The Peninsula Palace, Beijing has won the China’s Leading Hotel award, as announced at the 11th annual world travel awards in Barbados.
Following their triumph, Manfred Weber, Resident Manager was presented with the prestigious World Travel Award trophy last week in Beijing.
Established in 1993 to acknowledge and celebrate excellence, the world travel award is the highest honor in the world’s travel and tourism industry. “With thousands of votes cast by travel professionals from more than 200 countries, winning a world travel award has become one of the highest accolades a travel product could ever hope to receive,” said Graham Cooke, Chairman and Founder of World Travel Awards. “This really is a collection of the best of the best.”
In keeping up with their status as China’s Leading Hotel , The Peninsula Palace has launched several new initiatives this year, including a selection of special tour programmes for guests who want to explore Beijing. The Peninsula Academy programme features cultural activities introducing the lesser known aspects of Chinese culture and traditions in and around Beijing.
Additionally, last month, the first Peninsula Boutique in The People’s Republic of China opened in The Palace, offering a wide range of food and gifts items, including the celebrated Peninsula Chocolatier range of chocolates, Peninsula Tea blends, cookies, Champagne and wines, together with a selection of Peninsula silver items.
The concept of the new Peninsula Boutique at The Peninsula Palace Beijing was developed and designed by Hong Kong based design firm Chhada Siembieda Leung Ltd, Shanghai.
The Peninsula Palace, Beijing, has been nominated again for China’s Leading Hotel at the World Travel Awards 2005. The 12th Annual Ceremony will be held in London, on Sunday 13 November at the Royal Opera House. The Peninsula Palace will be fighting off competition in this category from Grand Hotel, Okura Garden Hotel, Jinling Hotel, The St. Regis Hotel, Shangri-La Hotel, Hilton Chongqing, Beijing Hotel, China World Hotel, The Kerry Centre Hotel, Huatian Hotel, Hunan, Shangri-La Hotel, The Portman Ritz-Carlton Shanghai and Grand Hyatt Shanghai. Watch this space.