So long in Hong Kong

Business Traveller (Asia-Pacific) - - UPFRONT -

THE EX­CEL­SIOR, HONG KONG is to close next year. Man­darin Ori­en­tal In­ter­na­tional Lim­ited con­firmed the ho­tel will shut its doors on March 31, 2019, to be re­de­vel­oped to make way for a mixed-use com­mer­cial build­ing. The news will be a blow to fans of the ho­tel – and its Dick­ens Bar – a pop­u­lar des­ti­na­tion among Busi­ness Trav­eller read­ers. The Ex­cel­sior’s her­itage dates back to 1841, with the plot of land on which it stands be­ing the first sold at auc­tion af­ter Hong Kong be­came a Bri­tish Colony. The ho­tel opened in 1973 and was the first to have more than 1,000 rooms in Hong Kong.

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