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PENINSULA shanghai & hong kong asia SERGIO ORTIZ A sergio ortiz 30 october 2011 onsite review february 2011 Asian-bound travelers seeking luxury and elegance will find few experiences to top the double whammy of Cathay Pacific’s superlative first- or business-class service, combined with a stay in any of the continent’s six Peninsula Hotels. Cathay Pacific outshines most airlines with efficiency and sophistication sensed from the instant one is shown to newly configured cabin arrangements primarily designed with comfort in mind. This is a welcome relief when anticipating a cross Pacific flight, brightened by knowing that upon arrival, even more luxury awaits at the Peninsula, Asia’s most respected and august hotel brand. The joys of a stay at the Peninsula are clearly evident in the collection’s oldest hotel, the pedigreed Hong Kong establishment, and in its newest Asian counterpart in Shanghai. Both are world-class hotels that exemplify the luxury and style synonymous with the brand. peninsula hong kong With a long and storied lineage dating back to 1928, and still maintaining the rigid standards set by its parent company, Hong Kong & Shanghai Hotels Ltd., the Peninsula Hong Kong opened to rave reviews from its first guests who often arrived after a grueling 3-day journey from the American mainland on PanAm’s legendary China Clippers. After all these decades, it’s managed the near impossible task of keeping its reputation at or near the top of luxury accommodations. Today, the six Peninsulas in Asia are in Hong Kong, Bangkok, Manila, Beijing, Tokyo and Shanghai. The brand also has a formidable presence in Chicago, New York and Beverly Hills, and another is scheduled to open next year in a historic building near the Champs-Elysees in Paris’16th arrondissement. But upscale travelers with a fondness for the original and marvelous

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Editor's Notes/Agent Speak
Hotel Desk: Coworth Park, London
Tour Talk: Cox & Kings
Paws Up Ups "Glamping" to New Heights
"Alpine" Adventure at Four Seasons Resort Vail
Hotel Beaux Arts Miami
Out & About in New York City
Adventures on Hayman Island
It's the Good Life at The Leela Kovalam Beach
Peninsula Shanghai & Hong Kong
Silversea's Silver Spirit
Thailand Travel Planner
Luxury in the Wilderness, by Best of Patagonia
Savoring St. Vincent & the Grenadines
CuisinArt Resort & Spa, Anguilla
Luxurious Egypt
A Good Turn for Bern, Switzerland
Mexico's Luxury Trail

Recommend October 2011