Hailed as one of Asia’s most revered dining destinations since opening its doors in 1928, The Peninsula Hong Kong received a double seal of approval from the Michelin Guide Hong Kong Macau 2020. World-renowned French fine-dining institution Gaddi’s was awarded one Michelin star for the first time, and refined Cantonese restaurant Spring Moon garnered a coveted Michelin star for the fourth consecutive year.
The arrival of winter heralds a heart-warming high point of the culinary calendar. Both Michelin-starred restaurants, Gaddi’s and Spring Moon will present an array of sumptuous seasonal delicacies, includes Winter Specialties which features eagerly anticipated seasonal ingredients and the five-course Black Truffle Tasting Menu inspired by treasured truffles. Diners are invited to appreciate the culinary art in both the oriental and French style with a classic yet contemporary interpretation.
Perfectly prepared to warm the heart, stomach and body, Chinese Cuisine Executive Chef Lam Yuk Ming’s Stewed mutton brisket with fish maw, bamboo shoots and black mushrooms in a clay pot seals and enriches the precious sauces from juicy cuts of brisket. Enticing Cantonese creations also include Steamed glutinous rice with whole green crab, diced air-dried meat, shrimps, mushrooms, salted egg yolks and minced garlic, with glutinous rice in lotus leaves infusing an earthy aroma while preserving both the lightly sticky texture and a hint of signature crab sweetness.
Hailed as one of Asia’s most revered dining destinations since opening its doors in 1928, The Peninsula Hong Kong received a double seal of approval from the Michelin Guide Hong Kong Macau 2020. World-renowned French fine-dining institution Gaddi’s was awarded one Michelin star, and refined Cantonese restaurant Spring Moon garnered a coveted Michelin star for the fourth consecutive year.
Acclaimed by guests and gastronomes the world over since opening in 1953, Gaddi’s is consistently commended as one of the city’s most sophisticated French fine-dining restaurants. Leading Gaddi’s golden culinary trio is Chef Albin Gobil, who transports guests on captivating epicurean adventures brimming with creativity and refinement. Chef Gobil describes his cooking style as “modern classic” with a deceptively simple and elegant approach to his gastronomic art. Striving to combine the best of past and present, Restaurant Manager Michele Drusacchi ensures that Gaddi’s sumptuous interiors and superlative cuisines are matched by impeccable service. Chief Sommelier Bojan Radulovic is a passionate storyteller who enriches each dining experience with expert anecdotes about more than 700 labels from the world’s leading vineyards on the extensive wine list.
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.
Forbes Travel Guide (“FTG”), the world-renowned and only global rating system for luxury hotels, restaurants and spas, has unveiled its Verified List for 2019’s World’s Best Hotel Bars, naming Z Bar at The Peninsula Chicago, The Club Bar at The Peninsula Beverly Hills and The Bar at The Peninsula Manila as three of only 45 bars around the world to earn the accolade. This comes on the heels of the Forbes Five-Star Awards announcement in February 2019, in which The Peninsula Hotels achieved Forbes Five-Star status across all ten of its hotels, resulting inThe Peninsula Hotels being the first and only hotel brand to achieve the highest possible FTG rating for all its hotels.
honour of this calibre is truly extraordinary, especially given the
amount of hard work and meticulous attention our team collectively
puts into each of these establishments,” said Carson Glover,
Vice President of Brand Marketing & Communications at The
Peninsula Hotels. “Every detail, from the design and ambiance to
the unparalleled service, to the incredible food and drink offerings,
is carefully curated to provide an exceptional and unforgettable
Bar at The Peninsula Chicago
above Chicago’s iconic Michigan Avenue, The Peninsula Chicago’s
recently-opened rooftop lounge, Z Bar, boasts expansive city
views, an array of distinctive, globally-inspired cocktails,
boldly-flavored food and the latest tunes from around the world.
After being transported to The Peninsula Chicago’s rooftop terrace
via dedicated elevators cloaked in lush forest artistry, guests can
enjoy an expansive indoor-outdoor space including a rooftop terrace,
the perfect place to experience a sophisticated take on Chicago’s
Club Bar at The Peninsula Beverly Hills
of an elegant gentleman’s club, with beautiful California
birch-paneled walls and gleaming brass details and sconces, The
Club Bar offers guests premium drinks and gourmet small bites.
Luxury leather chairs surround the crackling fireplace, creating an
authentic yet timeless atmosphere. The Club Bar’s drink list includes
rare single-malt whiskies, scotches, tequilas and cognacs, as well as
a comprehensive selection of wines by the glass, along with the
hotel’s private-label Keller The Peninsula Sonoma Pinot Noir.
Bar at The Peninsula Manila
a few steps from Salon de Ning and a short walk from the
famous Lobby, The Bar at The Peninsula Manila echoes the dimly
lit bars of Cuba, and is the ideal setting to enjoy the signature
Batangas Old Fashioned, or savor a malt whisky in an intimate space.
The plush armchairs and leather couches encourage intimate
conversation among guests. The Bar, boasting predominant colors of
cobalt blue and dark brown, is inspired by the character of an old
school gentleman who enjoys a flavorful cigar and a crisp drink.
Travel Guide’s The
Verified List for 2019’s World’s Best Hotel Barsrecognizes
45 distinguished bars, across 13 countries, and represents hotel bars
that performed exceptionally on standards related to the quality of
their beverage programme, their presentation and their luxurious
hotel bar was meticulously inspected and scored using criteria such
as elements of luxury standards, which reflect sumptuous comfort,
choices and conveniences, including a special level of attention to
details, and also food and beverage quality standards, which play an
important part in the guest experience. Bars must also demonstrate
the technical aptitude of their staff, such as their ability to
listen to guests’ individual preferences and to deliver beverages
at correct temperatures.
seen hotel bars evolve enormously in our 60-plus years of operating
Forbes Travel Guide, hence the focus of our fourth Verified List,”
said Filip Boyen, CEO of Forbes Travel Guide. “Hotel bars are
now destinations in their own right and have the ability to transform
a hotel experience. We congratulate all of the bars on the list,
which were vetted and verified based on the most rigorous standards.
They not only scored highly, but also provided the most luxurious
experience for hotel and local guests alike.”
Verified List throws a spotlight on amazing hotel bars in China,
France, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Morocco, the Philippines, Portugal,
Singapore, Switzerland, the United Arab Emirates, the United Kingdom
and the United States.
in 1866 and listed on The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong (00045), The
Hongkong and Shanghai Hotels, Limited (HSH) is the holding
company of a Group which is engaged in the ownership, development and
management of prestigious hotel, commercial and residential
properties in key locations in Asia, the United States and Europe, as
well as the provision of tourism and leisure, club management and
other services. The Peninsula Hotels portfolio comprises The
Peninsula Hong Kong, The Peninsula Shanghai, The Peninsula
Beijing, The Peninsula Tokyo, The Peninsula New York, The Peninsula
Chicago, The Peninsula Beverly Hills, The Peninsula Paris, The
Peninsula Bangkok, and The Peninsula Manila. Projects
under development include The Peninsula London, The Peninsula
Istanbul and The Peninsula Yangon. The property portfolio
of the Group includes The Repulse Bay Complex, The Peak Tower
and St. John’s Building in Hong Kong; The Landmark in Ho
Chi Minh City, Vietnam; and 21 avenue Kléber in Paris,
France. The clubs and services portfolio of the Group includes
The Peak Tram in Hong Kong; Thai Country Club in Bangkok,
Thailand; Quail Lodge & Golf Club in Carmel, California;
Peninsula Clubs and Consultancy Services, Peninsula
Merchandising, and Tai Pan Laundry in Hong Kong.
Travel Guide is the only global rating system for luxury hotels,
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Timeless traditions, festive dining, and a special charitable initiative create unforgettable memories for guests at The Peninsula Hong Kong
The Peninsula Hong Kong will shares the festive spirit with guests and local residents during the holiday season with memorable Yuletide events that celebrate the joy of giving and raise funds for Make-A-Wish® Hong Kong. The Peninsula Hotels’ annual Trees of Hope fundraising campaign is now in its 14th year across all hotels and has raised more than US$ 1.5 million since its launch in Hong Kong in 2003.
The Peninsula Hong Kong logo
Trees Of Hope
For the 14th consecutive year, The Peninsula Hong Kong will participate in The Peninsula Hotels’ worldwide charity program, Trees of Hope. Guests who stay in or visit the hotel will have the chance to purchase a SnowPage custom-crafted glass tree ornament, priced at HK$ 150 each, and a SnowPage plush toy, priced at HK$ 200, with the proceeds going directly to Make-A-Wish® Hong Kong’s program, which makes dreams come true for children with life-threatening medical conditions.
Timeless traditions, festive dining and a special charitable initiative create unforgettable memories for guests at The Peninsula Hong Kong
Guests will also receive a SnowPage gingerbread cookie with every ornament purchased and will have the option of hanging the ornament on the hotel’s Christmas trees as a symbol of hope or taking it home as a souvenir. For every classic SnowPage plush toy and ornament sold, HK$ 100 will be donated to Make-A-Wish® Hong Kong.
The festive season is a time for good cheer and generosity, and both are in abundant supply this year at The Peninsula Hong Kong. To celebrate the spirit of giving this Christmas, the city’s timeless Grande Dame presents a series of programs and special offers throughout the hotel that are sure to put guests in the holiday mood while helping create a brighter future for those who are less fortunate.
The Trees of Hope fundraising campaign will also extend to The Peninsula’s restaurants, which will offer special promotions that include donations to the charitable enterprise.
In the hotel’s legendary Lobby, the much-loved tradition of Afternoon Tea will be given a festive makeover as the “Teas of Hope” Classic Afternoon Tea. Available from 1 to 21 December and 27 to 30 December 2017, the set is priced at HK$ 368* per person and HK$ 658 for two and includes an ornament. For each tea set sold, 20% will be donated to Make-A-Wish®.
*subject to 10% service charge
Six special cocktails created for the festive season will be available throughout December in the hotel’s various restaurants and bars. These “Cocktails of Hope” are the ideal pick-me-up for winter evenings, and include:
Warming Glühwein (HK$ 150*), red wine, port, bay leaf, cloves, cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, orange, and lemon
Iced Glühwein (HK$ 120*), grape juice, cranberry juice, bay leaf, cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg, ginger, orange, and lemon
Egg Nog (HK$ 150*), brandy, dark rum, milk, coffee cream, egg, and nutmeg
Winter’s Ginger (HK$ 150*), Hedonist liqueur, gin, peach puree, white peach syrup and ginger
Tropic Cider (HK$ 150*), aged rum, pineapple juice, cherry blossom syrup, fresh lime juice and orange
Lemongrass Elixir (HK$ 120*), lemongrass, agave nectar, grapefruit juice and butter
Available in all The Peninsula’s outlets (except the American Bar at Felix), 100% of each cocktail sold will be donated to Make-A-Wish®.Continue reading →
The Lunar New Year is the most important festival on the Chinese calendar, and nowhere celebrates it with greater aplomb than The Peninsula Hong Kong. With her storied history and iconic architecture, the city’s Grande Dame is set to welcome the New Year in signature style through a variety of special events, promotions and offers celebrating the Year of the Monkey.
The festivities begin with a traditional lion dance in The Lobby on Monday, 8 February 2016, the first day of the Lunar New Year. The celebrations continue throughout the hotel, with elaborate decorations featuring peach blossoms, red flowers and lanterns to symbolise good luck, as well as pink plum blossoms and kumquat bushes laden with golden-orange fruit to bring prosperity. These elegant adornments provide an auspicious backdrop against which guests can enjoy a beautifully crafted collection of curated experiences for all the family.
Chinese New Year at The Peninsula Hotels
Adding a touch of signature élan to another cherished Lunar New Year tradition, The Peninsula is offering suite guests the opportunity to enjoy a tour around the city in the hotel’s customised MINI Clubman for up to three hours during their stay. According to Chinese tradition, locals embark on a journey around the city during Lunar New Year to bring luck and prosperity for the year ahead.
Known as the “Lucky Grand Tour”, it symbolises the completion of a full circle, and guests can enjoy their own “Lucky Ride” by visiting a variety of auspicious spots around town, with suggested locations including Wong Tai Sin Temple, where guests can “borrow fortune” from the Guan Yin, and The Peak, where the higher altitude is believed to bring better luck.
Those who wish to take their Lucky Grand Tour to even greater heights can book a “Fortune Flight”, a breathtaking helicopter tour around Victoria Harbour that shows off Hong Kong at its very best. After completing this lofty odyssey to bring luck and prosperity for the year ahead, guests are invited to enjoy Afternoon Tea in The Lobby, with the added bonus of guaranteed table reservations to avoid the queues. Priced at HK$ 2,157 per person or HK$ 4,226 for two people, the Fortune Flight can be reserved by calling +852 2802 0200 or by e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Continue reading →
There’s always a sprinkle of magic in the air at The Peninsula Hong Kong, but never more so than on Valentine’s Day, when the legendary hotel plays host to a plethora of romantic rendezvous. As the backdrop to countless first dates, marriage proposals, weddings and anniversary celebrations over the past 87 years, The Peninsula occupies a special place in the heart of the city’s lovers and dreamers, and the hotel is once again showing its romantic side with a range of special programmes for Valentine’s Day.
Artisanal Chocolates Hand-Delivered by Pageboys
The Peninsula’s Maître Chocolatier Marijn Coertjens has once again created a selection of exquisitely wrought confectionaries to light up the most romantic day of the year.
Nothing says romance quite like hand-made chocolates, and The Peninsula offers a variety of opportunities to add a touch of sweetness to Valentine’s Day celebration. Fresh from his third-place finish at the prestigious 2015 World Chocolate Masters competition in Paris, The Peninsula’s Maître Chocolatier Marijn Coertjens has once again created a selection of exquisitely wrought confectionaries to light up the most romantic day of the year.
Hand-crafted in the hotel’s famous Chocolate Room by Coertjens and his team are a collection of “haute couture” artisanal chocolates, each with its own unique look and flavor inspired by a variety of gemstones. Priced at HK$ 1,800 per box, these edible works of art will be hand-delivered to the sender’s beloved by a Peninsula pageboy, only on 13 or 14 February 2016.
The Peninsula’s Maître Chocolatier Marijn Coertjens
Available on a first-come, first-served basis, these limited edition Valentine’s Day Artisanal Chocolates can be ordered by telephone on +852 2696 6694 or by e-mail at email@example.com 14 January 2016 onwards.
Taking things up a notch is the “Romantic Rendezvous” Experience, which, in addition to the hand-made artisanal chocolates delivered by a Peninsula pageboy, includes a note asking the reader to “Look out for the green Rolls-Royce outside at 7:00 pm”.
A chauffeur-driven Rolls-Royce will then whisk the recipient to The Peninsula for an enchanting five-course candlelit dinner at Felix or The Pool. The package, which is priced at HK$ 7,880, also includes a one-of-a-kind menu as a keepsake, which can be personalized in advance with a favourite photograph or romantic message.
For the ultimate in Valentine’s Day indulgence, however, look no further than the “Love Unlimited” package, priced at HK$ 16,880* per couple. In addition to all the elements of the Romantic Rendezvous Experience, Love Unlimited also includes one night’s stay in a Grand Deluxe Harbour View Room, room service breakfast, guaranteed late check-out until 2:00 pm and personalised bathrobes embossed with the guests’ initials.
Both the Romantic Rendezvous and Love Unlimited packages are available on 13 or 14 February 2016 only. To book, please call The Peninsula Global Customer Service Centre on: +852 2926 2888, or e-mail at: firstname.lastname@example.org. Continue reading →