1. A minimum of three bedside tablets and free VOIP
That’s right, a minimum of three. We saw a Deluxe Room in the original building (the first category up from entry-level Superior – everything else in the hotel was sold out), which had a tablet on each bedside table as well as one on the corner desk. Move into the larger suites and you’ll get more.
The tablets are programmed in 11 languages, from Japanese to Portuguese and German to Arabic. Virtually anything in the room is controlled by it, and it contains everything you want to know about the hotel and its facilities. As an added bonus, the phone gives you free VOIP calls.
2. Universal device chargers
Staying on the technology side of things, there is no need to run to the concierge in case you’ve forgotten your mobile phone charger; the bedside table contains a universal device charger in a beautiful leather-encased drawer.
Found in a desk drawer, it is… a portable nail dryer. Who knew? Apparently it’s getting great feedback from the Peninsula’s female clientele. We certainly had never seen one before.
4. Oscar de la Renta toiletries
An exclusive partnership with monsieur de la Renta sees specially-created toiletries bearing his name in the all-marble bathrooms.
It included this rather pretty red soapbox, with underneath the gold wrapper a relief of the two door gods that guard the entrance of the hotel on Salisbury Road.
5. A discreet valet box
One feature all the Peninsula Hong Kong rooms have in common? There is no direct sight line from the front door to the bed. This means room service can deliver a table with food in the entrance hallway without seeing into the room itself. For smaller items, there is this valet box – place something inside, press the button on the floor, close the door, and it will be taken care of.
We will have more photos from inside the Peninsula and its new rooms soon. A Deluxe Room starts at HKD 4,680 (about $600) a night on a weekend late May.
[Photos: JasonD for HotelChatter]