NEW YORK - The Peninsula

The Hongkong and Shanghai Hotels, Limited acquired the property in midtown New York in 1988. The property was run for several years, without any significant changes from its purchased state. In the mid 1990’s, Miller was involved in a series of extensive studies of how the property might be renovated. This included assessments of a variety of scenarios of different degrees of renovations, and different final room configurations, along with the range of associated investment costs.

Miller worked with a local team of architect and project manager to study the options and in 1997 a project plan was agreed. The approach included a complete shutdown of the property for almost all of 1998. The total room count of 242 was retained, but all room partitions were reconfigured to get all new upgraded bathrooms and more efficient guestroom layouts.

The work included incorporation of Peninsula’s proprietary guestroom technology. Suite and adjacent room connections were made for improved operational flexibility. The work raised the property to a top competitive position in the New York. Additional works to public areas were carried out after the guestroom renovation opened at the end of 1998. This included the 2-story Spa and fitness facilities and the very successful rooftop lounge bar, Salon de Ning.

Type Hotel
Build Renovation
Owner The Hongkong and Shanghai Hotels, Limited
Operator The Peninsula Group
Architect BBG - New York
Interior Designer BBGM / Champalimaud - New York
Project cost US$45 mil
Size ~29,000 SqM
Opened Re-opened 1998

World Travel Awards 2018 - US Leading Business Hotel nominee

Forbes 2017 - Five-Star Forbes 2017 - Spa Five-Star

US News & World Report 2015 - #2 in New York City

World Travel Awards 2005 - East Coast’s Leading Hotel

Complete Proejct - all phases: Site Analysis to Pre-Opening

Delicate balance inserting Peninsula standard bathrooms with key count

Aggressive programme of complete shutdown and 11-mo construction

Incorporation of significant amount of Pen Std guest room technology

Bring fresh current design quality while respecting landmark building