Guaranteeing a ‘‘home-away-from-home’’ experience, The Peninsula has been synonymous with luxurious comfort and impeccable service. Operated since 1928, The Peninsula has a unique identity amongst the world’s leading hoteliers with nine flagships around major cities. This year Paris joined the family as the first European foray of the Hong Kong–based hotel group. Situated at 19 Avenue Kléber, The Peninsula Paris was revamped from the former Hotel Majestic – one of the most glamorous belle époque buildings in city. With celebrities Zhang Ziyi and Jean-Pierre Marielle at the opening inauguration, marked the hotel’s grand entrance into Europe.
This year, the Cartier Queen’s Cup Final marked Cartier’s 31st year of polo sponsorship as the longest standing polo sponsor in history.
In 1984, Cartier first sponsored the International Day at Guards Polo Club and continued for 27 years before sponsoring the Queen’s Cup. 31 years later, Cartier polo events are still much-anticipated and never ceased to expand internationally. The guests have always included royalty, celebrities, the respected polo community and many more.
Cartier and polo’s long standing rapport has resulted in something truly iconic and it is a relationship that Cartier is honoured to uphold for years to come.
Featuring the Emirates Melbourne Cup, Victoria Racing Club had recently toured the land of the rising sun to increase tourism and further Japan’s horse participation across the Melbourne Cup Carnival, which runs from 31 October to
7 November 2015.
The Victoria Racing Club trophy was presented by Neil Wilson, the director of Victoria Racing Club to the winning connections of Shinzen Ranger during a trackside event at Tokyo Racecourse. Meanwhile, the Japanese tour of the gold Cup included visits to the 2006 Emirates Melbourne Cup winner, Crown Oaks and Australian Guineas winner, Caulfield Cup champion and the Shadai Stallion Station. A millinery workshop was also held to highlight the importance of fashion to the Melbourne Cup Carnival.