The Peninsula Hong Kong hotel is to undergo a major HK$450 million (US$58m) refurbishment.
The property, which is Peninsula’s flagship and arguably Hong Kong’s most famous hotel, will receive a complete interior design and the addition of new in-room technology.
“Today, we’re celebrating both the relaunch of an icon, as well as cementing this hotel’s place firmly in the future,” said Peter Borer, Peninsula’s Chief Operating Officer. “Innovation is part of The Peninsula’s DNA, and the guest-focused technology we are unveiling will elevate guest stays to a whole new echelon of experiential luxury.”
The company said the revamped rooms would be designed to reflect “the glamour of private yachts, motorcars and jets”, with walnut writing desks and leather-finished entertainment centres.
New in-room technology will include interactive digital touchscreen tablets pre-set in one of five languages (English, French, traditional and simplified Chinese and Japanese), control of all in-room functions via bedside and desk tablets, flat-screen internet TVs, iPod docking stations, memory-card readers and soundbar speaker systems. The bathrooms also feature wall-mounted LED touchscreen panels, enable guests to view watch internet TV while in the bath.
In addition, guests will receive complimentary long-distance phone calls from guest rooms and the hotel’s fleet of Rolls-Royce cars.
Located in Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, the Peninsula Hong Kong will celebrate its 85th anniversary next year. Situated opposite the former port for ocean liners entering Hong Kong, it was originally designed to take advantage of the increasing number of wealthy visitors to the city.