New Hotel & Experiences from Peninsula

The Hong Kong & Shanghai Hotels, owners of the iconic Peninsula brand, has announced the group's newest property in Yangoon. Located in the heart of Myanmar's economic capital, the hotel will be housed in the former Burma Railway Building (pictured), with close proximity to key attractions in the city, including the Shwedagon Pagoda and Scott’s Market. The hotel will restore and preserve the colonial architecture of the railways building, with the hotel expected to open in 2016.

The Peninsula Hong Kong has also relaunched the Peninsula Academy, offering unique guest experiences imbued with cultural appeal and glamour. The stunning collection of guest programmes provides insider access to otherwise unattainable, culturally nuanced and luxurious experiences, both within the hotel and beyond

“Guests who know The Peninsula and Hong Kong extremely well will often ask me, ‘So what do you have in store for me now – that I may not have already experienced?’” says The Peninsula Hong Kong’s General Manager, Rainy Chan. “Within both the hotel and the broader context of this incredible, bustling city, the majority of The Peninsula’s discerning guests have enjoyed multiple facets of the visitor experience here. Through The Peninsula Academy, we continually embrace the challenge of keeping our guests inspired, surprised and delighted by the new – and where possible, the unknown – and always with a view to remaining unfailingly authentic.”

An example of the new experiences is the Journeys of Peninsula, a programme which enables guests to leave the city behind in the hotel’s twin-engine Aérospatiale Squirrel helicopter, with a flight over dramatic mountains and breath-taking land and seascapes en route to the stunning beaches of Tai Long Wan in Sai Kung. This is followed by speedboat transfer to a luxury motor-cruising yacht. Having arrived at a secluded bay, a magical dining experience a world away from the urban cityscape awaits. In this tranquil, sheltered cove, Peninsula staff are on hand to serve a luxurious beach banquet on the sand dunes during this escape to an island paradise in the outer reaches of Hong Kong.

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