The Peninsula Hotels has announced a calendar of fun festive activities and experiences for all to enjoy this season, including bountiful brunches brimming with festive fare; celebratory cocktails crafted by on-site mixologists; gingerbread making classes led by each hotels’ professional pastry chefs; and live story-telling sessions of The Peninsula’s digital storybook for children ‘The Gingerbread Man’s Tale,’ available to download on a complimentary basis via Peninsula.com’s festive webpage.
Putting The Spice Back Into Life
The hero and leading character of this year’s story – which has been specially written for The Peninsula Hotels – is the Gingerbread Man. A familiar sight hanging within decorated trees, the Gingerbread Man represents the ‘Stories from within the Tree’ chapter of The Peninsula Hotels’ three-year festive campaign titled ‘Stories from the Tree’.
After kicking-off with ‘Stories from Under the Tree’ last year and closing with ‘Stories from the Tree Top’ next year, this year’s theme is about sharing the joy and fun of the season. Adding a Scandinavian touch to the festivities, The Peninsula Hong Kong will welcome Santa Claus from Finland Santa Claus Village on December 11 at The Lobby as the Grande Dame joins hands with Finnair this winter. More collaboration will be announced by the end of December 2019 for a truly Nordic celebration.
In line with this, the magic of the festive season will be celebrated at each of the ten Peninsula hotels around the globe with giant Christmas trees erected in the grand lobbies, and resplendent decorations on view for all to enjoy. To prolong the festive joy throughout the season, the hotel mascot, The Peninsula Bear will appear at The Lobby, giving adorable surprises spontaneously to guests.
A Time Of Reflection
Often, the joy and fun of the season is felt most strongly by the children in our lives. In support of those less fortunate, the six ‘Stories from the Tree’ characters will be available to purchase at each hotel in the form of tree decorations and pins, with US$5 from each purchase being donated to Make-A-Wish® Hong Kong and Room to Read. Make-A-Wish® Hong Kong, an organization that grants one life-changing wishes for children aged between three and 17 with critical illnesses in Hong Kong and Macau, to enrich the human experience with hope, strength and joy. Room to Read, a global organization transforming the lives of millions of children in low-income communities by focusing on literacy and gender equality in education.
In The Peninsula Hong Kong’s legendary lobby, the much-loved tradition of Afternoon Tea will be given a festive makeover to present ‘Teas of Hope’ Afternoon Tea. Available now through to December 20 and December 27th to 30th 2019, the set is priced at HK$ 398* per person or HK$ 718* for two, and includes a festive pin. For each tea set sold, US$5 will be donated to the above charities.
The Joy Of Festive Gastronomy
The festive sounds of Rhythm and Harmony will also be a feature of the lobby, with the big band performing live each evening from December 24th to 31st. Guests can enjoy movie theme-tunes, bossa nova hits, and popular songs from the 70s and 80s. The nightly live entertainment of top performers will make this place the live lounge music capital of Hong Kong. Guests who enjoy a more traditional approach to Christmas are well catered for too, priced at HK$ 508* per person, the classic afternoon tea will be served in The Lobby from December 21stto 26th.
For lovers of classic Cantonese cuisine, there are few better places in Hong Kong to ring in the New Year than at Spring Moon. The New Year’s Eve Gala Dinner on December 31st will see the Spring Moon Band performing a blend of Shanghai classic songs and American music, to celebrate ‘East meets West’. A festive lunch and dinner will also be available from December 24th and 25th.
French fine dining institution Gaddi’s offers the perfect Christmas Eve treat with a six-course festive dinner on December 24th created by Chef Albin Gobil, in addition to a four-course festive lunch and five-course dinner menu on Christmas Day. Guests can enjoy ‘new vintage’ music performed by the Gaddi’s band, which mixes 1940s jazz and classic pop in a roaring 20s-style adaptation.
Those with a penchant for the avant-garde can enjoy a Christmas meal created by Chef de Cuisine Juan Gomez in Felix on December 25th, choosing between a three-course early seating from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm, or a five-course dinner from 8:00 pm onwards. Those dining between 24 to 31 December will also be treated to live music each evening from 8:00 pm onwards.
To round-up the festive offerings, much-loved Swiss restaurant Chesa will host a festive dinner on Christmas Eve, a three-course lunch on Christmas Day, a six-course dinner on New Year’s Eve and a three-course lunch on New Year’s Day.
“My Wish for Santa” Stay Offer
The magic of the festive seasons is coming alive again at The Peninsula Hong Kong. Santa Claus himself is flying all the way from his Arctic village in Rovaniemi, Finland with Finnair, to kick off the exciting holiday season for us.
Create memorable moments with families and friends over the many silent nights throughout December. Immerse yourself in our winter wonderland with its array of festive dining and experience with our “My Wish for Santa” Stay offer:
- Deluxe Room at HK$ 3,880 per room per night
- Daily breakfast at The Verandah or by In-Room Dining
- One-way limousine transfer from your home to the hotel
- HK$ 800 dining credit per stay for use in any hotel restaurants and bar (except Japanese restaurant Imasa)
- Select a festive gift from:
- HK$ 300 Spa Gift Certificate
- HK$ 300 Dining Gift Certificate
- HK$ 300 The Peninsula Boutique Gift Certificate
- A Peninsula aromatic Christmas candle
- A limited-edition Peninsula porcelain candle holder
- Holiday amenities
- Free upgrade to Economy Comfort seat upon purchase of any Finnair flights from Hong Kong to Europe on Economy Class
To make reservation or for more information, please visit peninsula.com or call our Global Customer Service Centre at +852 2926 2888 by quoting the promotional code “PHKFESTIVE”. Booking and stay period: 12 to 30 December 2019 (this offer is subject to availability)
Relax and Refresh at The Peninsula Spa
With an array of events and parties to attend, it’s important to be red-carpet ready, while allowing time for relaxation this holiday season. The Peninsula Spa offers the perfect solution with the pampering ‘Festive Indulgence’ treatment. Available now until December 31st, 2019 and priced at HK$ 3,200* per person, the 90-minute pampering session includes a 30-minute relaxing Back, Neck and Shoulder Massage and a 60-minute Personalised Margy’s Collagen Facial, resulting in visibly firmer, illuminated skin and leaving you ready to dazzle at your next festive occasion. To make a reservation for a spa treatment or for more information, please call +852 2696 6682 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Spirit Of Giving
A range of nourishing presents are available for the beauty-conscious, including the premium facial range by Margy’s Monte Carlo and limited-edition Festive Gift Sets. Those purchasing products valued at over HK$ 5,000 will also be treated to a HK$ 300 spa gift certificate, to be used during their next visit.
Alternatively, choose a gift card and let the recipient select their favourite experience from our range of alluring options this festive season. In addition to bespoke spa treatments, options include a Felix Experience dinner for two or a classic four-course lunch at Gaddi’s. Gift cards can be purchased online at this location. For enquiries, please call +852 2920 2888 or email email@example.com.
A Selection Of Luxury Festive Treats
For those with extensive gift lists and discerning taste, the Signature Hamper Box offers an array of exquisite merchandise including Christmas Cookies and 8-piece Boxes of Festive Chocolates. It also carries a delectable selection of Champagne Deutz Cuvée Peninsula, Foie Gras Terrine, Christmas Pudding and Christmas Cake, all presented in a seasonal gift box, priced at HK$2,888.
More details of festive programmes at The Peninsula Hong Kong can be downloaded from the holiday brochure.
Building on its 90 years as a global beacon of hospitality, The Peninsula Hong Kong, the legendary “Grande Dame of the Far East”, continues to set hotel standards worldwide, offering a blend of the best Eastern and Western hospitality in an atmosphere of unmatched classical grandeur and timeless elegance. This year, The Peninsula Hotels has become the first and the only luxury hotel brand in the world to achieve a Forbes Travel Guide Five-Star rating for every hotel in its portfolio. Widely recognized as an international icon of hospitality, the legendary ‘Grande Dame of the Far East’ as the Hong Kong flagship has offered a blend of the finest Eastern and Western hospitality, classical grandeur and timeless elegance for 90 years. To celebrate its Five-Star rating and reward employees, the hotel now has a ‘Five-Star Treatment’ campaign. A stay at the hotel allows you to re-live the glamour of travel of a by-gone era and explore the many antiques and historical artifacts on display around the hotel.