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 - grandson of the hotel's founder - said it was a very special day for his family. He paid tribute to Chan Pak, who started as a page boy on the hotel's opening day, December 11, 1928, and worked until his death in September at the age of 87. Chan's granddaughter in turn presented a gift to Mr Tung, who unveiled a plaque marking the occasion.