SHANGHAI, Nov. 30, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The Peninsula Shanghai has been honoured by Travel + Leisure magazine as the world's finest business hotel. In the December 2012 issue of Travel + Leisure, widely recognised as a leading international authority on travel and tourism trends, the US-based magazine published its list of the best hotels for business travellers in cities around the world as voted for by its readers in the annual World's Best Awards survey.
The Peninsula Shanghai topped Travel + Leisure's global Top Hotels for Business list, and the business hotel ranking for Shanghai, with an impressive score of 97.78. The Peninsula Shanghai was the only hotel in China to make the listing of the Top 5 Hotels for Business Worldwide in 2012. In addition to the success of The Peninsula Shanghai, seven other Peninsula hotels - in Chicago, Los Angeles, New York, Bangkok, Beijing, Hong Kong and Tokyo - were also voted amongst Travel + Leisure's Top 3 Business Hotels in their respective cities.
Every year, the readers of Travel + Leisure are requested to nominate the hotels that represent the very best in worldwide business travel. Respondents are encouraged to rate hotels on room quality and amenities, facilities for business travellers, location, service standards, restaurants and food, and overall value. All respondents are carefully screened by Travel + Leisure, and responses from any identified travel-industry professionals who completed the survey are eliminated from the final tally.
"It is a tremendous honour for The Peninsula Shanghai to be recognised as the world's best business hotel by a highly respected authority on travel, Travel + Leisure. This is one of the most coveted awards in the global travel industry, and it is a testament to the sophistication of our cutting-edge proprietary technology and the ultimate comfort and service standards created by our dedicated team. As we move towards a new calendar year, we are motivated as a team and a family to continue adopting the spirit of The Peninsula Shanghai and endlessly strive to create unique experiences and memorable moments to delight our guests," said Joseph W.Y. Chong, General Manager of The Peninsula Shanghai.
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About The Peninsula Shanghai
Located on the historic riverside Bund in the heart of Shanghai, The Peninsula Shanghai features 235 comfortable guest rooms and suites commanding city and garden views, three restaurants - Yi Long Court for authentic Cantonese dining, Sir Elly's serving modern European cuisine and The Lobby offering traditional Afternoon Tea - plus the maritime-themed Compass Bar and nightly dancing at the timeless Salon de Ning. In addition, the hotel offers guests a suite of treatments and wellness therapies at The Peninsula Spa, plus The Peninsula Arcade, which is home to more than 28 prestigious international brand stores and The Peninsula Boutique, which stocks a wide range of branded Peninsula merchandise and gourmet treats. A homage to Shanghai in the 1920s and 1930s, The Peninsula Shanghai recreates the look and feel of this glamorous era when Shanghai was feted as "The Paris of the East".
Incorporated in 1866 and listed on The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong (00045), HSH is the holding company of a Group which is engaged in the ownership, development and management of prestigious hotel, commercial and residential properties in key locations in Asia, the United States and Europe, as well as the provision of transport, club management and other services. The hotel portfolio of the Group comprises The Peninsula Hotels in Hong Kong, Shanghai, Beijing, New York, Chicago, Beverly Hills, Tokyo, Bangkok, Manila and Paris (opening in 2013). The property portfolio of the Group includes The Repulse Bay Complex, The Peak Tower and The Peak Tramways, St. John's Building, The Landmark in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam and the Thai Country Club in Bangkok, Thailand.
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