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Priding itself on panoramic sea views, the Harbour Grand Hong Kong addresses every need of the business traveller and provides an exquisite culinary experience when the working day is done, making it Business Destinations’ Best Luxury Hotel, China, 2012

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Harbour Grand Hong Kong, the latest deluxe property managed by Harbour Plaza Hotels and Resorts, is situated on the waterfront in the heart of Hong Kong Island and within walking distance of the city’s convenient metro system. This glamorous hotel has received over 18 awards since opening, including the Overall 2012 World Luxury Hotel Awards, and Business Destinations’ Best Luxury Hotel in China, 2012.

All 828 contemporarily-designed guestrooms – including 86 luxurious suites and 202 executive Harbour Club rooms – feature stunning views of the world-renowned Victoria Harbour. Selected rooms even have private patios with heated Jacuzzis. The five restaurants offer an exquisite dining experience and the hotel boasts an abundance of function space. Guests will be enticed by the spacious Grand Ballroom and the dazzling sea views in the salon rooms. Harbour Grand Hong Kong is one of the most prestigious five-star hotels in Hong Kong.

“We are delighted to provide a luxurious harbourside experience for our distinguished guests. Whether they are in their hotel rooms, our wining and dining venues, or other hotel facilities, they will always be accompanied by the world-renowned Victoria Harbour,” says Benedict Chow, the hotel’s General Manager. “In addition to unsurpassed hospitality, it is the different perspectives of the harbour view that make our hotel unique.”

Making an entrance
A gigantic Swarovski chandelier, one of the largest in Hong Kong’s hotels, welcomes guests as they step into the oval-shaped Art Nouveau lobby. Under the glittering 37ft-high ceiling, beautiful melodies from the hotel’s harpist captivate guests and alleviate the stress of the business traveller. “If you have any special requests, our Service Ambassadors will always be there to assist,” says Chow.

A tranquil sanctuary from the bustling city, each room has been specially designed to surround guests in the comfort and sophistication of modern ergonomic design. Featuring all the hi-tech conveniences of home, some rooms and suites present a pleasant juxtaposition of modern and classic Oriental design, while others welcome guests with a calming grey-blue theme.

After a busy day, guests can refresh in the luxurious bathrooms, equipped with rainforest showers and circular bathtubs, before snuggling under a cosy duvet with a pillow of their choice for the perfect night’s sleep. In most suites, the two-metre long workstation is set next to the sparkling harbour view. Most suites are equipped with pantries to cater for those occupants on longer stays.

To meet the increasingly demanding requirements of business travellers, guestrooms on the executive Harbour Club floor come equipped with multi-purpose printers, allowing faxing, copying and scanning. Bathrooms also come with TV monitors to keep busy executives up-to-date with the latest news.

High dining
From Western favourites to expertly prepared Cantonese and Japanese specialities, the hotel’s dining venues offer guests luscious cuisine against the panoramic backdrop of Hong Kong’s harbour. Surrounded by floor-to-ceiling windows on three sides, Le 188° Restaurant and Lounge offers a 188° view from the very top of the hotel. The signature restaurant is the hotel’s crown jewel, with the Oyster Bar serving modern European cuisine and seafood delights in a romantic and intimate environment.

Kwan Cheuk Heen provides traditional Cantonese cuisine in an exquisite setting that tastefully combines modern and traditional Chinese designs in both the main restaurant and the private dining room.

Harbour Grand Café offers casual all-day à la carte and buffet dining, while Lobby Lounge is a place to sit back and relax, sip tea, or enjoy an evening cocktail in a contemporary setting. Nagomi – a feast for the eyes as well as the palate – tantalises guests’ taste buds with expertly prepared Japanese sushi and sashimi in a secluded Zen garden setting.

Space for business
Boasting 12,685 square feet of meeting and function facilities, the hotel prides itself on the pillar-less Grand Ballroom, which accommodates up to 600 guests in a theatre setting or 280 guests in a classroom-style setting. Located on the first floor, the Grand Ballroom provides the perfect ambience for weddings and other special functions with special effect lighting generating 256 colours.

The Salon Rooms on the fifth floor embrace seven versatile function rooms, ranging from 450 to 1,023 square feet, which can be swiftly configured to meet the needs of each specific event. All Salon Rooms feature adjustable partitions and can be opened up completely into a function space of 6,000 square feet, accommodating banquet seating for over 270 guests. With the spectacular harbour view as a backdrop, these rooms are the ideal venues for events of any scale.

After a long day of meetings, guests are invited to relax and unwind at Harbour Grand Hong Kong’s state-of-the-art Fitness Centre. For complete stress relief, therapeutic massages are available in the tranquillity of the spa.

With a new perspective on Victoria Harbour and a commitment to personalised guest services, Harbour Grand Hong Kong offers waterside opulence and redefines standards of luxury hospitality.

Further information: email: hghk@harbourgrand.com; Tel: (852) 2121 2688;
www.harbourgrand.com/hongkong

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