News for the Hospitality Executive
The Hongkong and Shanghai Hotels, Limited Returns to
Shanghai with the Opening of The Peninsula Shanghai
SHANGHAI, October 18, 2009 - A spectacular and iconic new building now graces Shanghai's celebrated Bund -- The Peninsula Shanghai opens today.
Built in the style of a noble residence of the 1920s and 30s, The Peninsula
Shanghai harks back to Shanghai's heyday, when the city was "the Paris
of the East". A blend of Art Deco features with subtle Chinese influences
has been faithfully recreated in the 235 superbly appointed guestrooms
and suites -- among the largest in the city -- in this perfect marriage
of history and contemporary comfort.
Grand and glamorous, yet with a welcoming residential feel, this unique property marks the return of classic luxury to Shanghai. The first new building on the Bund in over 60 years and occupying a prime site on the Huangpu River beside the former British Consulate Gardens and the Suzhou Creek, The Peninsula Shanghai offers spectacular views of the Pudong skyline, river and historic Bund.
This glorious new landmark property is the Group's ninth prestigious hotel, and also marks the return of parent company, The Hongkong and Shanghai Hotels, Limited, to its Shanghai roots after an absence of 60 years, where it operated four of the city's premier hotels -- The Kalee, Majestic, Palace and Astor House -- in the first half of the last century.
Never before has Shanghai seen elegance, service and style on this scale, in a hotel that offers historical authenticity blended with The Peninsula Hotels' proprietary state-of-the-art in-room technology.
Four themed suites -- The Astor, Majestic, Palace and Peninsula Suites are the epitome of gracious living, with outdoor rooftop terraces and breathtaking views of the Bund and Pudong's futuristic skyline. Together with the spectacular Rose Ballroom, which accommodates 450 guests for a banquet or 1,000 for a cocktail reception, these will be Shanghai's most exclusive venues for weddings, prestigious events, celebrations and product launches.
Special Peninsula features include an elevator large enough to deliver a limousine to the ballroom, a custom-made 1930s Schindler cage lift and a full- scale replica of a 1930s seaplane in the Rosemonde Aviation Lounge, The Peninsula Arcade with a selection of the world's top luxury brands, customised Rolls-Royce Phantoms, not to mention unique wedding photo opportunities, from the splendid marble staircase, to the 900 sq m Palace Suite wraparound rooftop terrace with its breathtaking views of the entire city, tipped to quickly become Shanghai's number one venue for prestigious corporate events and social occasions.
When it comes to dining at The Peninsula Shanghai, China's first Michelin
Star winner, Chef Chi Keung Tang already has a loyal following for his
famous signature Cantonese dishes. Enjoy his MSG-free classic cuisine and
dim sum favourites at The Yi Long Court restaurant, which together with
the speciality tea counter, Chef's Table and seven private dining salons,
revives the lofty elegance of a rich 1930s merchant's residence.
Incorporated in 1866 and listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange (00045), HSH is a holding company whose subsidiaries and its jointly controlled entity are engaged in the ownership and management of prestigious hotel, commercial and residential properties in key destinations in Asia and the USA. The hotel portfolio of the Group comprises The Peninsula Hong Kong, The Peninsula Shanghai, The Peninsula Tokyo, The Peninsula Beijing, The Peninsula New York, The Peninsula Chicago, The Peninsula Beverly Hills, The Peninsula Bangkok, The Peninsula Manila and The Peninsula Paris (opening in 2012). The property portfolio of the Group includes The Repulse Bay Complex, The Peak Tower and The Peak Tramways, St. John's Building, The Landmark in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam and the Thai Country Club in Bangkok, Thailand.
Ms Cecilia Lui
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