Kick off your next chapter in the bustling Asian city of Hong Kong, famous for shopping and cuisine. And why not ensure a comfortable adventure by staying at the luxurious Peninsula Hotel, aka the Grande Dame of the Far East, famous for its fleet of “Peninsula Green” Rolls-Royces?
TABLE FOR TWO
Go old school and retrace the dance moves of Clark Gable and Ava Gardner after an award-winning meal at the opulent onsite Gaddi’s. Here you can be dressed in your finest and experience the lost art of a proper dinner-dance.
Get some perspective from high above the city via the property’s helicopter tour. Start at the retro-chic China Clipper Lounge for a light bite before departing. Or for those more inclined to earn their altitude, opt for a guided hike along Dragon’s Back just out of town with Walk Hong Kong’s Gabi Baumgartner.
Pre– or post–spa treatment, save at least an hour or so to lounge at the white marble pool; think Roman Holiday meets Hearst Castle, with sweeping views of Hong Kong’s skyline.
There is no better way to enjoy the city’s famous Symphony of Lights than on board an Aqua Luna tour boat with a cocktail in hand. This nightly multimedia light show includes displays on more than 40 buildings on both sides of the harbor. Be sure to ask the concierge to book you before 8 p.m. for the best time to view the show.
Named for its location on the tip of the Kowloon Peninsula, the 300-room hotel seamlessly blends the original 1928 building, famed for afternoon tea in its grand lobby, with a 30-story tower added in 1994. The gracious rooms, many with harbor views, feature touch pad technology, premium linens and large marble baths with deep tubs and separate showers. Rooms start at $510. hongkong.peninsula.com
ARRIVE IN STYLE
Cathay Pacific’s late-night flight out of San Francisco lets you make the most of a full day upon arrival. Business class grants access to luxurious lounges, while aboard the new A350 aircraft couples can get cozy in spacious lie-flat seats in the center aisle. The spray of orchids between the large entertainment monitors adds a romantic touch.