20th January 2020 – (Hong Kong) The inbound tours during Lunar New Year will drop between 70-80% and the ongoing civil unrest has affected the local hotel industry. Many luxury hotels including the Peninsula Group has offered special discounts and if you are looking for a staycation in the city to celebrate your birthday, this is the best time as the prices are lower than their normal rates.
Guests who will celebrate birthdays from now until 31st March 2020 can stay in a Deluxe Room at the prestigious Peninsula Hotel for a special rate of only HK$1,928 per night. You can book the hotel room on the day before or after the birthday.
We decided to check-in and stayed at the historical hotel which is conveniently located in the heart of TST. The receptionist suggested that we pay around HK$500 more for a better city view as the HK$1,928 package is only applicable for rooms on the lower floors (5th floor and below). We decided to opt for the higher floor to enjoy a better view of Hong Kong.
Upon entering the Grand Deluxe Room, we were impressed by the plush interiors and attention-to-detail features. There are a total of 3 tablets you can find in the room. One on each side of the bed and another one on the study desk. The tablet allows the guest to control everything from the room temperature, curtains, TV/Music and you can even connect your iPad to the TV via a built-in ChromeCast.
Another amazing feature of the tablet is the PressReader App. Peninsula basically downloaded every single newspaper from many parts of the world and all kinds of magazines for your reading pleasure. Other attention-to-detail features of the room include a UV Lamp nail dryer, a YOGA in the morning guide (The hotel should perhaps provide a yoga mat), wireless phone chargers on each side of the bed, plenty of power points to suit different plugs from different countries, a Nespresso coffee machine, tea set fresh tea leaves and a large safe for you to store your valuables. The most impressive feature of the room is the Valet Box i.e. you can put your dirty laundry inside this ‘Box’ and someone will collect them from the other side of the Valet Box. You will save yourself from the hassle of putting your clothes in a laundry box and waiting for someone to collect them like in most hotels.
Another attention to detail service is the bookmark the cleaner placed on the book we brought. Other hotels in Bangkok have the same service and perhaps it would be better if the cleaner could place the bookmark on the last read page. Another plus point is the Lens & Screen Cleaning Towelette provided for gadget geeks. Also, the blackout blind in the room is amazing as anyone with jetlag can sleep through the day without feeing any tinge of sunlight on his/her face.
The room also boasts a well-stocked mini bar with champagnes, beers and wines to choose from. Overall, we were pretty satisfied with the attention-to-detail amenities and services the hotel has provided in the room but we think that if the followings can be included, Peninsula Hotel will probably up its ante to become the best hotel in the world:
a) Hair straightener for female guests;
b) Perfumes/eau de toilette;
d) Shaver for women;
d) Bluetooth speaker.
Value for money: 4/5
Attention to detail: 4.5/5
Ambience : 4/5
Service : 4.5/5
To book, or call Peninsula’s Global Customer Service Centre at +852 2926 2888 by quoting the promotional code “PHK1928”
- Deluxe Room at HK$ 1,928 per room per night
- Welcome birthday amenities
- Late check-out time at 4:00pm
Booking and stay period: From now until 31 March 2020 (this offer is subject to availability).