A city icon towering above Pacific Place drips with old-world charm and offers spacious and luxurious accommodations with an Asian twist, along with fine dining and impeccable service. The Great Motherland of China, the world's largest Chinese silk painting, graces the glass atrium, and the misty mainland mountains are part of the backdrop viewed through the gleaming tower's floor-to-ceiling windows. World-class restaurants Petrus and Nadaman serve French and Japanese cuisine respectively, and a delightful daily buffet is laid on at the humbler Too café. Business travelers can enjoy the Horizon Club, with free snacks, drinks, and evening champagne and cocktails.
Apr 9, 2012
This fine property - and superb staff and special friends - remains a truly pleasing Hong Kong business travel delight. (I last reviewed this hotel for Fodor's in 2010. This current review reflects a two-night stay for meetings in March, 2012.) My corporate rate booking included access to the hotel's always enjoyable Horizon Club Lounge and round-trip limousine service. The limo transfers were seamless, both for my early arrival (via the forever
special Singapore Airlines flight #1 from SFO) and evening departure with Thai Airways. And, my current Jade level status with the Shangri-La's Golden Circle programme - I've also stayed at the Shangri-La, Bangkok for work - provided for an upgrade to a Deluxe Harbour View room on Floor 4_ and late check-out. The latter greatly beneficial this round, as this particular HK business trip concluded with the evening Thai Airways 607 flight to Bangkok for more meetings. (Great Thai air and ground service by the way; used miles to fly first class for free on a B747 and upon arrival at Bangkok, that special TG 'meet and greet' had me through passport control in no time and on the way to my current and primary BKK business travel hotel, the St. Regis -- and a much appreciated late-night, in-room massage.) A special Hong Kong hotel that has never disappointed for work. Looking forward to returning for meetings in ~ two months, if not sooner. Many thanks, fine hotel staff and friends. Savour your Hong Kong times.