The Peninsula Beijing — Beijing, China

The Peninsula Beijing is now unquestionably the premier hotel in Beijing for business and leisure travelers, as well as the venue of choice for important events and celebrations. Having opened in 1989, The Peninsula Palace Beijing has an imposing, traditional Chinese architectural-style exterior, integrated with the ultimate in luxurious, modern hotel amenities and facilities.

Ideally located in the center of Beijing, The Peninsula Beijing is just a short stroll from Beijing's Tiananmen Square, the Forbidden City, and is within easy access of Beijing Railway Station. The hotel offers 525 superbly appointed and spacious guest rooms and suites, based on The Peninsula's tradition of comfort, subtly blended with Chinese influences. Each one of the hotel's guest rooms is equipped with advanced technology for the convenience of hotel guests.

Featuring two of the finest and most innovative restaurants in Beijing, Jing, a "modern meets Asian" restaurant, and the brand new Huang Ting, offering exquisite Cantonese cuisine, the hotel has set new standards of service in China. The Peninsula Palace Beijing offers a range of fitness facilities that includes a fully equipped Fitness Center, a heated swimming pool, steam rooms, saunas, as well as massage and beauty treatments. The hotel also features the most prestigious shopping arcade in Beijing, The Peninsula Arcade, with 50 exclusive designer boutiques.

Four Seasons New York

Rising over Manhattan's premier shopping and business district, between Park and Madison Avenues, the I.M. Pei-designed Four Seasons features stunning views and gracious style -- a remarkable experience, even by New York standards. Meet at the quintessential Manhattan address, between Park and Madison Avenues. Sleek, ultra-spacious quarters with soaring views. Ultra-chic, ultra-tech meeting spaces -- including private Four Seasons meeting suites. Award-winning service that never sleeps.

Four Seasons New York- Highly Recommended

Four Seasons New York is featured on the following Five Star Alliance recommendation lists:
- The Best New York City Hotels for Shopping
- The Most Romantic Hotels in New York City
- The Best Business Hotels in New York City
- The Best Kid Friendly Hotels in New York City
- The Best Super Luxury Hotels and Resorts
- Top 50 Five Star Alliance Hotels in 2006

New York City View

St. Regis Hotel New York

The St. Regis New York has been ranked among the top hotels in the world for over a decade, providing a sophisticated atmosphere combined with impeccable service, and has been honored with the Mobil Five-Star and AAA Five-Diamond awards for 14 consecutive years. This 1904 Beaux-Arts landmark building features 164 guestrooms and 65 suites recently renovated by world-renowned interior designers, Sills Huniford. Each carefully designed room and suite has been individually finished to the highest residential standards with the latest modern amenities. Design details include deeply carved crown moldings and wainscoting, Waterford crystal chandeliers suspended from high ceilings, Italian marble bathrooms with deep European soaking tubs, marble showers, custom-made furnishings and silk wall coverings.

Centrally located in the heart of midtown Manhattan and within walking distance of Central Park and prestigious shopping on Madison and Fifth Avenues, the St. Regis Hotel New York is a quintessential Manhattan hotel in which to explore all that the city has to offer. After you unwind at the relaxing Remède spa, enjoy a sophisticated Afternoon High Tea in Astor Court. Savor the famous Red Snapper Cocktail at the King Cole Bar and Lounge prior to experiencing an unforgettable meal at the new Adour Alain Ducasse restaurant. With 15,000 square feet of meeting and banquet space, the St. Regis Hotel New York is an excellent choice for any conference or special private event.
Statue of Liberty

The Statue of Liberty (French: Statue de la Liberté), officially titled Liberty Enlightening the World (French: La Liberté Éclairant le Monde), dedicated on October 28, 1886, is a monument commemorating the centennial of the signing of the United States Declaration of Independence, given to the United States by the people of France to represent the friendship between the two countries established during the American Revolution[6]. It represents a woman wearing a stola, a radiant crown and sandals, trampling a broken chain, carrying a torch in her raised right hand and a tabula ansata tablet, where the date of the Declaration of Independence JULY IV MDCCLXXVI[7] is inscribed, in her left arm. Standing on Liberty Island in New York Harbor, it welcomes visitors, immigrants, and returning Americans traveling by ship.[8] Frédéric Auguste Bartholdi sculpted the statue[9] and obtained a U.S. patent for its structure.[10] Maurice Koechlin—chief engineer of Gustave Eiffel's engineering company and designer of the Eiffel Tower—engineered the internal structure. Eugène Viollet-le-Duc was responsible for the choice of copper in the statue's construction and adoption of the repoussé technique, where a malleable metal is hammered on the reverse side.[11]

The statue is made of a sheathing of pure copper, hung on a framework of steel (originally puddled iron) with the exception of the flame of the torch, which is coated in gold leaf (originally made of copper and later altered to hold glass panes). It stands atop a rectangular stonework pedestal with a foundation in the shape of an irregular eleven-pointed star. The statue is 151 ft (46 m) tall, but with the pedestal and foundation, it is 305 ft (93 m) tall.

Worldwide, the Statue of Liberty is one of the most recognizable icons of the United States [12] and was, from 1886 until the Jet Age, often one of the first glimpses of the United States for millions of immigrants after ocean voyages from Europe.

The statue is the central part of Statue of Liberty National Monument, administered by the National Park Service. The National Monument also includes Ellis Island.
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