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There are a number of features and facilities that set The Peninsula Hong Kong in Kowloon apart from other hotels in its elite class — a rooftop helipad, fleet of Rolls- Royce Phantoms and plush, fully remodeled accommodations, for starters — but the one thing that truly makes this hotel different from other hotels is its long, storied history.
When it opened in 1928, this luxury Forbes Travel Guide Five-Star hotel became the first of its kind in Hong Kong to instantly join the ranks of the world’s finest hotels, a lofty status it still enjoys today. It’s also home to the traditional fine-dining restaurant Gaddi’s, which in 1953 became the first French restaurant in Hong Kong. Indeed, though guest rooms and suites are now outfitted with high-tech modern conveniences such as 3D flat-screen televisions, electronic tablets and touchscreen LED wall panels, flashes of the hotel’s colonial history are never too far away.