CHECKING IN: THE GRAND HYATT HONG KONG
When I arrive at The Grand Hyatt Hong Kong, I get straight down to business: bag down, red poured, bath running. Yes, I planned to spend a Saturday night in Hong Kong in the tub. Call me crazy but marble tiles, double shower heads, and a bath surrounded by slatted windows with lush bath salts beats a night on the town any day.
Now, don’t get me wrong. I appreciate “the world’s most visited city” just as much as the next visitor does. The energy and euphoria that’s poured into it are unlike any other. However, I just couldn’t seem to pull myself away from the enchanting views from my room of the Grand Hyatt Hong Kong. The skyline here in Hong Kong is otherworldly, without question.
But that’s not all this sensational accommodation has to offer. Buckle up, because The Grand Hyatt Hong Kong’s list of bragging rights is a long one. Remarkable architecture, culture, cuisine, and spa — it’s all here, waiting for you.
If, of course, you find it in you to leave the bath tub..
THE LOW DOWN
The Grand Hyatt Hong Kong is positioned among the finest luxury hotels in the world. And rightfully so, as luxurious may be an understatement. Holding a notorious reputation throughout the city for being THE place to hold glamorous weddings, events, private parties, or meetings — it feels as if you’ve checked into a palace.
In a city as vibrant as Hong Kong, you’ll want to stay in the center of the action. And as far as locations go, The Grand Hyatt Hong Kong may have scored the very best. Perfectly placed in the Wan Chai District, entertainment is at your doorstep. You’re well connected via the Wan Chai MTR station to all tourist attractions and, of course, the airport. Shuttle services and taxis are available as well.
ADDRESS: 1 Harbour Rd, Wan Chai
VIA AIRPORT: Hong Kong International Airport (40 minutes)
NEAREST MTR STATION: Wan Chai Station (blue line)
Hong Kong is the land of the high-rise — 303 to be exact — so it’s not surprising that the Grand Hyatt is one of them, with 500+ rooms and suites. The design is eclectic and warm, with perfectly placed furniture, low lighting, and a beige and black color scheme with deep maroon accents. My luxurious room, which overlooks the majestic Victoria Harbor, is the perfect place to perch and watch the boats roll in, without having to leave your lush, pillow-top, king-size bed.
While I always recommend in any given city to simply wander the streets and see what is waiting for you to discover; the absolute must-do in Hong Kong is The Peak Tram. After shooting up an almost 90-degree angle to Victoria Peak viewing platform, you’ll be greeted with spectacular views of the mountains and a crisis-inducing skyline.
For something a bit different, visit Wong Chuk Hang, the up-and-coming industrial district, to check out its trendy shops, cafes and boutique art galleries housed in rezoned factory buildings, including Gallery Exit and Art Statements.
It's as exquisite as one would expect after the hotel received a multi-million dollar renovation that took nearly four years. From the moment you step foot into the Grand Hyatt Hong Kong’s lobby, which captivates with its two curvilinear staircases leading to the upper mezzanine floor, grand marble columns, and sensational 1930s décor pieces, you can’t help but feel rather famous. After all, the likes of David Beckham and Bill Clinton have previously stayed here. Everything from the plush slippers, to the spa-treatments, to the artwork, to the elevator music, all feels simply divine.
The view. The view. The view. Did I mention the view? I am a person that needs to be near the water, in any given location. And Hong Kong, being a city built on a harbor, provides just that. Soak in the skyline from your room, or head to the pool deck, which overlooks the Victoria Harbor. The 50-meter outdoor swimming pool is surrounded by lush greenery, truly making you feel like you’ve made an island escape even in the middle of an energetic city.
Just like every other booming Asian metropolitan, Hong Kong undergoes quite some heavy building and construction to accommodate its frequent visitors an enormous population. At the moment near the Grand Hyatt, the construction can’t be avoided.
The perfect slice of luxury to restore and revitalize between long flights, after a day exploring Hong Kong, or for a memorable weekend getaway. The Grand Hyatt Hong Kong offers a room, a restaurant, and an activity for every type of traveler.
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**The cost of my stay with Grand Hyatt Hong Kong was covered by the staff and hotel. That being said, every time I accept a sponsored trip, I always make sure I am able to write my honest opinions and I will never skew information to write positively about a company if I didn’t find it to be a positive experience. I highly recommend looking into Grand Hyatt Hong Kong if/when you are planning your trip to Hong Kong.**
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