Peace Hotel, Shanghai

Peace Hotel, Shanghai (must see)

The Peace Hotel has two buildings divided by the busy Nanjing Road in Shanghai. The northern building was once the grandest in Asia. It was called the Cathay hotel when it opened its doors in 1929. The structure called Sassoon House was owned by Victor Sassoon, scion of the Jewish Sassoon family who owned large assets in India and China. The 77-meter high building had 13 floors and was designed by architects, Palmer and Turner. It was the most prestigious among Shanghai hotels by 1949 and hosted many dignitaries and foreign envoys.

The South Building housed the Palace Hotel and opened in 1908. Clad in brick veneer, the renaissance building is 30 meters high. It has six floors and was once the tallest building in Nanjing. It has 120 guest rooms and was the first hotel in Shanghai to have two elevators. It was occupied by the Japanese Army and later used by the municipal construction department in communist China. Today, it has been restored to its former glory and houses the Swatch Art Peace Hotel.

Why You Should Visit:
Classy hotel with the walkways lined with historical pictures and items.
Has a superb wellness facility and great views of the Bund from top floors.

Tip:
If you stay here be sure to take a tour of the hotel early in your stay to learn the history of this iconic place.
Sight description based on wikipedia

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Sight Name: Peace Hotel
Sight Location: Shanghai, China
Sight Type: Attraction/Landmark
Guide(s) containing this sight: The Bund Sightseeing Tour  

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