Afternoon Tea at the Peninsula Hotel
Lonely Planet review for Afternoon Tea at the Peninsula Hotel
More than a Hong Kong landmark, the Peninsula is one of the world’s great hotels. Though it was being called ‘the finest hotel east of Suez’ just a few years after opening in 1928, the Peninsula was in fact one of several prestigious hostelries across Asia where everybody who was anybody stayed, lining up with (but not behind) the likes of the Raffles in Singapore, the Peace (then the Cathay) in Shanghai and the Strand in Rangoon (now Yangon). Taking afternoon tea at the Peninsula is one of the best experiences in town – dress neatly and be prepared to queue for a table.