After a relatively slow period in terms of new international hotels, Hong Kong is preparing for a windfall of openings this year that will cater to the consistently high demand for hotel rooms in the vibrant city. All of these properties belong to different market sectors, from budget to more high-end.
Best Western Hotel Harbour View Hong Kong
This property will be the group’s second hotel in Hong Kong. The Best Western Harbour View Hotel will be located in Sheung Wan, along Queen’s Road, and close to the Macau Ferry Terminal. All of its rooms will have breathtaking views of the city, either of the harbour or the mountains behind.
Facilities: This hotel will offer guests free shuttle buses to and from different points within the city, complimentary wifi internet access, an all-day dining restaurant that will serve breakfast, a gym and a rooftop swimming pool.
Opening: August 2012
Crowne Plaza Hong Kong Kowloon East
For Hong Kong’s second Crowne Plaza property, the hotel group has ventured out into one of Hong Kong’s new industrial and business zones – Tseung Kwan O, which also consists of shopping malls, a golf club and the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology.
Facilities: The hotel will provide guests with all the standard amenities one would expect at a Crowne Plaza property, including four food and beverage outlets, a spa, outdoor swimming pool and a gym. The property will also consist of eight meeting rooms and a 1,030 sqm ballroom for meetings.
Opening: September 2012
Holiday Inn Express Hong Kong Kowloon East
Targeting the more value-minded traveller, the Holiday Inn Express – again the group’s second in the city – will open in the same locale as the Crowne Plaza offering all the facilities expected from the brand.
Facilities: Complimentary wifi internet access in all guest rooms and the communal Great Room, basic in-room facilities and breakfast.
Opening: October 2012
Hotel Indigo Hong Kong Island
Intercontinental Hotel Group’s third ever Hotel Indigo in Asia will open in Hong Kong following in the footsteps of the Hotel Indigo in Shanghai and Xiamen. The hotel will be located in the heart of the city’s business district in Wan Chai. Staying true to the Hotel Indigo boutique design, the hotel’s exterior will feature an artistic representation of a dragon wrapped around the building while the lobby will reflect Wan Chai’s history through its design and artwork.
Rooms: 138 rooms
Facilities: The hotel will have two food and beverage outlets, a rooftop gym and swimming pool (with a glass bottom), as well as free wifi in all guestrooms.
Opening: December 2012
Ibis Hong Kong Central and Sheung Wan Hotel
Located within close proximity of the city’s pulsating Central district and the Macau Ferry Terminal, the budget hotel – the second ibis hotel in Hong Kong – will bring affordability to a district where hotels are notoriously expensive.
Facilities: Being a budget brand, the hotel will not offer anything more than standard in-room fittings, including tea/coffee making facilities and complimentary wifi access. This property will also consist of the brand’s signature Taste restaurant that serves breakfast and all-day dining.
Opening: September 2012