The Peninsula Shanghai has been honoured as one of the world’s best hotels, with the award of the coveted Forbes Five-Star Hotel status at the 2012 Shanghai Inaugural Ratings Ceremony. The Peninsula Spa
also received the exclusive Five-Star designation, and a special Editor's Choice commendation was given as the Top Technology Hotel in Shanghai. The only property in China to receive both the hotel and spa five-star awards, The Peninsula Shanghai was described as “one of the finest in the world”.
Shanghai is the fourth Chinese city rated by the Forbes Travel Guide, which has reviewed hotels and spas in 78 destinations since the Star Ratings were launched in 1958. Formerly known as the Mobil Travel Guide, the Forbes Travel Guide is acknowledged as the most comprehensive ratings and reviews system for hotels, restaurants and spas in the United States and Asia, and will expand to London, Mexico and the Caribbean in 2013. Only 59 hotels and 31 spas worldwide have attained the Five-Star designation.
During the past 15 months, 18 appointed inspectors checked out 100 hotels in Shanghai. “The achievement of The Peninsula Shanghai is truly exceptional,” the Guide noted. In particular, it highlighted five outstanding amenities: the in-room technology, free VOIP international calling, The Peninsula Spa, helpful business extras and beautiful books in each room.
For a detailed explanation of how the Forbes Travel Guide compiles its Star ratings, and to read its full appraisal of The Peninsula Shanghai, please visit www.Startle.com