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Morning exercises on the Bund
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The Peace Hotel
Right next door at No. 20 stands one of the legends of the Bund, the Fairmont Peace Hotel
4 [map] (Heping Fandian; ) , opened in 1929 as the luxurious Cathay
Hotel by property tycoon Sir Victor Sassoon.
Enter on the Nanjing Road side and take the lift to the eighth floor, where some of what
made the Cathay a legend remains: the vivid Art Deco ceilings and columns in the Dragon-
Phoenix restaurant; the exquisite Lalique sconces lining the hallway to the magnificent ball-
room. Charming Victor's Café , see 1 , on the ground floor, has top-notch people-watching
seats by the windows.
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