Roughly half way between Central and Aberdeen, on the west coast of the Island, the hotel is integrated with (yet separate from) Cyberport’s offices, malls and residential blocks.
I’ve stayed here several times, and never left without feeling utterly invigorated. The rooms are flooded with natural light, and lolling in bed watching the cargo ships steaming past is the best sort of exercise I’ve yet come across. “Naughty” (their terminology, not mine) bathrooms are surrounded by transparent glass. The internet radio is fun too, likewise the Egyptian linens.
The lobby’s a bit like a cathedral, superbly lit and uncluttered, with corridors leading round to the hotel’s restaurants and bars. A public park extends beyond the hotel to link up with a nearby mall.
Eating and drinking
Is “fun-of-the-mill” the opposite of “run-of-the-mill”? If so, the hotel’s imaginative and enticing F&B is exactly that. A sushi bar, a wine bar, Cantonese fine dining and al fresco and open kitchens at Prompt. Seeing a bunch of execs holding an informal conference in the bar – computers and Cabernet to hand – at sunset is surely to witness the best way to run a business.
The fitness centre is crammed with machines and staff who thankfully can explain how to use them without making you feel like a complete dunce. The pool looks out onto hillside and sea (from one angle anyway).
Getting checked in on a laptop going up in the lift is a portent of things to come. Rather than a Business Centre (ie a room filled with computers and stuff) laptops, headphones and the like are delivered to guests wherever they may be in the hotel. It all makes life so easy!
Who stays there
Executives with axes or similar to grind in the immediate neighbourhood, plus a few weekending Hong Kongers who regard the place as a mini resort.
Check out packages including city tours or admission to Ocean Park (which some would say is rather more interesting than Disneyland).
- Business travellers
- Great views / scenery
Pros & Cons
- Perfect for business
- Not first choice for leisure, perhaps