Taj Lake Palace, Udaipur, Rajasthan, India
Good is an understatement: exceptional would be more apt when describing the best hotel Chopstix checked into this year: the Taj Lake Palace in Udaipur, India.
There are some hotels that have such a stellar reputation that staying at them can be a disappointment. Not so the Lake Palace which actually exceeded our expectations.
Given the mystifying exclusion of The Peninsula hotel’s restaurants in the Michelin Guide Hong Kong, it’s good to see The Pen’s Shanghai counterpart recognised.
Yi Long Court and Sir Elly’s at The Peninsula Shanghai have been awarded two and one Michelin star respectively in the inaugural Michelin Guide Shanghai, announced today.
Chopstix dined at both restaurants earlier this year and can wholeheartedly give them the thumbs up.
Throughout June The Peninsula hotels in Hong Kong, Shanghai and Beijing are celebrating some of the prestigious brands in their exclusive shopping arcades with a Legendary Artisans programme.
Chanel opened its first international store at The Peninsula Hong Kong while Tiffany & Co, Harry Winston, Graff, Louis Vuitton and Davidoff opened their first Asian flagships there.
The programme includes showcases by Chanel and Graff as well as Ralph Lauren at the three hotels and a Tiffany & Co tea at The Peninsula hotels Hong Kong and Beijing with a Harry Winston themed tea at The Pen Shanghai.
There are also Legendary Artisans packages including airport transfers, afternoon tea and discounts, available at all three hotels. See http://www.peninsula.com for more details.
Rolls Royce transfers at The Peninsula