The Peninsula New York Reveals Festive Activities for the Whole Family to Enjoy

20/09/2019

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Take Back Control Of Time 
Modern life can often feel busy, with time seemingly passing at an ever-faster rate. With the approach of the festive season, The Peninsula Hotels – the home of the holidays – is encouraging guests and visitors alike to practice mindfulness by slowing down, reflecting and enjoying the present moment while surrounded by those they love. 

To help, the luxury hotel brand today announced a calendar of fun activities and experiences for all to enjoy – including bountiful brunches brimming with festive fare; celebratory cocktails crafted by on-site mixologists; gingerbread making classes led by each hotels’ professional pastry chefs; and live story-telling sessions of The Peninsula’s digital storybook for children “The Gingerbread Man’s Tale,” available to download on a complimentary basis via Peninsula.com’s festive webpage from mid-October.

Putting The Spice Back Into Life
The protagonist of this year’s story – which has been specially written for The Peninsula Hotels – is the Gingerbread Man. A familiar sight hanging within decorated trees, the Gingerbread Man represents the “Stories from Within the Tree” chapter of The Peninsula Hotels’ three-year festive campaign titled “Stories from the Tree.” After kicking-off with “Stories from Under the Tree” last year and closing with “Stories from the Tree Top” next year, this year’s theme is about sharing the joy and fun of the season.  

In line with this, the magic of the festive season will be celebrated at each of the ten Peninsula hotels around the globe with giant Christmas trees erected in the grand lobbies, and resplendent decorations on view for all to enjoy. 

A Time of Reflection 
Often, the joy and fun of the season is felt most strongly by the children in our lives. In support of those less fortunate, the six “Stories from the Tree” characters will be available to purchase at each hotel in the form of tree decorations and pins, with US$5 from each purchase being donated to local youth empowerment charities. 

This year, The Peninsula New York has once again chosen The New York Center for Children (NYCC). NYCC is the only independent center in New York City to provide free, comprehensive evaluation and therapy services to child victims of physical and sexual abuse and their families, for as long as their healing requires. Dedicated to serving children for over 20 years, the center has served more than 15,000 children and their families in the surrounding areas. 

Stories from the Tree-themed Afternoon Tea packages will also be available to book, with US $5 being donated to the afore named charity from each sale. 

Join The Peninsula New York this Holiday Season
Kick off the holiday season in style on Monday, December 9 at The Peninsula New York with a special Tree Lighting at Salon de Ning rooftop bar and terrace. Enjoy complimentary cocktails and light bites from 6:00pm to 7:00pm, along with a special performance by The National Children’s Chorus, one of the world’s leading children’s choirs comprised of more than 700 students from across the country. Following the Tree Lighting, stay and sip on holiday drinks while taking in the lights of Fifth Avenue. Fifty percent of the night’s proceeds will be donated to The New York Center for Children. 

Stop by the lobby and visit The Peninsula Sweet Shoppe, where guests young and old can mix and match a bag of sweet treats served by The Peninsula’s Peter Bear. Open daily from November 28 to December 31, 2019 from 4:00pm to 6:00pm.

Special Packages for Families

Boys and girls of all ages can journey to the Big Apple with their families and experience our Nights Before Christmas Package, offering holiday fun for the whole family! Children on the “nice” list will be rewarded with an in-room gingerbread playhouse, Elf on the Shelf candy cane scavenger hunt, gingerbread cookie decorating kit, exclusive access to The Peninsula Sweet Shoppe, a Christmas movie library complete with classic films, and more. 

Guests who book this package will receive:
In-room Gingerbread Playhouse set-up
In-room candy cane scavenger hunt 
Exclusive access to the Peninsula Sweet Shoppe 
Gingerbread cookie decorating kit 
Holiday-themed turndown amenity 
Christmas movie library
Peninsula Nutcracker ornament 
In-room holiday-themed floral arrangement
In-room Christmas tree (Executive and Deluxe Suites only)
Daily American breakfast for two adults 
Daily breakfast for two children

With room rates starting at $1,195 per night, this package is available from November 15 to December 30, 2019.

In addition, guests can enjoy all the holiday magic of New York City from Fifth Avenue to Brooklyn with our Holly Jolly New York Holiday Package, providing a range of VIP holiday experiences only found in the Big Apple. Let The Peninsula New York take care of all the details for the perfect NYC holiday getaway, including a decorative window display walking tour, VIP admission to Top of the Rock, access to Saks Fifth Avenue before store opening and a trip to Brooklyn’s famous Dyker Heights to view the neighborhood’s tremendous holiday lights display. It is sure to be an experience not soon forgotten.

Guests who book this package will receive:
Holiday window display walking tour 
Chauffeur-driven car to Brooklyn’s famous Dyker Heights neighbourhood to view the holiday lights
VIP access to Top of the Rock Observation Deck
Exclusive access to Saks Fifth Avenue in advance of store opening with access to The Fifth Avenue Club
Christmas Movie Library
Holiday welcome amenity 
In-room holiday-themed floral arrangement
In-room Christmas tree (Executive and Deluxe Suites only)
Daily American breakfast for two adults 
Daily breakfast for two children

With room rates starting at $1,395 per night, this package is available for booking from November 15 to December 30, 2019.
 
Reservations can be made directly online at www.peninsula.com/newyork, by calling +1 (212) 956 2888 or by e-mailing pny@peninsula.com.  

Festive Fun for the Whole Family

Holiday Afternoon Tea
Rejuvenate after shopping on Fifth Avenue with The Peninsula’s Afternoon Tea in Gotham Lounge, enhanced with festive flavors and holiday magic. Afternoon Tea includes a US$5 donation to New York Center for Children.
   From: November 29, 2019 to January 1, 2020 
   Seatings: (Monday through Thursday): 2:30 pm to 5:00 pm 
   Seatings: (Friday through Sunday): 1:00 pm, 3:00 pm, 5:00 pm Price: US$85 per guest (not including tax or gratuity)
 
Gingerbread House Decorating Class
Join The Peninsula New York’s Executive Pastry team for a Gingerbread House Decorating Class in Gotham Lounge. Children and families alike can join in on the festivities complete with a child-friendly Afternoon Tea and storytelling by Mrs. Claus, while adults can indulge in a scrumptious buffet with free-flowing Champagne, while joining in the decorating activities alongside their little ones.
   Date: December 14, 2019
   Time: 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm
   Price: $112 per person
 
Christmas Eve Four-Course Prix Fixe Dinner
Join us for a four-course, prix fixe dinner in Clement, surrounded by joyful decorations and Victorian carolers to ring in Christmas Eve alongside your loved one. A special visit from Santa Clause will provide for a memorable evening.
   Date: December 24, 2019
   Time: 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm 
   Price: $195 per guest, $90 per guest 12 years and under
 
Christmas Day Feast in Clement Restaurant
Delight in holiday classics alongside your loved ones as you celebrate Christmas Day with a semi-buffet feast in Clement Restaurant. Lavish appetizers and an intricate dessert buffet will satisfy guests, alongside an entrée of your choice.
   Date: December 25, 2019
   Time: 11:30 am to 8:00 pm 
   Price: $210 per guest, $90 per guest 12 years and under
   Dress: Smart casual  
 
   Private Dining Room Seatings
   Seatings: 11:30 am, 2:00 pm, 5:00 pm, 7:30 pm
   Price: $265 per guest, $90 per guest 12 years and under
 

New Year’s Eve Three-Course Prix Fixe Dinner
Ring in the New Year early with a three-course prix fixe dinning option in Clement, accompanied by live music throughout the restaurant.
   Date: December 31, 2019
   Seatings: 5:30 pm to 6:45 pm 
   Price: $155 per guest, $85 per guest 12 years and under
   Dress: Smart casual  

 
New Year’s Eve Five-Course Prix Fixe Dinner
Ring in the New Year in style with an elegant five-course prix fixe dinner in Clement Restaurant. Dress to impress in your finest black-tie ensemble and enjoy dinner and dancing alongside the lights of Fifth Avenue.   
   Date: December 31, 2019
   Seatings: 8:45 pm to 9:45 pm
   Price: $575 per guest, including a champagne toast and New Year’s Eve party favors; $175 per guest 12 years and under
 
New Year’s Day Brunch
Welcome the start of a new year with a scrumptious three-course brunch in Clement Restaurant.
   Date: January 1, 2020
   Time: 11:30 am to 2:30 pm
   Price: $85 per guest, $45 per guest 12 years and under
 
New Year’s Eve Rooftop Celebration
High above the lights of Fifth Avenue, toast 2020 at our New Year’s Eve Rooftop Party. Dance the night away 23 stories above the city with an evening of delicious culinary creations, specialty raw bar, live music and a Champagne toast at midnight. 
   Date: December 31, 2019 
   Time: 10:00 pm to 2:00 am 
   Price: $425 per person, including Champagne toast and passed canapés (not including tax or gratuity)  
   Dress: Cocktail attire
 
Reserve your space for holiday activities and dining by calling +1 (212) 903 3051 or by emailing diningpny@peninsula.com

Treat Yourself at The Peninsula Spa

At The Peninsula Spa this season, guests can take advantage of a variety of holiday spa and membership offers, available for a limited time:

 
The Season of Joy
Feel merry and get holiday party ready while enjoying the ultimate metropolitan spa day.
   • 60-minute Holistic Massage
   • 30-minute Body Scrub
   • Day use of fitness center, pool and all group fitness classes
Price: $448 (includes tax and gratuity)
 
A Magical Holiday
Indulge in holiday bliss at The Spa with our curated day of cheerful relaxation.|
   • 60-minute Holistic Massage 
   • 60-minute Biologique Recherche European Deep Cleansing Facial 
   • Complimentary Naturally Peninsula Spa Cuisine Lunch 
   • Day use of fitness center, pool and all group fitness classes
Price: $595 (includes tax and gratuity)

 

All is Bliss
Enjoy a day of bliss and a trio of treatments from the luxury Australian brand, Subtle Energies. 
  • 60-minute Himalayan Energizing Salt Scrub 
  • 90-minute Blissful Marma Massage 
  • Complimentary Naturally Peninsula Spa Cuisine Lunch
  • Day use of fitness center, pool and all group fitness classes
Price: $742 (includes tax and gratuity)

 
The Most Wonderful Time of the Year
Enjoy a relaxing spa day with your loved one in The Spa’s private suite. 
   • Two-hour treatment of choice 
   • One-hour of private relaxation 
   • Complimentary Lunch for two 
   • Treatment beds adorned with red rose petals 
   • Two gifted luxury robes
   • Day use of fitness center, pool and all group fitness classes 
Price: $2,252 (includes tax and gratuity)

Get back to your health goals this winter with a membership at The Peninsula Spa's Fitness Club. High above Fifth Avenue, a city oasis beckons New Yorkers seeking the ultimate fitness and lifestyle experience complete with a glass-enclosed swimming pool, group fitness classes, personal training and cutting-edge equipment, all included with the exclusive Fitness Membership. To join or inquire about membership, please contact Michelle Ignat at +1 (212) 903 3077 or by e-mailing michelleignat@peninsula.com
 
Winter Warm-Up Membership 
   • Three-month membership 
   • One complimentary month when prepaying upfront 
   • Three guest day passes 
Price: $480 per month (valid through February 28, 2020); pay in full and receive a complimentary fourth month
 
Commit To Fit Membership 
   • One-year membership 
   • Two months complimentary 
   • Three 60-minute Holistic Massages 
   • Three Personal Training Sessions 
   • Twelve guest day passes 
Price: $5,000 (valid through February 28, 2020) 


For more information on holiday offers at The Peninsula New York, visit our festive page.