The Peninsula hotel is the symbolistic landmark for its history and tradition of HongKong that the last and oldest hotel in the colonial period launched since 1928.
The Hong Kong and Shanghai Hotels, Limited was incorporated in 1866. The company became engaged in real estate, acquiring land properties. The first Peninsula Hotel was built in 1928, known as The Peninsula Hong Kong in Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong. The Peninsula Hong Kong holds several world records for placing the largest single orders for fleets of Rolls-Royce cars in the world.
In 1976, it opened The Peninsula Manila in Makati City, Philippines, and became a symbol economic prosperity in the financial district of that country. After a decade, the opening was followed by The Peninsula New York in 1988, as the company ventured into the American market. A year later, The Peninsula Beijing opened in 1989. Then, The Peninsula Beverly Hills opened two years later 1991.
The Peninsula Bangkok opened in 1998, followed by The Peninsula Chicago in 2001. Six years later, The Peninsula Tokyo was built in 2007, then The Peninsula Shanghai in 2009. The Peninsula Paris opened in August 2014.
Photo: Peninsula official website (peninsula.com)