mylifestylenews

2016-03-21

The Minimalist Urban Chic EAST Hotel Hong Kong

EAST Hotel Hong Kong is unashamedly a business hotel that provides a wonderfully balanced approach to life when you are on the road. Staying in such a frenetically busy city like Hong Kong, when it’s time for work, it is a hotel that can get you plugged into business. Most importantly though, when it is time to unwind, you’ll find everything (and everyone) at this dynamic lifestyle EAST Hotel Hong Kong calm and very relaxed, allowing you to rejuvenate, energize and soothe yourself in the pursuit of fun and mylifestylenews finds this design hotel is one of the best ways even for the local for a staycation with a difference......


Suited at the heart of the Island East business hub, one of Hong Kong’s best planned and established business districts, its convenient location and availability of diversified office spaces make it a popular choice for hundreds of local and international businesses, including Fortune 500s financial, advertising, media and publishing companies and creating a neighbourhood vibe to the area.


Designed by award-winning Hong Kong based architect and interior design studio CL3 Architects Ltd, EAST was created with every attention given to physical comfort as well as comfort of the senses to create a balance of the body and soul, the yin and yang. Contemporary art installation and design elements are found everywhere in the hotel including this "Leaping Fish" hanging feature.



"The Tree of Life" wall behind the front desk.


The huge "Bird Nest" is the sign of coming home and welcome back that you won't miss upon arrival. All artworks express nature, youth and vitality in line with the modernity of the surroundings  including the use of bamboo for birdcages at the lobby, ground floor and first floor.



Arriving at EAST Hotel Hong Kong is simple and easy with the great public transport in Hong Kong and sits atop Tai Koo station. Paperless check-in system is enhanced here as most information was pre-registered upon confirmation of the reservation, so you can get to your room quickly. When you see the view from your room, you are pleased they take less time at the front desk and immediately blown away by the Harbour front corner room. To our delight, we were upgraded to the best Harbour View Suite on the 30th floor. The 60 sqm suite has a jaw-dropping view of Hong Kong’s busy harbor, with the incredibly high ceilings, floor-to-ceiling windows on two sides. The design is minimalist chic, light woods tone and bright marble, the room is flooded with natural light with the uninterrupted view. The suite room was just picture perfect and comfortable that you may even want to consider spending more time in it instead.


Design elements are found everywhere at EAST Hotel Hong Kong, it doesn’t seem stopping. Bubble chairs in each suite is hung from the ceiling in one corner to unwind yourself while enjoying the view and perhaps sunset. You can also make friends with the in-suite limited edition resin dinosaur - Dino! The figurative dinosaurs in acid colours of orange, turquoise, green and yellow only available in the suites inject brightness, warmth and a touch of humour into the spaces. Love it!



The king beds are absolutely heavenly, with gorgeous linens and simple to use bedside controls, waking up in the morning and flicking a switch opens the blinds to that million dollar view before you even get out of bed, another heavenly thoughtful design. The bathroom is equally sleek and chic in design, with no expense spared. There are beautiful Elemis amenities, his and hers vanities, a walk-in rain shower and inviting bathtub that allow you to enjoy the view while soaking oneself or just enjoying a great shower experience for relaxation. Space is essential here.



All rooms boast the latest technology, the suites feature a 42 inch Apple TV, an iPod touch, an iHome player, complimentary mini bar (they have thought of some great snacks to include that we couldn’t get enough of), great tea infusions and coffee makers and a handy smartphone device – a free device that allows you to enjoy free local and international calls to selected destinations which you can take with you anywhere in Hong Kong.


For pleasure, EAST Hotel Hong Kong punches above its weight. The gym (Body by Beast) is the 24-hour fitness centre on the 4th floor, offering a spacious, naturally-lit gym, a refreshing juice bar and an outdoor heated swimming pool.


Being a business hotel, food plays an important part of every business person’s day and Food by FEAST is the place to fill your empty stomach or satisfy your cravings for all types of delicious food. Inspired cascade of butterflies welcomes you while you enter this modern and bright all day dining.


 It is a big bustling café covering all your needs from espresso in the morning to rustic homemade cakes for the afternoon and wine and dine in the evening with a philosophy of ‘simple things done well’.



Breakfast is simply scrumptious from all angles, although it is a bit light on the Asian food offerings, but this is tailored to their business clienteles’ needs. Every aspect seems to have been well thought through and they do not stint on quality. Pastries are more-ish, with a great selection of a la carte offerings to add to your buffet choice. The Croque Monsieur for example, was stuffed with very piquant ham and melted Swiss cheese to create a very decadent start for the day as well as the flaky croissants which bake beautifully.


East Hotel Hong Kong is one of those hotels that continues to surprise you and you just have to admire their creativity. The staff are very switched on in all areas of the hotel and they never failed to meet our expectations. There are thoughtful touches in choices of amenities with essential needs and there is a distinct emphasis on quality of furnishings which creates an overall product that exudes style. We tried to find flaws with less luck as they have look into most details and not afraid to please. East Hotel Hong Kong is not about old-fashioned hospitality, but modern with efficient service and lifestyle that easily meets the demanding business travelers and completely won us over and simple because they deliver.


Tried & Tested:
Location: 4.5/5
Design & Decor: 5/5
Room Amenities: 4.5/5
Food & Beverages: 4/5
Housekeeping: 4/5
Service: 5/5
Value For Money: 4/5
Experience: 5/5

Highlights:
Harbour View Suite
Service

29, Taikoo Shing Road,
Taikoo Shing, Hong Kong
Tel: +852 3968 3968

*EAST Hotel Hong Kong is a member of Preferred Hotels & Resorts

Reviews are based on actual day of visit and experience. mylifestylenews reserves the right of final decision in case of any disputes. All images are photographed by mylifestylenews team without any photoshop enhancement and are the property owned by mylifestylenews unless otherwise stated.