Five reasons why we love this hotel
From shopping to sightseeing, hiking to dining, Hong Kong has a lot to offer. The Peninsula Hotel (or ‘The Pen’ to regular visitors) is a luxurious home away from home.
Views for days
Even though the hotel is situated close to museums, the Star Ferry and loads of shops, its biggest selling point is the sprawling view of Hong Kong Island, seen from nearly every room in the hotel. Impeccable service is the norm and if you fancy it, you can even arrive in a Rolls Royce Phantom or charter the Rolls Royce helicopter to the hotel’s roof.
Inside, the grand and luxuriously spacious suites, rich furnishings, marbled bathrooms and an incredibly comfortable bed await you. Each room is fitted with a multi-lingual tablet that controls pretty much everything – from the lights, television, curtains, and temperature in the room. The tablet also acts like your own personal in-room reception too – room service and the like are all a nifty tap away.
The hotel offers a plethora of dining options, with everything from roasted chestnuts to elaborate dim sum feasts available round the clock. There is the classic French restaurant Gaddi’s, avant-garde Felix, and the authentic Cantonese at Michelin-starred Spring Moon. The tea master here creates magical teas for every course. Alternatively, you can book a meal at the chef’s table within the kitchen
Pamper me please
The Peninsula Spa by ESPA in itself is reason enough to visit the hotel. With 14 private treatment rooms and relaxation lounges, all boasting harbour views, it is an enclave of calm and relaxation. The Margy’s Ultimate Aesthetic Treatment facial and the Heat experience in the Crystal Steam room come highly recommended. Be sure to take a refreshing dip on the 8th floor indoor pool.
For a majestic bird’s eye view of the archipelago of islands, soar into the skies aboard The Pen’s private Rolls Royce chopper. Sail across Victoria Harbour on the Aqua Luna (a traditional Chinese junk boat). Walk across the lane for the best views of the Symphony of Lights laser show. A visit to The Peak tram is a must-do. So too are visits to the many museums, shopping arcades on offer, and of course, the famous street markets.
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