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Children are treated just as well as adults at The Peninsula Shanghai. Here are the five best amenities the Forbes Travel Guide Five-Star luxury hotel offers its littlest guests:
1. Signature service. The Peninsula Shanghai makes a point to cater to children, whom they refer to as “junior guests.” The hotel even provides specialized training to the staff members so they can better serve kids.
2. Special menu. In the Shanghai Five-Star hotel’s very grown-up fine-dining restaurant Sir Elly’s, kids get a coloring menu along with crayons. This allows them to doodle to their hearts’ content, while waiting for small plates of pasta, chicken fingers, fried rice and steamed fish. Parents are happy that they don’t have to hire a babysitter to dine at the upscale spot.
3. Kids academy. The Peninsula’s kids academy offers children a chance to try their hand at chocolate making or to tear through the Five-Star hotel on a scavenger hunt that’ll leave them squealing.
4. Babysitting. While you don’t need a babysitter to dine at Sir Elly’s, you may want to enjoy your scallops in peace. If that’s the case, the Five-Star hotel provides qualified sitters who speak English, Korean, Japanese, French or German. English-speaking babysitters cost RMB120 (US$19) per hour, and everyone else is RMB200 (US$32) per hour.
5. Plush robes. Kids who accompany Mom and Dad to the spa or the 82-foot-long indoor pool can enjoy a cute robe and slippers that are just their size. They’re as plush as the adult versions.