Prince Hotel, on Canton Road in Hong Kong’s vibrant Tsim Sha Tsui district, has reopened after extensive renovations of its 394 guest rooms and suites, as well as other guest areas. The decor is intended to be as bright and colourful as the hotel’s setting, engendering a sense of vitality and fun.
In addition to the guest rooms, the three-year renovation included the Continental Club, the lobby and the dining venues. In the lobby, for instance, guests arrive to floor-to-ceiling windows that make the most of the hotel’s location, appearing to draw the city in. Grey marble flooring is in contrast to flashes of orange and blue, augmented by modern works of art and light panels that change colour.
Guest rooms and suites, which range from 29 sqm to 56 sqm, are decorated in a colour trio of sunrise yellow, imperial red and navy blue – statements as bold as the city itself, while the Continental Club suites on levels 16 and 17 are open plan with brown and beige providing a backdrop for the reds, yellows and blues.
The club suites have their own lounge on level 16 for private check-ins, breakfast, afternoon tea and cocktails.
Prince Hotel’s restaurant, SAVVY, occupies more than 740 sqm over three areas – a bar, restaurant and lounge. Also a reflection of the district in which it is set, it is modern, eye-catching and bright. The culinary team here is headed by chef de cuisine Derek Ng, who oversees both Western and Asian fare.
Tsim Sha Tsui lies on the tip of the Kowloon Peninsula, and has long been one of Hong Kong’s most vibrant, bustling areas. The waterfront provides breathtaking views of the neon-lit skyscrapers of Hong Kong Island and the countless vessels of all sizes that ply the harbour. The district is also known for its busy street markets and dai pai dongs (outdoor eateries) and is a major shopping area, with stores ranging from the cheap and cheerful to those bearing the greatest names in fashion. More recently, Kowloon has become renowned for The West Kowloon Cultural District, which includes two world-class museums, M+ (contemporary visual culture) and the Hong Kong Palace Museum (Chinese art). In Tsim Sha Tsui itself are the Science Museum, Space Museum and Museum of Art.
“Prince Hotel is, and will continue to be, a destination for the local community and travellers to come together,” says Gerhard Aicher, area general manager, Marco Polo Hotels in Hong Kong. “With the transformation completed, we look forward to welcoming guests back and shaping how they dine, stay or celebrate with us to create collectible moments and inspire new stories.”
Prince Hotel is set within Harbour City complex, one of Hong Kong’s top shopping and dining spaces, close to the waterfront and its jaw-dropping views. Cruise ships regularly dock at the adjacent Ocean Terminal, bringing passengers from across the globe. The hotel is also within walking distance of the city’s iconic Star Ferry terminal, the MTR (Hong Kong’s metro) and the Hong Kong West Kowloon Station for the High Speed Rail system that connects Hong Kong with Beijing.