the peninsula hong kong afternoon tea

I could have spent another few days just at The Peninsula itself. Obviously if you are in Hong Kong you should venture out and experience the city, BUT The Peninsula is an experience worthy of having on it’s own.

1. Afternoon Tea.

They said people line up to partake in this famous tea, and they weren’t lying. There was a line for tea all afternoon. This would be the perfect thing to experience with your best gal pals. A long afternoon tea with the most adorable and delicious cakes and cookies (pictured above).

2. Enjoy services at the spa.

On my first day in Hong Kong, I arrived at 6am after a 15-hour flight, and was told to stay awake as long as possible, even to midnight, to try to beat jet lag. However, with a back-to-back massage and facial, staying awake was impossible. I was able to stay awake for most of it in a scented-oil-filled nirvana. Once she got down on my slightly headachy scalp, I was out. I woke up to the curtains being raised with a night view of the lights of Hong Kong. What a way to end 2 hours of bliss. I highly highly recommend spending half a day in the spa. Get there early to enjoy every part of the experience.

3. Go shopping.

With stores like Chanel and Prada in the building, it’s hard to not at least window shop. And they aren’t the least bit snobby. If you’re ready for that investment bag, what a memorable place to make that investment.

4. Eat at Felix, which was designed by Philippe Starck.

Not only was the food delicious, but the view. The view! And of course, the decor of the place is really something.

5. Enjoy time at the pool.

Seems like a weird recommendation, but this is no regular pool, no. This pool is like something out of a movie (I’m sure it’s been in a movie, it’s too good not to be). Not only is the pool stunning in itself, but you can order food on the pool deck and enjoy the amazing view of Hong Kong — during the day, or at night. I say both!


Photo by Meg Biram

This post was inspired by my recent trip to China done in collaboration with Cathay Pacific Airways, iambassador, and The Peninsula Hotels. MegBiram.com retains all editorial control of what is published. All opinions are my own — and you know, I tell it like it is. Check out #CXploreAsia on twitter and Instagram to see my, Matt & Rachelle’s travel experiences throughout Asia.