The Peninsula Hotels Achieves Prestigious Five-star Rating in Nine Global Cities from the 2018 Forbes Travel Guide

Forbes Travel Guide unveiled its annual Star Rating list this week, which saw nine of the Peninsula hotels achieve the prestigious Five-Star rating.

For the first time in 2018, The Peninsula Beijing, the only all-suite hotel in the capital city, was awarded a Five-Star rating. The accolade follows a glamorous transformation that was completed in mid-2017 and celebrates the luxury of space with 230 stunning suites.

On behalf of The Peninsula Beijing management team and staff members, I am proud to be honoured with the Forbes Five-Star rating,” says General Manager of The Peninsula Beijing, Mr Vincent Pimont. “This coveted title recognises the hard work of everyone following our landmark renovation, and the team’s dedication to consistently deliver unparalleled services for our guests.

The award sees The Peninsula Beijing join its sister properties The Peninsula Shanghai, The Peninsula Tokyo, The Peninsula New York, The Peninsula Chicago, The Peninsula Beverly Hills, The Peninsula Paris and The Peninsula Bangkok, all of which retained their Five-Star status.

Building on its 90 years as a global beacon of hospitality, The Peninsula Hong Kong also retained its Five-Star status, in addition to gaining a new Five-Star rating for Gaddi’s, the hotel’s French fine-dining restaurant; resulting in the hotel being named as one of only 13 hotels worldwide to be awarded a triple Five-Star rating in the 2018 listing.

The Peninsula Manila entered the Forbes Travel Guide this year with a Four-Star rating, which means all ten Peninsula hotels are now included in the esteemed guide.

The Forbes Travel Guide's Five-Star hotel ratings are recognised among the hospitality industry as being uniquely selective, rigorous and highly coveted. The Forbes Travel Guide created the Five-Star system in 1958 when it was Mobil Travel Guide and it is the only independent, global rating system for luxury hotels, restaurants and spas. Its incognito inspectors make evaluations on up to 900 objective standards. With decades of experience spanning 52 countries, it is the global authority on luxury stays.

About The Hongkong and Shanghai Hotels, Limited (HSH)

Incorporated in 1866 and listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange (00045), The Hongkong and Shanghai Hotels, Limited is the holding company of a Group which is engaged in the ownership, development, and management of prestigious hotels and commercial and residential properties in key locations in Asia, the United States and Europe, as well as the provision of tourism and leisure, club management and other services. The Peninsula Hotels portfolio comprises The Peninsula Hong Kong, The Peninsula Shanghai, The Peninsula Beijing, The Peninsula Tokyo, The Peninsula Bangkok, The Peninsula Manila, The Peninsula New York, The Peninsula Chicago, The Peninsula Beverly Hills, and The Peninsula Paris. Projects under development include The Peninsula Istanbul, The Peninsula London and The Peninsula Yangon. The property portfolio of the Group includes The Repulse Bay Complex, The Peak Tower, The Peninsula Office Tower and St. John’s Building in Hong Kong; The Landmark in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam; 1-5 Grosvenor Place in London, UK, and 21 avenue Kléber in Paris, France. The clubs and services portfolio of the Group includes The Peak Tram in Hong Kong; Thai Country Club in Bangkok, Thailand; Quail Lodge & Golf Club in Carmel, California; Peninsula Clubs and Consultancy Services, Peninsula Merchandising, and Tai Pan Laundry in Hong Kong.

For further information, please contact:

Nicki Houghton
Manager, Marketing & Communications
The Peninsula Hotels
Telephone: +852 2840 7788
Direct: +852 2840 7748