Charity fundraising, holiday menus, storytelling, and more highlight the spirit of the season
For nearly a century, The Peninsula Hotels has been more than just celebrated global outposts of elegance and unparalleled service; they are treasured places for guests to create lasting memories and celebrate special moments. During the festive season, when the comfort of gathering with loved ones is now more important than ever, The Peninsula Hotels is extending a warm invitation to all to rediscover time-honoured family traditions. With an array of special events and uniquely festive experiences, an abundance of opportunities to create magical holiday moments awaits guests and their families.
To fully embrace the holiday spirit of caring and connection, guests can also take part in The Peninsula Hotels’ long-standing corporate responsibility and sustainability initiative to support youth in need during this season of giving.
In these challenging times, celebrating the holidays with friends and family feels especially meaningful – and The Peninsula Hotels’ enchanting, time-honoured festive traditions allow guests to truly savour the season and create precious memories together. The array of experiences includes, sumptuous holiday brunches, delectable festive menus, celebratory cocktails, storytelling sessions featuring The Peninsula Hotels’ holiday storybook for children, signature festive hampers, and body-and-mind healing treatments. All of these are offered in an environment that let guests relax and reconnect for the holidays, safely and joyfully.
Stories from the Tree
In keeping with tradition, Peninsula hotels around the world will illuminate a splendidly decorated Christmas tree in their lobbies. This dazzling display will be the focal point for “Stories from the Tree”, a Peninsula tradition since 2018. Six colourful characters, including the Nutcracker, Gingerbread Man, Robin, and Reindeer will adorn Christmas trees as well as the festive decorations.
Digital Storybook and Children’s Storytelling
Each year, a different “Stories from the Tree” character is highlighted with a specially written children’s story. This year, the protagonist of the story, The Robin’s Journey, is the red-breasted Robin, who travels around the world to experience a variety of holiday adventures and highlights the spirit of kindness and giving. Each Peninsula hotel will offer a festive storytelling event for guests and their families, featuring a live reading of The Robin’s Journey. The story will also be available as a complimentary e-book download on peninsula.com starting in November – along with previous years’ stories, The Gingerbread Man’s Tale and The Nutcracker’s Adventure.
A Season of Giving
As well as a time for celebration with loved ones, the holidays are a time of sharing and generosity. In that spirit, The Peninsula Hotels is continuing its custom of reaching out to those who are less fortunate. At each property, “Stories from the Tree” character Robin will be available for purchase in the form of ornaments and pins; US$5 from each purchase will be donated to local charity organisations that support youth empowerment. An additional US$5 will be donated to the same charities from each sale of a Festive Afternoon Tea, which includes savoury delicacies and delightful sweets featuring the Robin character and traditional Christmas favourites.
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