Silka Tsuen Wan announces soft opening

Silka Suite, Silka Tsuen Wan, Hong Kong

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.

Cosmopolitan Hotel Hong Kong rebrands as Dorsett

Dorsett Wanchai Hotel Lobby

Cosmopolitan Hotel Hong Kong has rebranded as the Dorsett Wanchai Hong Kong, and refreshed the entire hotel aiming to attract more business and leisure travellers, and families.

All 454 rooms and suites have been renovated to include a more modern design, with the introduction of features such as large wall mirrors to provide the rooms with a brighter and more spacious feel. Meanwhile, unique touches have been added to the property, including small horse models in the corridors of each of the guestroom floors, reflecting the Dorsett Wanchai’s close proximity to the city’s Happy Valley Racecourse.

The property has also introduced themed signature rooms. The Grand Deluxe Course View Room offers a view of the racecourse, while the Ocean Park Family Suite is filled with decorations reflecting the city’s marine-themed amusement park. Tech-themed options are also available, such as the Sony 4K/3D Experience Suite, which is equipped with high-tech products including a 55-inch Bravia 4K LED TV in the living room, delivering 4K resolution (3,840 x 2160) four times that of Full HD, and also a 5.1 full HD 3D Blu-ray home theatre system paired with two sets of 3D glasses and a 3D transmitter. The Osim Massage Suite, meanwhile, is prepared with an Osim Massage chair.

In addition to 24-hour full stay and free premium wifi, the hotel offers handy smartphones which are free to use inside and outside of the hotel and include unlimited 3G internet connectivity, wifi hotspot functionality, and free local and IDD calls to ten countries.

Among the refurbished Dorsett’s F&B offerings is Dining House on the first floor, a new Chinese restaurant not owned by the hotel. It features Chinese cuisine offering Guangdong and Huaiyang dishes, and specialises in multi-flavoured hotpot and healthy menus. There is also a 3T Bar located adjacent to the lobby, providing guests with a place to order a glass of wine, beer, cocktail or coffee. The bar offers a Dorsett Wine Happy Hour every Friday evening where hotel guests can enjoy a complimentary range of handpicked New and Old World wines to pair with local snacks, and enjoy live music. For those with a sweet tooth, there is a selection of sweets at the Dorsett Candy Bar on the same floor.

Anita Chan, general manager of the hotel said: “The name change is more than just an upgrade of the hotel infrastructure. Our new credo comes with a new motto, ‘Delivering What Matters To You’, which reflects our commitment to creating a unique experience by giving extra services to meet every individual’s needs while travelling.”