The grandeur of history in the comfort of the 21st century.
In a city that holds little nostalgia for its colourful past, The Peninsula Hong Kong is an institution that should definitely not be missed during any trip to Hong Kong. Opened in 1928, the ‘Grande Dame of the For East’ is the oldest hotel in Hong Kong and, to this day, is hailed as one of the finest in the world.
Keeping one foot firmly in the grandeur of its history, the other in the comfort of the 21st century, The Peninsula offers unsurpassed surroundings with all the conveniences of state-of-the-art technology.
In keeping with the traditions of the finest hospitality, the hotel’s impeccable service begins as soon as you land at the airport. In the most glamorous of airport transfers, guests can take a trip bock in time with an Original 1934 vintage Rolls Royce Phantom. For guests who want a more modern-day exhilaration, the hotel’s helicopter service can whisk them in minutes from the airport to the beautifully appointed China Clipper, a private lounge for helicopter passengers.
Rooms are classical and grand with luxurious silks, heavy-set curtains and on elegant living area. Deluxe marble bath rooms feature a television so you can enjoy a film while enjoying a soak in the deep marble bath. Each room features a CD and DVD player with a library of over 500 titles. The Golden Suite features a terrace while The Peninsula Suite benefits from a private balcony and telescope to enjoy the postcard panorama of Hong Kong Island, a butler and use of the Rolls-Royce fleet.
Throughout its distinguished past, The Peninsula has welcomed and entertained stars such as Clark Goble and Charlie Chaplin. The lobby’s grand pillars, arched windows and palm trees fluttering in copper urns, create a stunning colonial setting for afternoon tea. The kitchen bakes on astounding 1,000 scones every day to cater for its guests.
The Peninsula Hong Kong is also home to other long-standing institutions including Gaddi’s, one of Hong Kong’s finest and best loved restaurants. Its chandeliers, blue and gold tones, and mirrored columns create a stylish European backdrop for the delicious gourmet French cuisine.
The spectacular interior of the Felix restaurant, designed by Philippe Starck, is on ultramodern setting for innovative cuisine. Also, offering Cantonese is the serene Spring Moon, and guests can enjoy Swiss cuisine in the authentic Chesa, sushi in the stylish Imasa, and Mediterranean food at the timeless Verandah. There are no less than seven restaurants within the hotel, each reputed as Hong Kong’s best, and many offering the ‘Naturally Peninsula’ light and healthy menus.
Located on Victoria Harbour, in the very heart of Kowloon, The Peninsula has played on instrumental role in developing Tsim Sha Tsui into the lively shopping and entertainment district it is today. Close to the city’s museums, the Star Ferry, and with easy access to the rest of Hong Kong and the outer islands, the hotel is still one of the area’s popular tourist destinations.
With a Roman-style pool, an impressive spa and three floors of international boutiques in the Shopping Arcade, The Peninsula offers guests a multitude of distractions within its historic walls.