Royalty and A-list celebrities descend upon The Peninsula London Grand Opening

Nine months after the soft opening of The Peninsula London, this luxury hospitality property was the setting for a spectacular Grand Opening Celebration on June 18

Photo: Rowben Lantion

Among its esteemed guests were their Royal Highnesses the Duke and Duchess of Edinburgh joined luminaries from the fields of art, film and entertainment including Sophie Turner, Sabrina Elba, Billie Piper, Lady Helen Taylor, Pixie Geldof and many more. 

Over 2,500 guests from across the globe took over the hotel for an unforgettable night of entertainment and exceptional hospitality, accompanied by energetic Chinese Lion Dancing, music from the London Philharmonic Orchestra, a roster of nine live bands and renowned DJs, and a courtyard filled with gourmet food trucks and priceless vintage cars.

Michael Kadoorie and HRH Prince Edward, Duke of Edinburgh, attend the Peninsula London grand opening celebrations on June 18, 2024 in London, England. Photo: Dave Benett

The Honourable Sir Michael Kadoorie, chairman of The Hong Kong and Shanghai Hotels, along with the Kadoorie family, welcomed guests including Amber Le Bon, Anthea Turner, Bettina Korek, Billie Piper, Conner Ives, Charli Howard, Clara Paget, Didi Stone, Francesca Hayward, Grace Carter, Kelly Hoppen, King Pavlov of Greece and Marie-Chantal Miller, Lady Helen Taylor, Lady Penny Mountbatten, Marcellino Sambe, Mark Francis, Natasha Ndlovu, Nick Hendrix, Jessica Ellerby, Oswald Boateng, Paul Forman, Pippa Vosper, Pixie Geldof, Prince Michael of Kent, Princess Alia Al Senussi, Sabrina Elba, Sophie Turner, Timothy Han.

The Peninsula London, located at the corner of Hyde Park, officially opened its doors on 12 September 2023, receiving a warm reception from British and international guests.

From left: Eleanor Wellesley, Sophie Turner and Camilla Blandford. Photo: Dave Benett

Its rooftop restaurant, Brooklands by Claude Bosi, achieved the distinguished honour of gaining two Michelin stars within just four months of opening, further establishing The Peninsula London as a beacon of luxury and sophistication.

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