Hongkong’s hotel sector faces more competition with the launch of another serviced apartment, CHI Residences 314 in Kowloon at 314 (hence the name) Nathan Road. This is the fourth property for the group, after openings in nearby Shanghai Street and on Hongkong Island’s Western District.
While some hotel chains such as the Marriott, Harbour Plaza and Four Seasons have already offered a long-stay product, growing demand has prompted the steady influx of rivals such as Ovolo, Shama, V, Fraser Suites, Citadines and HarbourView Place@ICC Megalopolis.
Consisting of 59 units, converted from former private flats, CHI’s categories are studios, one bedroom and two bedrooms in nine different layouts. The feel is “timeless and tailored”, according to US-born, Hongkong-raised designer John Shostrom.
Ranging from 38sqm to 130sqm, all units feature separate bedroom and living areas and equipped kitchenettes, as well as standard luxuries such as complimentary internet access, 37- and 40-inch LCD TVs with cable channels, wireless phone with IDD and voice mail and rain shower. Fixtures and fittings, such as wall-mounted LCD flat screens and coffee tables doubling up as storage areas, create clean lines and a sense of space.
All-day concierge service is available, as is a self-service laundry facility. Jordan MTR station is a two-minute walk away, while bustling Tsimshatsui can be reached in five minutes.
Studios are available from HK$18,000 (US$2,320) per month, up to HK$55,000 (US$7,089) for a two-bedroom apartment.
For more information, visit www.chi-residences.com.