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Art Deco Architecture - The New Peace Hotel Shanghai

Paying homage to its original Art Deco heritage, The Peace Hotel Shanghai, managed by Fairmont Hotels & Resorts once again claims to its long-standing status as China’s most iconic hotel and premier social destination after unveiling the culmination of its restoration programme 2010.

 The heritage art deco Peace Hotel was opened in 1929 as Cathay Hotel and located on the riverfront Bund. In the 1920s and 1930s, China's finest hotel was known as the "ultimate venue for life's pleasures" for its grandeur, including the distinctive copper-sheathed roof that rises 77 meters above ground, white Italian marble floors, and priceless Lalique glass artwork. The hotel hosted scores of celebrity guests, including Charlie Chaplin and Noel Coward and was also renowned for its Old Jazz Bar, a favourite of the city’s expatriate community.

The newly renovated Fairmont Peace Hotel Shanghai offers 269 deluxe guestrooms and suites with a selection of eight restaurants and lounges.
The new hotel preserves the famous ‘Nine Nations Suites’ - Italian, Spanish, English, American, French, Chinese, German and Japanese suites keep their original concepts. On the 10th floor there’s a presidential suite once occupied by the hotel’s creator and former owner Victor Sassoon. (via madaboutshanghai.com, artinfo.com, cnngo.com)












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