SHANGHAI, July 14, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- The Peninsula Shanghai has been voted the "World's Best Hotel in Asia" by the readers of influential US-based travel and lifestyle publication Travel + Leisure. The Peninsula Shanghai topped the Best Hotel in Asia readers' poll with an impressive score of 96 out of 100. Despite only opening in October 2009, the Bund-front hotel confirmed its stellar reputation among discerning travellers in China, Asia and worldwide by also being voted eighth on the World's Best 100 Hotels list. Among the unique services offered to guests, The Peninsula Shanghai is the first hotel anywhere in the world to include the BMW i8 hybrid sports car in its vehicle fleet, and offers private luxury cruises on the Huangpu River aboard The Peninsula Princess 54 yacht.
In addition to the success of The Peninsula Shanghai in winning the 2015 Best Hotel in Asia award, the details of which are published in the August 2015 issue of Travel + Leisure (US), The Peninsula Hotels also ranked third in the overall Top Hotel Brands Category, a rise of four places from the seventh position achieved on the 2014 reader survey.
"We are very proud to receive this prestigious award from a respected international publication such as Travel + Leisure. To be voted the Best Hotel in Asia is a considerable achievement for the entire team at The Peninsula Shanghai, especially as we have been open for less than six years. During that time, everyone has worked tirelessly to deliver award-winning standards of service and comfort for our guests, and to show that luxury hospitality in China can be truly world-class," said Joseph W.Y. Chong, General Manager and Managing Director of The Peninsula Shanghai Complex.
In its review of The Peninsula Shanghai, published on its website (www.travelandleisure.com/worlds-best) Travel + Leisure notes: "On a stretch of the historic Bund, the 13-story granite-clad building is a Modernist reflection of its Art Deco-era neighbors … the 235 guest rooms combine embossed glass lamps and black-lacquer screens with 21st-century amenities. All come with VoIP phones, portable master control panels and spa tubs with music and light settings."
The Best Hotels in Asia category forms part of the annual World's Best Awards reader survey published by Travel + Leisure, a publication that is widely recognised as a leading global authority on travel and tourism trends. Each year, the readers of Travel + Leisure are asked to cast their votes for the hotels, airlines, car rental companies, destinations, airports, cruise lines and tour operators that represent the ultimate in worldwide travel.
In the World's Best Hotels section of the survey, respondents are asked to rate hotels on room quality and facilities, location, service standards, restaurants and food, and overall value, plus optional characteristics for business and family travellers, for romance, for bars and nightlife and for design. The World's Best Hotels Awards are divided into six regional categories: United States and Canada; Mexico, Central and South America; Asia; Europe; Australia, New Zealand and the South Pacific; and Africa and the Middle East.
About The Peninsula Shanghai
Located on the historic riverside Bund, The Peninsula Shanghai pays homage to Shanghai in the 1920s and 1930s, and recreates the look and feel of this glamorous era when the city was fêted as "The Paris of the East". The Peninsula Shanghai features 235 comfortable guest rooms and suites commanding city and garden views, three restaurants – Yi Long Court for fine Cantonese dining, Sir Elly's serving modern European cuisine and The Lobby offering The Peninsula's famed 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 rejuvenating massage and wellness therapies at The Peninsula Spa. The Peninsula Arcade is home to more than 25 deluxe international brand stores, and The Peninsula Boutique stocks a wide range of branded Peninsula merchandise and gourmet treats. The Peninsula Shanghai also offers two deluxe city touring options: The Peninsula Princess 54 is an exquisitely appointed private yacht for breakfast or sunset cruises on the Huangpu River, and two MINI Cooper S Clubman cars provide chauffeured guided tours and shopping trips in Shanghai.
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.
For further information, please contact:
Ms Cecilia Lui
Regional Director of Communications – China
The Peninsula Shanghai
No. 32 The Bund. 32 Zhongshan Dong Yi Road
Shanghai 200002, China
Telephone : +86 (21) 2327 2888-6605
Fax: +86 (21) 2327 2000
Digital Photo Library: www.peninsula.com/pdl
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