History: Constructed in 1928, at the height of British power and influence over the Far East, the Peninsula Hong Kong is an evocative, landmark hotel that is a prime example of British colonial architecture.
Location: Because of its location, the Peninsula offers prime views of nearby Victoria Harbour and the skyline of Hong Kong Island; in addition, it sits within walking distance to prime shopping and sights, particularly the landmark Star Ferry.
Tradition: One of its signature experiences is afternoon tea in its grand Lobby, a splendid relic of Hong Kong's colonial past.
The iconic Peninsula Hotel in Tsim Sha Tsui has been hosting dignitaries and other well-heeled travelers to Hong Kong since 1928 when it was deemed "the finest hotel east of Suez" Guests can stay in the classic structure still standing from that time, or in a room in the 30-story tower rising over the original hotel with sweeping views of Hong Kong Island and Victoria Harbour. There are 300 sumptuous rooms and eight restaurants, which are some of the best in the city: Spring Moon for Cantonese, Gaddi's for French, Felix for contemporary international cuisine, and the Lobby for afternoon tea, a Hong Kong institution. The ground floor and first floor constitute the Peninsula Shopping Arcade filled with boutiques offering the world's finest luxury items. The Peninsula Spa is another "must-do" on guests' itineraries, and the property's wellness facilities also include a fully equipped fitness center and indoor pool with sauna. The hotel is also distinguished by its fleet of signature Rolls Royces, painted in a distinctive hue known as "Peninsula green" and which guests may hire. The property is an hour away from Chek Lap Kok airport (HKG).
The Peninsula’s 300 rooms have been recently renovated to usher guests to the next level of in-room comfort. The new rooms have been designed with the idea of “personalized stays” in mind. The interiors combine the ideals of elegant simplicity with fine craftsmanship.
With unobstructed views of nearby Victoria Harbor, these deluxe, apartment-style suites feature a comfortable seating area with an L-shaped sofa and a fireplace, as well as a Blu-Ray LED TV for viewing HD movies. The bedroom has its own telescope, which guests can use from the comfort of armchairs to view the remarkable cityscape. Additionally, guests will have plenty of room (a situation atypical in crowded Hong Kong), with a walk in closet and roomy marble bathroom with a deep tub.
The Peninsula Suite on the 26th floor and has been considered one of the most luxurious suites in Asia. This penthouse suite boasts panoramic views of Victoria Harbour and Hong Kong Island. The suite has high security and has previously been inhabited by heads of state, diplomats, and other high profile guests. The suite has floor to ceiling glass balcony doors, comfortable seating areas, a grand writing desk and a deep bathtub with wide city views.
The newly refurbished Superior Rooms have far-reaching city views, luxury en-suite bathrooms, high ceilings, complimentary Wi-Fi and flat screen TVs.
With a heavenly spa, a well-equipped fitness center, healthy eating options at every restaurant, as well as a pool, sauna, and steam room, it’s safe to say there is a strong focus on guests’ well-being at The Peninsula Hong Kong. An extensive shopping arcade is also provided, as are a business center and large function rooms.
The Peninsula boasts a well-equipped gym with weights, exercise machines, and personal trainers. Guests can work out while simultaneously enjoying panoramic views of the harbor and Hong Kong Island.
Peninsula’s ‘Naturally Light’ menu is available in restaurants and for room service, which offers well-balanced and healthy meals and drinks. There is also a Guest Nutrition Adviser, who can advise guests on food and sustaining a healthy, well-balanced lifestyle.
An extensive shopping arcade with a number of well-heeled, comprehensive shops and stores, from international retailers such as Bvlgari and Michael Kors to local upscale establishments like jewelry retailer Shun Tak Tong.
The Spa at the Peninsula boasts a wide array of European, Asian, and Ayurvedic treatments to renew the mind, body, and soul. The spa itself was designed by leading architect Henry Leung, and combines traditional Chinese elegance with views of Victoria Harbor. Located on the seventh floor, the Spa at the Peninsula is a welcome, luxurious retreat from the frenetic pace of Hong Kong's lively streets.
The Peninsula's pool is an indoor, Roman-style swimming pool. It is also equipped with a sauna, steam room, sun terrace, and adjacent bar.
The Peninsula also hosts a number of large, multi-purpose function rooms and a business center.
The Peninsula’s eight restaurants, with their soaring culinary standards, have made the hotel a must-visit for foodies worldwide. Cheese lovers will find their Mecca at Chesa, while fine French connoisseurs will be wowed by the imported delicacies from France at Gaddi’s. The restaurants have all done an impeccable job of combining gastronomic excellence with atmospheric elegance, each restaurant evoking a strong sense of place to match its cuisine.
For those who love cheese, head to Chesa. Chesa has been entertaining diners in Hong Kong for over 40 years, the charming restaurant has an Alpine lodge style and serves a range of Swiss dishes. Make sure to try the fondue specialty containing melted Emmentaler, Appenzeller and Gruyère cheese.
Felix is set in the swish lobby area with astounding views of the twinkling harbor at night and serves European cuisine. Signature dishes include crab salad and red tuna roll, lobster consommé with herbs croquette and grilled kurobuta pork belly with lemon seaweed broth. The tables are laid with crisp white linen and silver cutlery.
Savor refined French dining to the sounds of a live chamber orchestra. Expect to see high quality ingredients straight from France, including pigeon, foie gras and black truffle, all paired with fine wines from across the world. The grand restaurant is decorated with chandeliers and a sumptuous gold carpet, serves special meals at the chef’s table in the kitchen, as well as a reasonably priced lunch set.
Imasa specializes in Japanese cuisine. Expect to find sashimi, sushi, and other mouth-watering dishes from the Land of the Rising Sun, prepared fresh in front of your eyes by skilled chefs.
Transport yourself to a glamorous, 1930’s style Oriental lounge bar with indoor and outdoor seating areas. The elegant, classy bar is loaded with Shanghai chic and numerous travel relics from across the globe. The bar boasts its own brand of rose champagne, and also offers a variety of signature cocktails - all accompanied by the latest in contemporary music.
Styled in the image of a Shanghai mansion of the 1920s, Spring Moon is adorned with Oriental rugs, heavy dark wooden furniture and art deco motifs - recalling the splendor of a golden era. This sumptuous eatery presents classic Cantonese and Chinese cuisine, with specialties ranging from Peking duck and dim sum to osmanthus pigeon. Look out for the specialty Chinese teas that can be paired to compliment your Cantonese banquet.
The Bar is a cozy, wood-paneled bar serving specially crafted cocktails, wines, beers, spirits and non-alcoholic drinks. Enjoy one of The Bar’s rare whiskies or a vintage Armagnac whilst listening to live music and soaking in the ambience of a bygone era.
Visit The Lobby for afternoon tea or a sweet pic-me-up treat. The Lobby is set in the hotel’s main entrance under the historic property’s neo-classical arch ways.
The exclusive, guest-only Pool Terrace provides swimmers, sunbathers and general loungers with refreshing, alfresco drinks and snacks.
Recently renovated, the Verandah is an elegant, airy, and modern space. Decorated with fresh, colorful flowers, the Verandah serves buffets at breakfast, lunch, and dinner; its offerings include a variety of quality seafood, roasted meats, cheeses, and decadent desserts.