The Best Peninsula Hotels Around The World

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The Peninsula Hotels are a highly specialized luxury hotel brand with only 12 properties scattered around the world. Started in Hong Kong in 1928, each property has a hyper focus on luxury, heritage, and innovation.

Given there are so few, each location is selectively chosen and designed with a style of East meets West. An iconic symbol of each property are their fleet of customized Rolls-Royce limousines usually parked out front.

You can’t really go wrong choosing the Peninsula, whether you are on the of New York to the riverside of Bangkok, each hotel is a gateway to the locale’s charm.

There are a few additional benefits travelers can get when booking a room here – but we will dive into that and the best Peninsula hotels around the world.

How To Book Peninsula Hotels

Like other luxury hotel brands Four Seasons and Mandarin Oriental, the Peninsula does not have a great traveler award program. The hotels rely on guests coming back for the great experience and therefore don’t offer a typically status or points system.

However, there are additional benefits you can get by booking via a travel agent.

The Peninsula has a select program called the PenClub, that allows travel agents to extend benefits to their clients. These can include:

  • Daily Full Breakfast;
  • Flexible check-in and check-out times (known as Peninsula Time);
  • Room upgrades upon availability;
  • $100 Property Credit at some properties;
  • Upgraded welcome amenities.

Travelers can receive all of these benefits by just booking with a certified agent – all for the same price as booking directly.

Need help booking with a certified travel agent? Travel Season can pair you with one here.

The Best Peninsula Hotels

The Peninsula Hotel’s portfolio may seem small when compared to other international luxury hospitality brands but it doesn’t fall short of a memorable experience.

Here are some of the best Peninsula Hotels around the world:

The Peninsula Hong Kong

The original is still the most iconic – The Peninsula Hong Kong is easily our favorite amongst the entire portfolio. Started in 1928, the hotel has been a staple landmark in the city and underwent a large upgrade in 2018. The hotel especially caters to the ultra wealthy and offers a range of vehicles to guests including: Rolls-Royce Phantoms, customized helicopter, and a private yacht in the hotel fleet. There is even a rooftop helipad that they host yoga classes on. There really isn’t much better than the Peninsula Hong Kong – a piece of history in the city and amongst the brand.

The Peninsula New York, NY

The Peninsula New York is also a landmark hotel located in Midtown Manhattan right on Fifth Avenue. The hotel is located in one of the most ideal parts of New York City – walking distance to Central Park, Rockefeller Center, and some of the best shopping in the city. The hotels building dates back to 1905 and after a recent upgrade has been brought up to modern standards. The hotel bar is a hot spot for the after work crowd or the luxury traveler – one of our favorites about this hotel is there is always a scene whether you are a guests or just visiting.

The Peninsula Chicago, IL, United States

The Peninsula Chicago in located right on Magnificent Mile and brings a traditional Asian service to a city known for its hospitality. This property is consistently recognized consistently as the #1 Hotel in Chicago by many media outlets and offers 339 rooms, indoor swimming pool, and breathtaking views of the city Skyline. The city also has a very popular restaurant in Shanghai Terrace as well as an intimate bar thats great for drinks and small plates.

The Peninsula Istanbul

One of the newest properties for the company located directly on the Bosphorus on Istanbuls European side. The hotel is setup directly on the water providing incredible views of the old city. The property is designed as one of the most elegant in the city and truly brings an Asian charm to the building it occupies. What we love about this hotel is the location – within walking distances to many restaurants, bars, nightlife, and even the bridge to the old town to see the historic side of Istanbul.

The Peninsula Beijing, China

The Peninsula Beijing went through a complete structural overhaul in 2017 and has now been earning praises from travelers and media alike. The hotel is unique in offering the most spacious all-suite guest accommodations in Beijing, with separate living, sleeping, and bathing areas. Many also flock to this location for the one of the best Afternoon Tea experiences and their iconic Yun Bar on the rooftop. The hotel is situation right in the shopping district and close to many of the best sights in the city. If you decide to book here expect to be pampered and leaving with all your services taken care of.

The Peninsula Bangkok

The Peninsula Bangkok sits right on the bank of the Chao Phraya River. You arrival to this hotel in style via a green tuk tuk shuttle boat, and you will find 370 rooms with each offering views of the river. Given its location in an iconic food city, the hotel has a special thai cusine under a banyan tree that is one of the hottest restaurants in the city. Staying in this location gives you a relaxing experience of Bangkok away from all the partying – but is a great central point to still travel around easily.

Summary & Takeaways

Peninsula Hotels really try to bring their Asian hospitality to major cities their fan base find them in around the world. We’ve only had the pleasure of visiting a few properties ourselves, but can tell that each gives you a consistent luxury experience we have come to love.

If you are planning a trip to a major city you can’t ever go wrong booking a Peninsula Hotel. Make sure to check how new the property you plan to stay at as few have yet to be renovated.

Regardless what you choose we hope you become a fan like we are of these unique hotel experiences.

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