Hong Kong Hotels

Jan 31st, 2005, 01:07 PM
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mbo
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Hong Kong Hotels

I am booking a trip to HK and would like to use my Marriott points. Does anyone know which Marriott would be better?
JW Queensway
New World Renaissance
Renaissance Harbor View
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Jan 31st, 2005, 06:12 PM
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depends on where you want to stay...i prefer to stay in kowloon...i have stayed at the new world and it was fine....they upgraded me without asking and i am only silver...attached to a mall with grocery store....10 minute walk to star ferry...i would stay there again...
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Jan 31st, 2005, 07:18 PM
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The JW Marriott is clearly the best hotel of the three, and it's shown at Marriott's reward level (6 vs 4 for the two Renaissances).

The New World has the best location, but no harborview. The Harbour View is newer & has harborview, but at the Convention Centre, which I find inconvenient, unless you're attending a convention.

If you have plenty of points to spend, get the JW.
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Jan 31st, 2005, 11:58 PM
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Another vote for the JW Marriott, definitely the most luxurious of them all and a very good location, easy walk to the Peak Tram, Central and the interesting side streets of Wan Chai. Rooms can be a bit on the small size, ask for the largest room available. Small but good health club and a nice pool. Great staff and food. Second would be the Renaissance as it is almost as good quality and has a huge pool and pool deck area. The location is a bit out of the way unless you want to spend a lot of time shopping in the Causeway Bay area (some people do). The New World has a good location, but is older and not as nice and as mentioned above, none of the rooms have a harbour view, which IMO is the only reason to be on the Kowloon side of the harbour as 80% or more of your sightseeing will be on Hong Kong Island or outlying islands, for which ferries depart from the Hong Kong side.
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Feb 1st, 2005, 05:37 AM
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thank you! I was just not sure if the JW was worth the extra points. It sounds like it is. I appreciate it.
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