Fairmont Peace Hotel Shanghai
In the corner of Nanjing Rd, Shanghai’s most important shopping artery, along with the riverside Bund, the resort is at the center of the activity. When you step out, it is straight in the crowds, as well as the views in the top rooms take in each one of the magnificent majesty of the 21st-century city. The Nanjing Rd East subway stop is a six-minute wander off.
Style & personality
The delicate refurbishment makes the most of this Art Deco masterpiece initially known as The Cathay, also constructed in 1929 from the Iraqi-Jewish refugee Victor Sassoon, that dwelt in the green aluminum pyramid roof. While the corridors nonetheless snake off at length, gone would be that the Communist era faded glory: in its location are generously sized rooms with blue and gold silk upholstery, marble baths with Le Labo toiletries, and genuinely glorious public spaces. Sassoon’s nation-themed suites, frequently preferred by visiting dignitaries, are broad and superbly capture a 1930s imagining of, amongst others, Britain, America, Japan, and India.
Service & amenities
Service under the Canadian Fairmont group has improved immensely, taking the hotel from a historical fascination into a world-class luxury resort. The elegant indoor swimming pool is located round the clock — and has been a welcome diversion from the audiences of Shanghai — along with the spa provides great high quality remedies.
Well-proportioned rooms stay loyal to the original Art Deco design and color scheme — tan walls having brown velvets and boldly patterned gold and purple rugs — although the amenities are contemporary. In the iPod docking stations and superb Wi-Fi into the bath-side television displays in Deluxe rooms, this is a resort made for modern lifestyle.
Food & beverage
In the superbly restored Thirties Jazz Tavern, where older musicians still play every night, to the expansive afternoon tea at the Jasmine Lounge, treats abound. Breakfast, particularly, is a stunning display of loads, by a complete repertoire of top Western pleasures (European patisserie and pancake stands) into a selection of regional Chinese dishes (freshly cooked wonton soup, fried noodles) and plenty of fruit, all of diners are well suited for and guests have a tendency to linger at the gorgeous and cleverly sectioned dining room.
The Cathay Room, on the ninth floor, gets the sole balconies on the Bund, taking in sweeping views of this Pearl and the remainder of contemporary Shanghai’s skyline, also features an global menu and enormous wine list. More romantic is your cocktail lounge, available to Fairmont Gold associates and people remaining in suites, in which powerful mixed drinks and an global medley of freshly cooked canapes and bites are the perfect way to begin a day.
Value for cash
Double rooms from 2,703 Chinese Yuan Renminbi (#307) in low season; also out of 2,933 Chinese Yuan Renminbi (#334) at large. Breakfast not included, prices 258 Chinese Yuan Renminbi (#29) each individual. Wi-Fi billed at 98 Chinese Yuan Renminbi (#11) daily.
Accessibility for guests with disabilities?
Guests in wheelchairs will discover ample lifts and ramps, and accessible rooms.