Art Deco is the main architectural theme of The Peninsula Shanghai and the replica of an antique lift is fondly appreciated by many guests. The model for the elevator was located by Sir Michael Kadoorie, our Chairman, when he visited the Belgium Lift Museum. Sir Michael wanted to buy the artefact from the museum for use in the hotel, but the museum declined his request. Then Sir Michael turned to Schindler & Co., the manufacturer of the original lift, to request a replica. Schindler & Co. accepted the commission, and created the piece now seen at the hotel.
Ivy Fan, the Pagegirl in the scene, is also a legend of The Peninsula Shanghai. Ivy was recruited as a Pagegirl through the hotel’s collaborative programme with Compassion For Migrant Children in 2009. Ivy’s outstanding performance made her the Employee of The Year in 2011 and after that, she was promoted to Front Desk Agent.
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