The Peninsula Shanghai
What We Love
- Up-to-the-minute technology, ranging from in-room Nespresso machines to VoIP telephones for local and international calls
- A swanky bar on the 14th floor with terrific city views
- An award-winning spa offering treatments from reflexology to bamboo massages
What To Know
- Breakfast is not included
- Pets are not allowed
- Advance reservations are required for Peninsula Academy programs
- Free WiFi
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
The Peninsula’s 235 guest rooms and suites are some of the city’s most spacious, with classic Art Deco furnishings and glorious marble bathrooms with big soaking tubs. They’re tricked out with the latest Peninsula technology and many have staggering views of the Bund and Huangpu River. Those views are also a draw for Sir Elly’s, which serves European cuisine created by a French-trained chef. The extensive spa offers elaborate full-day “Journeys” as well as shorter treatments, a pool, and gym, while the Peninsula Academy offers cultural experiences like a Rolls-Royce tour of historic Shanghai.
In the Area
The Peninsula is centrally located in Shanghai, right on the Bund, which is known for its top restaurants and fashion boutiques. The city’s other culinary standouts include the newly opened Da Dong Duck Restaurant, a branch of the revered Beijing roast-duck institution, where you can ignore the 150-page menu and order the signature dish. To glimpse the fashion-forward city’s history, take a stroll along Wukang Road and the surrounding area, with stops at the Shanghai Propaganda Poster Art Centre, which documents China through the 20th century, and Hong Merchant, a gallery specializing in contemporary art and antique furniture from the French Concession period in the 1920s.
How to Get There
Best hotel and service one could possibly think of. Early check in (at 8 am), late check out, no fuss, everybody helpful to get best service to the customer. Rooms are wonderful with ample space and incredible bathrooms, great breakfast service and nice gym with great garden views (rather than a underground hole with no natural light). Would come back next when in Shanghai
Gorgeous property. Prime location on the Bund. Examplery service. Modern amenities. Also a Michelin 2-star restaurant, Yi Long Court, in the hotel. I thoroughly enjoyed my stay here. All hotels should be like this one. Will come again!
The Hotel was a great and luxurious base to use as a platform while in Shanghai on a business trip.
The facilities, staff, food and rooms were unquestionable. Perhaps my only criticism the hotel still very much running in that colonial historic past and could do with moving slightly but not too far forward into modern expectations. The staff very stiff and lacking a personal touch. This is not true about the hidden gem that is the roof top bar. The best bar by a mile in Shanghai. Americk the bar host is slick, cool and gives exceptional service. All round a fantastic experience and would stay here again if I return to Shanghai. Immaculately clean and the bedrooms the best I have experienced in Asia.
Wonderful stay, Super attentive to details. Arrived on red eye in the morning and had a wonderful surprise that room was ready. Had expected to just drop bag off at bell hop and head into office. Not only room was ready for a quick shower, a light breakfast was prepared in the room awaiting! Hmmm... great anticipation!!
Morning breakfast was superb on the rest of the days. Try the porridge ... yummy. Get to run along the bund too in the mornings, better than the gym which is a little cramp. Love the location!
It has been a blessing in my travels to enjoy great hotels around the world, but... The Peninsula Shanghai is the absolute best of the best. To quote my dear mother, “it’s delicious!” Located on the Bund, it is designed in the grand European tradition – not uncommon in Shanghai. On arrival, for no reason at all, we were upgraded to a fabulous suite with a view of the river and the spectacular nighttime skyline anchored on one end by the signature Oriental Pearl Tower and by Shanghai Tower, the world’s second tallest building, on the other. The hotel has a rooftop bar overlooking it all and serving hand crafted cocktails with a smile. Elsewhere on the grounds are unique restaurants serving High Tea as well as high grade Caviar on the same menu. Another bar offers a one-of-a-kind Peninsula McCallen scotch in a cask strength from 1991. Yet all these special offerings still rank second to the unparalleled quality of the staff. Observant. Kind. Attentive. Knowledgeable. Multicultural. Fluent in English and Mandarin and Spanish and more. Willing to serve your every need at any hour, the service is superb – in every sense of the word, from the foyer greeters to the room service someliers. Nothing is left to chance. I walked in one day having lost a button on my raincoat and the concierge not only fixed the runaway but also had every other button re-stitched for good measure. It was delivered to my valet box in under half an hour. This being the week before Thanksgiving, each morning we were treated to a new level of decorations adorning each corner of property. It was as if magical elves worked through the night just to improve the visual walk to breakfast. On Thanksgiving, there was a party in the lobby for the tree lighting and tasty food and drink for an impromptu 500 guests. We were sad to leave and took one more liberty in ordering the house car for the airport. When we arrived with our driver, there were two more Peninsula attendants waiting for us to help get us to the right ticket counter and safely on our way home. Thank goodness they were there because I accidentally left my cell phone in the car and they were able to call the driver to return. Crisis averted. Loyalty won. I hear there are Peninsula hotels in Bangkok, Paris, Hong Kong, Chicago, Beverly Hills and more. London and Istanbul are coming soon so I will start planning now!