Ambassador Hotel Review – The Peninsula Hong Kong

- Marc Newson, Designer

Marc Newson


Marc Newson is a successful industrial designer who works in aircraft, product and furniture design. A Royal Designer for Industry in the U.K. and Creative Director of Qantas Airways, he is known for his biomorphic design sensibility, perhaps best exemplified in his iconic Lockheed Lounge chair.


This magnificent hotel in Kowloon is a true 1920’s Hong Kong landmark. Known for its silver service high tea and stunning views, the Peninsula is a first class choice when in Hong Kong.

Rooms are modern with an Asian flair. Service on the whole is very good. The old wing is still by far the best part of the hotel.

Felix, the bar/restaurant on the top floor, is somber and somewhat dated. Its design conflicts with the charm of the rest of the old hotel. However, the hotel’s Chinese restaurant serves the best dim sum in Hong Kong. It is an absolute must.

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