November 29, 2011
Shark fin soup.
The Hongkong and Shanghai Hotels, Limited (HSH), parent company of The Peninsula Hotels, Repulse Bay Complex and Peak Complex, will stop serving shark fin soup at all its group operations, effective Jan. 1, 2012.
However, the company will honour banquet bookings involving shark fin soup made prior to Nov. 21 but taking place after Jan. 1.
“By removing shark fin from our menus, we hope that our decision can contribute to preserving the marine ecosystem for the world’s future generations,” said Clement K.M. Kwok, chief executive officer of HSH.
“As Asia’s oldest hotel company, we also hope that our decision will inspire other hospitality companies to do the same and that our industry will play a role in helping to preserve the bio-diversity of our oceans,” he said.
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