Luxury hotel group The Peninsula Hotels is set to expand its footprint into Europe with the opening of the Peninsula Paris slated for 2012.
“We have always wanted to be in London, but given the importance we place on location, we need to be where the location opens for us.”
“We haven’t stopped investing,” Ms Forrest said, “We have deep pockets.”
According to Ms Forrest, The Peninsula New York recently underwent a complete renovation while The Peninsula Beverly Hills is just starting a soft renovation in preparation for its twentieth anniversary celebrations next year.
Conde Nast’s reader’s choice for the best hotel in Asia, The Peninsula Tokyo, while a little young for renovations is actively engaging its local and international market through a range of promotions including giving away the latest offering from Mini Cooper.
“This competition highlights the fun element of The Peninsula Tokyo and shows that while we are a leading luxury hotel, we don’t take ourselves too seriously,” The Peninsula Tokyo general manager Malcolm Thompson said.
With domestic tourism accounting for about 35 per cent of The Peninsula Hotel’s business, followed by American then Hong Kong and Chinese guests, Mr Thompson said that the Peninsula reputation for location and service is a great drawcard.
Source = e-Travel Blackboard: G.A