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Over-the-Top Hotels: Peninsula Hong Kong
Holiday theme at the Peninsula
Best Beds in Hong Kong
Stay High-Tech in The Peninsula Hong Kong Hotel
Through the Clouds
Legendary High Tea
A Regal Commute
Flight Fancy
Superior Stay
Fairy Tale Accommodations
Screwed
The Peninsula Hong Kong
The Peninsula Hong Kong
The Peninsula Hong Kong
The Peninsula Hong Kong
The Peninsula Hong Kong
Over-the-Top Hotels: Peninsula Hong Kong
Holiday theme at the Peninsula
Best Beds in Hong Kong
Stay High-Tech in The Peninsula Hong Kong Hotel
Through the Clouds
Legendary High Tea
A Regal Commute
Flight Fancy
Superior Stay
Fairy Tale Accommodations
Screwed
The Peninsula Hong Kong
Built in 1928 by Asia’s oldest hotel brand, the Peninsula Hong Kong is one of the most historic properties on the Kowloon Peninsula, just across Victoria Harbour from Hong Kong Island. Designed originally as an upscale accommodation for passengers riding the adjacent Kowloon-Canton railway, the Peninsula has been a fixture of Hong Kong society throughout the region’s history. It was a magnet for Hollywood stars and dignitaries, the site of Hong Kong’s surrender to Japanese forces at the start of World War II, and temporary housing for residents following the war.
 
In 1994, a 30-story tower was added to house 135 additional rooms and suites as well as shops, a spa, a fitness center, twin rooftop helipads, and Felix—the hotel’s 28th-floor fine-dining restaurant, designed by Philippe Starck. The entire property was renovated in 2013 to update rooms with creamy colors, polished wood, and stitched leather and introduce high-tech extras that include a bedside control panel allowing guests to adjust the room’s light, sound, and temperature without getting out from under the covers. Today, the hotel is sleek and modern, but colonial relics evoke the glory days that established the Peninsula as the "Grande Dame of the Far East."
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Neighborhood Vibe
The Peninsula Hong Kong is located in the Tsim Sha Tsui district, a lively shopping, nightlife, and hotel hub at the southern tip of Kowloon. The hotel is less than a minute from the mass transit system and about five minutes from the Star Ferry, a leisurely and affordable way to reach the main island. The primary strip, Nathan Road, is lined with Bollywood-themed stores, famous tailors, traditional restaurants, gem and jewelry dealers, and brand department stores. The Hong Kong Museum of Art, the Hong Kong Space Museum, and the Avenue of the Stars (modeled after its sister in Hollywood) are also nearby. After dark, the district glows in different shades of neon, and Victoria Harbour reflects the Symphony of Lights show that takes place in Central, Hong Kong, every night at 8 p.m. Hotel guests can explore the area in a custom-built Rolls Royce motorcar or during a scenic helicopter flight.
Need to Know
Rooms: 246 rooms, 54 suites; from $754.
Check-in: 2 p.m.; check-out: 12 p.m.
Dining options:The Peninsula has nine restaurants. The 28th-floor Felix, designed by Philippe Starck, also houses a wine bar, cocktail bar, and soundproof dance club with light-up floors. Spring Moon is the place to eat traditional Cantonese cuisine in what feels like a Chinese manor, whereas the beloved Chesa offers a Swiss chalet–style experience. Salon de Ning is a whimsical cocktail and dancing venue set up like the home of a fictional Chinese socialite named Madame Ning; every room has a minibar hidden in a piece of furniture.
Spa and gym details:At the Peninsula Spa—spread across two floors offering panoramic views of Victoria Harbour—guests can indulge in “Peninsula Ceremonies,” signature body treatments that blend Asian, ayurvedic, and European traditions. The fitness center features modern exercise equipment as well as spas, saunas, steam rooms, and cold tubs. It’s attached to the Roman-style swimming pool, complete with columns, friezes, statues, and a waterfall.
Insider Tips
Who's it best for: Sophisticated business travelers who want the best of history, culture, and connectivity. Rooms come with free long-distance phone calls and in-room printers that fax, scan, and copy.
Our favorite rooms: All 105 rooms and 27 suites in the tower building afford unobstructed views of either Victoria Harbour and the Hong Kong skyline or the city and mountains of Kowloon. These are the best rooms for watching Hong Kong light up after dark. The Marco Polo suite—the former presidential suite in the original building—is recommended for history buffs. It’s the only accommodation that’s retained its colonial molding, arches, fireplace, antiques, marble floors, and crystal chandeliers.
'Tis the season:The Peninsula offers unique experiences year-round, such as cooking classes or local art tours. During the busy Christmas season, the hotel hosts festive high teas and erects a giant Christmas tree in the lobby, where guests can retrieve gifts on Christmas morning. Guests should book six months in advance for this time of year, as well as for summer and around Art Basel in May.
Amenities
  • Bath
    Marble bathroom interiors. Separate shower, bath, and toilet. TV and digital radio system. Luxury bath products.
  • Bed
    Quagliotti Egyptian cotton, 300 thread count sheets. Down pillows and duvet by Mühldorfer.
  • Tech
    Interactive bedside and desk tablets, in 11 languages. LED touch-screen wall panels. Flat-screen TV with radio and satellite. Blu Ray DVD/CD. Bedside multi-adaptor charger. Coffee/tea-making facilities.
  • Gym
    Fitness Centre overlooking Victoria Harbor. Life Fitness equipment. Hot whirlpool, cold plunge pool, sauna, and steam rooms.
  • Spa
    The Peninsula Spa fuses traditional and contemporary Chinese treatments. Hammam-style steamrooms and saunas. Aromatherapy showers. Indoor pool with panoramic views of Hong Kong.
  • Restaurant
    Gaddi’s—French cuisine. Felix—modern European fare with views from the 28th floor. Chesa—romantic Alpine chalet-themed dining. Spring Moon—traditional Cantonese fare. Verandah—refined buffet. Imasa—Japanese cuisine.
  • Bar
    Lobby—classic afternoon tea. Salon de Ning—signature speakeasy-style cocktails and light fare. The Bar—craft cocktails, rare single malt whiskies, and vintage Armagnacs.
  • Miscellaneous
    The Peninsula Academy provides experiences in local lifestyle and culture. The Peninsula Arcade—80 luxury shops. Daily fruit basket and local newspaper. Valet box and shoe shining service. 24-hour room service.
Room Types
  • SUPERIOR ROOM
    Superior rooms feature Kowloon City views, original high ceilings, contemporary design, and modern, interactive in-room technology. Rooms accommodate two guests with either a king or twin beds.
  • DELUXE ROOM
    Located on three sides of the original building, enjoy views of colorful Kowloon City shopping streets below. These contemporary accommodations feature comfortable furnishings, a well-equipped workspace, high ceilings, and large picture windows. Rooms accommodate three guests with either king or twin beds.
  • DELUXE COURTYARD ROOM
    Housed in the original building, Deluxe Courtyard Rooms overlook the hotel's historic forecourt, fountain, and fleet of Rolls-Royces. You’ll find large windows, a marble bath, separate shower, and large closet. In-room technology includes: inset TV, fingertip room controls, mood lighting, and audio-visual entertainment system. Rooms accommodate three guests with either king or twin beds.
  • GRAND DELUXE KOWLOON VIEW ROOM
    Grand Deluxe Kowloon View Rooms are bright with unobstructed views of the Kowloon streets and a neon vista at night. Offering the latest audio-visual technology, complimentary internet access, and free VOIP international phone calls. Rooms accommodate three guests with either king or twin beds.
  • GRAND DELUXE HARBOR VIEW ROOM
    Through large windows you’ll enjoy views of the Victoria Harbor and the city skyline of Hong Kong Island. Contemporary furnishings, neutral hues, audio-visual technology, and complimentary internet access modernize this classic room. Rooms accommodate three guests with either king or twin beds.
  • SUPERIOR SUITE
    Spacious Superior Suites have Art Deco origins and contemporary amenities. The living area features high ceilings, large windows, sofas, a dining table, and personalized technology. The master bedroom is equipped with a flat-screen TV and entertainment system. The marble bathroom boasts natural light, large walk-in closets, and Peninsula Oscar de la Renta amenities. Rooms accommodate three guests with either king or twin beds.
  • DELUXE SUITE
    View the Cultural Centre through the expansive windows of the Deluxe Suite. The large living area easily hosts six guests in the sitting and dining area. While a separate bedroom features a vanity area, walk-in closet, and the latest audio-visual technology. The executive desk is equipped with complimentary international phone calls and internet. Rooms accommodate three guests with either king or twin beds.
  • SUPERIOR HARBOR VIEW SUITE
    Enjoy iconic views of Victoria Harbor and the Hong Kong Island cityscape through your window or in-suite telescope. The spacious suites are furnished with plush L-shaped sofas and richly polished wood. The executive desk hosts the Peninsula room control panel where guests can set language, mood lighting, and temperature. While the 3D Blu-Ray LED TV offers a cinematic experience. Rooms accommodate three guests with either king or twin beds.
  • DELUXE HARBOR VIEW SUITE
    Situated in the Peninsula Tower, these suites include a telescope to view Victoria Harbor. A large, walk-in dressing room with vanity area adjoins the marble bathroom with deep soaking bathtub. A fully equipped audio-visual centre allows guests to relax, while the generous living area has a fireplace, sofa, and a Blu-Ray LED TV. Rooms accommodate three guests with either king or twin beds.
  • GRAND DELUXE HARBOR VIEW SUITE
    From their elevated corner locations in the Peninsula Tower, these suites offer unobstructed views of Victoria Harbor. Guests enter this spacious suite through an elegant foyer adjoining the living areas. The suite hosts up to six guests for dinner, drinks, or meetings. The contemporary space comes with state-of-the-art technology, entertainment systems, and high speed connectivity. Rooms accommodate three guests with either king or twin beds.
  • THE MARCO POLO SUITE
    The two-bedroom suite’s themed interiors feature natural light, blonde wood paneling, silk upholstery, refined antiques, crystal chandeliers, and decorative fireplaces. The separate dining room and entertainment area allow for entertaining. Guests staying in this historic suite are offered complimentary use of a Phantom Rolls-Royce with personal chauffeur as well.
  • THE PENINSULA SUITE
    The 4,111 sq ft Peninsula Suite, on top of the Peninsula Tower, has breathtaking views of Victoria Harbor from the double-height living room with floor-to-ceiling windows and landscaped terrace. The suite features a private living room, palatial bedrooms, bathrooms, a gym, dedicated TV room, 10-seat dining room with adjoining kitchen, and a cinematic screening room.
Over-the-Top Hotels: Peninsula Hong Kong
At the Peninsula Hong Kong, a glass box built into the wall allows shined shoes to be delivered silently to rooms, and light switches display the outside temperature, recorded by the hotel’s weather station. Salisbury Rd., Kowloon, 852/2920-2888 This appeared in the January/February 2012 issue.
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Holiday theme at the Peninsula
Picked up some amazing praline and truffle chocolates, as well as classic Asian sauces, for gifts from the Peninsula boutique. They were a tremendous hit with family and friends back home.
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Best Beds in Hong Kong
I often stay with friends now when I visit Hong Kong, but the city is home to fantastic hotels. In the past I was lucky enough to stay in some top-notch properties. Some of my favorites include The Peninsula (shown), the Luxe Manor, the Ritz Carlton in Kowloon, and I think Island Shangri-La in Central is great. I would argue that Hong Kong has more beautiful and well-designed hotels than any other city in the world. —Mark Bright
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Stay High-Tech in The Peninsula Hong Kong Hotel
AFAR Collection The Peninsula has long been the classic place to stay in Hong Kong, with its historic lobby, great views, and amazing staff who pay close attention to detail. The hotel, originally built in the 1920s and nicknamed the Grand Dame of the East, completed a multimillion-dollar refurbishment in May 2013 that added beautiful furnishings and the latest in-room technology. Touch-screen tablets control climate, lighting, and the entertainment system. Peninsula Academy programs allow foodies to learn to make dim sum with Peninsula chef Henry Fong, and art lovers can visit the studios of some of Hong Kong’s top contemporary artists. From $754. This appeared in the August/September 2014 issue.
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Through the Clouds
When we left Shanghai it was a smoggy and gloomy day, but upon descent into Hong Kong, when the clouds broke we were greeted by lush green hills and the sea. Of course, I was getting dirty looks the entire time because I had my phone out (it was on airplane mode!) but it was totally worth it to capture my first glimpse of this beautiful city!
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Legendary High Tea
If you’re looking to add a little elegance to your Hong Kong visit, make a stop at the legendary Peninsula Hotel for their famed afternoon tea. To accompany your choice of tea, including the signature Peninsula Blend, you get three-tiered tower of sweet and savoury tea treats, including cakes, tarts, macaroons, finger sandwiches (including the hotel’s famous cucumber-filled ones), and scones with fresh clotted cream and preserves. The lobby's grand neo-classical decor adds to the overall lux experience. Reservations are not accepted so be ready to line up for a table, but the melodies of the hotel string quartet provide entertainment while you wait. Also, note that there is a smart casual dress code in place: no flip-flops allowed.
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A Regal Commute
My visit to The Peninsula began with a pick-up in one of the hotel's Rolls-Royce Phantoms. Painted in the hotel's signature Brewster Green, the luxurious vehicle was customized with a refrigerator, iPod connectivity, and reading materials to keep me relaxed and entertained during the journey to the hotel. Guests of The Peninsula have access to the hotel's fleet of 14 Rolls-Royces. One of the Rolls-Royce Phantoms can be booked for airport transfers or for an extravagant drive around town. The hotel also offers two MINI Coopers that are available to suite guests for a complimentary three hours per day. For extra special occasions, the hotel provides a classic restored 1934 Rolls-Royce Phantom II, which is very popular for weddings in particular.
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Flight Fancy
In addition to an impressive fleet of deluxe automobiles, The Peninsula offers another extravagant mode of transportation: helicopters. Guests who opt for the helicopter arrive via the hotel's helipad, enjoy access to the exclusive China Clipper lounge, and may discreetly check into their rooms without the need to pass through the hotel lobby. Furthermore, the hotel offers a special Flight-Seeing tour. Guests may choose between a 15, 30, 45, or 60 minute minute helicopter ride high above Hong Kong for an extraordinary tour of the territory. As an additional treat, Fly & Dine and Fly & Relax packages are offered. The former offers guest a flight experience paired with a meal at one of the hotel's famed restaurants, while the latter includes a heli-tour and a pampering session at the Peninsula Spa.
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Superior Stay
The Peninsula Hong Kong is the ultimate haven for a city getaway. The hotel's rooms have been updated with sleek, modern designs and state-of-the-art accommodations. My comfortable Superior Suite provided an extravagant stay. The spacious living room came equipped with a large flat-screen TV, 3D glasses, a plush sofa, and a desk overlooking Salisbury Road. The view of the rotund Space Museum across the street immediately brought a smile to my face. The suite offered unique amenities that covered all aspects of a guest’s stay, such as the bedside multi-outlet charging station, nail dryer, and free VOIP long distance calls. The suite includes a mirror tucked into the vanity, which pops out at the touch of a button, but stays hidden to keep the room's aesthetics sleek when not in use. The clever Valet Box, with doors both in and outside of the room, provided a discreet way for guest services to deliver the daily paper and to retrieve/deliver laundry without interruption. The Oscar de la Renta toiletries came in handy for use in the bathtub with spa jets, which faced a TV for ultimate indulgence. But best of all, each room comes with a multi-lingual tablet, especially developed by The Peninsula, that controls the temperature and lighting, and provides a menu of guest services at the touch of your fingertips.
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Fairy Tale Accommodations
It seems as though everyone from Hong Kong has a fond story about The Peninsula, whether it's one of their own, or one told to them by their family or friends. The Peninsula, which opened over 80 years ago, has played an important part in Hong Kong's history, and generations of locals and visitors have fallen in love with its opulence and grandeur. The Peninsula lived up to its reputation during my stay—my room was immaculately designed and planned with guests’ comfort as the priority. In-room services were attentive, yet unobtrusive. While there is plenty to do in the area, exploring the hotel is an experience in itself. Spend the day sunbathing poolside or enjoying decadent tea service in the lobby. There's a story behind everything here (like the Concierge nook's former life as the Cathay Pacific ticketing counter), so be sure to investigate. The bustling, beautiful lobby, filled with guests and tourists who come in just for a peek of The Pen, hasn't changed with the hotel's recent facelift–and we hope that it never does. As a guest at the Peninsula, it’s fascinating to consider the stories that have already been created there, and the stories that continue to be written.
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Screwed
It was an auspicious night some time in the 1950s when Hollywood star Clark Gable strode into the bar at the legendary Peninsula Hotel in Hong Kong and ordered a screwdriver. The bartender wanted to do something special for Gable so he put a little extra effort into it, hand-squeezing the OJ, using the premium-est of premium vodka, and carving out a baseball-sized ice cube. That drink, made pretty much the same way, is still on the menu at the moody, wood-paneled first-floor hotel bar.
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22 Salisbury Rd, Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong