By Henry Williams.
Rest your head, weary traveller (provided you’re in Shanghai, and have lots of money). The Peninsula Shanghai hotel has just been named the world’s best for business travellers. It was the only Chinese hotel to make Travel + Leisure‘s top 5 global hotels for business in 2012.
Peninsula hotels across the world made the the top 3 in seven other cities, including Hong Kong.
Joseph W.Y. Chong, the General Manager of the Shanghai hotel, was understandably pretty chuffed:
“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.”
The hotel, which has an average review of 4.5 on TripAdvisor (where it ranks 13th in Shanghai), is described by one reviewer as 1930s elegance “wrapped in the 21st century”. Others highlight its provision of a nail dryer in the bathroom and free parking.
A very small minority complained about poor service – but with prices around 5,500 RMB for weekend stay, you’d be disappointed with anything less than perfection too.