No, Mr. Bond, I expect you to dine

You may not have heard of him, but there may have actually been a James Bond, of sorts.

Bond loves women, style, intrigue, action and women.  And so did Richard Sorge, a German journalist and Soviet military intelligence officer who was active before and during World War II and worked undercover as a German journalist in both Nazi Germany and the Empire of Japan.

His codename was “Ramsay” (Russian: Рамза́й). A number of famous personalities considered him one of the most accomplished spies.  And his story is fascinating.

But what does he have in common with

One of Sorge’s favourite places to stay during the Second World War was the Peace Hotel in Shanghai. It still exists today, known as the Fairmont Peace Hotel and you can stay there

With over 9 decades of history, the iconic Fairmont Peace Hotel was a favorite with the local elite and foreign celebrities, including Charlie Chaplin. World-renowned Old Jazz Band and lavish art deco styles await guests. The hotel overlooks The Bund and Huangpu River. See below for details.

Shaken, not stirred?

Enjoy covert joy in this magnificent hotel. Click above.

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