While new hotel openings in Hong Kong such as the Kerry Hotel Hong Kong this April and the Rosewood Hong Kong in 2018 typically focus on prime areas in and around the central business district, Dorsett International’s new Silka Tsuen Wan has taken a distinctly different approach.
Located in the city’s industrial and commercial hub Kwai Chung in the New Territories, Dorsett’s new Silka benefits from shorter distances to attractions on Lantau Island. These include Hong Kong International Airport, Asiaworld-Expo, Hong Kong Disneyland and the Ngong Ping 360 aerial tramway, all of which are located about 35 minutes by car from the hotel.
Offering a total of 409 guestrooms and suites across five categories, the property is designed as a value-led hotel with “fuss-free” facilities. Free wifi is offered in all rooms, as is a free-to-use smartphone with unlimited local and selected international calls, and unlimited 3G mobile internet connectivity. Level 5 of the hotel includes a gym, while the 48-pax multifunction hall and all-day-dining restaurant Coffee Shop able to seat 150 provide corporate event space.
Guests requiring transport closer to town can use a complimentary shuttle bus service to access locations such as the Tsuen Wan Shopping area and China Hong Kong City commercial complex by the Tsim Sha Tsui harbourfront. The bus service also connects guests with nearby MTR underground train stations, including Kwai Fong, Mong Kok and Airport Express Tsing Yi station, providing connectivity to the rest of the city.
“Silka Tsuen Wan was formerly an industrial building known as Big Orange,” said Dorsett International’s president and executive director, Winnie Chiu. “We take great pride in converting this building into this majestic hotel. The Silka Hotel brand is known for providing an elevated level of service with great value and we look forward to delivering this to our guests.”
As part of the hotel’s soft opening, a 25 per cent discount off the best available rate for deluxe rooms is currently being offered until March 30, for stays before March 31.