An Overview of The Peninsula Hotels
The Peninsula Hotels group has a unique identity among the world’s leading hotels. Established in 1928, we now operate prestigious luxury properties in ten major cities. These include the flagship in Hong Kong, plus Shanghai, Tokyo, Beijing, New York, Chicago, Beverly Hills, Bangkok, Manila, and Paris with London under development. Peninsula is a living legend, the name synonymous with luxurious comfort and impeccable service. We set our sights high and our standards higher, aiming always to delight our customers, and in many cases we are now serving the third generation of our loyal guests.
Travel + Leisure (USA)2014 World’s Best Awards
Top Hotel Brands
Condé Nast Traveller (USA)
2013 Business Travel Awards
Best Hotel Brand for Business Travel
HOTELS Magazine (USA)
2013 Corporate Hotelier of the World
Mr Peter Borer
As Hollywood's most exclusive and sophisticated hotel, with one of Southern California's best addresses, Peninsula Beverly Hills resembles a gracious private residence built in the classic Renaissance style. Our many guests from the world of entertainment know they can rely on our complete discretion, whether dining at our popular restaurants or staying in our famously comfortable rooms, suites and garden villas.
The Peninsula Beverly Hills targets prospective employees who possess a genuine warmth and sense of hospitality, as the hotel’s success depends greatly on the positive attitude, dedication and ownership demonstrated by its staff.
As a result of this highly personalised service unique to The Peninsula, the hotel continues to garner top awards, including recognition as the only AAA Five Diamond and Forbes Five Star hotel in Southern California every year since 1993. The Peninsula Beverly Hills strives to provide the best quality service, and goes above and beyond to take care of the most important aspect of its business, the staff.
The Peninsula Beverly Hills has set the benchmark for quality and class in Los Angeles, which is why it comes as no surprise that it has been the only AAA Five Diamond Hotel in Southern California every year since 1993, amongst many other prestigious titles from leading international travel experts.
Forbes Travel Guide
Five Star Hotel for 23 Consecutive Years
AAA Five Diamond Hotel for 23 Consecutive Years
Global Traveler (USA)
#1 Hotel in the U.S. (2014)
Condé Nast Traveler
#1 Hotel in the U.S. for Business Travelers (2015)
Travel + Leisure
2015 World's Best Awards - #5 Large City Hotel in the U.S.
Top 100 Hotels of the World (2015)
U.S. News & World Report
Best Hotels in the USA, #1 Hotel in Los Angeles
Mr. Offer NissenbaumThe Peninsula Beverly HillsManaging Director
Mr. Nissenbaum has been Managing Director of The Peninsula Beverly Hills since December 2007. Prior to joining The Peninsula, he was Regional Vice President of Operations for Omni Hotels, based in New York City, overseeing eight properties on the East Coast. He concurrently served as the company’s corporate liaison to the Global Hotel Alliance, which includes international luxury brands such as Kempinski, Pan Pacific, Dusit and Leela.
Mr. James OverbaughThe Peninsula Beverly HillsExecutive Assistant Manager – Food and Beverage Operations
Mr. Overbaugh spent four years as the hotel’s Executive Chef before he was promoted to his current role as Executive Assistant Manager – Food and Beverage Operations in December 2012, in which he oversees all aspects of dining at The Peninsula Beverly Hills. Overbaugh joined The Peninsula in 2008 after 11 years as Executive Chef at Château du Sureau, a Relais & Châteaux, Forbes Five Star rated hotel in Oakhurst, California.
Mr. Scott BergerThe Peninsula Beverly HillsExecutive Assistant Manager – Rooms
Mr. Berger worked as Front Desk Assistant Manager before he was promoted to Assistant Front Office Manager and then Director of Front Office Operations. In 2012 he assumed the position of Rooms Division Manager. Prior to joining The Peninsula, he assisted with the opening of Wynn Las Vegas.
Mr. Rob RocheThe Peninsula Beverly HillsDirector of Marketing
Mr. Roche has been Director of Marketing at The Peninsula Beverly Hills since September 2010. Prior to joining The Peninsula, he was the Los Angeles-based Director of Business Development for SeaDream Yacht Club, following appointments in top sales and marketing positions at luxury hotel groups, including St Regis Hotels and Resorts, Rosewood Hotels & Resorts and Four Seasons.
Mr. David CodneyThe Peninsula Beverly HillsExecutive Chef
As Executive Chef at The Peninsula Beverly Hills, Chef Codney oversees all aspects of the hotel’s cuisine, including the contemporary Mediterranean-inspired fare at The Belvedere, the only AAA Five Diamond restaurant in Southern California every year since 1993, and the al fresco Roof Garden. Before joining The Peninsula in December 2012, Chef Codney spent a large part of his career at The Ritz-Carlton, Naples, Florida, where he rose to the position of Executive Sous Chef and was a member of The Ritz-Carlton Task Force, opening new hotels throughout North America.
Mr. Toby LentThe Peninsula Beverly HillsDirector of Catering & Private EventsMr. Lent was appointed Director of Catering and Private Events at The Peninsula Beverly Hills in 2014. Prior to joining The Peninsula, he spent time at the St. Regis Princeville in Hawaii following positions at both Shutters On The Beach and Hotel Casa Del Mar in Santa Monica. Mr. Lent brings with him several years of hospitality experience including The Portofino Hotel & Yacht Club, The Sheraton Universal Hotel and The Sheraton Stamford Connecticut.
Mr. Randall FortierThe Peninsula Beverly HillsDirector of FinanceMr. Fortier first joined The Peninsula Beverly Hills in 1995 as Controller. In 2000, he left the hotel and worked at various other properties including The Fairmont Miramar in Santa Monica, The Portofino Hotel & Yacht Club in Rendo Beach and The Inn at Gig Harbor in Washington State. Mr. Fortier returned to The Peninsula in 2011 as Director of Finance.
Mr. Danny WongThe Peninsula Beverly HillsDirector of EngineeringMr. Wong joined The Hongkong and Shanghai Hotel Limited in 1993 as Project Engineer where he oversaw the building services upgrade of the old building and integrated it with the hotel extension. In 1996, he transferred to The Peak Tram Company to oversee the redevelopment of the iconic Peak Tram Station and Tower. Following completion of The Peak Tower revitalization project, he relocated to California and joined The Peninsula Beverly Hills as Director of Engineering in 2008.
Ms. Nancy KupkaThe Peninsula Beverly HillsDirector of Human Resources
Having spent over 20 years in the hospitality business and specifically in the field of Human Resources, Ms. Kupka currently occupies the position of Director of Human Resources for The Peninsula Beverly Hills. Prior to The Peninsula, Ms. Kupka worked in Human Resources at other Los Angeles hotels including Shutters on the Beach and Casa del Mar, as well as many years with Le Meridien Hotels throughout the US.