Opened on the historic riverfront Bund in 2009, The Peninsula Shanghai is in the heart of Shanghai, on the banks of the Huangpu River. The hospitality venue is the Hong Kong and Shanghai hotels flagship in Mainland China. It has been honoured twice by Travel + Leisure as the best hotel in Asia. The Hotel provides guests with the ultimate experience in luxury, glamour, and state-of-the-art facilities.
The Overall design of the Peninsula was conceived by New York-based architect, David Beer and Paris-based interior designer, Pierre-Yves Rochon, who honoured the influences and references to the Art Deco movement while giving it a modern twist. Joseph W.Y. Chong is the General Manager and Managing Director of the Peninsula Shanghai complex.
Featuring 235 guest rooms, the Peninsula Shanghai offers elegantly designed spaces that imbue luxury and comfort. The interiors are characteristically Art Deco-inspired as well as blending traditional Peninsula standards of comfort and state-of-the-art technology with elements of Chinese heritage. In order to create the most functional and luxurious accommodations, materials like exotic woods, imported stones, mahogany and ebony, black lacquer, carved glass and accents of polished chrome were utilised. These luxurious spaces are in tonnes of celadon or cerulean blue and ivory.
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Known for redefining culinary and classic luxury standards, the Peninsula Shanghai offers a series of dining options for guests to enjoy, including Michelin-starred restaurants, Yi Long Court and Sir Elly. Through the skilled hands of Executive Chinese Chef Tang Chi Keung, Yi Long Court offers exquisite Cantonese dishes and modern adaptations of classic Chinese dishes. Just the like the rest of the hotel, the restaurant presents plush Art Deco interiors with warm mahogany floors, fireplaces, comfortable sofas, velvet upholstery, lofty ceilings and long windows.
Besides the phenomenal gourmet, the restaurant also has an extensive collection of speciality teas. Serving Modern European cuisine, the Sir Elly restaurant is led by French Chef, Hans Zahner and Executry Pastry Chef, Lucien Gaultier who provide contemporary dining experiences using French classic techniques and fresh local produce. In regards to interiors, the restaurant is a stunning and dramatic combination of red Chinese lacquer, black walls, highly polished wood, velvet upholstery as well as a melange of classic and contemporary ceramics. Sir Elly provides outstanding views of the Bund, Huangpu River and Pudong skyline.
The Hotel also houses another phenomenal dining venue, the Lobby which embodies the wealthiness of nobleman’s of the 1920s. Presenting understated interiors in shades of celadon green and ivory, the restaurant features a triple-hight ceiling and stunning 3-D effects of two giant murals which were designed by Helen Poon. The Lobby highlights the Peninsula Traditional Afternoon Tea which is paired with live music performances, including the Lobby Jazz Band.
The Peninsula Spa offers a completely different and stunning experience to guests. The Spa reflects the Art Deco spirit of the Peninsula, displaying a two-tone colour theme in French navy and ivory, with wooden floors, welcoming fireplaces, underfloor heating and big botanical art pieces adorning the walls. Through a classically minimalist ambience, the Spa maximises a sense of tranquillity and residential comfort. The Spa is comprised of seven treatment rooms, two VIP suites, relaxation lounges divided by genres, and many other amenities fit for kings and queens.
The approach of the Peninsula Spa is quite unique as it blends Oriental, Ayurvedic and European techniques, delivered by qualified therapists. Using skincare products to aromatherapy oils, the Spa offers an unparalleled journey of customised treatments to soothe the body and mind of its guests. Some of the signature treatments are the Bamboo Harmoniser Massage, the Oriental Thermal Infusion and the Chakra Balancing with Volcanic Stones.
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Source: The Peninsula Shanghai