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What Defines The Peninsula Experience?

The Peninsula name is synonymous with romance, glamour and style – hotels in some of the world’s most exciting cities, stunning facilities, world-class service and a unique combination of tradition, heritage, innovation and glamour offer guests a hotel stay unlike any other, whether on business or leisure. 

As the world’s leading small luxury hotel group, The Peninsula Hotels has a proud heritage as Asia’s oldest hotel company, which first started in Hong Kong in 1866.


  • The Story OfHow It All Began

    Parent company of The Peninsula Hotels, The Hongkong and Shanghai Hotels' long history stretches back almost as far as Hong Kong itself.

    In 1880, two brothers from Baghdad, Ellis and Elly Kadoorie, arrived in Shanghai, marking the beginning of a remarkable family business. They bought their first shares in the company in 1890, and The Kadoories are still at the helm today as majority shareholders of one of the world’s finest small luxury hotel groups and China’s first luxury hospitality brand, with an unmatched heritage stretching back to 1866.

    To learn more about the fascinating storied heritage of Hongkong and Shanghai Hotels, parent company of The Peninsula Hotels and the Kadoorie family legacy, click here to view our “Tradition Well Served” 45-minute documentary.

  • Once upon a time in China...

    The HSH story began in 1890 when Sir Elly Kadoorie purchased 25 shares in the The Hongkong Hotel Company Limited, which was founded and registered on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange in 1866. 

  • In Shanghai, The Shanghai Hotel Company (founded in 1896 as  Central Stores Limited, and renamed in 1917) had purchased the Central Hotel (built in 1875), aiming to make it the largest and most modern hotel in China. It re-opened in 1909 as The Palace Hotel, followed by The Astor House Hotel (1911), the Kalee Hotel (1920) and the Majestic Hotel (1924).  

    Steeped in glamour, sophistication and intrigue, Shanghai in the 1920s and 30s was one of the world’s great international cities, with a modern skyline and manners to match.

    The four HSH properties quickly became some of the most celebrated and profitable hotels in the world, introducing into China such innovations as tea and dinner dances and European-style grill rooms, and hosting film stars, politicians, the rich and the famous.

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  • In May 1922, The Shanghai Hotel Company purchased 60% of Beijing’s finest hotel, The Grand Hotel des Wagons-Lits, in the heart of the Legation Quarter at the terminus of the Trans-Siberian railway route from Europe to China.

  • The Hong Kong Story

    The Hongkong Hotel Company planned to become the major player in the Far Eastern hotel business, and thus over the first three decades of the 20th century the Kadoorie brothers founded a collection of the colony’s most iconic hotels.
  • The Hongkong Hotel

    With some of the world’s most prominent hotels in its portfolio, The Hongkong Hotel Company, under the stewardship of Sir Elly and Sir Ellis Kadoorie, acquired an 85% controlling interest in The Shanghai Hotel Company in May 1922. The two companies merged in October 1923, forming The Hongkong and Shanghai Hotels, Limited (HSH), parent company of The Peninsula Hotels.

    The Hongkong Hotel Company had opened the Hongkong Hotel on Hong Kong island in 1868,which was dubbed by the media the "greatest enterprise of the kind in China and Japan"

  • The Repulse Bay Hotel (opened in 1920) and the Peak Hotel (opened in 1889, purchased in 1922) were followed by other new developments including the creation of one of the world’s most legendary hotels - The Peninsula Hong Kong, in 1928.

    The Peak Hotel View of the Peak Hotel, and the engine house at the terminus of the Peak Tramway
  • The Peninsula Hong KongThe Grand Dame Revealed

    Every great lady has a history, and The Peninsula Hong Kong is no exception.

    Hers is a remarkable story of vision and evolution.

  • The Peninsula Hong Kong The Peninsula Hong Hong exterior in 1928

    The architects who in the early 1920s drew up plans for “the finest hotel east of Suez” did so at the behest of men whose foresight and confidence in Hong Kong set them on what was considered an audacious path. But from the moment The Peninsula opened on 11 December, 1928, it was evident that the seeds of progress sown by the directors of HSH had indeed found fertile ground.

    The original Peninsula page staff The Original Page Staff
  • Over the years, The Peninsula has been witness to and participant in the history of Hong Kong, celebrating its dramatic progress, weathering the turbulence of war and military occupation and meeting the challenges posed by the changing needs of the international traveller.

    The Peninsula Hong Kong lobby The Rose Room on the sixth floor of the hotel - Hong Kong’s premier location for social events
    The Verandah Terrace The Verandah (al fresco then, enclosed in 1950), showing the Kowloon Railway Station opposite the hotel
  • Welcoming the World

    She has endured – and beautifully so – in a city which possess precious few remnants of a rich and colourful past. Through her “wonderfully pukka sahib” Lobby have strolled myriad stars of the stage and screen, renowned authors, musicians and political figures. Hong Kong dubbed her “The Pen”, and she is referred to thus around the world.

  • The Peninsula’s iconic pageboys in 1954 The Peninsula’s iconic pageboys (1954)

    Through the years The Peninsula Hong Kong has introduced a myriad of innovations to Hong Kong and to Asia, including the now-iconic Peninsula pageboy, afternoon tea and tea dances, Hong Kong’s first buffet and discotheque, many top international luxury brands in the Peninsula Arcade and the world’s consecutive largest single orders of Rolls-Royce motor cars.

    Tea dancing in The Lobby Tea dancing in The Lobby
  • The Peninsula Hotels and Rolls-Royce have been associated in excellence for almost 45 years, in a record-breaking partnership that began with The Peninsula Hong Kong’s first order for seven Silver Shadows in 1970.

    The Peninsula Rolls Royce fleet
    The Peninsula Rolls Royce
  • The Peninsula Tower was unveiled in 1994, rising 29 floors from the original six-storey building and adding more rooms and suites with spectacular views, a pool and spa, a helipad and a rooftop restaurant designed by Philippe Starck.

    Felix at The Peninsula Hong Kong Felix
    The Peninsula Hong Kong swimming pool Pool
  • An Era OfExpansion

    The final three decades of the 20th century saw a new era of growth and expansion across Asia and the United States by The Peninsula Hotels, cementing The Peninsula Hotels' position as the most iconic address in each global gateway city and continuing the company’s long tradition of combining the heart of each destination with glamour, innovation and a true “sense of place” with each hotel.

    The company philosophy is to invest in each property rather than just manage them, thus giving a much longer-term outlook and a very particular, very focused growth pattern.

  • The Peninsula Manila

    Built in 1976 to coincide with the International Monetary Fund conference in Manila, The Peninsula Manila holds a special place in the development of The Peninsula Hotels, being the first hotel outside of the Hong Kong flagship to be opened under The Peninsula brand name. Opening as the first computerised hotel in the Philippines and in the process, revolutionising the local hotel industry, this hotel has been a witness and participant in the history of the capital, weathering turbulent political climes and celebrating the transformation of the Makati Central Business District into the centrepiece of a nation’s vision and evolution.

    The Peninsula Manila The Peninsula Manila
  • The Peninsula New York

    HSH entered the North American market in December 1988 with the acquisition of a landmark Beaux-Arts building in New York, which began life as the Gotham Hotel. The building, completed in 1905, is situated at the junction of 55th Street and Fifth Avenue, in the heart of Manhattan. It still stands proudly as The Peninsula's first venture into North America.

    Salon De Ning at The Peninsula New York The Rooftop Bar - Salon De Ning
    The Peninsula New York Coming To America
  • The Peninsula Beijing A Groundbreaking Partnership

    The Peninsula Beijing & The Peninsula Beverly Hills

    The Peninsula Beijing
    In 1978, HSH’s Jianguo Hotel in Beijing was the first Joint Venture hotel in China, followed by the Garden Hotel, Guangzhou in 1984. The Palace Hotel, Beijing was opened in 1989 and renamed The Peninsula Beijing in 2006. The Palace Arcade (today’s Peninsula Arcade) opened in 1991, introducing the world of luxury goods to the Chinese capital.

    The Peninsula Beverly Hills
    1991 saw the opening of The Peninsula Beverly Hills – one of LA’s most desirable addresses – which quickly established itself as a hotspot of high society, including those from the entertainment industry, as well as the leader in California’s hospitality world.

    Private Cabanas at the Rooftop Pool Private Cabanas at the Rooftop Pool
  • The Peninsula Bangkok

    With the number nine being a lucky number for the Thai people, the date and timing of The Peninsula Bangkok’s opening on 19 November, 1998 at 9:09am was auspiciously planned with celebrations featuring a traditional Chinese lion dance and a blessing at the front entrance. Whether looking out over the Chao Phraya River, of which all guestrooms have a view, or strolling within the public areas bedecked with wonderful pieces of art, the hotel presents a picture of elegance and distinction, Thai-style.

    Thiptara at The Peninsula Bangkok Beauty Along The Chao Phraya River
    A helicopter lands at The Peninsula Bangkok A Grand Arrival
  • The Peninsula Chicago Entering The Midwest

    The Peninsula Chicago

    The company’s next American venture, The Peninsula Chicago, opened on 1 June, 2001 with a promise to set a new standards in the luxury sector. The hotel boasts some of the largest rooms and suites in the city and a prime location next to the Water Tower in the heart of Chicago’s “Magnificent Mile”.

    A Picnic By Lake Michigan A Picnic By Lake Michigan
  • New Beginnings

    A wave of new openings and a facelift for the Hong Kong flagship in recent years has cemented The Peninsula Hotels' position as the most iconic address in each of our global gateway cities and continues the company’s long tradition of combining the heart of each destination with glamour, innovation and a true “sense of place” with each new hotel.

  • The Peninsula Tokyo Entering The Tokyo Market

    The Peninsula Tokyo

    Overlooking the Imperial Palace and Hibiya Park, The Peninsula Tokyo, opened its doors to guests on 1 September 2007 - the first freestanding hotel to open in Tokyo in more than a decade. The Tokyo property also saw the inauguration of The Peninsula Hotel’s new room configuration, comprising a large separate dressing room in addition to the spacious bedroom and bathroom, which is now recreated in all new Peninsula hotels as the ultimate in guest comfort and experiential luxury.

    The Peninsula Tokyo Lobby The Peninsula Tokyo Lobby
  • The Peninsula Shanghai

    The site of The Peninsula Shanghai, at No. 32 The Bund, was originally part of the grounds of the British Consulate, and today the hotel stands amongst its illustrious historical neighbours along the length of The Bund – the first new building in over 60 years. Opened in October 2009 and in homage to the era when the “Paris of the East” came of age, The Peninsula Shanghai recreates the look and feel of that flamboyant age of glamour, within an environment overflowing with the latest state-of-the-art technology, services, and amenities.

    Views across The bund at Sir Elly's Terrace Breathtaking View Across The Bund
    The Peninsula Shanghai A Prestigious Address
  • The Marco Polo Suite at The Peninsula Hong Kong The Marco Polo Suite

    Peninsula Hong Kong Room Renovation

    Building on its 85 years as a global beacon of hospitality, The Peninsula Hong Kong proudly unveiled its latest landmark room enhancement project in 2013, underscoring the hotel’s commitment to defining the future of experimental luxury while preserving its magnificent heritage. With an accent on classic modernity, adhering to the design trends of simplicity and chic elegance, the new rooms showcase the next level of in-room comfort.

    Revolutionary in-room technology sets new standards of guest personalisation, with fully customised tablets pre-set in one of 11 languages. Revolutionary in-room technology sets new standards of guest personalisation, with fully customised tablets pre-set in one of 11 languages.
  • The Next Chapter

    Continuing its long tradition of selecting only the finest locations in global gateway cities, The Peninsula Hotels is currently entering another exciting period in its development, with new properties under construction in London and Yangon.

    Launched November 2013, our Tradition Well Served film continues to share the fascinating storied heritage of Hongkong and Shanghai Hotels and new details on the development of The Peninsula Paris. Click here to watch the full 45-minute documentary. 

  • The Eiffel Tower The Eiffel Tower From The Rooftop

    The Peninsula Paris

    The Peninsula Hotels make its debut into Europe with The Peninsula Paris, opened on 1 August 2014. Located on Avenue Kléber in the elegant 16th arrondissement, just steps away from the Champs-Elysées and the Arc de Triomphe and offering stunning views over Paris.  This magnificent Haussmanian building opened in 1908 as one of Paris most luxurious “grands hotels”. Its storied history includes George Gershwin penning his opus, “An American in Paris” whilst staying there in 1928, and Henry Kissinger bringing an end to the Vietnam War in 1973 with the signing of the Paris Peace Accords.

    The Peninsula Paris A Grand Entrance
  • The Peninsula London will be located in Belgravia, London Photo Credit: Andrew Holt

    The Peninsula London

    After many decades of search, plans are under way for the group’s second European property – a luxury mixed use hotel and residential complex which will house The Peninsula London. The site is at a spectacular location of 1-5 Grosvenor Place,  at the entrance to Belgravia, opposite the Wellington Arch at Hyde Park Corner with views over the gardens of Buckingham Palace.  A detailed study and design process is being undertaken to seek requisite planning approvals to redevelop the site. 

  • The Peninsula Yangon Charting New Territory

    The Peninsula Yangon

    The Peninsula Hotels is also looking to its Asian heritage with a conditional agreement to restore and re-develop a beautiful old building in Myanmar into The Peninsula Yangon. Formerly the headquarters of the Burma Railway Company, this elegant colonial building - one of the most distinctive in Yangon - is located a few minutes away from the UNESCO World Heritage Shwedagon Pagoda and the famous Scott’s Market.

  1. 1Heritage
  2. 2Once upon a time in China
  3. 3The Hong Kong Story
  4. 4The Grand Dame Revealed
  5. 5Welcoming the World
  6. 6An Era Of Expansion
  7. 7A New Era
  8. 8The Future

Destination Cities

The Peninsula operates ten award-winning hotels in Hong Kong, Shanghai, Beijing, Tokyo, New York, Chicago, Beverly Hills, Bangkok, Manila and Paris. All efforts are dedicated to providing luxurious comfort, modern facilities and intuitive technology combined with exceptional, personalized service.

    The Peninsula Hong Kong and its Rolls Royce fleet
    The Rolls Royce meet and greet service
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    The Peninsula Hong Kong

    The Grande Dame of the Far East

    A name synonymous with Hong Kong since it opened in 1928. The timeless grandeur and elegance of this legendary hotel continues to set standards worldwide. The Hotel overlooks the magnificent Victoria Harbour from Tsim Sha Tsui, one of Hong Kong’s premiere shopping, entertainment and business districts.

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    At A Glance

    • 300 newly renovated guestrooms including 53 suites, all featuring leading-edge, personalised in-room technology
    • Fleet of fourteen chauffeur-driven Rolls-Royce Extended Wheelbase Phantoms, one Vintage 1934 Rolls-Royce Phantom II and one Squirrel twin-engine helicopter
    • Nine award-winning bars and restaurants
    • Roman-style swimming pool, spa and state-of-the-art fitness centre
    The Peninsula Hong Kong swimming pool
    The Peninsula Shanghai
    The Majestic Suite at The Peninsula Shanghai
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    The Peninsula Shanghai

    Glamour Reborn on the Bund

    Fronting the world-famous Bund with spectacular views of the Huangpu River, Pudong and the gardens of the former British Consulate, The Peninsula Shanghai blends the historic architecture of its landmark neighbours with a stylish fusion of Art Deco-inspired glamour.

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    At A Glance

    • 235 spacious guestrooms including 44 suites with the view of Huangpu River and the Bund 
    • A fleet of four custom-made Rolls-Royce Extended Wheelbase Phantoms, one Vintage 1934 Rolls-Royce Phantom II, six bespoke 7 Series Long Wheelbase BMW and two MINI Cooper S Clubmans
    • 5 award-winning bars and restaurants 
    • Indoor swimming pool with skylight, Forbes five-star spa and 24-hour state-of-the-art fitness centre
    Sir Elly's Terrace Bar at The Peninsula Shanghai
    The Peninsula Beijing
    The Peninsula Beijing swimming pool
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    The Peninsula Beijing

    The most desirable location in central Beijing.

    Beijing is a unique reflection of the many changing facets of contemporary Chinese culture, where ancient cultural sites such as the Forbidden City and the Temple of Heaven vie for space alongside modern marvels. The Peninsula Beijing is a perfect blend of traditional service and modern comfort in the most convenient location for both business and leisure.

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    At A Glance

    • Original 525 rooms and suites have been reduced and reimagined to just 230 – starting at 60 square metres, they are now the largest in Beijing and among the most spacious in China.
    • With its collection of eclectic restaurant and dining options, The Peninsula Beijing promises to bring a new dimension of dining to the City of Heaven. Open daily, three venues showcase the very best of China and The Peninsula – The Lobby, JING restaurant and bar, Huang Ting Cantonese restaurant.
    • Internationally renowned The Peninsula Spa fully equipped with a state-of-the-art fitness center and indoor heated swimming pool.
    • An extensive limousine fleet featuring then chauffeur-driven BMW 7 series and two Rolls-Royce Phantoms.
    Tea lounge at The Peninsula Beijing's spa
    Forecourt of The Peninsula Tokyo
    The Peninsula tokyo lobby
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    The Peninsula Tokyo

    The most prestigious and central address in Tokyo

    This vibrant location perfectly combines Japanese traditions with modern influences. The Peninsula Tokyo's prestigious location offers commanding city views, luxurious comfort, sophisticated facilities, extraordinary dining options and the legendary Peninsula service.
    Visit The Peninsula Tokyo

    At A Glance

    • 314 spacious guestrooms, including 47 suites blending traditional Peninsula standards of comfort and innovative technology with elements of Japanese heritage and culture
    • Car fleet of two customised Rolls-Royce Extended Wheelbase Phantoms, three BMW 750LIs, a Vintage 1934 Rolls-Royce Phantom II, two MINI Cooper S Clubmans and an Audi R8
    • Five unique restaurants and a modern lounge bar
    • 20-meter indoor swimming pool, including a terrace with views of the Imperial Palace Gardens, the award-winning Peninsula Spa and state-of-the-art fitness centre
    Outdoor terrace at The Peninsula Tokyo
    The Peninsula New York
    The Peninsula New York swimming pool
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    The Peninsula New York

    A Legendary Hotel in The Heart of Manhattan

    Manhattan offers visitors the ultimate city experience, with exclusive shopping, great dining, fine museums, exhilarating sports events, and scenic parks. The Peninsula New York is ideally located in Mid-town Manhattan, a great vantage point for exploring New York's most prestigious shopping, cultural, and business neighborhood.

    Visit The Peninsula New York

    At A Glance

    • Prestigious recipient of the Forbes Five Star and AAA Five-Diamond Awards
    • Ideally located on Fifth Avenue and 55th Street, steps away from world-class shopping, museums and Broadway
    • Award-winning spa offers revitalising treatments and features a fitness centre, swimming pool and sun terrace
    • Four elegantly modern dining options, including Clement restaurant and Salon de Ning rooftop bar and terrace
    The Peninsula New York lobby
    The Peninsula Chicago
    Shanghai Terrace at The Peninsula Chicago
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    The Peninsula Chicago

    Where Far Eastern Graciousness Meets Midwest Hospitality

    The Five Star, Five Diamond award winning Peninsula Chicago is located in the heart of Chicago's Magnificent Mile.

    Visit The Peninsula Chicago

    At A Glance

    • Four award-winning restaurants and bars with a beautiful outdoor terrace
    • 339 guest rooms and suites that are some of the most spacious in the city
    • More than 11,250 sq. ft. of meeting and event space
    • A chauffeur-driven fleet of a bespoke BMW and two MINI Cooper S Clubman vehicles
    • A tranquil and luxurious spa, a state-of-the-art fitness centre and an indoor swimming pool with a spacious outdoor sun deck
    The Peninsula Chicago suite experience
    The Peninsula Beverly Hills experience
    The Peninsula Beverly Hills
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    The Peninsula Beverly Hills

    Luxurious oasis in the heart of Beverly Hills

    Bordered by Santa Monica Boulevard, Wilshire Boulevard and Rexford Drive, with Rodeo Drive running through the centre, is the Golden Triangle, the heart of Beverly Hills which offers endless shopping and dining opportunities. The Peninsula Beverly Hills is nestled like a private estate in this most glamourous location.

    Visit The Peninsula Beverly Hills

    At A Glance

    • 194 rooms including 38 suites, all featuring spacious seating areas, fine Italian linens and personalised in-room technology 
    • The Peninsula's signature fine-dining restaurant, The Belvedere, is the only AAA Five Diamond rated restaurant in Los Angeles for 19 consecutive years 
    • The rooftop features an award-winning spa, a swimming pool flanked by 12 private cabanas and a state-of-the-art fitness centre
    • A fleet of two MINI Cooper S Clubmans and one Rolls-Royce, plus additional luxury vehicles provide guests with complimentary chauffeured transportation within Beverly Hills and Century City
    The Peninsula Beverly Hills swimming pool
    The Peninsula Paris
    The Peninsula Paris terrace
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    The Peninsula Paris

    Peninsula Premier in the City of Light

    The Peninsula Hotels marks its debut in Europe with the opening of The Peninsula Paris on 1 August 2014. In a magnificent historic building on Avenue Kléber in the exclusive 16th arrondissement, just steps from the Champs Elysées and the Arc de Triomphe, The Peninsula Paris delivers a new level of distinction to Paris' luxury hotel market.

    Visit The Peninsula Paris

    At A Glance

    • Six restaurants including a rooftop restaurant, bar and beautiful terrace with 360° views over Paris
    • 166 luxurious guest rooms and 34 suites that are some of the most spacious in the city
    • A unique collection of specially curated contemporary artwork and major installations by widely recognised internationally celebrated artists 
    • Fleet of fourteen chauffeur-driven 1934 Rolls-Royce Phantom II, a Rolls-Royce EWB Phantom, two MINI Clubmans and 10 BMW 7 Series limousines 
    • A tranquil and luxurious spa, a state-of-the-art fitness centre and an indoor swimming pool
    The Peninsula Paris Mini Cooper experience
    The Peninsula Bangkok
    The Peninsula Bangkok Spa
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    The Peninsula Bangkok

    Tranquil riverside retreat within minutes from the city centre 

    Bangkok is an eclectic blend of ancient and modern where clusters of tall skyscrapers tower over 200-year-old Buddhist temples. The city is packed full of cultural treasures, a sensational range of gourmet food and, of course, exciting nightlife. The Peninsula Bangkok makes an ideal resort oasis and home during your visit.

    Visit The Peninsula Bangkok

    At A Glance

    • Seven unique bars and restaurants offering a variety of memorable experiences
    • 370 guest rooms all with panoramic views of the “River of Kings” and themed daily amenities
    • Fleet of two chauffeur-driven Rolls-Royce Silver Spurs, ten BMW 7 Series, a helicopter and a bespoke tuk-tuk decked out in signature Peninsula green
    • A tranquil three-tiered riverside swimming pool and a well-equipped fitness centre
    • Exotic blend of ancient and modern treatments at The Peninsula Spa
    The Peninsula Bangkok swimming pool
    The Peninsula Manila
    Poolside dining experience at The Peninsula Manila
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    The Peninsula Manila

    Favourite meeting place for business or social elite

    Manila is a modern metropolis which has retained its original character with many cathedrals and colonial landmarks. The Peninsula Manila offers warm Filipino hospitality in the heart of Makati - the centre of business, shopping and entertainment in Metro Manila.

    Visit The Peninsula Manila

    At A Glance

    • A landmark in the central Makati business district of Manila
    • Six of Manila’s top restaurants and bars
    • 469 rooms and suites in “Timeless Filipino” design
    • An outdoor swimming pool beside a landscaped garden, with a state-of-the-art fitness centre and a tranquil spa
    The Peninsula Manila lobby
  • The Peninsula guest experience
  • Peninsula page girl

    A Signature Icon

    The Peninsula page personifies our personal approach to service. In Europe, “grooms” were medieval pages who attended important people, and The Peninsula Hong Kong was the first hotel in Asia to adopt the concept in 1928. Since then, every Peninsula hotel has a team of pages to attend to guests.

  • Housekeeper at The Peninsula hotels

    Maintaining Tradition

    The Peninsula Hotels has the benefit of an exceptionally loyal and long-serving staff – many  have been with the company for decades and it’s not unusual to find several generations of the same family working together, welcoming and serving innumerable generations of guests at our hotels.
  • The Peninsula Tokyo lobby
  • It's All in The Detail

    With  attention to detail and fine craftsmanship paramount, the design process for new hotels or renovations starts with a fully functioning sample room in a top-secret location in Hong Kong to try new ideas and technology - basically a place to make mistakes so they don't get made in the real world.


  • An Industry Leader

    Each Peninsula hotel has its unique sense of place and tastefully reflects local culture through the use of local materials and artwork, such as Thai silk and teak in Bangkok, Art-Deco styling in Shanghai, traditional Japanese design and artwork in Tokyo, and indigenous crafts and adornments in Manila.

  • Handmade telescope inside the Peninsula Hong Kong's harbourview suite
  • In-room technology of The Peninsula Hotels

    The Power of Communication

    With ever more powerful complimentary high-speed Internet access across all hotels, guests can also enjoy free long-distance VOIP calls in-room and in the hotel’s luxury transportation fleet for maximum ease, convenience and enjoyment during their stay at select Peninsula hotels.

  • Fully customised, interactive tablets are placed in select Peninsula locations

    Setting New Standards

    Revolutionary in-room technology sets new standards of guest personalisation at select Peninsula locations. With fully customised, interactive tablets, preset in one of 11 languages, full control of all in-room functions is just a touch away.

  • Peninsula in Pink
  • The Peninsula Academy

    The Peninsula Academy

    The Peninsula Academy offers an insider introduction to each Peninsula destination’s culture, lifestyle, cuisine, arts, history and much more. Unique curated programmes with the very best guides and local partners bring the city to life through bespoke activities, all with the celebrated Peninsula attention to detail. 

    Click here to learn more about our latest programmes.

  • The Peninsula Hotels support numerous charitable initiatives in their respective communities

    The Peninsula Cares

    Adhering to the highest ethical standards and committed to contributing to society in positive ways, group campaigns include a shark's fin ban, Peninsula in Pink for breast cancer, Trees of Hope at holiday seasons and more. Hotels also support numerous charitable initiatives in their respective communities.

The Guest ExperienceDefining Luxury

Building on its reputation as a purveyor of timeless luxury, The Peninsula Hotels is as committed to defining the future of luxury as it has been to preserving its magnificent heritage of the past. The Peninsula provides the elements of an extraordinary hotel brand with unsurpassed service and the finest attention to detail, making each stay a memorable one.

The Guest ExperienceDesign Inspirations

The Peninsula Hotels showcases the finest designs, materials and craftsmanship plus state-of-the-art innovative guestroom technology with the aim of creating a bespoke residential feel and welcoming ambience of sumptuous, cocooned comfort that takes the guest experience to the next level.

The Guest ExperienceAn Industry Leader

Supremely user-friendly and designed and developed exclusively in-house, Peninsula technology elevates the guest experience to new levels, with the latest innovation being the entire in-room environment available in 11 languages. A pioneer and industry leader in the research and development of in-room technology since the founding of The Peninsula Hotels’ Research & Technology Department in 1985 – and the only hotel group in the world to create its own – innovative technology has always been part of The Peninsula Hotels’ DNA.


The Guest ExperienceEvolution & Revolution

Since its founding in 1866 , The Peninsula Hotels has always been at the forefront of innovation, invention and philanthropy  – from running the world’s most glamorous hotels in Shanghai in the 1920s to creating today’s cutting edge, multi-lingual in-room technology, designing unique and fun guest learning experiences and giving back to the  community.

Transportation ByArrive In Style

Getting there is half the fun, and The Peninsula Hotels has been long celebrated for its eclectic collection of transportation choices, ranging from Rolls-Royces to Minis, BMWs, Tuk-Tuks, helicopters, jeepneys, riverboats and even a yacht.


A helicopter departs the helipad at The Peninsula Hong Kong

By AirThe Helicopter

The rooftop helipads of The Peninsula Hotels in Hong Kong, Bangkok and Manila offer hotel guests quick and easy access by helicopter to the airport and destinations around their respective cities.


The Peninsula Bangkok boat service

By SeaThe Boat

From authentic Thai riverboats to Shanghai's motor yacht, The Peninsula Hotels offers guests yet more transportation options and ways to enjoy life on the water.


By LandRolls-Royce

The Peninsula Hong Kong’s first order for 7 Silver Shadows in 1970 was one of Rolls-Royce’s largest single order – a trend that continues with its eighth fleet of 14 EWB Phantoms in 2006.  Rolls-Royces are also in Bangkok, Tokyo, Shanghai, Beijing & Beverly Hills, plus 1934 Phantom IIs in Hong Kong, Tokyo, Shanghai and Paris.


By LandMini Cooper

Perfectly sized for zipping around town, yet luxurious in their customised appointments, chauffeured Peninsula-green MINI Cooper S Clubman cars in Hong Kong, Shanghai, Tokyo,  New York , Chicago, Beverly Hills and Paris are used by guests for shopping trips or sightseeing excursions in the city.



The Peninsula Hong Kong Rolls Royce fleetSuite occupants at The Peninsula Hong Kong enjoy complimentary shopping services with the Mini Cooper

The RestaurantsInspired Dining

The Peninsula Hotels offers guests the very best of local and international cuisine - in a collection of award-winning restaurants, local dishes incorporating indigenous ingredients and prepared by expert chefs allow guests an authentic taste of the destination, while international favourites are also on offer. Experience a world of culinary delights from East to West, all presented in true Peninsula style.