Swire Hotels is to open its second Hong Kong hotel, and its third property worldwide, in January 2010. The new lifestyle business hotel - EAST - is located at Island East, incorporating a new landmark development by Swire, One Island East, in Quarry Bay.EAST will feature services such as a paperless front-desk which enables guests to check-in only on their first visit, with express check-in and pre-registration prior to arrival all that is necessary thereafter.
The hotel’s 345 rooms and suites, featuring harbour or urban views, will offer the latest in iHome / iTouch technology and complimentary WiFi broadband internet connection available throughout the hotel.
Dining will be available at the all-day restaurant EAST Café which will feature a chic harbour view rooftop bar and deck.
Recreational facilities at EAST will include a 24-hour gym, an outdoor swimming pool and a Juice bar.
The hotel is close to Tai Koo MTR station and just a short drive away from Central and Causeway Bay.
Brian Williams, Managing Director of Swire Hotels, said, “Our hotel aims to create different and surprising experiences that complement the lives of our guests and enhance their lifestyle. EAST is designed to meet the needs of business travellers at Island East.”
Swire Hotels launched its first property, The Opposite House, in Beijing, in 2008. A second, The Upper House, opens at Pacific Place in Admiralty on Hong Kong Island in October 2009.