the Fairmont Peace Hotel
20 Nanjing Dong Lu, by Zhongshan Dong Yi Lu
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One of Shanghai's landmark buildings, the Peace Hotel was a glamorous, Art Deco hotel jewel in the crown of Sir Victor Sassoon. Its jazz musicians were legendary, as were the costume parties and general hi-society debauchery that happened in the luxury hotel. It fell into a long decline, but has recently been renovated and restored by the Fairmont Group. In July 2010, it re-opened, and its Jazz Bar, high-tea society Jasmine Lounge, Dragon Phoenix Restaurant, and original lobby and shopping arcade have had their former glory restored. Rooms are five-star, and the history and location are unbeatable.
Perfectly located in the epicenter of vibrant Pudong Avenue with dramatic views of the Huangpu River serving as a backdrop, the Wyndham Grand Plaza Royale Oriental Shanghai blends a wealth of upscale amenities with professional, attentive service and exquisite cuisine to create an extraordinary oasis of comfort in this most modern and vibrant of cities. Business travelers will appreciate the hotel’s close proximity to Shanghai’s financial districts, the Shanghai New International Expo Center and Jinqiao Export Processing Zone, while sites like the Lujiazui Shopping Area, Yu Garden and Century Park are also nearby, making this hotel ideal for travelers seeking to explore Shanghai’s many treasures. The hotel offers a variety of fine dining restaurants where guests can savor a host of cuisines, including the best of Chinese cuisine at Shang Rong Fu, delicious Japanese fare at J Restaurant, or an array of exquisite flavors from Asia complemented with international classics at Café Royale. The Lobby Lounge serve up refreshing cocktails and savory snacks, and offers a perfect venue to relax and unwind.
Jing An Shangri-la, West Shanghai is located in the Jing An Business District, one of Shanghai’s most prestigious and fashionable business and commercial districts.A total of 508 guest rooms will occupy the top 29 floors of the 60-storey main tower, while restaurants, offices and retail shops will be located on the lower levels. The guestrooms feature an elegant, contemporary style and measure between 42 and 62 square metres, while 42 suites offer 93 to 311 square metres of living space.
This is an excellent collection of artifacts from Shanghai's past. The museum, housed in the basement of the Oriental Pearl Tower, holds a collection of about 30,000 items, about half from the city's modern history and the rest unearthed dark days that predate the arrival of Johnny foreigner. The current permanent exhibition has five section: Trace back to HuaTing, Style and Features in the Town, Sketch of the Port-opening, Foreign Settlement and Old footsteps in Shanghai.
Poised along the Huangpu River like a sci-fi rocket ship ready to launch, the Oriental Pearl Tower is arguably the most distinctive part of Shanghai's Lujiazui skyline. The 468-meter-tall television tower comprises 11 spheres of various size skewered onto three nine-meter-wide columns. At night the structure flashes and glows with multicolored LED lights. Construction of the television tower began in 1990 and was completed in 1994. It remained the tallest structure in China until the completion of the Shanghai World Financial Center in 2007. Today the panoramic views from its observation deck and its rotating restaurant make it a popular stop on the tour group circuit.