Hong Kong hotel

Peninsula Hotel
E & P in front of the hotel.
Our hotel room
Our room.

Hotel room

Bathroom

The rooms had Samsung tablets next to the bed so all lighting, room temperature, fan speed, and curtains could be controlled by using the tablet. Very convenient!

Room tablet
Room controls on Samsung tablet.

The indoor pool is very beautiful. If you’re not going to swim you might as well sit and drink a beer right?

Having a beer by the indoor pool.
The indoor pool.

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The Peninsula Hotel has a room dedicated to history of the China Clipper. It was the first of three Martin M-130 four-engine flying boats built for Pan American Airways and was used to inaugurate the first commercial transpacific airmail service from San Francisco to Manila in November 1935.

The China Clipper

On November 22, 1935, China Clipper took off from Alameda, California in an attempt to deliver the first airmail cargo across the Pacific Ocean. On November 29, the airplane reached its destination, Manila, after traveling via Honolulu, Midway Island, Wake Island, and Guam, and delivered over 110,000 pieces of mail.

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China Clipper map
China Clipper route map.
Clipper propeller
China Clipper propeller.

John’s grandfather Al Rabin and his well traveled brief case are pictured below. Mr. Rabin flew on the second China Clipper flight across the Pacific Ocean. His brief case and photo are displayed with other China Clipper items at the Peninsula Hotel.

Al Rabin photo and briefcase.
Al Rabin photo and briefcase.

Peking Duck dinner on our last night in Hong Kong.

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Peninsula’s transportation fleet isn’t too shabby.

Our airport shuttle provided by the hotel.
We were picked up at the airport by this cool ride.

Peninsula airport shuttle.

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