The Peking Hotel is a hotel located along Jalan Idris in Taiping.
The Peking Hotel was built in 1929, and it is believed to have been the residence of a wealthy businessman in Taiping. The building was then later used as the office for the Taiping Rubber Dealers Association till the Japanese Occupation of Malaya in 1941. From 1941 to 1945, the Kampeitei, or Japanese military police repurposed this building as their headquarters in Taiping. After the war ended and the Japanese withdrew from Malaya, the building resumed its function as the office for the Taiping Rubber Dealers Association until 1965. It was then converted to serve as a hotel and has done so ever since.
The building was constructed in what is said to be Anglo-Indian architecture, and very little of the building has changed since its initial construction. Upon exploration of the interior, one would find it has very high ceilings, a prominent feature of colonial architecture, and something that is increasingly difficult to come by in more modern buildings. The high ceilings give it the atmosphere of a very spacious building, and one feels like one is walking in a mansion from a bygone era. It is located in a very central location in the city, with many popular eateries and commercial centers within a 10-minute walking radius. A pharmacy and 24-hour convenience store are located on the block just beside the hotel.