First Step. . . Arrival in Hong Kong

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We have very quickly abandoned our plans for going to Macau tonight and have decided, instead, to relax and enjoy the beautiful Peninsula Hotel. The need for rest is paramount, particularly for the one who never sleeps on the plane (and that would not be me, who can, unfortunately, sleep in any moving vehicle).

It was a smart move to have the hotel pick us up. I knew that would mean a quiet, calm ride in one of their fleet of 14 Rolls Royce Phantoms, I hoped for speedy progress upon arrival and boy, did that pay off. We were literally met as we walked off the 777, driven to immigration (no line), and escorted to baggage, which appeared within about 60 seconds of our arrival.  Once loaded in the car and driven through fairly light rush hour traffic, we were taken immediately to our room and checked in right on the spot.  Every hotel should be this efficient. img_9048Door to door, about an hour after landing, we were in our 21st floor room taking in the beautiful skyline of Hong Kong Island.  Welcome news after waking up 24 hours earlier and completing the 17-hour flight from Dallas (yawn).

Known as the “Grande Dame of the Far East,” The Peninsula opened in 1928 and has been meticulously updated. From three iPads, we can control pretty much everything.  This room is even equipped with a nail dryer, not to mention more places to charge electronics than I have ever experienced. Nice.

The Lobby.

The Lobby.

We stayed in on this first night of our trip, watched the 8 PM laser light show on Victoria Harbour, followed by an enjoyable light dinner and some good jazz in the Lobby restaurant.

Just up after a good nights sleep and ready to get going!

 

 

Posted on January 18, 2017, in Asia, China, Cruising and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 6 Comments.

  1. Wow! Gorgeous photos! Love the hotel and the limo. And yes, you really know how to travel in style! You can book our trips anytime! Have fun! Looking forward to all your posts, Karen. Thank you. 😻

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  2. Sounds like the ideal way to do it!
    Can’t wait to see what’s next.

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  3. Rolls Royce, laser lights, jazz and dinner! That’s what I call staying IN!!! Have a great trip! Deb

    Tuttle’s iPad

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  4. Looking forward to reading all about your trip! Stay safe, have fun!

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  5. I am jealous. The peninsula was my base in the China area for years

    Have fun and eat well!!!

    Alan

    Sent from my iPhone

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  6. You really know how to travel!

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