By the harbour, next to the Convention Centre, and with the heady delights of Wan Chai just across the road.
With three quarters or so of the 500+ rooms and suites face to face with Victoria Harbour, the accommodation is very much angled with the views in mind. Bright, modern and fully techno-aware are their other main attributes. Extra pampering is also available in the residential spa rooms.
Is it better to loiter in the lobby, or gaze down on it from the upper storeys? Moot point. The park next to the hotel is also dotted with unusual sculptures.
Eating and drinking
The Champagne Bar is first port of call for many, and by the same token it's a late-night watering hole, though not much H20 gets drunk. Poolside dining at The Grill is excellent, and Kaetsu showcases the best of Japanese cuisine.
Plateau spa is a hotel within a hotel, and includes a selection of residential rooms and suites. The podium pool is very cool, and deservedly popular.
Crisp, smart and unfailingly friendly.
Who stays there
You don’t have to have a convention tag around your neck to stay here, but it helps. That said, Plateau spa is a world away from the world of business.
Rates are steeper when there’s a convention taking place.
- Business travellers
Pros & Cons
- First class hotel
- Very crowded at expo time