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Colourful Festive Experiences Mark the Chinese New Year

February 02, 2016
The vibrant Chinese hospitality heritage of The Peninsula Hotels comes to the fore at The Peninsula Tokyo this February 6 and 7, when the Year of the Monkey is ushered in with authentic Chinese dishes served in a festive backdrop of red lanterns and lucky decorations. This year, the lunar New Year’s Eve falls on February 7.
Our travelling Chinese guests and their families can savour the traditions of home, while other guests can experience the most important festival on the Chinese calendar showcased in true Peninsula style. At Hei Fung Terrace, auspicious five-course lunch and six-course dinner menus feature premium dim sum and Peking duck starters, entrées made with abalone (an ingredient favoured for its phonetic association with “treasure”) and the classic dessert of sweet water-chestnut soup with egg, accompanied by a sticky rice cake. A colourful lion dance and live Chinese music on a seven-stringed guqin zither will be performed separately February 6 during dinner hours and February 7 at lunch.
The hotel lobby and restaurants will be decorated in auspicious tones with red flowers, pink plum blossoms and laden kumquat trees. At turndown service on February 7, all guests will receive a lucky red packet with a chocolate gold coin placed under their pillow, in keeping with the traditional custom of wishing for a prosperous new year.
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