Located just along the river from Shanghai's famous Bund, this luxurious hotel is central, with great views and excellent facilities.
Fairmont Peace Hotel
Located on the famous Bund, the Fairmont Peace Hotel is an Art Deco masterpiece that combines timeless elegance with modern facilities. The landmark hotel is perfectly situated for an exploration and appreciation of Shanghai’s best sights. One of the oldest hotel in the city, its furnishings recreate the ambience of the 1930s, when it served as a glamorous playground for the elite, where every night was an extravagant gala event and veritable Parisian fashion show. Mezzanine lounges and an octogenarian jazz band all add to the very special atmosphere. Guestrooms and suites are lofty and luxuriously comfortable with the air of a bygone era and a hint of slightly faded grandeur. The eighth-floor restaurant has superb views of the Bund, as does the breakfast restaurant on the second floor from which you can watch the boats on Huangpu River sail by.
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The refined elegance of each individual guestroom and suite is a combination of its original Art Deco styling and a rich blend of cultures. Each room is designed with guests’ comfort in mind featuring choice of goose-down or hypo-allergenic pillows, comfortable luxury bathrobes, high-speed Wi-Fi, Le Labo Rose 31 bath amenities and safety deposit boxes. Opulent suites are themed around nine nations and meticulously decorated with features wholly representing the individual country.
The property is 60 minutes’ drive from Shanghai Pudong Airport and 40 minutes from Shanghai Hongqiao Airport. Its prime location on the Bund affords easy access to the Shanghai’s iconic sights including Yu Gardens, Xintiandi and Nanjing East Road shopping district and metro station.
Food and drink
The Fairmont Peace Hotel offers guests a selection on dining and drinking venues including Dragon Phoenix with its excellent Shanghainese and Cantonese cuisines. Guests can enjoy wines and cocktails at the legendary Jazz Bar while enjoying the music. Afternoon tea is served in the Art Deco surrounds of Jasmine Lounge, the Cathay Room is European restaurant with views of the Bund and Pudong across Huangpu River, and Victor’s Café showcases French pastries and cakes.
Facilities and activities
Guests can unwind in the well-equipped health club which houses a spa, fitness centre and a swimming pool. Peace Museum is a quiet space dedicated to collected items and memorabilia of the hotel and a series of heritage programmes is run from the museum.
The ambience and location really do make this a very special place to stay.
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Alternative places to stay nearby
Where possible, we like to offer a range of accommodation for each stop of your trip, chosen by our specialists as some of their favourite places to stay. To help you make the right choice, we give each property a rating based on its facilities and service, but we also look for hotels with distinct character or a location that can’t be bettered.
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Experiences while staying here
The following activities are designed to give you the most authentic experiences of the area where you’re staying. We work with local guides, who use their knowledge and often a resident’s eye to show you the main sights and more out-of-the-way attractions. Our specialists can also suggest outdoor pursuits and activities, such as cooking classes, that will introduce you to the traditions of the area’s inhabitants.
Visit Zhonghua market in Shanghai and wander down some of the famous side streets sampling regional delicacies with a guide, who will be able to give you all sorts of recommendations.
This guided cycling tour around Shanghai’s old town and French Concession backstreets shows you a salt-of-the-earth side of the city that few visitors experience. You’ll pass tiny street markets, and stop off at a public park and a Buddhist temple.
Gifted Chinese acrobats perform the contortions and feats of balance that have made them famous throughout the world.
Shanghai has very few Buddhist temples, so the Jade Buddha Temple is well known and well used. The Yuyuan Gardens and bazaar are located at the south-eastern end of the old city, its bustling maze of narrow lanes lined with traditional houses.
Suzhou is a city with over 2,500 years of history. Following completion of the Grand Canal in the Sui Dynasty, the town grew and prospered from the trade that passed through its gates.