The Fairmont Peace Hotel in Shanghai has an excellent location off the historic Bund. Founded in the 1920s by the British businessman Victor Sassoon, the property was renovated recently with great attention to detail. The result is terrific. Staying here, you can imagine socialites from China and the West joining for cocktails and dancing. In the breakfast room on an upper floor, you see red kites being flown over the river. In my mind, it is the place to stay in Shanghai.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Shanghai's legendary landmark since 1929, the Fairmont Peace Hotel, overlooking Shanghai's Huangpu River and the world famous Bund, boasts a history that overshadows that of any other hotel in the Far East. With its origins dating back more than a century, this beloved landmark served as a glamorous playground for the elite of Shanghai, where every night was an extravagant gala event and veritable Parisian fashion show. After our three year meticulous restoration, the romantic history and social significance which made the Fairmont Peace Hotel a Shanghai legend has returned with its timeless grandeur - and a new and contemporary spirit. Each guestroom and suite has been luxuriously decorated with opulent furnishings and modern amenities - providing the guest with an experience that is both indulgent and exquisite. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Peace Hotel Shanghai