Hong Kong Havens
On my recent jaunt to the bustling metropolis of Hong Kong, I had the pleasure of unpacking my bags at two very different hotels.
Arriving well into the evening, my driver navigated the journey to the Langham Place in the heart of Kowloon in no time at all. While my bags were whisked away, I was able to quickly scout the surrounding area – perfect; we were in the heart of the action; there was shopping and more right on my doorstep! This Langham is like no other I’ve experienced – it’s funky, trendy, very contemporary and has a really upbeat vibe about it. Artworks are a standout and the décor is a winner.
The usual paperwork was completed over a freshly brewed coffee (my preference over bubbly after a long flight) in the luxurious confines of the Club Lounge. I returned to the Lounge a few times during my visit for afternoon tea, evening cocktails and even a late night nightcap. During my stay I discovered that Club guests could avail themselves of a dedicated lobby desk, enjoy a late 2pm check out, and make use of the HK$150 minibar credit per night. There was unlimited WiFi access, complimentary pressing service of three garments on arrival and a free half hour spa treatment with any 60-minute service booked.
Thanks to the typical attentiveness and diligence of Langham Hotels globally, there was a delicious box of handmade chocolates and a personalised birthday card signed by the GM waiting for me in my spacious suite; and it was very spacious in a city where real estate runs at a premium! The marbled ensuite was massive with separate bath and rain shower. The oversized Langham Blissful bed was flanked by side tables, and there was a comfortable seating area as well as a good sized desk.