Staff name Jenny could speak fluent three languages (korean, Chinese and English). She seems a bit nervous but i could feel that she is willing to help. Also lounge staffs Ella and Lily is just lovely and friendly. Also guess they are from Kitchen team not sure about the name but i guess Tommy and Jacky. They are really professional the way they hold the food and things. This hotel is exceed my expectation and I will definitely coming back. Thanks a lot.

Classic Hotel with a perfect location
Reviewed 2 days ago

We stayed there for 2 days and thoroughly enjoyed our stay. The location of this hotel is perfect. Rooms are big and comfortable (can easily accommodate 4 people). Bathroom was huge. We tried their breakfast buffet and it was perfect (a good combination of western and eastern choices). Very helpful staff (they bought train tickets for us to Beijing, and also helped us in finding nicer locations to eat and enjoy).

Lovely terrace with a beautiful skyline view.

Fabulous Experience - Repeat Customer
Reviewed 1 week ago

Due to lengthy business meetings, I stayed for six nights. From the moment I arrived, the staff went above and beyond. The Fairmont Gold Team is FIRST CLASS - Evelyn is personable, knowledgeable, expert at her job, and assisted me with directions, questions about the area, and even helped me with a call to my credit card company. The entire team - Tony, Sunny and all are simply the best. I have stayed here several times, it is on the Bund - surrounded by wonderful walks, sights, and great restaurants. But the best is the Peace Hotel.

Beautiful hotel full of history
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a fabulous stay at the Faimont Peace Hotel, Shanghai. The buffet breakfast had great choice and was constantly refilled, the rooms were beautiful and luxurious and the bars fun ( the roof terrace has amazing views).
It’s on the Bund, so the best location for sightseeing and shopping and the nearest metro is only about 7 minutes away.

It’s well worth visiting the hotel museum ( and they do a hotel tour as well, free of charge). Although only small, they have lots of great facts about the hotels history and the visitors they have had from Mohamed Ali to Barack Obama.
I hope to visit again one day.