Peninsula Hotels Partners with ESPA, Expands Locations

Peninsula Hotels, which is in the process of rolling out its new lifestyle program, Peninsula Wellness, announced a brand-wide partnership with leading spa consult ESPA for the group's spas in the U.S. and Asia. In addition to providing consulting services, ESPA will manage the spas and create treatments and products for Peninsula guests. Last week, the Peninsula Spa by ESPA opened in Hong Kong offering an array of Asian, European and ayurvedic treatments as well as 14 treatment rooms, a sun terrace, indoor pool, tea lounge and thermal suites with steam rooms for men and women. In addition, a new stand-alone spa facility is being constructed in Bangkok with 18 treatment rooms. The three-story building is slated to open December 1. The spa at the Peninsula Beverly Hills unveiled its renovated spa two months ago while an enhanced spa is set to debut in Chicago next month. A new spa facility is also planned for Beijing before the 2008 Olympic Games. Peninsula Hotels plans to roll out its wellness program to new properties, including its latest project in Tokyo scheduled to open August 2007 and a250-room hotel in Shanghai slated to open in 2009. The Shanghai hotel will have 40 residences, marking Peninsula's first residential component. According to Peter Borer, COO of Peninsula Hotels, the group hopes to expand into such cities as Delhi, Moscow, Istanbul and London.

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