The Peninsula, Shanghai

The last new major construction to be built on the historic bund was the grand Bank of China, completed in 1937. So you may well expect this new hotel to be rather special. And you will not be disappointed. The Peninsula is the flagship of the Hong Kong and Shanghai chain, and their most exclusive hotel on the whole of mainland China.

The décor is an inspired, contemporary take on classic Art Deco; smooth lines and rounded furniture are complemented by the subtle tones, black lacquer and polished woods used in stylish 1920s Shanghai residences. Make The Peninsula one of the destinations on your luxury, tailor-made holiday to China and you’ll also enjoy five restaurants and bars, a pool, an Aviation Lounge, an ultra-indulgent spa and The Peninsula’s shopping arcade.

The Peninsula, at a glance

  • Flagship, five star hotel newly created on the Bund
  • Choice of 235 rooms and suites with views of the city, gardens or river
  • Designer decor and furnishings throughout, inspired by 1920s Art Deco Shanghai
  • Screened wooden terraces and huge picture windows
  • Spacious, marbled en suite bathrooms
  • The largest suites typically feature grand dining areas and separate walk-in closets
  • The Palace Suite even has a marquee and entertainment room with grand piano
  • Selection of five world class restaurants and bars

For leisure and pleasure

  • Indoor swimming pool
  • Supremely indulgent, award winning spa with personal trainers and wellness treatments
  • Fitness centre with the latest equipment
  • Rosamonde Aviation Lounge with flight memorabilia
  • Arcade showcasing 25 international brands
  • Customised car fleet ranging from Rolls Royces to Mini Coopers
  • The Peninsula Academy offers private tours of Shanghai’s heritage buildings
  • Chinese art scene insights
  • Kite-making and flying on the Bund
  • Master classes in Chinese cuisine
  • It was a great experience and now I have dipped my toes in the Ultimate waters I shall be back for more.

    JE, October 2014


  • 24/7 emergency contact
  • Established for 25 years
  • ATOL, ABTA, IATA protected


  • First-hand experience to every destination
  • Only the best guides and local partners used
  • All holidays designed to suit individual needs


  • 70% repeat and referral business
  • Support local charities world-wide
  • Access to senior directors 24/7