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Here's How Peninsula Hotels are Celebrating The Year of The Horse

January 30, 2014 at 12:00 PM | by | ()

There's no doubt that the Chinese New Year is one of the most auspicious times of the year in most parts of Asia so it makes perfect sense for Peninsula Hotels, a hotel brand that originated in Hong Kong, to have some special celebrations to welcome in the Year of the Horse. And here's how they are doing it:

The nine luxury properties are hosting "Ten Perfect Treats" to help Chinese New Year first-timers and veterans of the celebration get into the mood of the happiest cultural season. Treats involve decor, food, arts, activities and packages amongst other events.

The Peninsula Hong Kong will be the center of good fortune, happiness, wealth and longevity. This Saturday, the flagship property will host a Sun Terrace party with free champagne to watch the fireworks over Victoria Harbour. Once the show is over, you can fill your belly with traditional new year treats at one of the hotel's seven restaurants.

After the jump, see how some of the other Peninsulas are getting festive.

Tomorrow, The Peninsula New York will host a Lion Dance through the lobby, dim sums in the restaurants and a Chinese music trio. Celebrations are throughout February 9th.

The Peninsula Chicago will don red lanterns, red flowers and other Chinese-themed decor with the highlight being in the spa with the Bamboo Harmonizer Massage to target sore muscles after the party.

In Tokyo, The Peninsula will also have a Lion Dance with a drum concert in the lobby. The real events are in the restaurants with a 'Lucky' dinner and a 'Wishes' lunch to ensure the most prosperity for the new year.

The Peninsula Beijing is offering an eight-course meal to ring in the New Year before heading to the Yun Bar for some fireworks and passed dumplings.

Peach, kumquat and orange trees will fill The Peninsula Shanghai's lobby with sweet smells and good luck as each tree will sport hung bao (red packets) for good wishes; even the lions out front will get festive with red bows. On New Years Eve, guests will even score their own hung bao with a gold coin made from chocolate.

[Photo: Peninsula Hotels]

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