Essential Architecture- The Bund, Shanghai

Consulate-General of the United Kingdom

presently housed the Consulate-General of the United Kingdom. The building is under renovation to be opened as the Peninsula Hotel, Shanghai.




No. 33, The Bund, Shanghai, China




Renaissance Revival




  Broadway Mansions, left at rear, was built in 1934 and was noted for its modern apartments with sweeping views of the Bund and the river. The building in the foreground is the British Consulate. Also visible is the Garden Bridge on Suchow Creek. Behind the bridge were the Astor House Hotel, and lining the river, the Russian, German, American and Japanese consulates.
The Peninsula Shanghai
No 32 The Bund, 32 Zhongshan Dong Yi Road
Shanghai 200002
The People's Republic of China

General Information and Press:

The Peninsula Shanghai fronts the historic Bund within the exclusive Waitan Yuan, with views of the Bund, Huangpu River, Pudong and the former British Consulate Gardens. The architecture of the building is sympathetic with the historic architecture of its landmark neighbours along the Bund.

The interiors of The Peninsula Shanghai are inspired by the Art Deco period (1920s - 1930s), "The Golden Age" when Shanghai was Paris of the East. Blending historical references with contemporary flair while paying respect to the Peninsula’s classic traditions, the hotel is expected to open its doors in 2009.

The luxury hotel comprises 235 rooms and suites and will be the ninth property in the Peninsula Hotels' portfolio of branded hotels. The 15-storey hotel will have five food and beverage facilities, including the signature Peninsula lobby, a themed bar, a jazz bar, a Chinese restaurant, and a rooftop restaurant and bar. The hotel also provides a grand ballroom, function rooms, themed lounge, a special events salon, a fully-equipped business centre, swimming pool, spa, fitness centre, retail shops and a Peninsula boutique.