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First Look: Kowloon Harbourfront Hotel

15 Oct 2015 by Clement Huang
Kowloon Harbourfront Hotel has successfully transitioned itself from a serviced residence-style offering to a full-fledged hotel business. The all-suite property is managed by Harbour Plaza Hotels and Resorts – well known for its Harbour Grand and Harbour Plaza properties in Hong Kong – and is situated in Hung Hom. While there are a total of 480 suites onsite, only 240 have been launched thus far with the rest due to begin operations in 2016. Business Traveller Asia-Pacific visited the newly opened hotel to check out the accommodations and facilities. Suite bedroom A key point of difference between the property and most other competitors is that the hotel only features a single two-bedroom suite configuration. Measuring 60sqm (647 sq.ft.), each suite is tastefully furnished and features a modest range of furniture that helps make the environment appear more spacious. Living room Most suites deliver wide views of Victoria Harbour, and the interior lighting is soft in order to complement the colourful lights from surrounding buildings at night. These small touches truly showcase the hotel’s biggest selling point – its unbeatable location. Kowloon Harbourfront Hotel is targeting small families All suites come with fully-equipped pantry spaces, each outfitted with a microwave and double-door refrigerator for additional convenience to the hotel’s targeted clientele, small families. Other room amenities include a dining table, living room space, LCD televisions, internet connectivity, and electronic safe. Clubhouse lobby A coffee corner is due to be introduced by year’s end, which is excellent news for travellers that are on the go. Kowloon Harbourfront Hotel also delivers a complete suite of recreational facilities to its guests – all of which are located in the clubhouse, accessible through the lobby. Outdoor swimming pool This includes a 25-metre outdoor swimming pool and sunbath, open during the Summer season. A sauna and steam room are located in both the male and female changing rooms. There is a fully equipped fitness centre, and a Health Zone for guests to practice Yoga or Aerobics, while a kids' zone keeps children occupied and an entertainment centre features a variety of fun spaces ranging from a Mahjong room to a TV game room. Audio-visual hall There is also an audio-visual hall, which can be configured into a mini movie theatre or Karaoke room. Other small flexible meeting spaces are available nearby as well. Instead of separating each meeting room with walls, the hotel uses dark curtains to split these spaces up, ensuring greater flexibility. For more information, visit harbour-plaza.com Clement Huang
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