The Peninsula Hotel, in Hong Kong, in the 1920s. Photo: SCMP The Peninsula Hotel, in Hong Kong, in the 1920s. Photo: SCMP
The Peninsula Hotel, in Hong Kong, in the 1920s. Photo: SCMP
Adam Nebbs
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Travellers' Checks by Adam Nebbs

How Hong Kong’s Peninsula hotel came to be – in the 1920s, accommodation could not be found for ‘love nor money’

  • The need for rooms at the beginning of the decade was so great a visiting opera company could not find a hotel to accommodate them all
  • In 1921, plans for a property where each room would have its own bathroom with ‘modern plumbing’ were drawn up

The Peninsula Hotel, in Hong Kong, in the 1920s. Photo: SCMP The Peninsula Hotel, in Hong Kong, in the 1920s. Photo: SCMP
The Peninsula Hotel, in Hong Kong, in the 1920s. Photo: SCMP
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