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Shanghai's landmark new look

Posted on November 21st, 2011 by admin

The Fairmont Peace Hotel was opened today after extensive renovation again – China's most famous luxury home with a great historyReturn of a legend: The Fairmont Peace Hotel in Shanghai opened in late July. After three years of closure present Jin Jiang International Hotels and Fairmont Hotels & Resorts is the result of the ambitious renovation program for China's most famous hotel on the Bund architecturally outstanding.At its opening in 1929 the Art Deco icon was the first hotel address in the Far East – with Italian marble floors, Lalique glass art of inestimable value, and numerous innovations such as the first electric elevator in Shanghai.

The internationally renowned design company Hirsch Bedner Associates and a team of leading designers, architects and historians, the 77-meter building with its distinctive copper roof let in all the sublimity resurrected. At the guests wait 270 Deluxe rooms and suites and six restaurants and lounges. These include the legendary jazz bar – an institution in the town was the 30s – the Chinese specialty restaurant “Dragon Phoenix” and the “Cathay Room” on the ninth floor with terrace and stunning views of the Bund. Memories of Shanghai cabarets and gala parties are in the “Peace Hall” on the eighth floor alive with their famous wood-sprung dance floor.

Art Deco meets High Technology
The decor, rich style of the 1930s meets the new guest rooms with modern comforts and cutting-edge technology such as 37-inch TV screens, Blu-ray DVD Player or Internet plug and play connection. At least 45 square meters – designed in soft colors, with Art Deco designs and custom-made furniture – guests can also “Illy espresso” machines use to sleep in Egyptian cotton sheets with a thread count 400 and get bath products for Fairmont created fragrance line, “Cologne Series 1888″ in the London perfumer Miller Harris.

The novelties in the Fairmont Peace Hotel a “Willow Stream Spa”, with a large pool. The famous 'Nine Nations Suites' will receive a spectacular addition to the new Presidential Suite in the Penthouse of the tenth floor – here, the once flamboyant creator and former owner of the hotel, Sir Victor Sassoon lived. The Anglo-Jewish business tycoon has been a driving force in the development of Shanghai, the construction of the eleven-story hotel in the swampy ground of the covenant a pioneering effort. It was and remained for decades the tallest building in Shanghai. To learn more about the fascinating historical and cultural heritage of this unique hotel has been decorated with the Peace Gallery has its own museum.

With more than 60 distinctive hotels Fairmont Hotels & Resorts is one of the leading companies in the international hotel industry. Icons such as the Fairmont San Francisco and the Fairmont Peace Hotel in Shanghai, decorate the top-class portfolio of the expanding company, which promises its guests can discover culturally rich experiences that are authentic to the most charming places in the world. The Fairmont name stands for highest quality service and responsible tourism: With the award-winning Green Partnership Program, the company was an industry leader in sustainable hotel management. Fairmont is owned by FRHI Holdings Limited, a leading global hotel company with 95 hotels worldwide under the brand name Fairmont, Raffles and SwissĂ´tel. Under Fairmont and Raffles The company also Residences, Estates and luxury private residence club.

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