Stay at a Peninsula hotel where Rolls-Royce Phantoms rule
The Peninsula family of hotels, of which the Hong Kong Peninsula is the Grand Dame, also includes world-class luxurious properties in Shanghai, Beijing, New York, Chicago, Beverly Hills, Bangkok, Manila and Tokyo. Hong Kong, Tokyo and Shanghai have Rolls-Royce Phantoms – not one but several.
The Peninsula Hotels follow the premise of Henry Royce when he wrote, “Strive for perfection in everything you do. Take the best that exists and make it better. When it does not exist design it.”
The Peninsula hotels strive to “make it better” or design something better. The hotels have their own musicians so live music is the norm. Their restaurants are among the world’s finest and so are their ESPAs. The accommodations offer state-of-the-art technology. Service is impeccable. Hotels have unique features like the rooftop Hong Kong’s Felix Restaurant and Bar with “out-of-the-box” bathroom fixtures and views. Several have a Salon de Ning, but it is not an ordinary nightclub, it features an international collection of travel momentos and décor from the published journals of the fictional Madame Ning, a Shanghai socialite, world traveler, and international hostess. Knock on the door to Salon de Ning, eyes will peep from the mailbox to check you out, and hopefully find you acceptable, then the door will open to receive you.
Staying at the Peninsula means being transported in a Rolls Royce Phantom, but for zipping from one high-end store to another several of the Peninsula hotels offer a chauffeured special-edition Cooper S Clubman Mini. After a day of shopping dine in one of the Peninsula’s signature restaurants, and end the day relaxing in Salon de Ning. For more information check www.peninsula.com.