What is This at The Peninsula Hong Kong?
We like to keep it fun but informative here at HotelChatter so our series, What is This?, is devoted to odd-looking items in hotels that upon first glance look as if they serve only a decorative purpose. But everything happens for a reason, right? And we're here to tell you what these things really do.
There's quite a bit to explore at any Peninsula hotel, from bedside digital control panels to butler boxes, but the flagship property in Hong Kong has a few extra secrets waiting to be discovered. Take, for instance, this small slit of a window found not in a guest room or restaurant, but in The Peninsula Hong Kong's shopping arcade.
Pass the Goyard boutique (the only one in HK!), beyond Chanel and other big brands with guarded doors lies this peekaboo spot to tickle your curiosity.
The answer? It's a window to view the preparations of the Peninsula's esteemed pastry and dessert chefs, who prepare by hand every little sweet thing sold in the Peninsula's own shop. To find this window, however, you'll have to navigate back through the tea varieties and bring patience; getting sugared rose petals and gold leaves just so on a spread of chocolate tarts takes more than a moment.