What's Inside The Peninsula Hotels' Magazine?
This week we're taking a look at a dying hotel amenity--The Hotel Magazine. Sure, most hotels stock their guestrooms with the trendy magazines of the day or at least place some localized publication on the desks but there are actually a few hotels out there that still publish their own magazine. We've got our hands on a few copies of these rare breeds and we'll be documenting our finds for you here. Know of a hotel magazine we should see before it goes out of print? Send it to us!
What we often love about Peninsula Hotels is their smooth blend of new and old hotel traditions. So while there rooms are tricked out with customized high technology (flat screens, complimentary WiFi, remote controls for the blinds, lights and room temperature), we can still expect The Peninsula Hotel magazine in the guestrooms.
Published four times a year, the magazine rounds up the latest news in the Peninsula Hotels. The March issue focused heavily on the new Shanghai hotel, which actually marked a return to the city for Peninsula Hotels. The coverage included Peninsula's history with Shanghai, as well as the hotel's design, style and restaurant offerings, all accompanied by giant, eye-pleasing photos. We particularly loved the piece on the restoration of a vintage Rolls Royce for the hotel.
Towards the back of the hefty 150-page issue, the magazine breaks down what's new at every Peninsula hotel and lists packages, special offers and exquisite services for each property.
For instance, we had no idea that the Peninsula Beverly Hills offered a Recapture Classic Hollywood Glamour service which gives guest their own black and white photoshoot done in the comfort of your own guest room or suite. The pics are meant to look like the old studio publicity stills from the 1930s and 40s. (You'll have to inquire about the price though.)
Also worth a glance? The luxury ads from Prada, Chanel, Patek Philippe, Omega timepieces and more.
Now, rooms at a Peninsula hotel typically start around $400 so this is one expensive magazine. But we're sure if you ask nicely at the front desk, they might give you a copy for you to daydream with.