Lunar New Year is the most important festival on the Chinese calendar, and nowhere celebrates it with greater aplomb than The Peninsula Hong Kong. With her storied history and iconic architecture, the city’s Grande Dame is set to welcome the New Year in signature style through a variety of special events, promotions and offers to celebrate the Year of the Dog.
The festivities begin with a traditional lion dance in The Lobby on Friday, 16 February 2018, the first day of the Lunar New Year. The celebrations continue throughout the hotel, with elaborate decorations featuring peach blossoms, red flowers and lanterns to symbolise good luck, as well as pink plum blossoms and kumquat bushes laden with golden-orange fruit to bring prosperity. These elegant adornments provide an auspicious backdrop against which guests can enjoy a beautifully crafted collection of curated experiences for all the family.
Adding a touch of signature élan to another cherished Lunar New Year tradition, The Peninsula is offering suite guests the opportunity to enjoy a tour around the city in the hotel’s customised MINI Clubman for up to three hours during their stay. According to Chinese tradition, locals embark on a journey around the city during Lunar New Year to bring luck and prosperity for the year ahead. Known as the “Lucky Grand Tour”, it symbolises the completion of a full circle, and guests can enjoy their own “Lucky Ride” by visiting a variety of auspicious spots around town, with suggested locations including Wong Tai Sin Temple, where guests can “borrow fortune” from the Guan Yin, and The Peak, where the higher altitude is believed to bring better luck.
Those who wish to take their Lucky Grand Tour to even greater heights can book a “Fortune Flight”, a breathtaking helicopter tour around Victoria Harbour that shows off Hong Kong at its very best. Starting from HK$ 6,380, the “Fly High” package takes patrons on a whirlwind tour of timeless excellence, delicious fare and extraordinary memories.
The “Flying High” package includes:
- Daily Traditional Peninsula Breakfast at The Lobby or Breakfast Buffet at The Verandah for up to two persons
- One exhilarating 15-minute helicopter “flight-seeing” tour**
** This experience is a shared flight and the availability is subject to weather conditions. Should weather conditions be unsuitable for a scheduled helicopter tour, guests may reschedule within 60 days or instead select any 90-minute treatment at the award-winning Peninsula Spa. For safety reasons, children under 2 years old cannot join the helicopter tour.
Please note that the following terms and conditions apply:
- This offer is valid for stays from now until 22 March 2018
- A minimum stay of two consecutive nights is required
- Rates are subject to 10% service charge per room per night and are based on single or double occupancy only
- All value-added benefits are offered once per room per stay, subject to availability
- Advanced reservations are required and black-out dates apply
- Room check-in time is 2:00 pm and check-out time is 12:00 noon
- This offer cannot be used in conjunction with any other programme(s) and/or gift certificate(s)
- In case of dispute, The Peninsula Hong Kong’s decision is final
New Year Dining Promotions
Dining is an integral part of any Chinese New Year celebration, and The Peninsula offers something to delight every palate with special set dinner menus at each of the hotel’s restaurants. Available on Saturday, 17 February 2018 (the second day of the Chinese New Year) and priced as below, all dining experiences, excluding Felix, also include an exclusive invitation to view the New Year fireworks from the hotel’s Sun Terrace on the 7th floor, where guests can enjoy a complimentary glass of Champagne along with unrivalled views of Victoria Harbour.
Location Price Dress Code For Reservations
Gaddi’s HK$ 2,088* (five courses) Jackets for gentlemen +852 2696 6763
Felix HK$ 2,088*# (five courses) Smart Casual +852 2696 6778
Spring Moon HK$ 1,788* (six courses) Smart Casual +852 2696 6760
The Lobby HK$ 928* (four courses) Smart Casual +852 2696 6772
or à la carte
The Verandah HK$ 1,488* per adult Smart Casual +852 2696 6766
HK$ 828* per child
Chesa HK$ 888* (four courses) Smart Casual +852 2696 6769
*All prices listed above are on a per-person basis, and are subject to 10% service charge.
#Please note that a minimum charge of HK$ 500 net per person will be applied to Felix American Bar on 17 February 2018.
In addition, The Peninsula’s Cantonese fine dining restaurant, Spring Moon, is celebrating the dawn of the Year of the Dog by offering three 10-course Spring dinner menus, featuring a refined selection of traditional favourites, “Fortune” priced at HK$ 13,680, “Wealth” priced at HK$ 17,380* and “Longevity” priced at HK$ 20,680* for parties of ten. On 16 and 17 February 2018 (the first and second days of the Chinese New Year), a traditional Chinese music performance will be available at Spring Moon during lunch and dinner to further enhance the festive atmosphere.
*Above prices are subject to 10% service charge.
Lunar New Year Puddings
A time-honoured tradition in their own right, Spring Moon’s celebrated Lunar New Year puddings offer an irresistible taste of the season. Priced at HK$ 298 each and available in Taro, Water Chestnut, Turnip and Spring Moon New Year Pudding flavours, each pudding arrives in elegant packaging, making them ideal gifts for relatives and business associates – or simply for guests’ own gastronomic enjoyment.
To purchase these highly sought-after Lunar New Year puddings, orders must be placed between 16 January 2018 and 15 February 2018 and collected from Spring Moon the following day. Guests purchasing 20 or more puddings are entitled to a 10% discount, while a 20% discount is applied to orders of 50 or more. For reservations, orders and enquiries, please call Spring Moon on +852 2696 6760.
Chinese New Year at The Peninsula Spa
Guests can unwind at The Peninsula Spa during the Chinese New Year holiday by choosing from a series of bespoke body massage treatments and facial treatments, which are designed to address multiple skin concerns and provide solutions. Guests who book a minimum 90-minute spa treatment at The Peninsula Spa will receive a complimentary 30-minute Oriental Scalp Massage with Pink Hair and Scalp Mud to symbolise good fortune in the New Year as the colour pink represents good fortune in Chinese tradition.
The Chinese New Year spa offer will be available from 01 February to 28 February 2018. For reservations and more information, please contact The Peninsula Spa on tel: +852 2696 6682, fax: +852 2696 6688, or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.