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Shanghai’s legendary hotel address since 1929, Fairmont Peace Hotel is a cherished city landmark set on The Bund. One of the city’s most sought-after properties, this global hotel icon combines historic grandeur with modern amenities, making it ideal for 21st Century discerning travelers.
The toast of the Far East in the 1930s, Fairmont Peace Hotel’s 11-floor art deco facade is designed in the Gothic style of the Chicago school. It is crowned by a green copper sheathed triangular roof, which has become a defining feature of the splendid Bund skyline. History is preserved in the hotel’s unique Peace Museum, which features a wealth of precious items from Polaroid snaps to pepper shakers acquired from a worldwide quest for documentary evidence and memorabilia.
Entering the hotel through one of four vintage revolving doors, guests immediately feel a sense of the style and sophistication of its 1930s heyday, including the stunning octagonal stained glass lay light that had for decades been covered up with gypsum board. Just off the lobby, the ground floor functions as a Retail Arcade featuring luxury brand flagships across custom-patterned stone mosaic floors. Also on the ground floor, an original antique elevator cage featuring walnut paneling, amber mottled glass ceiling, mosaic floor and Peace Hotel inspired grillwork is no longer operable, but makes a stunning heritage feature. It is also part of the unique Fairmont Peace Hotel History Tour offered to guests.
Guestrooms feature 1930s period flourishes along with contemporary comforts and cutting-edge technology. Fashionable luxury materials of the day, such as grey-vein marble, Noir St. Laurent dark limestone and walnut burl grain woods, adorn the interior surfaces. A soft buff and blue color palette, ornately coffered ceilings, polished copper balustrades and Lalique glass fixtures are also on display. The vintage furnishings conceal state-of-the-art in-room technology, like a 40-inch digital TV, DVD player and wireless and Broadband Internet with ‘plug-and-play’ connectivity. Marble clad bathrooms feature double vanities, a bath-side LCD screen and rainforest shower.
The famous Nine Nations Suites, preserved from the original hotel, are unique 178-square-meter rooms that pay homage to the cultural and stylistic influences of nine different nations, namely India, England, China, America, France, Italy, Spain, Japan and Germany, and have hosted countless VIP, diplomats and celebrities over the decades.
Many of Fairmont Peace Hotel’s sumptuous dining venues are once again the most prestigious tables on the Bund. Chic European elegance defines The Cathay Room, which steps out to an expansive ninth-floor terrace, while original coffered ceilings and carved pillars complement the refined Shanghainese cuisine at Dragon Phoenix. The ground-floor Jasmine Lounge, famous for its high tea tradition, allow guests to enjoy the ambiance of this legendary address while the Jazz Bar faithfully continues a Shanghai institution.
Fairmont Peace Hotel also offers a luxurious Willow Stream Spa, fully equipped Fitness Centre and private sky-lit swimming pool. These wellness offerings are located in a sensitively designed low-rise extension to the original heritage building.