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  1. Business - Companies - EARNINGS

    Peninsula hotel owner sees profit rise by 73 per cent

    Posted Aug 20th 2014, 03:25pm by TIFFANY AP

    ... Tiffany Ap tiffany.ap@scmp.com Peninsula owner sees profit up 73pc Hong Kong & Shanghai Hotels, which operates the luxury hotel chain Peninsula, posted underlying interim profit ... the Hang Seng Index gained 0.15 per cent. On August 1, the firm opened the Peninsula Paris, a joint venture with Katara Hospitality and its first foray into Europe. The hotel is a stone's ...

  2. Magazines - Style - INSIDE SCOOP

    Peninsula Tokyo hosts Pokémon adventure

    Posted Aug 07th 2014, 10:33pm by Helen Miao

    ... Colourful characters The Peninsula Tokyo will present an interactive Pokémon luxury experience designed by the Pokémon Company from October. Pikachu, Lucario and friends will make their debut. Guests aged five and above can put on a Pikachu hat, grab a Pokéball and go on an imaginative hotel-wide quest to seek out Pokémon characters. "Pokémon Hotel Adventure: The Power ...

  3. Business - Companies

    Peninsula hotel chain sees drop in room rates for first quarter

    Posted May 13th 2014, 01:13am by TIFFANY AP

    ... Tiffany Ap tiffany.ap@scmp.com Firm is upbeat and says lower room rates not because of fewer mainland visitors Peninsula hotel chain sees fall in occupancy Hong Kong and Shanghai Hotels, the operator of the Peninsula hotel chain, saw a drop in its Hong Kong average room rate and occupancy in the first quarter but said it was an effect of renovations last year and not because of fewer ...

  4. 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

    ... Clifford Lo clifford.lo@scmp.com Peninsula staff unwittingly help fake guest carry out HK$50,000 theft Thief tricks hotel into opening room safe 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 ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. 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. ...

  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. 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 ...

  10. 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 ...




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