Fairmont Peace Hotel
Address20 Nanjing Road East ShanghaiSee nearby area
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Lonely Planet review
If anywhere in town fully conveys the swish sensations of 1930s Shànghǎi, it’s the old Cathay, which rises majestically from the Bund. Renamed the Peace Hotel in the 1950s and reopened in 2010 after many years of renovations, it’s since reasserted its claim as one of the city’s most iconic hotels. Rooms are decked out in art-deco style, from the light fixtures on down to the coffee tables, and the entire hotel is cast in the warm, subdued tints of a bygone era.
Expect all the luxuries of a top-class establishment, though note that wi-fi and broadband access are an extra ¥99 per day. Standard rooms come without a view, deluxe rooms with a street view and suites with the coveted river view. The hotel is also home to a luxury spa, two upscale restaurants and several bars and cafes. Even if you’re not staying here, it’s worth popping in to admire the magnificent lobby (1929) or take in an evening show at the jazz bar.
Our independent authors have visited Fairmont Peace Hotel and selected this as one of our recommended hotels in Pǔdōng & Century Avenue Area.
Description provided by property
With over 80 years of history, the iconic Fairmont Peace Hotel was a favourite with the local elite and foreign celebrities, including Charlie Chaplin. World-renowned Old Jazz Band and lavish art deco styles await guests. The hotel overlooks The Bund and Huangpu River.
Luxurious rooms at Fairmont decorated in calming pastels feature a Blu-ray DVD player and flat-screen TV. An iPod dock and espresso machine are also included. En suite bathrooms offer upscale amenities and a bathtub for a pampering soak.
Fairmont Peace Hotel is located right next the Bund and is a 5-minute walk from Nanjing Road Pedestrian Street. It is a 20-minute ride from Hongqiao International Airport. Pudong International Airport is a 40-minute drive away.
Guests can pamper themselves with a swim in the indoor pool, get a treatment at Willow Stream Spa, or join a free tai-chi class every morning. The hotel has a business centre and tour desk that takes care of guests’ requests and needs. Free parking is available.
Fairmont has 6 restaurants and bars. Dragon Phoenix presents traditional Shanghainese cuisine. Cathay Room offers casual elegance with accomplished modern European cuisine. Jazz Bar is one of the most historic live music venues in Shanghai. Victor’s offers light cuisine and sweet moments. Jasmine Lounge offers the finest afternoon tea and Saturday Tea Dance experiences.
All guests can sign up for The Fairmont President Club membership for free (online or at the front desk) and then entitled to enjoy: - Free in-room wired internet access and free Wi-Fi in the entire hotel - Welcome fruits - Free bicycle rentals (subject to availability and reservation is needed) - 10% discount for Willow stream SPA and 15% discount for Fairmont Gift Shop - Local or international newspapers delivered to the room upon request
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