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The Peninsula Shanghai vs Grand Hyatt Shanghai

The Peninsula Shanghai and Grand Hyatt Shanghai are both endorsed by professional reviewers writing for major publications. Overall, The Peninsula Shanghai ranks significantly higher than Grand Hyatt Shanghai. The Peninsula Shanghai is ranked #2 in Shanghai with praise from 15 sources including Lonely Planet, Travel + Leisure and Condé Nast Traveler.

The Peninsula Shanghai
9 / 10
No.32 Zhongshan East First Road, Shanghai 200002
From $306 /night
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Hot Tub
  • Free Internet
  • Room Service
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
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Concierge
"Shanghai's most decadent hotel is dressed to impress, from its stepped, faux Deco facade to the grand pillared lobby decorated in cool celadon tones."
DK Eyewitness
"One of Shanghai's finest hotels, offering superlative luxury and fabulous views of the river and Pudong skyline from its rooms, restaurants, bars, and most notably from the extensive open-air terrace."
Star Service
"This property bespeaks elegance from its 1930s style to its personalized service from start to finish" Full review
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Deluxe River View rooms facing the Bund are among the most requested.
Gayot
"Standing tall above the shores of the Huangpu River, this hotel was inspired by the Art Deco period when Shanghai was known as Paris of the East."
Time Out
"Sister hotel to the Hong Kong legend, the 235-room Peninsula is a living example of how to do opulent heritage glamour, and is possibly the most elegant hotel in the city." Full review
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Grand Hyatt Shanghai
8 / 10
Jin Mao Tower, No.88 Century Avenue, Pudong New Area, Shanghai 200121
From $152 /night
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Hot Tub
  • Free Internet
  • Room Service
  • Shuttle Bus
  • Laundry Service
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Frommer's
"The Grand Hyatt is no longer the world's tallest hotel... but it's still highly attractive to many travelers." Full review
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Those prone to vertigo would do well to choose another pied-a-terre.
Concierge
"The Grand Hyatt Shanghai takes up the top 34 floors of the monolithic 88-story Jin Mao Tower... so you can imagine the views."
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Request a west-facing room for views of the Bund, the Oriental Pearl Tower, and the rest of the Shanghai skyline's kitschy excess.
Fodor's
"Views, views, views are what this hotel is all about." Full review
Jetsetter
"Sky high pool, nine restaurants and a spa in Shanghai’s second tallest building." Full review
Travel + Leisure
"One of the world’s tallest hotels, this property (which occupies floors 53–87) also has a rooftop bar and an Art Deco–meets–Chinese aesthetic. ." Full review
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