The Peninsula Hong Kong
The beautiful Peninsula Hong Kong is their flagship property and opened in 1928.
Although “the Pen”, established in 1928, is the Grand Old Lady of Hong Kong’s hotels there’s nothing fusty about her. With a helipad on the roof and a tea-time orchestra in the lobby, it stylishly combine the city’s past and its high-speed present. The Rolls-Royces (in signature Peninsula Green) on the forecourt and the page boys (in white) on the door set the tone. This is carefully nurtured old-school luxury overlaid with a lively air of metropolitan glamour. ( 165 rooms in the original building and 135 rooms in The Tower)
Originally planned for a 1924 opening, the hotel opened its doors in December 1928. The hotel was located in Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong at the junction of Nathan Road and Salisbury Road, directly opposite the quays where ocean liner passengers disembarked. Kowloon was also the last stop on the trans-Siberian rail link that brought travelers from Europe.
Author: Carrie Mitchell
Carrie A. Mitchell is the founder of L’Aventure Travel, the host of the Suitcase Sojourn Podcast, and author of the children’s travel book “To Be We”. Carrie is a global travel and hospitality expert who works with publications, brands and entertainment outlets on a number of travel related projects, from marketing consulting to editorial coverage to hosting & producing content for the web, TV and podcasts. She is always seeking to learn from people and places around the world, and share through her cultural exploration (40+ countries and counting)