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The Peninsula Shanghai Peninsula Academy

The Peninsula Academy is a unique concept to The Peninsula Hotels. It provides guests with a carefully curated selection of personalised classes, tours and activities designed from a local perspective to highlight key aspects of each location’s culture, heritage, lifestyle, cuisine and arts. Following its launch at The Peninsula Hong Kong in 1997, The Peninsula Academy has expanded to all of the Peninsula hotels worldwide, and is recognised as one of the world’s most innovative and experiential guest-activity programmes.

The Peninsula Shanghai has meticulously curated its new programme by sourcing the best tour guides and skilled experts to create exclusive experiences that capture the vibrancy and diversity of Shanghai.

Academy PROGRAMME

  • Inventive Chinese design is transforming the global fashion scene, and Lu Kun epitomises the rapid rise of Chinese couture. The Shanghai-born designer has been nicknamed “The Chinese Galliano” and his clothes have graced the leading catwalks and fashion magazines worldwide. Guests enjoy The Modern Shanghai Chic Academy programme will be chauffeur-driven to meet the Shanghai-born fashion guru at his design house.

    Inventive Chinese design is transforming the global fashion scene, and Lu Kun epitomises the rapid rise of Chinese couture. The Shanghai-born designer has been nicknamed “The Chinese Galliano” and his clothes have graced the leading catwalks and fashion magazines worldwide. Guests enjoy The Modern Shanghai Chic Academy programme will be chauffeur-driven to meet the Shanghai-born fashion guru at his design house.

    Lu Kun will conduct a private guided tour of his studio, and reveal exclusive insights about his haute couture collections that are inspired by personal interpretations of classic and contemporary Shanghai lifestyle trends. During the tour, Lu Kun will showcase some of his most famous clothing creations – and discuss the style secrets of the stars that have worn them. Afterwards, guests can chat to Lu Kun and ask questions about his opinions on the "Made in Shanghai" label as an embodiment of Chinese haut monde, and more generally about the changing influences of fashion and style in China and worldwide.

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    • Your Journey

      A welcome pack featuring a biography of Lu Kun and his career, plus a detailed itinerary will be placed in your room one day before the tour.

      On the morning of the tour, the Concierge will meet you at the Concierge Desk of The Peninsula Shanghai, and will then escort you to The Lobby.

    • Local Flavours

      Savour a traditional Shanghai breakfast, including pan-fried Chinese crepes and steamed sticky rice with pork floss and preserved vegetables.

      After breakfast, depart The Peninsula Shanghai in the hotel’s bespoke Rolls-Royce Phantom for the short drive to Lu Kun’s studio in Hongkou district.

    • Meet The Designer

      Lu Kun will greet you at his studio, and seasonal snacks and refreshments will be served. He will then give a brief introduction about the modern history of Shanghai, and the classic and contemporary lifestyle trends of its residents.

    • Shanghai Chic

      During a private audience at Lu Kun’s studio, the superstar couturier will reveal the inspirations for his new haute couture lines. He will then share his design concepts, provide a tour of his studio and demonstrate how his signature fashions are influenced by his personal interpretations of Shanghai life.

      Lu Kun will also showcase some of his most famous clothing creations – and the style secrets of the stars that have worn them to walk down the catwalk and in photo-shoots for the world’s most influential fashion magazines.

    Prices

    RMB 3,800 per person
    Price is subject to 16.6% surcharge

    Additional Detail
    • The programme duration of each private visit to the Lu Kun Fashion Studio is 2 hours
    • The programme is offered daily and subject to availability
    • Advance reservation of 3 days is required
    • Available for a minimum of two people and maximum of six people
    • Minimum 12 years of age

    For enquiries or reservation, please email conciergepsh@peninsula.com or call 86 21 2327 6525.

  • Car culture is burgeoning in Shanghai and across China, and The Peninsula Shanghai brings the thrill and excitement of automobile history up close with the China Motor City experience. The journey begins with a chauffeured ride in a BMW limousine to the Shanghai Auto Museum, which is close to the Shanghai International Circuit – home of the F1 Chinese Grand Prix. On arrival, guests will enjoy a private tour by the curator of the first automobile museum in China, followed by enjoying a picnic lunch prepared by the Michelin-starred chef of The Peninsula Shanghai in the VIP lounge.

    Car culture is burgeoning in Shanghai and across China, and The Peninsula Shanghai brings the thrill and excitement of automobile history up close with the China Motor City experience. The journey begins with a chauffeured ride in a BMW limousine to the Shanghai Auto Museum, which is close to the Shanghai International Circuit – home of the F1 Chinese Grand Prix. On arrival, guests will enjoy a private tour by the curator of the first automobile museum in China, followed by enjoying a picnic lunch prepared by the Michelin-starred chef of The Peninsula Shanghai in the VIP lounge.

     

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    • Road Trip

      Travel in The Peninsula Shanghai's bespoke BMW limousine to the Shanghai Art Museum in Jiading.

    • Motor Museum Tour

      The museum's curator will guide you on a tour of the museum to explain the background of each of the five dedicated pavilions, and discuss the history and technological features of the signature cars on display.

    • VIP Lounge Lunch

      You will have privileged access to the VIP Lounge on the top floor of Shanghai Auto Museum where a picnic lunch specially prepared by The Peninsula Shanghai’s culinary team will be served. The exclusive VIP Lounge overlooks a beautiful Chinese garden and pond.

    • Vintage Rolls-Royce Photo

      End the day with a glamourous photo shoot with the hotel’s vintage Rolls-Royce Phantom, which was constructed in 1934.

    Prices

    RMB 3,800 per person
    Price is subject to 16.6% surcharge

    Additional Detail
    • The programme duration is 5 hours between 9:00 am and 5:00 pm and is not available on Mondays
    • Advance reservation of 48 hours is required
    • The maximum number of persons is six
    • This programme is subject to availability

    For enquiries or reservation, please email conciergepsh@peninsula.com or call 86 21 2327 6525.

  • Chinese contemporary art has taken the global art market by storm, with collectors snapping up works by established and emerging artists who deconstruct the cultural and societal complexities of today’s China.

    The Art of the Century experience provides educated insights into the history and ongoing development of contemporary Chinese painting, sculpture and installation art. An experienced art expert will provide a private tour of The Peninsula Shanghai’s own art collection, and take you into the heart of the city’s thriving arts scene to visit its most prestigious galleries and art museums. Private art viewings are also offered upon request.

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    • A Personal Collection

      The Art of the Century programme begins at the hotel’s Concierge Desk, where you will meet The Peninsula Shanghai Academy Director. A professional guided tour of The Peninsula Shanghai’s art collection follows.

    • A Private Gallery

      Travel in the comfort of a BMW limousine to Shanghai’s best galleries for a chance to view artworks by established and emerging artists. Picnic snacks, specially prepared by The Peninsula Shanghai’s culinary team, will be served in a private room at one of the galleries. If requested in advance, you can also enjoy a private viewing and the opportunity to meet and talk with local artists.

       

    Prices

    RMB 3,800 per person
    Price is subject to 16.6% surcharge

    Additional Detail
    • The programme duration is 4 hours between 11:00 am and 5:00 pm
    • Advance reservation of 48 hours is required
    • Minimum of two and a maximum of four participants
    • This programme is subject to availability

    For enquiries or reservation, please email conciergepsh@peninsula.com or call 86 21 2327 6525.

  • Children across the globe adore the delicious taste of chocolate, and this Peninsula Kids’ Academy class emphasises the educational aspects of crafting sweet treats. Your child will learn the basic skills, ingredients and processes of chocolate making, and can try their hand at perfecting their own confectionery creation. While the children get imaginative in the specially designed pastry kitchen, you can browse the tantalising selection of hand-made gourmet chocolates in The Peninsula Boutique.

     

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    • Junior Chef for the Morning

      In the specially devised pastry kitchen at The Peninsula Boutique, each child will receive a personalised baking apron to make them feel like a real chef for the morning.

       

    • Chocolate Creativity

      Pastry chef will teach the kids the basic techniques and methods of chocolate making, demonstrate some of his expert culinary skills, and give class members a chance to hand-make their own chocolate. During the class, chefs will be happy to pose with the young chocolatiers and their parents for photos.

       

    • Mementos to Cherish

      At the end of the morning, chef will present each child with a framed commemorative photo, a Peninsula Kids’ Academy certificate, their own personalised baking apron and, of course, the chocolate treat they produced in class.

       

    Prices

    RMB 1,600 per child including a light breakfast
    Price is subject to 16.6% surcharge

     

    Additional Detail
    • The programme duration is 2 hours between 9:00 am and 5:00 pm
    • Advance reservation of 48 hours is required
    • Maximum number of persons is six
    • Age restriction is 6 to 12 years old
    • This programme is subject to availability

    For enquiries or reservation, please email conciergepsh@peninsula.com or call 86 21 2327 6525.

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