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Peninsula Hong Kong to Make Over Its Rooms and Tech Offerings

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  Site Where: Salisbury Road, Hong Kong, China
January 10, 2012 at 2:18 PM | by | ()

When HotelChatter popped into the Peninsula Hong Kong just over a year ago, there wasn't much that we didn't like at the hotel from the welcome amenities to the in-room telescopes, the bedside tech control panel and the white-gloved service.

But all this "classic lushness" may have been a little too "classic" as the hotel has just announced the start of a major guestroom redesign which will update all 297 rooms in both of the hotel's towers.

Conceived by The Peninsula Hotels in-house design team, the newly enhanced rooms showcase the finest materials and craftsmanship, boasting a bespoke luxury residential feel. With an accent on Classic Modernity, simplicity and chic elegance, the new room aesthetic melds the distinctive design touches and practicality present in today’s luxury yachts, motorcars, and private jets, taking The Peninsula guest experience to the next level.

The renovations also promise to show off some "revolutionary" in-room technology. Considering that Peninsula custom creates all their tech offerings and that Peninsula is keen to put gigaspeed internet in all of their hotels, we have to say, we're probably more excited to see what the tech offerings are versus the bedspreads.

Renovations have already begun in the Peninsula Tower which will reopen in August 2012. Once these are done, then work will begin on the the Original Building. These rooms are expected to be unveiled in early 2013. Since work is only happening in one building at a time, guests won't have to worry about construction noise disrupting their stay.

While we're a little sad to see the classic Oriental-style rooms go away, the new rooms do look pretty. And don't worry, the fleet of Rolls Royce Phantoms and the rooftop heliport are not going anywhere. Phew!

What do you think of the new room design for the Peninsula Hong Kong? Let us know in comments below!

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