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LAGirl Sep 1st, 2004 08:45 AM

Sheraton Hong Kong - Main House v. Towers?
Is anyone familiar with a distinction b/w the "Main House" and the "Towers" at the Sheraton in Hong Kong? Thanks!

Kathie Sep 1st, 2004 11:33 AM

In general, the Towers sections of Sheratons have extra amenities. Towers rooms are located on one of the top floors with a club room which serves breakfast and evening cocktails and canapes. The guest rooms are better furnished and decorated and have luxury bath items. The other extra amenities vary by location. For instance, in Bangkok, you get free laundry. I haven't stayed at the Sheraton in Hong Kong, so can only give you the general infromation about the differences.

DonTopaz Sep 1st, 2004 01:13 PM

At the Sheraton HK, the Towers are the top 2 floors (16 and 17, IIRC). In addition to a daily laundry allowance, you also have access to the lounge (breakfast, pm drinks) and more personalized service. If you have a room facing the harbor, the Towers floors are much better than the lower floors, because the 14-story InterContinental Hotel is across the street from the Sheraton, directly between the latter and the harbour. In short, staying in the Towers is a nicer experience than staying in the main hotel.

rkkwan Sep 1st, 2004 01:26 PM

Just want to say that even at top floor, you are not any taller than the Inter-Continental, as most older buildings in Tsim Sha Tsui are all of the same height. [Newer ones don't have to go by that rule, like the new Peninsula tower.]

But what the higher floors of the Sheraton will mean is that you'll be a lot taller than the buildings of the Cultural Center, and also since you're almost as tall as the Inter-Continental, you may be able to look "over" that building to see the highrises and the hills on HK Island.

rkkwan Sep 1st, 2004 04:08 PM

I've uploaded a couple of old pictures I took back in 2001. Here, you can see the geography of the Sheraton in Tsimshatsui from two different perspective.

First one is from the Star Ferry, about half way across the harbor.

Here you can see the 5 hotels with rooms that can be seen from this angle. From L to R, the Marco Polo Hong Kong Hotel, the YMCA, the Peninsula, the Sheraton and the Inter-Continental. Notice that other than the Pen, all have the same roof height. And also note that from this angle, only the top floors of the Sheraton is visible; as the lower ones are blocked by the Cultural Center.

Second one is cropped from a larger picture taken from The Peak. Here, you can see the whole Sheraton, and its relative position with the Intercontinental and the Cultural Center buildings.

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