The Peninsula Hong Kong
Grandest Grande Dame
What it is
A 1928 legend reborn for today, with surprisingly large rooms, a 14-room spa and indoor pool inspired by ancient Rome, plus eight lauded restaurants.
What it isn't
Boring. The Peninsula Academy ensures that guests leave with firsthand knowledge of the city, whether they want to explore age-old fishing villages like Tai O or try Shaolin Wushu, a martial art.
What we think
There’s a good reason boldfaced names beeline to The Peninsula when they’re in Hong Kong. The hotel has been iconic for nearly a century for good reason, and they’re every bit as determined to get it right now as they were the day they opened. Take the guest rooms, which are as high-tech as they are elegantly beautiful, including tablets that allow you to do everything from cue romance lighting, book spa treatments or catch up on news—in no less than 11 languages, from Arabic to Russian. Of course, old school details are just as sumptuous (note the Egyptian cotton, 300-thread-count linens and Muhldorfer down duvets and pillows adorning the bed.) Ask for the Superior Harbour View Suite for a megawatt overlook of yachts bobbing on Victoria Harbour. You may be too excited to sleep, but it’s worth it.
You're here because
You’re #alwayshungry, especially when you travel, and the hotel’s eight restaurants are each destinations in their own right (notably: Michelin-starred Gaddi’s, which opened in 1953 and still has a live band each evening).
There are hotel bars, and then there is The Bar, where rare single malt whiskies flow alongside jazz pianist Jimmy Alegre. Tonight, you’re celebrating life itself by tipping back a 40 year old Glenfarclas. This is living.
Restaurants & Bars
French Felix - Modern European
SwissImasa - Japanese
Verandah - International buffet
Salon de Ning
The hotel is set on well-heeled Salisbury Road, across the street from the egg-shaped Hong Kong Space Museum, where you can explore IRL: testing solar winds in a vacuum tube and meandering through an upside down virtual space station to feel momentarily as weightless and bewildered as a new astronaut.