Sharing the #PeninsulaLove
This Valentine’s Day at The Peninsula Hong Kong, the hotel paid homage to the time-honoured marriage of love and chocolate. Together with the unveiling of artisanal chocolates hand-crafted by Maître Chocolatier Marijn Coertjens, the launch of the #PeninsulaLove social media competition had Hong Kong hearts aflutter. As part of the #PeninsulaLove campaign, the hotel’s fleet of MINI Coopers (dressed up as “MINI Cupids” for the occasion) zipped around town over the course of five days preceding the 14 February festival. Lucky onlookers were encouraged to take a snapshot of the instantly recognisable MINI Cupid and post it on social media, complete with the hashtag and their own, personal love story. An overwhelming response had the judges working hard to select the winners – one fan even waited in Causeway Bay in the pouring rain for the arrival of the MINI Cupid. The top #PeninsulaLove submission was rewarded with a grand prize that included a chauffeur-driven Rolls-Royce ride to the hotel, followed by dinner at Felix and a one night’s stay in a sumptuous Grand Deluxe Harbour View Room. The winner also took home a box of the hotel’s bespoke Valentine’s Day chocolates. The flood of support for the #PeninsulaLove campaign reinforced our belief that an abundance of love and emotion lies at the heart of our bustling Hong Kong metropolis.
There’s nothing quite like a Valentine’s Day surprise, especially one from The Peninsula Hong Kong. Members of Hong Kong’s media were shocked and delighted to be treated to the Valentine’s Day Limited-Edition Artisanal chocolates, hand-delivered by the hotel’s iconic pageboys for added charm and flair. Inspired by gemstones, the set of 12 original chocolates represented a full year’s worth of love – one for each month – and were presented in a stunning jewellery box; only 300 sets were made for the holiday.
And of course, the hotel offered memorable Valentine’s Day experiences throughout its multiple dining outlets. Most special however, was the opportunity to dine by the pool at The Peninsula’s spectacular Roman-style swimming pool, which opens to the public just once a year for Valentine’s Day. The setting underwent a magnificent, rose-petal-adorned transformation to offer guests a romantic, candle-lit evening spent under the stars and by the water. Saint Valentine would have been very proud.