The Hongkong and Shanghai Hotels Celebrates its 150th Anniversary with a Charity Children’s Christmas Carnival at The Repulse Bay

HONG KONG Monday 12 December 2016: The Hongkong and Shanghai Hotels, Limited (HSH), parent company of The Peninsula Hotels, is celebrating its 150th anniversary in 2016. 

Giving back to the local community in Hong Kong was a key feature of the celebrations on Saturday 10 and Sunday 11 December in the form of a children’s Christmas Carnival held at The Repulse Bay. More than 80 local charities were invited to participate in the event, with some 1,100 children from underprivileged families and those with special needs attending over the two-day period. 

The Repulse Bay organised a wide variety of fun activities to give the children an unforgettable experience, including pony rides, Santa’s Grotto, carnival games and “Winter Olympics”, stage acts with a magician and bubble artist, face painting, an arts and crafts corner to inspire creativity and the highlight - a Celebration Parade - led by a giant snowman and gingerbread man. Everyone’s favourite delicious carnival food - hot dogs, popcorn and candy floss - was on offer at brightly-coloured booths staffed by characters in fancy dress costumes. 

Martyn Sawyer, Group Director of Properties, said: “HSH has had a philosophy of giving back to the community for the past 150 years. The Repulse Bay first opened in 1920 and has been an important part of Hong Kong’s history and heritage ever since, creating many memorable family days at the beach and in the grounds of our property. We are delighted to say thank you to Hong Kong by giving back to the local community and creating a special day of unforgettable memories for the less fortunate in our society.” 



For further information, please contact:

The Hongkong and Shanghai Hotels
Lynne Mulholland 
Director, Corporate Affairs
Tel: +852 2840 7152 
Mobile +852 6718 8219  

Lilian Lau 
Manager, Corporate Affairs  
Tel: +852 2840 7743
Mobile: +852 9611 0502

The Hongkong and Shanghai Hotels, Limited (HSH)
Incorporated in 1866 and listed on The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong (00045), HSH is the holding company of a Group which is engaged in the ownership, development and management of prestigious hotel, commercial and residential properties in key locations in Asia, the United States and Europe, as well as the provision of transport, club management and other services. The Peninsula Hotels portfolio comprises The Peninsula Hong Kong, The Peninsula Shanghai, The Peninsula Beijing, The Peninsula Tokyo, The Peninsula Bangkok, The Peninsula Manila, The Peninsula New York, The Peninsula Chicago, The Peninsula Beverly Hills, and The Peninsula Paris. Projects under development include The Peninsula London, The Peninsula Yangon and The Peninsula Istanbul. The property portfolio of the Group includes The Repulse Bay Complex, The Peak Tower and St. John’s Building in Hong Kong; The Landmark in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam; 1-5 Grosvenor Place in London, UK, and 21 avenue Kléber in Paris, France. The clubs and services portfolio of the Group includes The Peak Tram in Hong Kong; Thai Country Club in Bangkok, Thailand; Quail Lodge & Golf Club in Carmel, California; Peninsula Clubs and Consultancy Services which includes The Hong Kong Club, The Hong Kong Bankers’ Club and Butterfields; Peninsula Merchandising, and Tai Pan Laundry in Hong Kong.