Hyatt inks Hong Kong deal

Hyatt is to manage a luxurious 384-room hotel, which is part of the prestigious mixed-used complex in Hanoi Road in Hong Kong. The Hyatt Regency Hong Kong will be the second New World Development owned hotel bearing the Hyatt name in Hong Kong. Hyatt has been managing New World Development’s Grand Hyatt Hong Kong since its opening in 1989.

Situated in the heart of the Tsim Sha Tsui Kowloon business district, one of the tallest skyscrapers in Kowloon, will overlook Victoria Harbour, Hong Kong Island and Kowloon. The hotel is scheduled to open in 2009.

Mr Larry Tchou, Managing Director, Hyatt International Asia Pacific said, “The former Hyatt Regency Hong Kong at Nathan Road was the first Hyatt Hotel established outside of United States. The new Hyatt Regency Hong Kong will continue the legend, as the hospitality landmark in Tsim Sha Tsui. We look forward to serving the people of Hong Kong, as well as business and leisure guests, corporate and group customers travelling to the city.”

The former Hyatt Regency Hong Kong closed the final chapter of its illustrious history on January 1, 2006 after 36 years of serving guests. It was opened in November 1, 1969 and quickly established itself as an important hospitality landmark in the heart of Tsim Sha Tsui.

The 384-room Hyatt Regency Hong Kong, located from Level 3 to 24 of the complex which includes a five-storey shopping arcade with an array of boutiques and stores. It offers direct access to the Tsim Sha Tsui MTR and KCR stations located in the basement of the building.

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Hugo’s, The Chinese Restaurant, the Chin Chin Bar, the Café ... all familiar names from the former property will return to the new hotel with a sense of nostalgia. Hugo’s will be situated at the Lobby Level, and include some of the original décor, including the wooden floor, antiques, as well as Hugo himself. The Café also located at the Lobby Level, will serve international fare from a show kitchen where guests can witness the action of the food being prepared there and then. The Chinese Restaurant and Chin Chin Bar will be located on Level 3, offering authentic Chinese cuisine and a perfect spot to unwind and relax.

A total of 7,040 square feet will be dedicated to meeting space, including a 4,111 square feet ballroom and eight meeting rooms of different sizes, perfect for events and meetings. All meeting facilities will be equipped with the latest audio-visual technology and wireless Internet connectivity.

The rooms at the Hyatt Regency Hong Kong will be situated from Levels 10 to 24. The hotel will have 384 guestrooms, including 33 luxurious suites, and some of the rooms overlook Victoria Harbour and the spectacular skyline of Hong Kong Island, while all rooms feature a flat-screen TV with cable and satellite programming; a personal safe with a built-in laptop charger; a private bar with a sizeable workstation equipped with enhanced lighting; and wireless and wired broadband Internet access. The bathroom features a separate shower with rain showerhead and a soaking tub. Some rooms offer spacious walk-in dressing chambers with front and rear mirrors.

The hotel’s Regency Club, located on Level 23 and 24, covers 3,336 square feet, and offers guests panoramic views of the Victoria Harbour; The Peak; Lion Rock, the Kowloon Peninsula and Hong Kong Island the moment they step out of the elevator.

A 25-metre indoor swimming pool, an outdoor whirlpool, a children’s swimming pool and a fully-equipped exercise studio occupy Level 8, offering guests the chance to exercise, relax or enjoy time-out from their schedule.
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