Best City Hotel in Asia
The Peninsula Shanghai has been voted as the Best City Hotel in Asia for the second consecutive year by the readers of leading travel and lifestyle publication Travel + Leisure. The Peninsula Shanghai, which is the flagship of The Peninsula Hotels group in Mainland China, topped the 2016 Best City Hotel in Asia readers’ poll with an impressive score of 97.01 out of 100 (an increase from 96.0 in 2015). The Peninsula Shanghai was also voted 14th on the Top 100 Best City Hotels Worldwide list, the details of which are published in the August 2016 issue of Travel + Leisure magazine.
In its commendation of The Peninsula Shanghai being awarded the Best City Hotel in Asia title, Travel + Leisure notes: “The Peninsula Shanghai tops the category for the second year in a row for a good reason. You can see The Peninsula Shanghai’s incredible service from the moment you step out of the airport. The Peninsula Shanghai, known for its expansive rooms and jaw-dropping rooftop bar, marks its fifth consecutive year on the list.”
The Best City Hotel in Asia award marks another impressive year for The Peninsula Shanghai, which in 2016 celebrates its sixth anniversary since opening on the Bund. In addition to providing the highest standards of service and amenities for guests, the hotel introduced several new innovations, including Chinese endurance athlete Chen Penbing becoming the Fitness Ambassador of The Peninsula Shanghai, and the launch of From Nothing to Something, a corporate social responsibility initiative that adapts old and used hotel materials into furniture, games and clothing for underprivileged children.
Prestigious events hosted at The Peninsula Shanghai this year have included the Tour de Bund charity cycle ride, the China Open Squash tournament and a collaboration with the Botero in China art exhibition in Shanghai. In June 2016, The Peninsula Shanghai also hosted the inaugural Luxury Artisans season of exclusive shopping, fashion and dining events.
The Best City Hotels in Asia category forms part of the annual World’s Best Awards reader survey published by Travel + Leisure, an influential global authority on travel and tourism trends. Now in its 21st year, the Travel + Leisure survey asks its readers around the world to vote for the hotels, airlines, car rental companies, destinations, airports, cruise lines and tour operators that represent the very best in travel. In the World’s Best Hotels section of the survey, respondents are asked to rate hotels on room quality and facilities, location, service standards, restaurants and food, and overall value, plus optional characteristics for business and family travellers, for romance, bars and nightlife and design.
"We are very proud to have been voted as the Best City Hotel in Asia for a second consecutive year by the discerning readers of Travel + Leisure. We would like to thank all our guests who voted for us, and we promise to continue striving to deliver the award-winning standards of hospitality service and comfort to which our guests in China have become accustomed,” said Joseph W.Y. Chong, General Manager and Managing Director of The Peninsula Shanghai Complex.