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  1. News - Hong Kong - CRIME

    Thief tricks Peninsula hotel into opening room safe, walks off with HK$50K

    Posted Jul 09th 2013, 12:00am by Clifford Lo

    ... Peninsula staff unwittingly help fake guest carry out HK$50,000 theft A thief who pretended to be a guest at the luxury Peninsula hotel coolly tricked staff into opening a safe and escaped with HK$50,000 in foreign currency and valuables, police revealed. The man, a foreigner, approached the front desk of the hotel in Salisbury Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, at about 4am on Sunday, claiming to have ...

  2. Business - Companies

    Peninsula owner Michael Kadoorie grooming his children as possible successors

    Posted Dec 30th 2013, 02:14am by Denise Tsang

    ... family that settled in Hong Kong in the 1880s, oversees a group that controls assets as varied as the luxury hotel brand Peninsula hotels, local electricity supplier CLP Holdings, and the Peak ... patriarch prepares for his exit Michael Kadoorie, the 72-year old patriarch tycoon of a global business empire spanning luxury hotels to local electricity supply, is preparing to pass the baton ...

  3. Comment - Blogs

    The Peninsula turns 85

    Posted Dec 15th 2013, 02:32pm by Anna Healy Fenton

    ... as a hotel. During the Second World War, Japanese entered The Peninsula and the Company was precluded from continuing its business from the time of the Japanese occupation until August 1945. In 1942 the hotel had been sensibly and temporarily, re-named the Toa (East Asia) Hotel, while it was the Japanese wartime headquarters. At Christmas in 1945 the Japanese surrendered, at The Peninsula ...

  4. Peninsula hotel's big revamp to hit profit

    Posted May 17th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Anita Lam anita.lam@scmp.com Earnings at The Hong Kong and Shanghai Hotels (HSH), owner of the Peninsula chain of luxury hotels, could suffer a setback next year when nearly half ... launched promotional packages to lift the rate back to between 45 and 50 per cent. The group's director and chief operating officer, Peter Borer, said staff at The Peninsula Tokyo had been ...

  5. Peninsula hotel's historian digs out the glamorous Shanghai of the 1930s

    Posted Sep 17th 2010, 12:00am by Vivian Chen

    ... Tsui on Wednesday. Beyond Hospitality chronicles the development of the hotel group, from the Astor House Hotel in Shanghai built during the 1850s to the Peninsula Shanghai, opened last ... and it was the best Expo ever: the whole city was the Expo, there was a never-ending swirl of social life,' the Briton said. The opulence of Shanghai hotels between the wars certainly outshone those ...

  6. Room rates, occupancy slip at Peninsula hotels

    Posted May 14th 2009, 12:00am by Denise Tsang

    ... Denise Tsang Hongkong and Shanghai Hotels, operator of the Peninsula luxury hotels, has felt the effects of the global economic downturn, swine flu and unrest in Thailand - all of which ... earlier. The revenue measure at the other four Peninsula hotels in Asia - Manila, Beijing, Bangkok and Tokyo - fell 30 per cent; for the four hotels in the United States, it fell 28 per cent. ...

  7. HK's Peninsula ranked world's 27th best hotel

    Posted Jul 13th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... LAI YING-KIT Updated at 7.01pm: Hong Kong's Peninsula Hotel was ranked the 27th best hotel in the world and the 10th in Asia, a local newspaper reported on Wednesday. The Chinese-language news daily Ming Pao reported a survey by US magazine Travel and Leisure. Readers ranked the Peninsula Hotel 27th among the world's 100 best hotels this year. In a similar survey last ...

  8. IFC complex and Peninsula Hotel to feature in new Batman movie

    Posted Sep 24th 2007, 12:00am by Andrew Sun

    ... the Peninsula Hotel will also be used for some scenes. In other news from the bat cave, only stars Christian Bale and Morgan Freeman will arrive for shooting. Michael Caine will not be joining them. ...

  9. Peninsula Hotel artist calls time on his day job

    Posted Aug 07th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Law Bun has more time for his beloved painting these days. After 31 years as a room attendant at the Peninsula Hotel, he retired on Sunday after turning 60. But the artist will not be forgotten at the Peninsula. In the hotel's Spring Moon restaurant, guests dine off china he hand-painted. A welcome sign near the staff entrance is painted by Law. He also painted the giant ...

  10. Business first at award ceremony

    Posted Dec 11th 2009, 12:00am by Andrew Sun

    ... Edited by Andrew Sun Piaget Award for Excellence of Entrepreneurship dinner Where: The Peninsula hotel When: November 2 What: Watch label Piaget and the Entrepreneurs' Organisation presented its annual business leader award at a prestigeous evening with more than 70 guests who were enlightened by keynote speaker Annie Wu Suk-ching's talk. Who: Piaget's Asia president ...




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