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Summer Adventures And Summer Values: The Peninsula Hotels Debuts New Peninsula Academy Collection Of Exclusive Experiences

Guests Can Experience A Taste Of Local Culture With More Than 65 Activities And Take Advantage Of 'Summer Moments' Special Room Rates And Offers

HONG KONG, June 10, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Peninsula Hotels has re-launched its iconic experiential program, The Peninsula Academy, with an array of new activities designed to engage and delight guests of all ages. New experiences include an elephant ride through a Thai vineyard, a beach day at a private Malibu estate, a retro Shanghai historical adventure, an exclusive visit to a New York firehouse and a private helicopter ride to a secluded beach in Hong Kong.

Guests can create their own special moments with The Peninsula Hotels' new Summer Moments offerings. Available at all Peninsula hotels now through September 18, 2013, Summer Moments offers great value with special room rates, daily breakfast and a guaranteed upgrade to the next room category. Guests who book a Peninsula suite will also receive a hotel credit of up to $200* that may be used toward a dining, spa or Academy experience. 

Thoughtfully designed by each hotel by sourcing the very best local guides and partners, The Peninsula Academy gives guests an insider introduction to the culture, lifestyle, cuisine, arts and history in each Peninsula destination through individualized classes, tours and activities. The Peninsula Kids' Academy provides younger guests with fun insight into each destination with lessons such as origami and Chinese kite making and hands-on cooking classes. To every Academy experience, Peninsula incorporates its signature touches, such as transportation in a private helicopter, chauffeured Rolls-Royce or custom-outfitted MINI Cooper S Clubman, as well as a special keepsake, for lasting memories of the adventure.

The highlight of the enhanced Academy is a special collection of unforgettable WOW experiences, including:

  • Journeys of Peninsula at The Peninsula Hong Kong – an awe-inspiring private helicopter adventure to the stunning beaches of Sai Kung, where a magical dinner on a secluded bay awaits.
  • Princess for A Day at The Peninsula Chicago – a once-in-a-lifetime experience for a young guest, complete with a princess dress and tiara, horse-drawn pumpkin carriage ride, shopping spree and a prince presenting a glass slipper for a fairy tale ending.
  • Escape to A Malibu Beach Estate at The Peninsula Beverly Hills – a day of beach activities such as private surfing and paddleboard lessons with celebrity instructor Rod Samper at Xanadu, the oceanfront Malibu estate once owned by actress Olivia Newton-John.
  • Behind the Curtain, Broadway Up Close at The Peninsula New York a behind-the-scenes peek into a Broadway production that includes a tour of the city's Theatre District, tickets to a Broadway show and the opportunity to meet a key member of the production.
  • The Peninsula Bangkok's Elephant Ride in Hua Hin Hills Vineyard at The Peninsula Bangkok – an adventurous discovery of the majestic vineyard atop an elephant, followed by a private wine tasting and meal prepared by Peninsula chefs.
  • The Washi-Paper Art Experience with Eriko Horiki at The Peninsula Tokyo – a day in the private atelier of a washi-paper artist to learn about the traditional Japanese craft and the artist's innovative work that has elevated the practice to new heights.  
  • Retro Shanghai at The Peninsula Shanghai – a trip back in time to the enduring legacy of Shanghai's famed 1930s heyday, complete with a tailor-made traditional Chinese outfit and private tour of Shanghai's finest heritage buildings, all in the comfort of the hotel's Rolls-Royce Phantom limousine.
  • 2,000 Years of Chinese Culture at The Peninsula Beijing – a captivating exploration of China's rich art heritage with a helicopter tour to the Great Wall for a private Champagne brunch, an aerial tour over the renowned Bird's Nest stadium and traditional tea service in an artist's studio in the celebrated 798 Art Zone. 
  • "Spirit of Corregidor" Island Tour by Air and Land at The Peninsula Manila a private aerial tour of the city by helicopter followed by a visit across the water to the rocky island fortress of Corregidor, a World War II memorial.

A complete list of The Peninsula Academy experiences, images, videos, sample itineraries, maps and other interactive features, can be found at www.peninsula.com/academy. Most programs are available with just a few days' notice. Reservations are subject to availability and advanced booking is highly recommended.

Reservations, rates, and terms and conditions for The Peninsula Hotels' Summer Moments offer can be found at www.peninsula.com/summermoments. *Hotel credits vary by hotel.

ABOUT THE HONGKONG AND SHANGHAI HOTELS, LIMITED (HSH)

Incorporated in 1866 and listed on The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong (00045), HSH is the holding company of a Group which is engaged in the ownership, development and management of prestigious hotel, commercial and residential properties in key locations in Asia, the United States and Europe, as well as the provision of transport, club management and other services. The hotel portfolio of the Group comprises The Peninsula Hotels in Hong Kong, Shanghai, Beijing, New York, Chicago, Beverly Hills, Tokyo, Bangkok, Manila and Paris (under construction).  The property portfolio of the Group includes The Repulse Bay Complex, The Peak Tower and The Peak Tramways, St. John's Building, The Landmark in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam and the Thai Country Club in Bangkok, Thailand.

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