The Peninsula Shanghai

Location: Shanghai, Hangzhou & Eastern China | China

Price guide: £££££ £200-£350 per person per night

Breathe in this beautiful 1920s inspired Art Deco gem and embrace the bygone era, when Shanghai was known as the ‘Paris of the East’. With a lobby bedazzled with soaring pillars topped by glittering chandeliers, hallways lined by black marble and such intricately patterned carpets that you might experience vertigo for a second, this hotel oozes decadence and grandeur.
Perfect forThose looking for a blast to the past to 1920’s Shanghai
In the know
  • The hotel features a resplendent 1920’s Art Deco décor
  • There are two restaurants on site which offer the best of French and Cantonese cuisine
  • Located near The Bund waterfront, with an array of luxury boutiques, bars, restaurants and art galleries

Recommended for...

  • Chic Design
  • History & Heritage
  • Food & Wine
  • City Hotel

Hotel Overview

Sense of Place

Right on the bend of the river, the five-star Peninsula has incredible far-reaching views across to Pudong’s futuristic skyline and Shanghai’s famous waterfront area, The Bund.

Rooms at The Peninsula

The rooms, crafted from exotic dark woods, chromatic colours and flecked with aspects of gold and ivory, have impressive views of the Huangpu River and cityscape and offer spacious beds, private marble bathrooms and adhere to the hotel’s homage to the Art Deco era.

Food & Drink

At Sir Elly’s Restaurant, you can dine on contemporary French cuisine but when in Shanghai, why not sample the Cantonese dishes, such as Zhou Shan jellyfish in black vinegar sauce or deep-fried spare ribs with shrimp paste flavour, in the superb Yi Long Court restaurant.


Housed in a huge atrium with mosaic contours and atmospheric lighting, visiting the stunning indoor swimming pool is must, and so is trying out a treatment in the Peninsula Spa and a cocktail in Sir Elly’s Rooftop Bar & Terrace – one of the best views of the city.

For those looking for something really special and incredibly private, the hotel yacht can be hired for private river cruises and the hotel’s own fleet of BMWs and Rolls-Royce Phantoms round off the perfect trip with their smooth airport transfers. 

Activities at The Peninsula

With The Bund seeing a spectacular overhaul, you can amble down the sparkling pedestrian walkway by the river looking at the widened streets now dominated by luxury boutiques, upscale bars and restaurants or pop into a few of the art galleries to see the latest art trends.

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Hotel location

The Peninsula is a 40-minute drive from Shanghai Pudong International Airport.

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