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The Peninsula Beijing Unveils New Phase of Hospitality and Luxury with $123 Million Renovation

The Peninsula Beijing, already well-known for its adjacent luxury fashion and lifestyle stores, award-winning restaurants, and high-end accommodations in the heart of historical shopping and business district Wangfujing, unveiled renovations last week that were six months in the making. The revamped facilities introduce additional dimensions of experiential hospitality increasingly important to Chinese travelers, including a technological face-lift, additional dining spaces, an artist-in-residence studio, an art gallery, and more.

By simply walking in, local residents have access to a shopping area boasting 40 luxury fashion and lifestyle stores, as well as afternoon tea in the lobby and in a courtyard cafe next to The Peninsula’s award-winning Huang Ting restaurant (the hotel features four revamped dining spaces and a banquet hall). Shoppers that spend more than 5,000 RMB ($760) can also take advantage of The Peninsula’s bespoke electric bike delivery service, while adventurous travelers can explore the city or embark on an art tour in one of the hotel’s customized Rolls Royces or BMWs. It’s truly a one-stop-shop for those hoping to get a taste of art, culture, and luxury in one go.

The Hongkong and Shanghai Hotels, Limited, the company that manages The Peninsula Beijing, poured in 890 million RMB ($123 million) into the renovations, and completed phase one this month. Phase two, which includes the remainder of the guest rooms, is set to be completed by August. The entire project aims to put The Peninsula Beijing on par with its 10 other sister hotels around the world, including one in Shanghai which was named best hotel in China by Condé Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice Awards last year. Managing director of The Hongkong and Shanghai Hotels, Limited Clement Kwok said at the launch event that The Peninsula Beijing’s goal is to not only bring in foreign guests, but to attract mainland inbound travelers from a pool of 269 million domestic visitors to Beijing each year.

(Source: Jing Daily )