Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Top 10 Boutique Hotels in Hong Kong

Below is an approved list of the top 10 boutique hotels in Hong Kong from the company I work for. We have this list because some of our clients are tired of 5-star hotels and would like to have an alternate experience of boutique hotels where they can enjoy more spacious rooms and personlised services.

The money in bracket is just for indication as you know hotel room rates are subject to room type and are seasonal.

Depends on your need, one the boutique hotels below must fit your requirement. For luxury travellers - The Landmark Oriental and W Hong Kong are great. Need to meet clients in Central - LKF and Landmark Oriental are perfect. Need to attend events at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre - The Fleming is just opposite. Want to do shopping - Mira and Luxe Manor are ideal. Want to have a feeling of home away from home - try the Jia and Lanson Place.

I'll talk about each of these boutique hotels in my coming posts. Meanwhile, here are the hotel reviews for your quick reference. You can make bookings directly and enjoy a more attractive rate than booking from the hotel websites.

The Landmark Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong (US$425 up)

W Hong Kong (US$264 up)

Hotel LKF by Rhombus (Lan Kwai Fong) (US$244 up)

Jia Boutique Hotel (US$196 up)

The Mira Hong Kong (US$180 up)

Fleming Hotel (US$165 up)

The Luxe Manor Hotel (US$155 up)

Lanson Place Hong Kong (US$132 up)

L'hotel Causeway Bay Harbour View Hong Kong (US$77 up)
Hotel Jen (US$60 up)

Top 10 Boutique Hotels in Hong Kong

Saturday, December 26, 2009

Lan Kwai Fong Beerfest

Lan Kwai Fong is a must-go place for you in Hong Kong – if you enjoy night life. If you are here around July, you’ll be able to participate in the Lan Kwai Fong Beerfest - one of the annual biggest ever street parties in Hong Kong featuring food and beer from around the globe, live music and dance shows, drinking and eating competitions and a lot more. With over 50 food, beer and interactive booths, every corner of Lan Kwai Fong will be heated up by numerous attractions!

Lan Kwai Fong Beerfest Video - 2008

Lan Kwai Fong Hong Kong - Nightlife

Here is a general overview of Lan Kwai Fong. Locals and visitors like this place and it is extremely crowded at night. During festival times, police even have to executive crowd management here.

Lan Kwai Fong

Saturday, December 19, 2009

Hong Kong Bar Hopping - Top Choices

If you enjoy bar hopping, please make sure to visit Wanchai Hong Kong. Below are a number of the famous bars here. I live nearby this area and have noticed that these bars are among the most popular ones.

During day time, these bars are just like normal restaurants offering set lunches to white collars from the nearby office buildings. After dark, they are full of people enjoying drinks and live sports events from the large-screen HD TVs. My recommended bars below are just nearby in the same area. Feel free to visit them one by one.

A taste of Mexico.

Enjoy tequila? Here’s the place for you.

Old China Hand – The British bar
I don’t know why, but it is a fact, the Old China Hand is full of people 24/7. Do people enjoy going to a bar at early morning? Or did they stay there through overnight?

Delaney’s – The Irish Pub
It’s a good place to enjoy a set lunch during day time. I like the Irish style here.

The Dog’s House
One among the newest in this area. Very stylish interior design. You can also enjoy shopping the premium items here.

Nearby Hotels

The Fleming – An awarding winning boutique hotel. Opposite its main entrance is Lockhart Road and Jaffe Road. Just walk for a couple of minutes, and you can see the bars are. (Highly recommended)

The Wharney Exactly at the heart of the bar hopping district. But don’t worry about the noise. I live in this area. There had never been any conflict between the bars and the residents. (For reference only)

The Empire Hotel – At the other end of the bar hopping district. Opposite the main entrance, walk into Lockhart Road or Jaffe Road, you can find all the bars. (For reference only)

Hong Kong Bar Hopping