Hotel LKF by Rhombus has announced it will close its doors on July 1 this year, 11 years after it opened in the city’s popular Lan Kwai Fong district. The 95-room hotel is claimed to be the first boutique hotel in Hong Kong.
Rising rents and a drop in tourist numbers are reportedly among the reasons for the closure of the hotel, which is set to be converted into an office tower, according to the South China Morning Post.
Fans of the hotel can, however, make use of its new “Last Night Viva” promotion in the lead up to the property’s closure. Stays on June 28, 29 and 30 in a G500 room are being offered for HK$1,888 (US$230) per night, and come inclusive of free breakfast at the hotel’s Azure Restaurant Slash Bar, and a happy-hour drinks package for two people. Mini-bar items and a bathrobe are also included in the offer.
The hotel’s G500 rooms include a king-sized bed along with free wifi, a smartphone with free internet, local and select international calls, and an in-room coffee machine.
Hotel LKF by Rhombus isn’t the only Hong Kong property facing an uncertain future. Earlier this month, Mandarin Oriental International Limited announced it would undertake a review of its long-term strategic options with regards to The Excelsior Hong Kong in Causeway Bay district. This includes the possible sale of the property, which in 2015 received approval for the development of a 63,500 sqm commercial building on the site.