Today sees Peninsula Hotels’ parent company, Hong Kong & Shanghai Hotels, celebrate an impressive milestone; its 150th anniversary, marking its place as the oldest small hotel group in continuous operation.
Since its establishment in 1866, HSH has remained at the forefront of international travel, glamour and rewarding philanthropic work, continuing the founding Kadoorie families philosophy to ‘help people to help themselves’ with their altruistic and charitable contributions and initiatives.
One of the stand-out HSH anniversary celebrations will be the unveiling of a series of custom-made giant balloons designed and hand-made by artist Ken Moody of Big Ideas Parade Giants Studio in Arizona, USA.
These unique balloons will be anchored to The Peninsula Hong Kong and will include replicas of The Peninsula’s 1934 Phantom II vintage Rolls-Royce, The Peninsula’s MD902 helicopter, The Peak Tower, The Repulse Bay Complex, The Peak Tram, The HSH-themed Montogolfiere-style balloon and finally a giant Peninsula Pageboy named Michael after Sir Michael Kadoorie, creating an unforgettable and picture perfect skyline.
Since its opening in 1868, The Peninsula Hong Kong has mastered the glamour of travel and welcomed Hong Kong’s high-society to numerous grand gala openings and too many other memorable events. The tradition continues this year with the hotel’s 150th Anniversary Gala.
Held at the group’s flagship property, 2,000 guests from Hong Kong and around the world will enjoy a carefully-curated list of fine wines, Champagnes and cocktails, paired perfectly with canapés served from all seven of The Peninsula’s award winning restaurants including The Lobby, Spring Moon, Felix and Gaddis – the perfect recipe for a unforgettable evening.