While we're waiting with bated breath for the opening of The Peninsula Paris, we receive good tidings from London. (No, not *that* news. But very close, geographically, to Buckingham Palace...) Today the owner of the prestigious Peninsula hotel brand, Hongkong & Shanghai Hotels (HSH), announced development plans for a Peninsula in London-- to be situated opposite the Buckingham Palace gardens overlooking Hyde Park.
A partnership between HSH and Grosvenor, the property will be part of a new mixed-use development at 1-5 Grosvenor Place. No word yet on the hotel facilities, but if it’s anything like the hotly anticipated Paris hotel, it will have a swank spa, pool with underwater mood lighting, gastronomic restaurants (maybe even haute Cantonese and Chinese cuisine), The Lobby for traditional Afternoon Tea, The Peninsula Academy with experiential guest programs, and the impeccable service standards for which Peninsula is known.
No doubt, The Peninsula London will make a splash in a city already celebrated around the world for its excellent hotels. For more information, visit www.peninsula.com.
Pictured: The Peninsula Hong Kong, which is celebrating its 85th anniversary with vintage Afternoon Tea dances.