A classic Shanghai icon
231 Rooms / 39 Suites
The landmark Fairmont Peace Hotel has a long history in Shanghai — Charlie Chaplin started a scandal when he visited with his unmarried female companion and Noël Coward wrote Private Lives there. Take in the impressive Art Deco masterpiece by enjoying traditional afternoon tea in the Jasmine Lounge or a classic martini at the modern Jazz Bar. An octagonal white marble lobby with a domed stained-glass ceiling and silver murals of city scenes as well as stately common spaces with original Lalique fixtures and a Steinway baby grand piano offer a glimpse of the hotel’s former greatness. Silk-laden rooms and suites are festooned with comfortable, traditional furnishings, picked specifically for each space. While the hotel is clustered along the Bund — and sits at the foot of popular pedestrian shopping strip Nanjing Road — it stands out from the rest with its distinctive green-patina roof.