Two of Hong Kong’s most well-known attractions are joining forces this spring to create a trio of special events including a Peninsula afternoon tea voyage.
The Peninsula Hotel is celebrating its 95th anniversary this year and will be marking the milestone alongside Star Ferry, which turns 125, by offering a trio of experiences, including a floating afternoon tea, a sunset cruise and even the chance to hold wedding ceremonies aboard Star Ferry’s World Star vessel.
The Peninsula Hotel is the flagship property of Peninsula Hotels group and is the oldest hotel in Hong Kong. It was founded in 1928 by the brothers Ellis and Elly Kadoorie and was billed as the ‘finest hotel east of the Suez’. It soon became known locally as the ‘Grande Dame’ of the city.
Star Ferry traces its history back to the nineteenth century when it was founded in 1888 by Dorabjee Naorojee Mithaiwala, a Parsee cook. The cross-harbour service first set sail with a fleet of four single-deck ferries, all with the name ‘Star’. Pre-pandemic, the ferries carried around 50,000 passengers a day.
Taking place on weekends and public holidays, the Peninsula afternoon tea voyage will take place on board World Star, accompanied by live music and world-beating views with a special menu created by the Peninsula’s pastry team. The sunset cruises take place each weekend with cocktails and a live DJ.
The special events are available to Peninsula guests until July 2, bookings and details online.
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