The Peninsula Shanghai

  • Andrew Yang

The Peninsula Shanghai is the first new building in the city’s riverfront Bund district in more than 60 years. The 15-story Art Deco–style hotel, which opened in October, features 235 rooms, five restaurants and bars, an Espa facility, and an indoor pool. Set across the Huangpu River from the Pudong district—home to the city’s bulbous Oriental Pearl Tower and skyscraping Shanghai World Financial Tower—the Peninsula Shanghai also offers some of Shanghai’s finest views.

The Pudong’s futuristic skyline presents a sharp contrast to the historic Bund, where Shanghai’s rich collection of Art Deco architecture reaches an apex. Architect David Beer submitted 10 building plans before city officials approved his design for the Peninsula, which is clad in rectangular blocks of granite to blend with its neighbors. Glamorous interior spaces created by French designer Pierre-Yves Rochon recall the 1920s and ’30s. A grand dining room at Sir Elly’s rooftop restaurant and bar serves European cuisine, while the hotel’s Yi Long Court features the Cantonese fare of Tang Chi Keung, China’s first Michelin-starred chef. The Peninsula Shanghai, +86.21.2327.2888, www.peninsula.com

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