The Peninsula

Techlive was proud to continue their delivery of content to one of the most iconic hotel brands in the world after being invited to deploy Airtime into The Peninsula Istanbul and The Peninsula London.

Airtime sits proudly on the UI of the Planet ‘Fusion’ middleware, presenting guests with the latest and greatest Hollywood hits.

The London hotel, perched on the edge of Belgravia overlooking Hyde Park Corner, has been 30 years and £1.1 billion in the making (the first billion pound hotel in the UK). The company’s chairman, Sir Michael Kadoorie, whose family opened the original Peninsula hotel in Hong Kong in 1928 (Which, incidentally, Techlive also serve), finally landed the dream location for his brand of Asian hospitality when the site of the former headquarters of civil engineering firm McAlpine came available.

Every whim has been thought of within the magnificently presented bedrooms, with technology aiding every step of the guest stay, without them needing to be particularly technically literate, which is testament to the systems deployment.

Like the city, The Peninsula Istanbul’s design is a delightful dialogue between past and present. Set on the European side of the Golden Horn, which flows into the Bosphorus, the hotel comprises four buildings: two from the early 20th century, a 1930s Bauhaus beauty and a glassy new build, all seamlessly sewn together with corridors of Marmara marble. Fittingly, guests arrive at what would have been the former port’s passport office, where you can’t help but look up at the magnificent Bauhaus ceiling brought back to luminous back-lit life by charismatic Turkish designer Zeynep Fadıllıoğlu.

After all is said and done, and the guests lay back in their sumptuous surroundings, they can watch the very latest cinematic spectacle on the large screen LG TVs, fitted out with Dolby Surround audio, proudly presented by Airtime.