As the Year of the Snake slithers into being, The Peninsula Hotels will honor the Chinese New Year (February 10) with special celebrations at all nine of its properties around the world.
Each of the luxe hotels’ exteriors will be bathed in red light, while red lanterns (symbolizing luck and prosperity) and red flowers and pink-blossomed plum trees (representing good luck) will decorate the hotels’ interiors and lobbies. The prosperity doesn’t stop there, though. Special in-room treats, such as tangerines, dumplings and chocolate coins (which also symbolize prosperity) will ensure guests’ stays are festive and prosperous indeed.
In addition to all the trappings, the various Peninsulas will host special events and extend offers unique to their particular destinations. Here are a few highlights:
On February 11, sundown brings a special treat to guests of the Forbes Travel Guide Five-Star Peninsula Hong Kong. In keeping with the tradition of using fireworks to ward off evil spirits during the holiday, the hotel will present a fireworks display over Victoria Harbour while guests are treated to champagne on the Sun Terrace.
The Four-Star Peninsula Beijing will present a Chinese-themed afternoon tea in the lobby, and a Chinese calligrapher will write luck-infused couplets and guests’ names as unique (and complimentary) souvenirs.
It’s all about the lions at the brand’s Tokyo location. The iconic lions at the hotel’s entrance will be bathed in red light, and on February 12, a lion dance will progress from the lobby through the hotel to the Hei Fung Terrace Chinese New Year dinner.
Be sure to check The Peninsula Hotels website for details on the many offers and events in honor of Chinese New Year.
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