Winter Wonderland: The Peninsula New York Debuts Chalet De Ning On Salon De Ning’s West Terrace

This winter, the West Terrace of Salon de Ning Rooftop Bar and Terrace at The Peninsula New York has been transformed into Chalet de Ning. This glamorous winter wonderland features two chalet-inspired domes where guests can warm up as the temperature drops. Perfect for large groups, private gatherings, or those seeking to experience the magic of New York from above, Chalet de Ning transports guests to the intimate snow-capped peaks of the Swiss Alps right in the heart of Manhattan.

Outside View of The “Chalet de Ning” Rooftop Bar at the Peninsula Hotel New York

Available now through April 2020, Chalet de Ning welcomes guests into two heated domes furnished with plush sofas, Nordic-inspired lounge chairs, ottomans and end tables complemented by faux-fur throws, cozy plaid blankets and Turkish-style rugs. A freestanding chimenea in the center of the dome ensures guests stay warm all night long. Outside, a winter wonderland encapsulates the chalet domes, with Viridis Japanese Maple, winterberry, whitespire birch, spruce and juniper trees creating a naturally festive ambience.

A Night View of The Chalet de Ning Rooftop Bar at the Peninsula Hotel New York

A seasonal cuisine and cocktail menu at Chalet de Ning plays on the cozy après-ski vibe. Highlights include a Chalet charcuterie plate, spiced French onion dip with sourdough alpine crisp, shrimp cocktail, gingerbread-spiced chocolate fondue and more. A hand-crafted menu of specialty, seasonal cocktails will also be available to enjoy. Customized group menus are available for private events.

Inside View of the Chalet de Ning Rooftop Bar at the Peninsula Hotel New York
Inside View of the Chalet de Ning Rooftop Bar at the Peninsula Hotel New York

Chalet de Ning is open to the public Tuesday through Saturday from 5:00 pm until 1:00 am. Bookable for private events seven days of the week, the two domes can accommodate a full buyout of up to 50 people, with a complete buyout of Salon de Ning Rooftop Bar and Terrace accommodating up to 125 people. Chalet de Ning can accommodate up to 30 people for a private seated dinner experience.

Guests seeking a more intimate experience can host a semi-private event in the small dome for 10 to 12 people or take advantage of two smaller igloos available on the East Terrace to enjoy a variety of cocktails or high-end bottle service.

For additional information or for bookings, kindly reach out to diningpny@peninsula.com or call 212-903-3051.

The Peninsula Hotels In Chicago, Beverly Hills And Manila Achieve World’s Best Hotel Bars Accolade From Forbes Travel Guide

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 in The Peninsula Hotels being the first and only hotel brand to achieve the highest possible FTG rating for all its hotels.

An 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 guest experience.”

Z Bar at The Peninsula Chicago

Z Bar Terrace at The Peninsula Chicago (Photo Credit: The Peninsula Hotels)

Located 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 rooftop scene.

Z Bar, The Peninsula Chicago (Photo Credit: www.forbes.com/)

The Club Bar at The Peninsula Beverly Hills

The Club Bar at The Peninsula Beverly Hills (Photo Credit: The Peninsula Hotels)

Reminiscent 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.

The Club Bar, The Peninsula Beverly Hills (Photo Credit: www.forbes.com/)

The Bar at The Peninsula Manila

The Bar at The Peninsula Manila (Photo Credit: The Peninsula Hotels)

Just 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.

Forbes Travel Guide’s The Verified List for 2019’s World’s Best Hotel Bars recognizes 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 service.

Each 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.

We’ve 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.

The 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.

Incorporated 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.

Forbes Travel Guide is the only global rating system for luxury hotels, restaurants and spas. Our anonymous professional inspectors evaluate based on up to 900 objective standards, with an emphasis on exceptional service, to help discerning travelers select the world’s best luxury experiences. The only way to get a Five-Star, Four-Star or Recommended rating is by earning it through our independent inspection process. For more information about Forbes Travel Guide, please visit forbestravelguide.com.

Toast To 2018 At The Peninsula New York’s Rooftop New Year’s Eve Gala At Salon De Ning

Grab a glass of champagne and toast to 2018 high above the city lights of Fifth Avenue at The Peninsula New York’s first Rooftop New Year’s Eve Gala, taking place at Salon de Ning rooftop bar and terrace. This glamorous event will see the property’s Salon de Ning transformed into a chic sky-lit penthouse complete with live music, delicious eats, entertainment and dancing, as both the East and West Terraces are enclosed and heated under translucent marquees.1510073027-925c0c2051589fd218c3816db3509a6f

A Manhattan favorite, Salon de Ning is inspired by the fictitious tale of Madame Ning, a celebrated Shanghai socialite, avid world traveler and international hostess who presided over “salons” in her stylish and eclectic residences around the world, making her friends and guests feel at home in a warm and welcoming environment. Boasting the most spectacular views of the glittering New York skyline and its streets below, Salon de Ning makes for the ideal rooftop venue to ring in 2018 beneath the city lights.

Following a red-carpet arrival through a private entrance leading directly to Salon de Ning, guests will be greeted with Champagne and be given an exclusive key with a hashtag for entry, as they then pass through an iridescent photo tunnel which will send a text directly to a guest’s phone with the image. From there, guests will enter an express elevator up to Salon de Ning.

Upon entry and resembling a luxe speakeasy, the West Terrace will welcome guests with crisp couches, vast velvet curtains, dancing and live music from the imaginative French duo Jul & Co, performing their signature mix of multi-instrumental DJ skills to set a unique and eclectic vibe. An exclusive VIP section for 20 people is available for purchase for $20,000, which includes five bottles of Cristal champagne, a lavish caviar setup, a rare bottle of the Balvenie 30-Year-Old Vintage Single Malt Scotch Whisky and all-night bottle service to ring in not just New Year’s Eve, but mark the start of the hotel’s 30th Anniversary year, taking place in 2018.

On the East Terrace, two full-service bars and a range of dining stations and passed plates will excite guests, along with a performance by The Chip Shop Boys, regarded as the UK’s best rock and pop cover band to dance the night away. Behind them, a video wall with a live feed of New York City’s iconic Times Square ball drop will be broadcast at the stroke of midnight, kicking off 2018 along with a confetti drop, more dancing, drinks and posh late-night bites.

The two atmospheres will meet in Salon de Ning’s interior bar, which will host a decadent tequila-pairing bar complemented with a live sushi station and raw bar for guests to enjoy, as a range of curious performers dazzles through the space. Additional eats include an Asian street food station, taco bar, and post-midnight dessert graffiti station.

The Salon de Ning Rooftop New Year’s Eve Gala will take place from 9:00pm to 2:00am and is priced at $725, not including tax and gratuity. Attire is black tie optional. For reservations, please call 212-903-3051 or email holidaypny@peninsula.com.

Holiday 2017: Festive Family Fun At The Peninsula New York

With the 2017 holiday almost upon us, families and children of all ages can experience the joy of New York during the holidays in the heart of the city at The Peninsula New York. As the temperatures begin to drop and the holiday spirit starts to rise, families and children of all ages can celebrate the season with a variety of hotel packages and themed events taking place this winter, guaranteed to create lasting memories for all.

Luxury hotel announces family-friendly rooms packages and events to celebrate the season.

Luxury hotel announces family-friendly rooms packages and events to celebrate the season. Holiday package includes an in-room gingerbread playhouse.

Boys and girls of all ages can journey to the Big Apple with their families and experience the Nights Before Christmas Package, offering holiday fun for the whole family. Children on the nice list will be rewarded with an in-room gingerbread playhouse, Elf on the Shelf candy cane scavenger hunt, gingerbread cookie decorating kit, exclusive access to The Peninsula Sweet Shoppe, Christmas movie library complete with classic films and more.

Guests who book this package will also receive:

  • In-room Gingerbread Playhouse set-up
  • Elf on the Shelf candy cane in-room scavenger hunt
  • Exclusive access to the Peninsula Sweet Shoppe
  • Gingerbread cookie decorating kit
  • Holiday-themed turndown amenity
  • Christmas movie library
  • Peninsula Snowpage Snowglobe gift
  • Complimentary dining for children 10 years and under
  • Daily American breakfast for two adults

With room rates starting at $1,145 per night, this package is available for booking from November 24 to December 30, 2017 and can be reserved by calling or emailing Reservations can be made directly online at www.peninsula.com/newyork, by calling (212) 956 2888 or e-mail pny@peninsula.com.

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LUXURY HOTEL ANNOUNCES FAMILY-FRIENDLY ROOMS PACKAGES AND EVENTS TO CELEBRATE THE SEASON 2

Luxury hotel announces family-friendly rooms packages and events to celebrate the season. Special activities include a Gingerbread House Decorating Class.

Children of all ages are invited to journey to the North Pole this holiday season with the Polar Express Children’s Holiday Tea. Taking place in the hotel’s Gotham Lounge on December 17, children can attend dressed in their favorite pajamas and enjoy a book reading alongside the conductor, tea, cookies and more.

Date: December 9

Time: 11:00am to 1:00pm

Price: $85 per person (includes one holiday cocktail per adult)

A holiday favorite for families, join The Peninsula New York’s Executive Pastry team through a Gingerbread House Decorating Class this season. Children and families alike can join in on the festivities complete with a child-friendly Afternoon Tea and storytelling by Mrs. Claus, while adults enjoy a tea buffet and glass of Champagne while watching the decorating activities alongside their little ones.

Date: December 16

Time: 12:00pm-2:00pm

Price: $98 per person (includes one glass of Champagne per adult). Reservations can be made by calling 212-903-3941 or by emailing diningpny@peninsula.com.

Hotels & Hospitality: The Peninsula New York Unveils New Signature Offering, The Fifth Avenue Suite

The Peninsula New York announces the newest addition to the hotel’s collection of signature suites, with the unveiling of The Fifth Avenue Suite. Located on the 17th floor and boasting spectacular views of Fifth Avenue, the new suite spans over 2,500 sq. ft. and is now the second largest at the Forbes Five Star and AAA Five Diamond rated property, with an elegant dining room, expansive living room, gourmet kitchen and custom handcrafted touches by world-renowned artisans. The Fifth Avenue Suite also marks the introduction of The Peninsula group’s signature advanced guest room tablet technology to the hotel.

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The Peninsula New York’s The Fifth Avenue Suite Living Room

Designed by New York-based Bill Rooney of Bill Rooney Studio Inc. to reflect a modern design reminiscent of a grand New York apartment, the one-bedroom suite opens to a crisp entryway complete with fully paneled white leather walls and black and white granite flooring to exude a chic, yet elegant look. An expansive, bright living room has been intentionally designed to highlight the stunning views of Manhattan’s Fifth Avenue from the oversized windows included within. The room features polished fine wood-trimmed walls with herringbone walnut flooring, an 80-inch flat screen television and relaxing seating area focusing around the views of Fifth Avenue.

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The Peninsula New York’s Fifth Avenue Suite’s In-Room Office Area

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The Fifth Avenue Suite Dining Room

The stunning 10-seat dining room can be combined or separated from the living room by hand-crafted, decorative glass panel doors with a New York-inspired geometric motif created by local artisan, Michael Glickman. Diners will be enveloped by hand-painted floral motif murals by Hong Kong-based artist David Qian. A gourmet kitchen with state-of-the-art Gaggenau appliances connects to the dining room, complete with an interior wine cellar to accommodate up to 50 bottles of wine.

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The Peninsula New York’s The Fifth Avenue Suite Kitchen

In the bedroom, a custom-made headboard crafted from embossed leather to highlight the New York skyline has been hand sculpted by London-based artist, Helen Amy Murray. A southern-facing window with views that expand down Fifth Avenue delivers an ideal backdrop of the city scape below, inclusive of a bird’s eye view of the Museum of Modern Art’s Sculpture Garden.

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The Peninsula New York’s The Fifth Avenue Suite Bedroom

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The Peninsula New York Invites Guests To Celebrate Chinese New Year 2016 With Colorful Festive Experiences For The Whole Family To Savour

The Peninsula New York welcomes the Chinese New Year on Monday, February 8 with an enchanting season of home-style family experiences to bring joy and prosperity in the Year of the Monkey. Throughout February 2016, Chinese travelers, local residents and guests from around the world can ring in the Lunar New Year in time-honored tradition with a curated menu of authentic dining, events and promotions filled with Spring Festival customs and flavors.CNY Lion Dance

Guests are welcomed in timeless style with hanging Chinese lanterns and fragrant red, yellow, pink and purple flowers decorating the lobby. Colorful lion dances, calligraphy activities and seasonal cooking classes will captivate guests of all ages. Good fortune and health are beckoned with themed in-room amenities, including red macarons iced with a New Year greeting in Chinese characters, Chinese confectionery boxes filled with Peninsula versions of seasonal candies and snacks, and lucky red envelopes containing gold chocolate coins. For guests unfamiliar with the cultural traditions of Spring Festival, a special Chinese New Year Guide in each room explains the unique customs that evoke good luck, health and prosperity for the Year of the Monkey.

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Chinese New Year – Girl with Lantern

Families and friends can gather together and share a highlight of the Chinese New Year reunion festivities, the spectacular CCTV New Year’s Eve Show (春節聯歡晚會), featuring traditional music, entertainment and family fun from across China, which will be available in all guestrooms on February 7. The hotel’s chefs will prepare a Chinese New Year’s Eve room service menu of favorite main courses, desserts and snacks to add a heartwarming taste of home to in-room party celebrations.

Spring Moon's Chinese New Year Pudding

Spring Moon’s Chinese New Year Pudding

The true taste of home makes Spring Festival feasting with family, friends and loved ones even more memorable. Special menus and auspicious dishes will be served at Clement Restaurant throughout the holiday, and The Peninsula New York’s talented chefs’ versions of traditional snacks, including crispy pork belly, steamed crab clay and egg white with fish broth, chicken congee with sliced abalone and beef tenderloin in a dark soy sauce with fried lo mein noodles. The celebrated Peninsula Afternoon Tea at Gotham Lounge is also re-imagined with delicious sweet and savory Chinese delicacies such as Peking duck buns, dim sum baskets, chicken spring rolls and mini crab wontons with sweet chili sauce, paired with a selection of Peninsula-branded teas.

Spring Festival is the perfect time to reinvigorate body and mind ready for the New Year ahead. Guests looking to celebrate can book the Bamboo Harmonizer Massage, a specialized massage combining traditional Chinese healing techniques with ESPA’s innovative new Optimal Body TriSerum to relieve muscular tension, firm and tone.

Many more Chinese New Year family gifts, treats and surprises await at The Peninsula New York to celebrate the most important festival of the Chinese calendar, and to welcome a new year blessed with health, happiness and prosperity.

Clement At The Peninsula New York Announces Fall Lineup For 2015 Color Room Wine Dinner Series

This fall, The Peninsula New York will welcome back its Annual Wine Dinner Series beginning this October. Taking place in the Color Room of Clement, the hotel’s signature restaurant, the three scheduled events will showcase the talents of some of the world’s most renowned winemakers from the United States and Europe, while guests enjoy the culinary delights of Clement’s contemporary dining experience.

The splendour of nature and city is unleashed upon the walls of the Color Room with a dramatic etching entitled “Wild New York. (Photo Credit: newyork.peninsula.com)

The splendour of nature and city is unleashed upon the walls of the Color Room with a dramatic etching entitled “Wild New York. (Photo Credit: newyork.peninsula.com)

The wine dinner series will kick off with its first event this October, with the hotel’s new Executive Chef, Sam Linder serving up a four-course menu utilizing local meat, fish and produce for guests. Those with a passion for fine wines will enjoy sampling five hand-picked wines from three world-renowned vineyards, while learning moThe Peninsula New Yorkre about the art of winemaking alongside the brand’s most notable individuals. Together with Clement’s Director of Wine, Jared Fischer, the individuals will share extensive knowledge surrounding each winery’s history and culture while personally guiding guests through the tasting.

The following lineup will take place this fall:

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Soliste Barrels (Photo Courtesy of The Peninsula New York)

Soliste Bottle Line up

Soliste Cellars Bottle Line up (Photo Courtesy of The Peninsula New York)

October 6: Soliste Cellars, Sonoma, CA; hosted by Claude Koeberle, Owner

A collaboration between long-time friends Claude Koeberle, a former Three-star Michelin Chef turned winemaker and Donald Plumley, the mission of Soliste Cellars is simple: to craft the best possible Burgundian-style wines. The Soliste wines are precise, focused, high-tone aromatic and vibrant, combining the purity of California fruit with the sensitivity and finesse of Burgundian winemaking, creating wines of great complexities and length.

Soliste Vineyard

Soliste Vineyard (Photo Courtesy of The Peninsula New York)

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