I arrived very early from London, thanks to a wonderful Cathay Pacific flight, and what better way to start my few weeks in Hong Kong than to stay at the Grand Hyatt Hotel. The Grand Hyatt is located on Hong Kong island and has amazing views of Victoria Harbour and Kowloon. At the moment there is construction outside the hotel as part of the government’s land reclamation project and Grand Hyatt Hong Kong is eagerly anticipating the completion of the upcoming world-class Wanchai waterfront promenade. For me this was not distracting at all it was just a confirmation that the Grand Hyatt will continually be increasingly a hot spot to stay here in Hong Kong. Hong Kong is a city that continually changes at a rapid pace, it is for no reason that it is the world’s most visited city now and for the foreseeable future. What is amazing about the Grand Hyatt is that for such a populated city as Hong Kong, where space is a premium commodity, that the rooms are all very generous in size. The Grand Hyatt has 542 rooms and suites and the standard room is a generous 40m2.
In entering this ship inspired area, it comes to no surprise that the Grand Hyatt Hotel hosts one of the largest hotel reception areas in Asia. Space in Hong Kong is rare therefore this enormous atmospheric zone, is very popular and sought after for business guests, and guest coming for its restaurants and wine bars. The outstanding size combined with the smell of fresh orchids is a beautiful way to be greeted into the hotel. There is ample parking spaces for pick up and drop off. The best bit about the interior design is that is the hotel latest take on one of the trending interior eras around the globe right now, which is the eighties, is both subtly and sensitively done. There is tactile texture in the form of shagpile rugs and colourful contemporary art. In amongst this soothing scene, are very warm and cosy colours such as avocado greens, browns and oranges mixed against yellows and golds. The overall atmosphere teamed with live music makes the reception area a must-visit.
There is an extensive range of facilities at the swimming pool & spa level. My favourite is the ladies sauna which has an unbelievable view of Victoria Harbour, the men’s sauna on the other hand has no view at all. The 50-metre outdoor heated pool is just wonderful to swim in all year round with very comfortable seating areas. There is plenty of food and drinks to soak up the views of Hong Kong. I am suffering from jetlag so the 24-hour fitness studio and a 400-metre jogging path is the perfect way to get rid of my excess energy.
Breakfast Grand Cafe
This American breakfast buffet has a brilliant variety of freshly made food. The fusion of where east meets west is why I took my time in eating the food and overlooking the view of Victoria Harbour. The dedicated Asian buffet with endless amounts of fresh dumplings, bespoke noodle soups and freshly squeezed juices was so yummy. There was plenty of fresh meats including fish, pork and cold cuts to create my own haven for getting me started for the day. The Asian fruits are a wonderful way to remind me, why I love to visit Asia. And the dedicated coffee bar is wonderful with many fresh cakes and pastries to entertain me.
King Bed Harbour View
I am travelling with my family so we had a king-size bedroom and a twin bedroom each with a room space of 40sqm. Both rooms had amazing views of Victoria Harbour. For me, there is no better way than to lie in bed or sip on endless amounts of Nespresso coffee overlooking this city. Hong Kong is famous in the evening for their light shows. And having buildings in front of me at night, with the latest marketing messages, beaming at me is not common, to experience around the world.
I think it’s one of the coolest adverts strategies in Hong Kong and one day I do dream seeing my own company logo there too.
I loved this to see what is trending in this financial and trade hub. The rooms are spacious and there are plenty of charging stations and dedicated desks to work. I like how there is a specific international adapters box too. The lighting throughout the room gave me endless options to set the ambience to my personal liking. Alongside this to make my stay comfortable, there were plenty of pillow options to choose by. The kingsize bed was very cosy and snug to rest.
My favourite feature in the Harbour View room is the bath. The open bath concept allows me to see the city skyline and harbour whilst soaking. The hidden mirror toilet is a clever use of space and the dedicated rain shower is lovely too. The wardrobes are large and come with plenty of space to store my clothes which allows me to keep the room space tidy and clean. The beverages and bar section is spacious and the cups and teaspoons are of very high quality, this little attention to details make my stay special.
The Grand Hyatt is interconnected with the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre (HKCEC) and it’s only 40 minutes from Hong Kong International Airport, so this makes it an excellent business hotel. The hotel overall has a fantastic atmosphere and ironically there are many families staying here too, this is understandable with the huge resort-style swimming pool area. The spacious and recently refurbished rooms are of top quality to match the views of the harbour. The staff are very attentive and friendly, I highly recommend staying here.
- Room reviewed: Harbour View Room
- Website: hongkong.grand.hyatt.com/en/hotel/
- Address: 1 Harbour Rd, Wan Chai, Hong Kong
- Phone: +852 2588 1234