The Peninsula, Hong Kong

The Peninsula Hong Kong with its fleet of green Rolls Royces. The central tower didn't exist yet at the time of the movie The Man With The Golden Gun (1974).
The Peninsula Hong Kong with its fleet of green Rolls Royces. The central tower didn't exist yet at the time of the movie The Man With The Golden Gun (1974).
photo © The Peninsula
photo © The Peninsula
The Peninsula Hotel's entrance, a green 2006 Rolls Royce Phantom and the 1934 Rolls Royce Phantom II.
photo © The Peninsula

The Peninsula Hong Kong hotel appears in The Man With The Golden Gun (1974). In the film, James Bond (Roger Moore) follows Bond girl Andrea Anders (Maud Adams) from Macau to Hong Kong, where she's picked up by one of the hotel's "Peninsula-green" Rolls-Royces.

When Bond sees Anders leaving in the green Rolls-Royce, he learns from Mary Goodnight (played by Britt Ekland) that The Peninsula Hotel has a fleet of green Rolls-Royce courtesy cars. This fleet really exists and has recently been updated from Rolls Royce Silver Spurs to 14 long wheelbase Rolls-Royce Phantoms, the largest single order placed with Rolls-Royce in its history. The hotel also operates a 1934 Rolls-Royce Phantom II and two green Mini's. At the time of the filming of The Man With The Golden Gun, the fleet existed of Rolls-Royce Silver Shadows, a few of which can be seen in the film. The green Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow with license plate AU603 picks up Andrea Anders at the harbour. (Note that Auric Goldfinger's Rolls Royce Phantom III in Goldfinger (1964) has a similar license plate, AU1, AU being the chemical symbol for gold, and the first two letters of  'Auric', Goldfinger's first name).

Only the driveway and entrance of the hotel can be seen in several scenes, and those look quite similar today, but if the whole hotel would have been shown in the film, it would reveal a smaller hotel than the current building: in 1994, a 30 story high tower was added (see the central large tower photo). The interior shots of the room and hallway were not filmed on location but in a studio. The cast and crew stayed at the hotel during filming.

The Peninsula Hong Kong
Salisbury Road
Hong Kong
Telephone: +852 2920 2888

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