I love The Peninsula Hong Kong and its fleet of Rolls Royces!

The Peninsula Hotels have long been recognized as an industry leader in luxury hospitality with just ten properties across the globe. The Hong Kong property is the original and also serve as the flagship of the brand. 

The Peninsula Hong Kong, aka "Grande Dame of the Far East", was established in 1928, located in Kowloon and is Hong Kong's oldest hotel. In 2013, a $58 million full renovation was completed. 

Let's begin with the airport transfers... 

Departing in one of Peninsula's 14 bespoke Rolls Royces.

Departing in one of Peninsula's 14 bespoke Rolls Royces.

Guests are chauffeured to and from the airport in an extended wheelbase Rolls Royce that is clothed in Peninsula's signature green. The Peninsula Hong Kong set a record when it purchased 14 Rolls Royce Phantoms in 2006 (it has since been surpassed by Stephen Hung's order of 30 Phantoms in 2014). Many guests opt for the Rolls Royce transfer, as it's a signature touch of the Peninsula experience. 

We were greeted by a representative soon as we stepped off the plane at the gate. A golf cart quickly escorted us to immigrations. Once our baggages were collected we were shown to a private car transfer area and were enroute to the hotel. I should also mention that the Peninsula is the only hotel with a helipad in Hong Kong and does offer a helicopter transfer service as well. I was able to tour the "China Clipper", which is a waiting lounge for guests chartering the helicopter for airport transfers or aerial tours of Hong Kong. What other hotel can claim to have its own airport lounge? 

Seamless airport to hotel transfer...and so much space! 

Seamless airport to hotel transfer...and so much space! 

If one must be stuck in traffic, be stuck in a Rolls Royce! 

If one must be stuck in traffic, be stuck in a Rolls Royce! 

Upon arrival, a team of well suited staff members greeted us. We were immediately whisked to our suite for an in-room check-in. 

The suite...

Suite entrance/foyer overlooking the Victoria Harbour and Skyline

Suite entrance/foyer overlooking the Victoria Harbour and Skyline

Generous welcome amenities (tea, fruit, juice, truffles and the signature chocolate bellboy). 

Generous welcome amenities (tea, fruit, juice, truffles and the signature chocolate bellboy). 

Living area

Living area

Living space with full views of the Victoria Harbour and the Hong Kong Skyline

Living space with full views of the Victoria Harbour and the Hong Kong Skyline

Dining area allowing seating for six

Dining area allowing seating for six

Suite bedroom

Suite bedroom

To our surprise, the Deluxe Suite closet was smaller than the Superior Suite's (it was huge!)

To our surprise, the Deluxe Suite closet was smaller than the Superior Suite's (it was huge!)

We had reserved a Superior Suite but was upgraded into a Deluxe Suite as a Virtuoso booking. 

The suite is simply gorgeous! Perfectly blending Hong Kong's old world charm with a modern art deco feel. The Deluxe Suite is over 130sqm/1,300sqft with amazing views of the Victoria Harbour and Hong Kong's famed skyline. In the evenings, we could just observe the daily 8pm harbour light show directly from our suite (was so nice to watch the light show and have air condition at the same time). 

All rooms and suites in the Peninsula featured some fantastic tech toys. All guest rooms had touch screen tablets (we had 3 so it's always within reach) that controlled: temperature, lighting, shades, tv, room service, transportation, etc...I thought it may have just been "style over function" but in practice, it worked really well and now it's just not same being at home without it :( All in-room phones also provide guests with free international calls via VoIP. 

High Tea in the lobby

High Tea in the lobby

Limited time Tiffany & Co edition high tea...only at the Pen! 

Limited time Tiffany & Co edition high tea...only at the Pen! 

One cannot visit the Peninsula (or Hong Kong) without taking high tea in the Peninsula Lobby. During our visit, the limited edition Tiffany & Co high tea was still being served. It was extra special for my wife (for obvious reasons), I didn't find platinum in my macaroons or anything, but it was delicious, nonetheless. 

The pool...

Roman style pool

Roman style pool

The pool resembles the Roman Empire era and has sliding doors that can be opened to expose outdoor space on nice days. 

I also took advantage of the Spa...

Sauna with a killer view of the Victoria Harbour and Hong Kong skyline

Sauna with a killer view of the Victoria Harbour and Hong Kong skyline

At this point, we've been traveling throughout Asia for two weeks and were exhausted. The Spa was much needed. While it was perfectly pleasant, it wasn't anything to write home about either. However, the views from the sauna was insane. Most saunas I've been to are just an enclosed closet, but at the Pen, it had amazing harbour and skyline views. It did cause me to stay in longer than I probably should have, totally worth it, though. 

Overall, we had a fantastic stay and the Peninsula was a great oasis in a city that feels busier than even New York. Till next time! 

Time to head home! 

Time to head home! 

Complimentary Peninsula amenities for BESVISOR clients:  

  • Upgrade on arrival, subject to availability
  • Daily Buffet breakfast, for up to two in room guests
  • $100 USD Equivalent Resort or Hotel credit, valid for Food & Beverage (except Imasa, Peninsula Academy programme or Peninsula Boutique) and Spa treatment (except spa product)
  • Early check-in/late check-out, subject to availability