The Peninsula Hong Kong
The Grande Dame of the East
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While there may be many famous addresses in Hong Kong, none can quite compete with The Peninsula. Classic luxury meets the most sophisticated and modern technology at this hotel, offering guests the perfect combination of pampered decadence and stress-free living. From the grand entrance lined with the hotel's fleet of Rolls Royce Phantoms and the drifting sounds of live classical music, there is no mistaking that this is a place for a very elite and fortunate group of travelers.
Guest suites are bathed in Peninsula's signature cream and gold tones, reminiscent of olden day majesty. Recessed lighting in the suites creates an extra touch of calm and romance while exquisite details such as built in areas for hand-painted artwork and surround crown molding remind guests that they are staying in the elegant but unpretentious Peninsula. Views of Kowloon, the bay and mountains are prevalent in most suites, adding to a truly remarkable Hong Kong experience. Plush bedding, designer carpeting and satin draperies contrast beautifully against quintessentially Chinese armoires and coffee tables- creating a best of English meets Chinese aura. Marble baths, plasma televisions and complete state of the art touch button systems in every suite allow guests to have easy access to every entertainment option possible.
Hong Kong is of course one of the world's food meccahs, but guests need not exit the hotel to partake in several of the most celebrated and renowned restaurants of our time. With ten dining options, including the now infamous Philippe Starck designed Felix, serving contemporary cuisine with an unbelievable view of the city; legendary Afternoon Tea at The Lobby, and of course, superlative Cantonese cuisine in the 1920's inspired Spring Moon, even guests who are world traveled will be left breathless by the innovation, beauty and authenticity of The Peninsula's cuisine.
Whether one feels the need to work off calories or not, the hotel's uber-modern fitness center and indoor pool must not be missed. Housed on the roof of one entire wing, working out or having a relaxing swim has never felt quite so effortless. The indoor pool is one of the most widely photographed in the world, with its mosaic floor tiles, spectacular views of the harbor and hand-carved pillars. Even if you can't swim, you'd at least want to dip in the water to indulge in the luxury. In case there was still any doubt, this is The Peninsula that sends the Rolls Royce Phantoms to greet guests at the airport along with a rooftop helicopter pad should regular traffic be too annoying for you. Service here, needless to say, is of the utmost superlative quality all the way from the doorman to the managers. Guests are royalty here, with their happiness the only thing that matters to the hotel staff.
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