The Astor House
Hotel was the first modern hotel in China¡¯s history,
which hosted many celebrities from all over the world.
hotel lightened up the first electric lamps in China
¡ª¡ªJuly 26, 1882, Shanghai lightened up 15 lamps on
trial for the first time, seven of which were installed
in the Astor House Hotel.£»
The earliest performances of the Circuses
¡ª¡ª1882, the earliest performances of the Circuses
from Western countries.
The first phonecall was made through here
¡ª¡ª1901, the first Yellow Page in the city listed the
number of the Astor House Hotel ¡°200,¡± and it¡¯s
the first phone used in Shanghai.
A half-sounded film was first shown on in the
¡ª¡ªJune 9, 1908, the motion picture was played in the
China¡¯s first prom was hosted here
¡ª¡ªNovember 5, 1897, a grand dancing party was held
in the hotel to celebrate the 60 th birthday of the
The first stock exchange in China after 1949 was
started at the hotel
¡ª¡ªDecember 19, 1990, the Shanghai Stock Exchange was
launched at the Astor House Hotel.