Published On: Tue, Oct 1st, 2013

Sir Michael Kadoorie’s Peninsula New York Hotel celebrates its 25th anniversary

The world renowned hotel, owned by the Kadoorie family, will mark the silver anniversary of its opening with a series of special events.

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The Peninsula New York hotel / Wikipedia

The Peninsula New York hotel, situated on 700 Fifth Avenue, on the corner of 55th street, is celebrating a very special event this year and its owner, Sir Michael Kadoorie, doesn’t intend to allow the event to go by unnoticed.

Beginning on 30 September the hotel will be organizing a series of special events which will be guaranteed to attract visitors to the city. The first and most possibly more significant with the opening of its new restaurant, Clement at the beginning of October.

The Clement restaurant has opened its doors after having been a $4.5 million makeover, and will now feature the talents of the renowned chef Brandon Kida, who has gained experience in the world-renowned reputation working for some of the finest restaurants in Manhattan and around the world. As well as the best of Asian orientated dishes, the Clement will also contemporary American cuisine

The Clement takes over from Fives, the Peninsula New York’s previous restaurant which was open for more than twelve years.

Among the many other attractions to be unveiled during the 90 day celebration will be the launch of the Oscar de la Renta hotel collection, which will be revealed to the public during October, later going on to be featured in the remaining nine ultra exclusive Peninsula hotels situated in the most of fashionable cities around the world.

During the course of the Peninsula New York hotel’s anniversary celebrations, guests can take advantage of specially organized extravaganza under the title of the Sterling Peninsula Suite Experience, which takes in a one night stay in the hotel’s 3, 000 sq ft two-bedroom Peninsula Suite, unlimited access to a Rolls-Royce limousine, a private helicopter tour of New York City, a Private Spa Retreat for two at the Peninsula’s Spa, rounded off with breakfast for two.

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Sir Michael David Kadoorie was born and raised in Hong Kong, into a family of Iraqi Jews who first settled in Shanghai in the late 19th century emigrating originally from Baghdad, before moving to Hong Kong after the Second World War.

The young Kadoorie received his first education at the Kowloon Junior School in Hong Kong later going on to study at the exclusive Institut Le Rosey in Switzerland.

Kadoorie’s father and uncle expanded the already considerable family businesses based mostly in the Far East, into a diversified international group, under the umbrella of the company flagship CLP Holdings Ltd.

Sir Michael Kadoorie now acts as chairman of CLP Holdings Ltd. in which the Kadoorie family stills hold a 35% stake. Among the company vast and diversified interests, CLP Holdings operates a utility company that provides electricity to 75% of the entire province of Hong Kong as well as equity interests in power plants situated in China, Southeast Asia, Australia and India. The international conglomerate also owns and operates the Hong Kong and Shanghai Hotels, owners and operators of the world-renowned Peninsula Hotel Group.

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Kadoorie’s mansion in Hong Kong / Wikipedia

 

In his role as trustee of the Kadoorie Charitable Foundation, Sir Michael Kadoorie has received recognition throughout the world for his philanthropic deeds, including being awarded a knighthood in the Queen’s Birthday Honors List of 2005.

Sir Michael is recognized as being among the wealthiest people in Hong Kong, with the family fortune currently estimated to be around $6 billion.

 

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 The Peninsula Hotel Hong Kong

 

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