I stayed at the W HK for 1 night in May as I was connecting on to Singapore. Having stayed at the other 2 Starwood properties in HK (Sheraton, Le Meridien), I wanted to give this one a try.
First off, a big determining factor was my connection. Being at the Kowloon station, it was at a perfect nexus of the HK Express and the MTR. Also, I didn't have to schlep my bags all over HK. After exiting the Kowloon station, I must admit it was a little difficult to find. However, this is due to the confusing signage in the mall rather than a fault of the hotel.
As a SPG Platinum, I did ask for early check-in. However, my flight arrived at 6 am and I got to the hotel at 7 am. I really didn't expect them to accommodate me. To my surprise, they not only accommodated me, they gave me a Fantastic Suite on their top floor! The check-in agents were extremely efficient and amicable.
Within the lobby area itself, I must comment that it is both modern and clean. Just behind the check-in desk, there is a huge LCD display of random patterns.
The room key is a proximity card and is actually the 1st I've seen for a hotel. The room was excellent. I must admit the suites at Sheraton HKG are larger but the suite at the W is better designed. Upon entering the room, there was a fantastic view of the HK harbour.
To comment on the room itself, the HVAC and soundproofing were excellent. There were 2 huge LCD's in the sitting room and bedroom. Like most modern upscale hotels now, there was also a mini-TV embedded in the wall of the bathroom. The curtains have auto setting for sheer and blackout. The blackout worked quite well. Between the rooms, there were sliding doors. These were hidden quite well and I didn't notice them at first. There is a lot of useful workspace and the main control panel in the sitting room was beside the work desk. There was actually an included international power adaptor on the desk. Nice touch! B&O equipment was used in the bedroom. The bed itself was extremely comfortable. I mean, really, really comfortable. A big thumbs up on that! The in-room safe was in the bedroom and was of a decent size.
As for the Elements mall, there is an abundance of shopping and eating. Of course, you can connect to the MTR and head onto the island quite easily. I didn't try the hotel shuttle to TST so I can't comment on that.
Possibly the only negative is that the hotel doesn't have an Executive lounge. However, no other W hotels have one so it's status quo.
Another thing I should mention is the elevator buttons. On the room floors, the buttons are extremely well hidden around a bookcase. It took me a few minutes to actually find it.
Would I return? Absolutely. In fact, this is now my favourite Starwood (and upscale) hotel in HK.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- W Hong Kong is innovatively designed with 393 deluxe rooms and suites, cutting edge business facilities and function space, superior recreation facilities, award winning bliss spa and high-profile “W happenings”, all of which make it the traveler’s top choice. With the opening of Sing Yin Cantonese Dining, the reputation of W Hong Kong is further cemented with the surely avant-garde offering to the Chinese art of gastronomy in Hong Kong. Together with the launch of WOOBAR, the place to see and be seen, get ready for a nonstop entertainment spree in the vibrant and energetic setting of WOOBAR. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
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