Arriving through the grand art deco entrance, giant block marble pillars stretch up to the ornate ceiling above a galleria level and sweeping staircase. The mosaic floor creates a stunning centrepiece in the lobby, where huge tropical plants bring out a distinctive feel of Asia. The minimalist rooms are less elaborate, though certainly no less sophisticated, with worm wood paneling and wall-to-wall windows that offer spectacular views across the harbour. A huge workstation for business travellers includes a fax and wireless Internet access. There is also a business centre in the hotel to take care of any further requirements.
Eight floors have been appointed exclusively for the Grand Club, where luxurious suites include a private lounge for breakfast, evening cocktails and canopies, and a concierge. There is also access to the hotel’s private yacht, Grand Cru. The ultimate luxury, this will definitely impress friends and clients as you cruise around Victoria Harbour and Hong Kong Island.
Organising boat tours, horse racing, water sports, sightseeing tours and even photo processing, the hotel has the most resourceful concierge.
Furthermore, it has some of the best recreational facilities The 50m (164-ft) outdoor pool-the largest in Hong Kong-is set in a flourishing terrace garden with views straight out across the harbour so you can enjoy the city’s finest panoramas from the luxury of your own sun lounger. If lazing around is not your thing, a jogging track, tennis courts, squash courts and a driving range next door will keep you occupied. Post-exertion, opt for some pampering in Plateau, the hotel’s spa.
With revived energy levels, try some of the city’s finest cuisine. There are no less than seven restaurants and options include modem Japanese at Kaetsu, Thai and live R&B at JJ’s, Cantonese in the stunning setting of One Harbour Road, and al fresco dining at The Grill. Indeed, there is a bounty of choices so you can enjoy your evening in style.