What five words describe the style of The Peninsula Shanghai?

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To describe the style of The Peninsula Shanghai in five words, we’d have to invoke the same words used to describe Shanghai in the 1920s and 1930s — it’s no coincidence that the décor is inspired by this golden era:

1. Luxurious. The Forbes Travel Guide Five-Star hotel is luxe, from the black marble-filled lobby to the ultra-soft beds in the rooms.

2. Eclectic. Its interior design is an eclectic mash-up of East and West — there are colorful Chinese porcelain vases, delicate sheer curtains and crisp white linens.

3. Shiny. Between the marble floors, granite wall sculptures and the gold that edges many of the light fixtures, the Shanghai hotel shines.

4. Opulent. While many hotels go for a modern and streamlined look, The Peninsula is opulent, with enormous crystal chandeliers in the lobby and two-story-tall murals in The Lobby restaurant.

5. Exclusive. Although the hotel’s public areas are open to everyone, the rich décor and attentive service lend it an air of exclusivity, making you feel like you’re a member of a private club.

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