Peninsula Hotel Hong Kong unveils refurbished Tower rooms
Peninsula Hong Kong unveiled this week the first phase of its landmark room enhancement program, which includes the opening of the new Tower rooms and suites. Culminating in a HK$450 million project that will see all 300 of the hotel’s guestrooms transformed, the enhancement programme began on 8 January 2012. The launch of the newly renovated guestrooms in The Peninsula Tower have paved the way for the transformation of guestrooms in the Original Building, which sit below the offices in the Tower, and will be unveiled in April 2013 to usher in the hotel’s 85th anniversary celebrations.
With an accent on Classic Modernity, which adheres to the design tenets of simplicity and chic elegance, the new rooms showcase the finest materials and craftsmanship. Boasting a bespoke luxury residential feel, with an aesthetic that melds the distinctive design touches and practicality present in today’s luxury yachts, motorcars and private jets, the new design takes The Peninsula guest experience to the next level of in-room comfort.
Set in a warm, neutral palette of cream, bone, caramel, walnut, and dark chocolate, refined artisan detailing includes stitching on the wardrobe and wall panels and vintage travel trunk-inspired drawer handles. Highly-glossed burl wood cabinetry, screen doors, chairs and sofa detailing frames the walls and doors to create an ambiance of sumptuous, refined comfort.
Echoing the distinguishing design touches present in luxury automotive and fashion design today, fine craftsmanship with subtle and seamless detailing is everywhere. Functional objects such as multiple, dual-voltage (110V/240V) electrical power sockets with universal adaptors and chargers have been concealed within flawlessly finished, dark chocolate burl wood and glass cabinetry, with touch-of-a-button access.
Freeform art installations feature in every guest room, inspired by Chinese ink paintings and depicting details found in flora and fauna. Three-dimensional curvilinear reflective metal blossoms, leaves and branches made of laser-cut bronze-lacquered stainless steel create whimsical compositions on the walls. Soft furnishings are also inspired by calligraphic floral design, and lend a soft, Chinoiserie-inspired touch.
State of the art in-room technology sets new standards of guest personalisation, with fully-customised interactive digital bedside and desk tablets pre-set in one of five languages, according to guest preference. Full control of all in-room functions is a mere touch away via the bedside and desk tablets, which enable access to the in-room compendium of restaurant menus, hotel services, the new “PenCities” virtual city guide, and personalised streaming terrestrial TV, and Internet TV and radio with noise-cancelling earphones. LED touch-screen panels located on the walls also offer full mastery of the in-room facilities, including mood lighting and curtain control. Wall panels also feature valet call, weather, thermostat, language and privacy options at a convenient touch.
Blu-ray LED television – with a 55-inch model in all suites – ideal for watching a personalised selection of the complimentary HD movies available – and Internet TV, as well as an iPod/iPad docking station, memory card reader and soundbar speaker system with powerful sub-woofer, to deliver the ultimate surround-sound experience.