Part three of Stephan Larose's The Peninsula Shanghai brings old-school luxury back to the Bund feature article. Read on about the Peninsula's fantastic facilities below...
Rooms are great venues for luxurious repose, but to really enjoy all that the Peninsula Shanghai has to offer, you have to leave the room. (With all the luxury at hand, that’s rather harder than it sounds!)
The Peninsula Spa by ESPA sports a clean, classically minimalist décor, in keeping with the Peninsula’s tasteful style. Regular facials and massages are supplemented by Oriental, Ayurvedic and European techniques. ESPA also pays special attention to brides and mothers-to-be, with specialized half and full-day treatment programs tailored to their specific needs.
The attractive pool area, with its abundance of natural light and attached terrace, is a great place to both relax and keep fit, with its 25-meter length sufficient for doing laps, and large hot tubs wonderful for melting tension.
The Fitness Center’s comprehensive list of equipment ensures that a well-rounded workout is possible. All treadmills feature built-in TVs connected to the Peninsula’s list of in-room TV channels—jogging 10km is much easier when you can watch Starship Troopers (great motivation for running... ahem... away...). Staff are pleasant and unobtrusive, always ready to spot you if you’re looking wobbly under the weights, and ready with a new bottle of water whenever you need it.
After a good swim or workout, a visit to the sauna or steam room is a must. Pitching water on sauna stones is as simple as pushing a button. Staff are also First Aid trained. When a young boy took an unfortunate fall on his knee, staff were there tending to him with medic-like professionalism in an instant.
Continue on to the section of your liking:
History in the making: From Astor House to the Peninsula Hotel
A room with a view
Exploring: the Bund and Beyondl
All pictures courtesy of Peninsula Hotel, Shanghai