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April 16, 2015
The Peninsula Hotels has established an innovative and exclusive partnership with online luxury fashion retailer and publisher to create a series of stylish mini guides to the world’s most dynamic gateway cities.

The exclusive style savvy bite-sized guides will be published permanently on the respective hotel’s section of The Peninsula website (, and featured in the travel section of’s fashionable The Edit magazine ( during the week of launch.

Each mini guide provides guests with unique insider knowledge, shopping, cultural events, style, fashion tips and dining suggestions to make the most of their time in the ten Peninsula cities.

Stay tuned for our next guide on Manila on 7 May! 

Read more on here, and enjoy! 

Check out some of our recommendations when you are visiting Shanghai:

Upcoming Events

Soak up Shanghai's thriving art scene and visit incredible museums, cultural institutions and upcoming exhibitions.

  • Meet the deputy Art Curator of The Shanghai Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) for a private out-of-hours tour. 
  • Visit the Rockbund Museum is known for temporary exhibitions, art workshops and talks. Currently the celebrated artisit Mark Bradford is showing his first exhibition in Asia, inspired by his visits to Shanghai. 
  • Admire contemporary art at Shanghai Gallery of Art, which is home to works by China's most influential artists.  
  • Observe Shanghai's ever-evolving skyline at the Urban Planning Exhibition Centre which is known as the "Window of The City" and learn more about Shanghai  

Shops & Markets

Take home the chicest souvenirs from the markets and shops in-and-around The Peninsula Shanghai.

  • Meet Shanghai couturier Lu Kun through the Peninsula Academy's Modern Shanghai Chic' programme which includes an in-depth talk with the designer.  
  • Bring Back 70s inspired throws and Riedel glassware from the design store. Simply Life.
  • Seek Out antique delights from Dongtai Lu antique market including jade statues, Chinese lanterns and propaganda posters. Dongtai Lu, near Zizchang Lu, Huangpu district
  • Shop for pretty porcelain homeware from China's leading ceramicist Hai Chen at Blue Shanghai White.
  • Visit Shiatzy Chen in the hotel arcade. A Tapei brand which specialises in tailored jackets with ornate applique.  

Eateries & Bars

For the ultimate gourmet experience, take a culinary tour and try the hottest restaurants around The Peninsula at the heart of The Bund.

  • Try Lost Heaven a romantic restaurant known for its specialized tribal cuisine from China's Yunnan region. 
  • Order the signature Black Truffle Fontina thin-crust pizza at The Cupola at Three on the Bund.
  • Feast on Spanish tapas at El Willy's - specialities include razor clam in a piquant sauce. 
  • Seek Out The Compass Bar for delicious hors d'oeuvres like mini wagyu burgers and crispy shrimp wontons. 
  • Dance the night away at the seriously trendy M1nt with a cooling rooftop terrace.