This Super Luxurious Hong Kong Tram Has A Bar, A Balcony And More
Since 1904, Hong Kong’s double-decker trams—known affectionately as the "ding ding" to locals—have been a convenient way to commute and sightsee the northern side of the city. Now, The Peninsula Hong Kong, owned by Tatler Lister Michael Kadoorie, is offering hotel guests an ultra-luxe way to tour the island with its custom tram that’s decked out with a bar, balcony and air conditioning.
Dubbed the “Tale of A City: Bespoke Circus Tram Academy,” the lavish vestibule is the result of a collaboration between the hotel and local start-up Circus Trams, and is one of a handful of luxury experiences provided by The Peninsula.
Guests who stay at the hotel for at least two nights can make a reservation for HK$46,888 (about 184,244 baht) on weekdays and HK$50,888 (about 199,961 baht) on weekends.
The tour begins with a ride in a Rolls-Royce Phantom, taking guests from the hotel to Westen Market Tram Terminal. Then, they’ll be ushered into the tram, which features three sections.
The Chantom House, located on the first floor, features cushioned seating and islands of canapés and champagnes and connects to a bathroom. Upstairs there’s The Freudians, a top deck with a balcony, and Darwin’s Garden, which is a greenhouse-like seating area full of plants.
The Peninsula promises to keep riders entertained during the two hour journey, which ends in North Point or Happy Valley. The Chantom House will host a variety of local performers, including fortune-tellers, magicians and musicians.
For more information, visit www.peninsula.com