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The cream marble bathrooms at Forbes Travel Guide Five-Star The Peninsula Shanghai are spacious and well-stocked. After a long flight, soak in the oversized tub, which is set against a cream limestone wall carving with flowers and leaves. Underneath the decoration, you’ll find a phone and buttons for emergency assistance, the “Privacy Please” sign, a spa setting (it dims the lights, activates the “Do Not Disturb” function on the phone and doorbell, and puts on relaxing music), mood lighting, the radio and television. The TV sits under shelves that hold two terry-cloth robes. The shelves on the opposite side of the tub hold a pearl-like tray with a fish swimming in water — same design is on the dark wood framed glass fronting each sink — with a bottle of Davi lotion and little gray boxes. Inside you’ll find two toothbrushes packaged with tiny tubes of toothpaste, a vanity kit with ear cleaners and cotton pads, a shower cap and kits for sewing and nails.
If you don’t feel like a bath, open the shower’s glass door and step onto the black marble tile. It has a moveable showerhead, but the powerful rain fixture feels fantastic, and the water temperature is easily adjustable. On the off-white walls, a backsplash made of small brown squares has a ledge that holds Davi shampoo, conditioner and bath gel. There’s also an almond-shaped seat. The toilet is tucked away in a separate alcove with a frosted glass door and has its own phone and buttons for “Privacy Please” and emergencies. The provided robes, slippers and “P”-emblazoned towels are plush — they are the same ones that are used in the Five-Star hotel’s ESPA-run spa. The suites have two sinks — one on each side of the bathroom — so there’s plenty of room to spread out. Next to the black granite-topped sinks, there are large gold-framed mirrors as well as two makeup mirrors and a large digital clock, which is a big help for business travelers whose internal clocks may be 12 hours behind.