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The Best City Hotel in Asia

July 17, 2015
The readers of Travel + Leisure (USA) magazine have voted The Peninsula Shanghai as the No.1, Top City Hotel in Asia 2015. Despite only opening in October 2009, the Bund-front hotel confirmed its stellar reputation among discerning travellers in China and worldwide by also being voted eighth on Travel + Leisure’s 2015 World’s Best 100 Hotels list.

The Best Hotels in Asia category forms part of the World’s Best Awards reader survey published annually by Travel + Leisure, a global authority on travel and tourism trends. Each year, the magazine’s readers are asked to rate hotels worldwide for room quality and facilities, location, service standards, restaurants and food, and overall value. Amenities for business and family travellers, romance, bars and nightlife and design are also considered.

Astor Suite Terrace, The Peninsula Shanghai

“We are proud to receive this prestigious award from such a respected international publication as Travel + Leisure, especially as we have been open for less than six years,” said Joseph W.Y. Chong, General Manager and Managing Director of The Peninsula Shanghai complex. “Our hardworking team continues to prove that luxury hospitality in China can be truly world-class by introducing unique services for our guests. Earlier this year, we became the first hotel in the world to include the BMW i8 hybrid sports car in a vehicle fleet, and we also offer private luxury cruises on the Huangpu River aboard The Peninsula Princess 54 yacht.” 

In its review of The Peninsula Shanghai, Travel + Leisure says: “On a stretch of the historic Bund, the 13-story granite-clad building is a Modernist reflection of its Art Deco-era neighbors … the 235 guest rooms combine embossed glass lamps and black-lacquer screens with 21st-century amenities. All come with VoIP phones, portable master control panels and spa tubs with music and light settings.”