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 celebrating the Year of the Monkey.
The festivities begin with a traditional lion dance in The Lobby on Monday, 8 February 2016, 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. After completing this lofty odyssey to bring luck and prosperity for the year ahead, guests are invited to enjoy Afternoon Tea in The Lobby, with the added bonus of guaranteed table reservations to avoid the queues. Priced at HK$ 2,157 per person or HK$ 4,226 for two people, the Fortune Flight can be reserved by calling +852 2802 0200 or by e-mailing [email protected]
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 Tuesday, 9 February 2016 (the second day of the Chinese New Year) and priced as below, these dining experiences 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.
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$ 278 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 31 January and 8 February 2016 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.
New Year Family Room Package
The Lunar New Year is a time to celebrate with family, and The Peninsula makes that child’s play with the “Family Stays – Kids on Us” room package. The ideal choice for parents of young children, the package features luxurious accommodation in a Deluxe Room category (or above), some of which offer panoramic views of Victoria Harbour and the fireworks on the second day of the Lunar New Year, as well as a complimentary extra child’s bed (subject to availability), a child-friendly welcome amenity, child-sized Peninsula robe and slippers for in-room use and two Peninsula Spa vouchers to the value of HK$ 300 for parents per stay.
The offer also includes complimentary Wi-Fi, HD Movies, local calls and long-distance calls (VOIP), as well as complimentary use of the hotel’s fitness centre and swimming pool. To top it off, one child under 12 years old is entitled to eat gratis during all meal periods at The Verandah buffet as well as the children’s menu at The Lobby when dining with their parent(s). The Family Stays – Kids on Us package is priced from HK$ 4,580 for a Deluxe Room and up, and runs until 29 February 2016.
Please note that the following terms and conditions apply:
-Rates are subject to 10% service charge per room per night and are based on single or double occupancy
-All value-added benefits are offered once per room per stay, subject to availability
-Complimentary meals for children are only applicable to one child per guest room and are only applicable when dining with parent(s)
-Children must be 11 years old or younger to qualify for the Kids on Us promotion
-Children’s menus will be available at only The Lobby for breakfast, lunch and dinner, or the buffet at The Verandah during all meal periods
-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 promotion(s)
-In case of dispute, The Peninsula Hong Kong’s decision is final
In addition, all guests staying at The Peninsula over Lunar New Year can tune in to the CCTV New Year’s Gala, an evening-long variety performance that has become a much-loved and not-to-be-missed viewing tradition in China. Broadcasted nationwide on New Year’s Eve, Sunday, 7 February 2016, the programme will be available in all Peninsula guest rooms.
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 for each of them. Guests who book a 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 from head to toe in the New Year as the colour pink represents good fortune in Chinese tradition.
The Chinese New Year spa offer will be available from 1 to 29 February 2016 (except public holidays).