Sassoon Tower, today's Shanghai Peace Hotel, I live here to experience the stormy history. I took the subway from Shanghai Disney Resort to Shanghai and put my luggage in Shanghai Peace Hotel, which is located at No. 20 Nanjing East Road (near Zhongshan East Road). Before I went there, I only learned about Peace Hotel in movies and TV dramas, and I knew it was here. A scenic spot with deep information, first of all, the Fairmont room is very big and very good. There are coffee machines, fruits and mineral water are also very tasty.
Sassoon House is a 10-storey building (part 13 floors) built at No. 20 Shanghai Bund (Nanjing intersection) with a total height of 77 meters. It is the tallest building on the Bund with a construction area of 36,317 square meters. It is invested 2.4 million yuan by Huamao Real Estate Co., Ltd., a subsidiary of New Sassoon Bank. In 1872, Elias Sassoon, a British Jew, founded the New Sassoon Ocean Line in Mumbai. Since 1877, Shanghai has set up a branch to buy the real estate (11 Mu and 7 cents) of No. 20 American businessman Qiongji Ocean Bank on the Bund. The demolition of old houses began in April 1926 and a new building was completed on September 5, 1929. The building's architectural style belongs to Art Deco, whose 19-meter-high dark-green pyramid-shaped copper roof has been another prominent symbol of the Bund for many years. The designer is the famous Palmer & Turner Architects and Surveyors. Cathay Hotel, the top luxury hotel in Shanghai at that time, was opened in the West lobby on the ground floor and on the 4th-9th floor. It has nine national style rooms. The East Lobby on the ground floor is rented to Bank of the Netherlands and Bank of Warby, and the top floor is Sassoon's own luxury residence.
The Sassoon Tower was once crowned "the tallest building in the Far East" and now the North Tower of the Peace Hotel was built by the British Jewish Sassoon. After the completion of the Sassoon Tower, prices on the Bund soared, even surpassing those in New York and London. You can visit the hotel from the gate of Nanjing Road.
Peace Hotel North Building was built in 1929. It is a Chicago School Gothic building with a height of 77 meters. It has twelve floors. It was designed by British and foreign companies. It was built by Jewish businessman Sassoon. So it is also called "Sassoon Tower". The building is located at the intersection of Nanjing East Road and Bund in Shanghai. Its original site is New Sassoon Ocean Bank and American Merchant Qiongji Ocean Bank, which began demolishing old houses in April 1926. After completion, the five to nine floors of the Sassoon Tower are Huamao Hotel. In 1956, Huamao Hotel was changed to Peace Hotel, which is now operated by the Canadian Fairmont Hotel Group. Architectural style - "main 10 stories, local 13 stories, 77 meters high, is the highest building in the Far East, reinforced concrete frame structure. Architecture presents the Chicago School style in the late 19th century. The elevation is treated with vertical lines, with granite veneer, waist lines and eaves decorated with decorative carvings. The Eastern pyramid-shaped conical roof is up to 19 meters high, matched with green, very beautiful.
Sassoon House is a 10-storey building (part 13 floors) built at No. 20 Shanghai Bund (Nanjing intersection) with a total height of 77 meters. It is the tallest building on the Bund with a construction area of 36,317 square meters. It is invested 2.4 million yuan by Huamao Real Estate Co., Ltd., a subsidiary of New Sassoon Bank.
Another well-known name of the Sassoon Tower is the Peace Hotel, which is like thunder piercing through the ears. He was founded by British businessman Sassoon on the Bund in the early part of the last century. The green spire is his special feature. At present, he is one of the best hotels in Shanghai under the flag of Fairmont Hotel.