The Peninsula Shanghai’s version of a laundromat

This would have been a good Herb Caen item: The rooms at The Peninsula Shanghai have a walk-in wardrobe and even a cupboard where your newspapers and laundry are delivered.

For laundry, you fill out a form, put your clothes in a cloth bag, and place them in wooden basket. Then you drop it in the cupboard and press “service.” A “valet runner” retrieves it from a locked access door that faces the corridor. Six hours later your laundry is returned clean. The walk-in wardrobe also has a nail polish dryer.

Author: jeffpelline

Jeff Pelline is a veteran editor and award-winning journalist - in print and online. He is publisher of Sierra FoodWineArt magazine and its website Jeff covered business and technology for The San Francisco Chronicle for 12 years, and he was a founding editor and Editor of CNET News for eight years, among other positions. Jeff has a bachelor's degree from UC Berkeley and a master's from Northwestern University. His hobbies include sailing, swimming, and trout fishing in the Sierra.

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