January 9, 2013

Peninsula Hotels Go All-Out For Chinese New Year

Special Rates, Dining Options, Decorations Cater To China’s Globetrotters

Peninsula Hotels, Chinese New Year

With the Year of the Snake just around the corner, we’ve already seen a number of brands incorporate serpentine flourishes, from massive light-up snakes outside Bulgari’s New York, Rome, and Tokyo flagships to Vacheron Constantin’s zodiac-inspired timepieces. Catering to the growing number of tourists who now escape the domestic travel crunch during Chinese New Year, the Peninsula Hotels are rolling out a set of promotions at each of its nine properties worldwide designed with the Chinese guest specifically in mind. Encompassing special room rates, dining offerings, in-room amenities and festive decorations, the offers coincide with a range of activities set to take place on February 10-11.

In celebration of Chinese New Year, each of the Peninsula Hotels will be fully decked out in red and stocked with red lanterns, red flowers and pink-blossomed plum trees (representing good luck), kumquat bushes (symbolizing prosperity), while guestrooms come stocked with auspicious items like tangerines, melon seeds, dumplings, red packets and chocolate coins. In addition, each hotel will be offering its own set of localized promotions. In the US, the Peninsula’s three hotels (New York, Chicago, Beverly Hills) feature a stay-and-shop experience that includes a $1,000 gift certificate by Van Cleef & Arpels and a lucky room rate of $888.

The hotelier also puts its own spin on the Chinese New Year tradition of gathering friends and family to eat dumplings, with each hotel creating its own dumpling based on location — Chicago features the Windy City Dumpling, while Beverly Hills has crispy California spring rolls, New York creates a tasting menu inspired by each of the five boroughs, and Shanghai goes for soup dumplings. On February 11, the Peninsula Hong Kong takes dining to another high with a Fireworks menu that gives guests a chance to sip Champagne on the hotel’s Sun Terrace while taking in the fireworks display over Victoria Harbour.

For more information about the Chinese New Year offers and celebrations, click here.


Specific promotions offered by each of the Peninsula’s Hotels include:

Red packets, chocolate coins, melon seeds all represent prosperity in the year ahead

THE PENINSULA HONG KONG
- Three menus: Fortune (HK$ 10,888 plus 10% service charge for a table of 10 persons), Wealth (HK$ 13,888 plus 10% service charge for a table of 10 persons) and Longevity (HK$ 15,888 plus 10% service charge for a table of 10 persons) offer auspicious dishes to see in the new year.
- Lunar New Year Puddings (New Year Pudding, Turnip Pudding, Water Chestnut Pudding and Taro Pudding) are available.
- Each restaurant offers a special Fireworks menu on 11 February with Champagne on the Sun Terrace to view the spectacular new year fireworks display.

THE PENINSULA SHANGHAI
- A peach tree and kumquat trees are on display at The Lobby and each restaurant with red packets hung on all trees representing good luck, happiness and fortune in the new year.
- Each stone lion at the entrance wears a big red Chinese bow, bringing additional fortune to the property and the guests who patronize the hotel.
- On Chinese New Year’s Eve, each in-house guest receives a red packet with a chocolate “gold coin” inside to bring good fortune in the year ahead.
- Lion Dance on Chinese New Year’s Day – an award-winning lion dance troupe performs at the Lobby, to which all hotel staff and in-house guests are welcome to join. Non-residents are also invited as it is believed that the attending public will all be blessed with luck and happiness.
- Yi Long Court offers special Chinese New Year menus.
- Special Chinese New Year hampers are available at The Peninsula Boutique.

THE PENINSULA TOKYO
- Dramatic Chinese New Year flower displays are positioned at the main entrance and The Lobby tables.
- The lions at the hotel entrance are illuminated in red.
- Special in-room amenities are provided for all guests.
- A lion dance on 12 February begins at the main entrance and heads through The Lobby and up to the Hei Fung Terrace Chinese New Year dinner.
- Chinese New Year six-course lunch and dinner menus are offered at Hei Fung Terrace –
the Wishes lunch menu at JPY 8,880, and Lucky dinner menu at JPY 22,880.

THE PENINSULA BEIJING
- Special Chinese New Year décor and in-room decorations are on display.
- A Chinese-themed Afternoon Tea is available in The Lobby.
- A Chinese calligrapher will write lucky couplets in The Lobby. Guests can have their names written in Chinese characters as souvenir with the hotel’s compliments.

THE PENINSULA BANGKOK
- Fortune (THB 2,280 per person) and Wealth (THB 2,680 per person) set menus are available at Mei Jiang Chinese restaurant (2 – 12 February).
- A Chinese-themed Sunday Brunch at River Cafe and Terrace (THB 1,500 including hot drinks) is planned for 10 February.
- A Chinese-themed Afternoon Tea is presented in The Lobby.
- A lion dance performance will take place on 10 February.
- The Joyful Holiday Package:

  • Deluxe Room at THB 8,888 per night (minimum two-night stay is required)
  • Valid from 1 – 28 February 2013
  • Daily buffet breakfast at River Cafe and Terrace for two
  • One buffet dinner at River Cafe and Terrace for two
  • THB 500 spa voucher per stay

- The Prosperous Holiday Package:

  • Deluxe Suite at THB 18,888 per night (minimum two-night stay is required)
  • Valid from 1 – 28 February 2013
  • Daily buffet breakfast at River Cafe and Terrace for two
  • One round trip airport transfer by hotel limousines
  • One Peninsula Afternoon Tea for two in The Lobby
  • One set dinner for two at Mei Jiang Chinese restaurant
  • 1 hour 20 minute Thai massage for two persons at The Peninsula Spa

Hotels will be filled with auspicious red lanterns

THE PENINSULA MANILA
- Chinese New Year-themed décor brightens The Lobby, tabletops, Front Office counters and a stunning floral display is featured.
Chinese-themed lunch buffet (PHP 1,460 per person) and dinner buffet (PHP 1,560 per person) is offered in Escolta, 9 – 10 February.
- Dragon and lion dance perform at The Lobby, 10 February.
- Special Chinese New Year theme decorations enhance Salon de Ning, 9 February.

THE PENINSULA NEW YORK
- Van Cleef & Arpels Stay-and-Shop Experience:

  • Grand Luxe Room from US$888 per night; additional nights from US$ 795 per night
  • One Van Cleef & Arpels New York Boutique gift certificate valued at US$ 1,000 towards any watch collection purchase
  • Invitation to a private reception at Van Cleef & Arpels hosted by the brand’s watch expert
  • Chinese New Year welcome gift
  • Chinese Afternoon Tea for two in the Gotham Lounge

THE PENINSULA CHICAGO
- Van Cleef & Arpels Stay-and-Shop Experience:

  • Executive Suite at US$ 888 per night (minimum two-night stay is required) additional nights from US$ 788 per night
  • One Van Cleef & Arpels Chicago boutique gift certificate valued at US$ 1,000 towards any watch collection purchase
  • Private presentation at the Van Cleef & Arpels boutique on the collections including Champagne and collector’s edition book Timeless Beauty (available in English and Chinese)
  • Daily Chinese or American breakfast for two
  • Wine and chocolate welcome gift
  • One-way sedan transfer from O’Hare or Midway Airports

THE PENINSULA BEVERLY HILLS
- Van Cleef & Arpels Stay-and-Shop Experience:

  • Grand Deluxe Room at US$ 888 per night
  • One Van Cleef & Arpels Beverly Hills Boutique gift certificate valued at US$ 1,000 towards any watch collection purchase
  • Complimentary Chinese tea set-up and welcome gift
  • Daily Chinese Breakfast or American Breakfast for one
  • Two invitations to The Peninsula Beverly Hills Chinese New Year Celebration Party on February 11

- Chinese New Year flower displays decorate The Lobby and are throughout the hotel.
- Beverly Hills’ most glamorous Chinese New Year party is planned, to which all hotel guests are invited on 11 February.
- A Chinese-themed Afternoon Tea is available in The Lobby.

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