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!
The indoor pool is very beautiful. If you’re not going to swim you might as well sit and drink a beer right?
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.
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.
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.
Peking Duck dinner on our last night in Hong Kong.
Peninsula’s transportation fleet isn’t too shabby.