By Sandy & Bob Nesoff
Hong Kong has long been one of the top destinations for travelers seeking luxury. But what they see isn’t always what they get…unless, that is, they know where to go. Experienced travelers to this former British colony head for the Excelsior Hotel, a member of the Mandarin Oriental Group. The Excelsior is considered one of the more famous hotels in the city.
Only minutes from Hong Kong’s busy Central District, the hotel offers guests 34 floors of magnificent accommodations with many rooms and suites overlooking beautiful Victoria Harbour. Hong Kong’s active business district is a scant 10 minutes away as is the entertainment district and nightlife.
Many guests fully sample The Excelsior’s dining options even before venturing into the city itself. The hotel has alfresco dining and live entertainment in both ToTT’s and the Roof Terrace. The Terrace is a magnificent spot to dine while watching the city’s lights twinkle around you.nYee Tung Heen offers both Cantonese dishes as well as dim sum. There are also Italian, contemporary British gastro pub cuisine, and a venue for light eating and coffee in EXpresso.
The Excelsior offers guests a variety of choices designed to fit most any wallet or expense account. There are 863 rooms and 21 suites, most overlooking the harbor. On the Excelsior’s fourth floor is a state-of-the-art workout and wellness center with equipment to match ever level of experience and need.
There is also a team of therapists and steam and sauna rooms for guests. You can choose form a selection of massage and beauty treatments or take on an individual program. After a long flight to Hong Kong The Excelsior offers a Jet Lag Treatment” in its spa to help adjust to the new environment, designed to get the guest back on track and banish that sluggish feeling.
There are three event spaces, four smaller meeting rooms, catering for up to 600 with special requests met with cheerfulness. Social events receive the same friendly and professional assistance as business guests. There are dedicated wedding and event organizers to help manage every detail.
The Executive Floor on the 31st floor is luxurious with many complimentary benefits. Guests on that floor receive express check in and check out, breakfast, afternoon tea, snacks and cocktails, complimentary in-room internet access and for that clean and crisp look there is free pressing of one suit or dress per day.
It’s an easy choice then to choose The Excelsior Hotel. From its many amenities to its beautiful views the hotel will thrill and delight the world-weary traveller.
281 Gloucester Road
Causeway Bay, Hong Kong
+852 2894 8888