ALL ABOUT BOND AT THE PENINSULA HONG KONG

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Christian Stan, at 14 Sep. 15, in Arts & Culture, City Restaurants, Gourmet, News

Asia’s Grande Dame is celebrating the latest cinematic outing for the world’s most famous secret agent with a programme of special themed events, kicking off with a unique photographic exhibition by iconic British photographer Terry O’Neill, entitled “All About Bond at The Peninsula” ahead of the Hong Kong premiere of Spectre in November.

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Pierce Brosnan as James Bond

To whet appetites for the new film, which sees Daniel Craig return to play 007 for the fourth time, The Peninsula is hosting a spectacular VIP dinner at Gaddi’s in partnership with Bond’s favourite bubbly, Bollinger Champagne, on 4 November 2015.

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Sean Connery as James Bond

The hotel will be hosting a high-profile exhibition by the renowned British photographer Terry O’Neill, who has the distinction of having shot five Bonds, from Sean Connery to Daniel Craig, more than 20 iconic “Bond Girls”, as well as Frank Sinatra, Elton John, The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, Audrey Hepburn and Faye Dunaway, to name a few of Hollywood’s elite. O’Neill will be guest of honour at the VIP dinner, in addition to hosting an artist talk that day, charting his career as one of the leading celebrity photographers of the 20th century.

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Roger Moore and his James Bond girls

Guests will have the chance to trace the cinematic history of the dapper secret agent by visiting a curated exhibition of Terry O’Neill’s Bond photographs, which features unique images of Sean Connery, George Lazenby, Roger Moore, Pierce Brosnan and Daniel Craig in the role, as well as a selection of the films’ most famous Bond Girls.

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James Bond’s connection to The Peninsula Hong Kong stretches back to 1974, when the hotel served as a home from home for the cast and crew of The Man with the Golden Gun.

A must-see for fans of 007, the exhibition will be on display at Gaddi’s and the hotel’s first-floor corridor exhibition space from 4 November to 10 December 2015, in tandem with a pop-up exhibition from 2 to 8 November 2015 at leading Hong Kong contemporary art gallery, The Cat Street Gallery, featuring signed editions of O’Neill’s iconic photographs.

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The Peninsula Suite Living Room offers spectacular panoramic views over Hong Kong

Gaddi’s, Hong Kong’s original French fine dining restaurant, pays homage to Bond with “Licence to Thrill”, an exclusive VIP dinner on 4 November 2015. Held in conjunction with Champagne Bollinger, the six-course dinner will showcase delectable dishes inspired by past Bond movies. The sumptuous menu will be paired with five types of Champagne from Bollinger and Jebsen Fine Wines, including the Bollinger Spectre limited edition, which has been created to celebrate the release of Spectre. The dinner is priced at HK$ 3,288 + 10% per person, and reservations can be made by e-mailing gaddis@peninsula.com.

For the ultimate 007 experience, The Peninsula is offering an indulgent accommodation package through “A Bond-worthy Stay” promotion, which includes a stay in a suite, “Licence to Thrill” dinner at Gaddi’s for two, a pair of James Bond-themed “Shaken Not Stirred” cocktails, and round-trip luxurious Rolls-Royce transfers, as well as the Bollinger Spectre limited edition. And exclusive for those who book the night of 4 November, access to the VIP artist talk with Bond photographer extraordinaire, Terry O’Neill. Guests can also make their stay even more indulgent with a 15-minute helicopter tour* of Hong Kong at an additional cost of HK$ 9,995.

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As well as a shared appreciation for the high life, James Bond’s connection to The Peninsula Hong Kong stretches back to 1974, when the hotel served as a home from home for the cast and crew of The Man with the Golden Gun.

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Terry O’Neill is one of the most acclaimed British photographers of the past 50 years.

About Terry O’Neill

London-born Terry O’Neill is one of the most acclaimed British photographers of the past 50 years, having taken iconic pictures of several generations of Hollywood stars as well as 20th-century music legends such as The Beatles and The Rolling Stones. His work is currently on show in galleries and museums in more than 30 cities around the world, with many of his photographs being held in the permanent collections of major institutions such as the National Portrait Gallery in London. His association with James Bond films began in 1964, when he photographed on the set of Goldfinger, starting a relationship with the franchise that has endured for more than 50 years.

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