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Second Dorsett Regency hotel opens in Hong Kong

13 Aug 2012

Dorsett Regency Hotels and Resorts has opened its second hotel in Hong Kong in the emerging business district of Kwun Tong, on the east side of the Kowloon peninsula. 

The Dorsett Regency Kwun Tong has 327 rooms, together with 34 suites that range in size from 38 and 42 sqm. All rooms have HD TV, iPod docks and free 24-hour wifi and broadband access.  

Deluxe room

Business facilities include three meeting rooms, a business centre and executive lounge. For leisure there is an outdoor swimming pool and gym facilities.

“Dorsett Regency Hotels and Resorts are positioned as top-of-the-range 4-star hotels with tech-savvy and smart technologies, function and yet ultra-comfort,” said Cecilia Ip, marketing communications manager for Dorsett Regency Kwun Tong. “Corporate travellers will enjoy all the modern-day conveniences without having to pay 5-star rates.”

The chain said it decided to open a second Hong Kong hotel because it expects a significant increase in visitors to the city. With the Dorsett Regency Hong Kong located in Kennedy Town, the chain chose to open the new hotel in Kwun Tong because of the way this particular area developing.  

“We believe that Kowloon East has great potential to evolve into a vibrant business district and that is the reason why we picked Kwun Tong for our second Dorsett Regency hotel,” explained Ip. 

Kwun Tong has already gained several important commercial buildings including the Manulife Financial Centre, Millennium City, and Landmark East. Last October, the Hong Kong government has announced ambitious plans to turn the Kwun Tong and Kowloon Bay area into an alternative central business district. Several other hotels have been cropping up in the area, include L'hotel élan's latest product (see story here). 

“We see the demand for a hotel for business travellers in such a fast developing district,” Ip said. Additionally, she said, the new metro line, which is to be complete in 2018, will link the area with the existing business centres. 

Kwun Tong is also home to the old Kai Tak Airport which is being developed into a cruise terminal, which is set to open in 2013. The terminal will provide extensive meeting and convention facilities (see Mix article here). 

“Event houses in Hong Kong are hopeful of more MICE business brought on by new infrastructure in Kowloon East and the resulting increase in corporate presence,” Ip commented.

For more information, visit www.dorsettregency.com/kwuntong

Nicholas Olczak 

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