With the emergence of new hotels notably at prime locations in Hong Kong with top-notch design, the Gateway Hong Kong continues to lure smart and sophisticated travellers. mylifestylenews writes.
Finding hotels in Hong Kong is all about location and convenience, be it in Hong Kong island side or across the harbour in Kowloon. Rising over the Hong Kong commercial and entertainment district in Tsim Shai Tsuim Kowloon, the Gateway Hotel – a Marco Polo group of hotels housed in Hong Kong’s largest shopping complex Harbour City - is no doubt one of the most ideal choices of hotels for its superb business yet leisure accommodation with exciting shopping and cultural experiences. A short walk from the hotel is the bus terminal, Star Ferry and the MTR subway station.
Despite the lack of warm and prompt gestures from the Continental Club Lounge check-in process which was not as smooth as it should have been, our corner Superior Suite was ready after only 50 minutes of waiting. We proceeded to our room at once to refresh and recharge. To our surprise, the 58 sqm suite is rather spacious and offers a contemporary comfort with a lounge area at the entrance and a short hallway leading to the bedroom with the bustling view of Canton Road and Haiphong Road in Kowloon.
Art display at the hallway
The Gateway Hotel introduced an innovative new hotel design concept in September 2013, with all of the 400 guest rooms and suites undergoing a complete make-over, not only the upgrading to offer more superior guest comfort, but also to compete with the nearby uprising hotels. The hotel’s Continental Club Lounge especially, is now being transformed to a more modern, contemporary and sleek design.
Our Superior Suite design and décor is rather cozy and homey, bright ceiling lights with dimming feature adjustment helps to suit the mood. The bathroom size is equally spacious and comes with branded toiletries and amenities from Trussardi.
A complimentary handy smartphone with built-in benefits such as dining and city guide, exclusive ticketing offers and etc is offered to stay connected while exploring the city. Plus, unlimited local and international phone calls to designated countries is an additional bonus feature despite we were not being informed during my check-in. A daily replenished complimentary mini bar also adds to the value for staying in the suites category with the Gateway Hotel.
The celebrated upgrading also extended to its all day dining restaurant Three on Canton with an alfresco dining terrace Be on Canton as well as innovative culinary chnages. The buffet dinner is one of the most popular events patronized by the locals every night for its wide spread of international selections including fresh seafood and local delights.
We spent our evening at the Continental Club Lounge for its evening cocktail hours with a pleasing buffet spread from hor d'oeuvres to more than enough savories and hot dishes for snacking and unlimited serving of beverages from cocktails to selected wines. The evening team from the Continental Club Lounge extended a much more intuitive and attentive hospitality to welcome its guests.
The Gateway hotel itself does not immediately facilitate with a swimming pool or a gym but this can be arranged at its adjacent sister hotel within walking distance under the same roof. Breakfast is served in Three on Canton for a wider selection with live cooking stations but it is also good to head back to the Continental Club Lounge for a premium quality of breakfast and a more quiet ambience to start the day with.
The Continental Club Lounge
Bask in an oasis of comfort and convenience, and location is always the key for being the best selling point. The unbeatable location of Gateway Hotel is designed for the discerning travelers for that extra level of convenience, comfort and value. It is no doubt that the Gateway Hong Kong remains one of the highest demand hotels in the city.
Tried & Tested:
Design & Decor: 3.5/5
Room Amenities: 4/5
Food & Beverages: 4/5
Value For Money: 4/5
Continental Club Lounge
Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon
Tel: +852 2113 0888
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