The Grand Opening Celebration of The Peninsula Shanghai
The electronics were amazing. Everything operated from keypads, and all outlets were dual voltage. New to this Peninsula are iPod docking stations and the keypad on the bathtub wall that operates the radio, the flat-screen TV at the foot of the tub and the "Do Not Disturb" functions on both the room door and the telephone. Later, I tried them all while having a long soak. "We have 40 engineers in Hong Kong who do nothing but develop new toys for us," Paul Tchen told me. Toys such as that nail dryer and the light that went on as I reached for the remote control on a shelf under the TV.
Hotel facilities include 23 high-end arcade shops (including Prada and Chanel), a spa and fitness center, and a 25-meter indoor pool with a skylight.
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