The hotel and service are impeccable.
Set on the Huangpu River, the third Peninsula outpost is Art Deco inspired, with 235 rooms decked out in exotic wood, black lacquer cabinets and blue silk walls. The Lobby, its grand central dining space, is the star. Drop in for the hotel’s famous afternoon tea and live jazz. Chef Mr Lucien Gautier’s scones and jam are renowned, and taste even better with champagne.