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  1. The Peninsula Palace, Beijing

    Posted Dec 16th 2003, 12:00am by Alister McMillan

    ... But it's not even a new joint. No, but it has just been rebranded. The 14-year-old Palace Hotel has become The Peninsula Palace, although it's still the Wang Fu Fan Dian to locals. It's ... shops, including Prada, Gucci, Hermes and all the Versace your Visa can handle. I'd rather not travel in a five-star bubble. Then look into the Peninsula's academy programmes. You can ...

  2. Peninsula's polished professional was a shining example to all

    Posted Sep 20th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... of The Peninsula the day the hotel received its first guest. When he died on September 5, aged 87, he was still officially on the payroll. Chan loved the hotel and the stately, well-ordered way it was run. ... was a polished professional, a mentor and role model for generations of recruits to the demanding world of deluxe hotels. He began work as a page boy, the day The Peninsula opened for business ...

  3. Peninsula's little helpers

    Posted Dec 04th 2003, 12:00am by Tinnie Chow

    ... Tinnie Chow If you happen to stroll into the lobby of The Peninsula hotel this week and come across this scene, there is no need to be alarmed. No, you've not wandered into a scene from Wizard of Oz: Revenge of the Munchkins. It will simply be part of the rehearsals for the hotel's 75th anniversary charity gala next Thursday. The event will feature 75 mini page boys ...

  4. Starwaly a Peninsula Shanghai partner

    Posted Nov 06th 2003, 12:00am by Sandy Li

    ... Peninsula Shanghai, owned jointly by Hongkong Hotels and Starwaly, has signed a framework agreement with the New Huang Pu Group on the proposed development of a Peninsula hotel on a designated site near the old British consulate. Hongkong Hotels chief executive Clement Kwok King-man refused to disclose any details of the project or the shareholding of the Peninsula Shanghai, saying ...

  5. Peninsula turns a new page

    Posted Dec 12th 2003, 12:00am by Klaudia Lee

    ... Klaudia Lee More than 1,000 guests packed The Peninsula last night to celebrate the hotel's 75th anniversary. Among them, Betty Kadoorie, Chief Executive Tung Chee-hwa, Michael Kadoorie and son Philip posed with 75 page boys and girls at the charity gala event. With the wine, and the music, flowing freely, and Sotheby's staging a one-off auction, Mr Kadoorie- ...

  6. Pleasing palates Peninsula style

    Posted Jul 06th 2003, 12:00am by Peta Tomlinson

    ... Just like a certain former United States president who smoked marijuana but did not inhale, The Peninsula hotel's executive chef Florian Trento admits to visiting a McDonald's ... insists. 'Will you be reporting this?' The road to the top food job at the distinguished Peninsula, the grand old lady of Hong Kong hospitality, began when Florian was in his last year ...

  7. Yao wins hearts as Beckham parties at the Peninsula

    Posted Aug 07th 2003, 12:00am by Jonathan Powell

    ... that the team may not train because they were tired, and that they were in a meeting to decide what they would do. Beckham, however, was later spotted leaving the Peninsula hotel after a private party. ...

  8. Hoping for stability on the Korean peninsula

    Posted Jul 05th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... peacekeeping in Liberia. All the while, there has been little movement in the stalemate on the Korean peninsula. Russia and China have blocked US efforts to move a motion at the UN Security Council ...

  9. Happy hunting

    Posted Jul 24th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... As a duty-free port, Macau is a haven that offers cheap alcohol, gold and electronic products. Textile manufacturing is one of the enclave's biggest industries, and fabrics and clothes sell at good prices. The textile industry produces clothes for de ...

  10. Palace party lifts the lid on capital's renaissance

    Posted Sep 22nd 2003, 12:00am by Tinnie Chow

    ... Beijing's cultural status right now is as hot as the mainland's economy. This was abundantly clear at the party thrown in honour of The Palace Hotel officially becoming The Peninsula Palace Beijing, where CitySeen caught up with some creative luminaries to get an insight into the city's renaissance. ...




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