Assessment: W Hong Kong | Prince of Journey

Following a keep at The Ritz-Carlton, Hong Kong, which embodied traditional opulence, the third and remaining keep of my 2021 journey to Hong Kong can be the far more vibrant W Hong Kong.

The W Hong Kong first opened its doorways in 2008, marking the model’s debut within the area. As somebody who typically admires W properties, I used to be certainly trying ahead to checking it out for myself.

W Hong Kong – Reserving

On the time of my keep, I paid simply 1,624 HKD ($277 CAD) for a one-night keep. The money fee was extra beneficial than redeeming Bonvoy factors presently, because the charges had been considerably decrease because of the closure of Hong Kong to overseas travellers.

Sometimes, money charges on the W Hong Kong fall inside the vary of 2,600–3,100 HKD ($444–530 CAD), however can often climb upwards of 3,700 HKD ($630 CAD) for a one-night keep.

For a factors redemption, you possibly can count on to pay between 53,000–70,000 Bonvoy factors per evening, with most nights touchdown in the course of that vary.

In comparison with our Factors Valuations, which worth Marriott Bonvoy factors at 0.9 cents per level (CAD), there isn’t a very compelling purpose to redeem factors right here except the money charges are sky-high.

For those who’re heading to W Hong Kong and plan to make a money reserving, make sure you get in contact with a journey advisor who has entry to Marriott Luminous. You’ll pay the identical as the perfect accessible, refundable fee, however you’ll additionally take pleasure in additional perks like free breakfast, precedence for room upgrades, and extra at no extra value.

W Hong Kong – Location

The W Hong Kong is located in West Kowloon, throughout Victoria Harbour from Hong Kong Island, simply above the favored Parts Mall.

The lodge is the spotlight of a mixed-use skyscraper that’s immediately adjoining to the ICC and The Ritz-Carlton, the place I had the pleasure of staying previous to this keep.

The lodge’s ground-floor foyer connects on to the Parts Mall and gives quick access to many eating places, boutiques, luxurious retailers, film theatres, and amusement centres.

Moreover, the W Hong Kong is conveniently simply two ranges above the Kowloon Station on the Tung Chung MTR and Airport Specific strains, from which it’s a breezy 30-minute journey to Hong Kong Worldwide Airport.

W Hong Kong – Verify-in

Throughout the day, the W Hong Kong blends seamlessly amongst neighbouring high-rises that collectively make up the massive Union Sq. advanced.

The façade options a big W on a glass field surrounding the principle entrance. At evening, curtains of branches with 1000’s of custom-made LED factors simulate fireflies, lighting up the façade.

W Hong Kong – Exterior

There’s a pedestrian entrance positioned inside the Parts Mall, whereas the principle entrance is on the South facet of the constructing, off Nga Cheung Highway.

W Hong Kong – Entrance

Upon getting into, a grand diagonal function wall captures the attention, showcasing one other iconic “W” image and considered one of many all through the lodge.

W Hong Kong – Entrance

The area is anchored by a big column mimicking the feel of a tree. From right here, a set of elevators takes you as much as The Dwelling Room, the W’s time period for the foyer lounge, on the sixth ground.

Stepping out into The Dwelling Room, the dynamic and imaginative aesthetic synonymous with the W model is entrance and centre, though maybe understated when in comparison with lots of the different extra dramatic areas world wide.

Instantly on the entrance is a sweet station, after which there’s an eclectic mixture of ornamental items, together with butterflies on the ceiling.

W Hong Kong – Sweet station

The foyer is quite small, with just a few leather-based couches lined towards the wall for seating. A big mural impressed by vintage Chinese language Chinoiserie appears over the seating space, including to the playful and kooky really feel of the model.

W Hong Kong – Foyer lounge

Verify-in was clean, fast, {and professional}. The affiliate welcomed me as a Titanium Elite member and confirmed an improve to a Fabulous Room.

W Hong Kong – Verify-in desks

Sadly, no suite improve was forthcoming, and despite the fact that I’d utilized a Suite Evening Award to my reserving, it was in the end denied.

This keep was throughout a time when Hong Kong was closed to overseas travellers, and the lodge’s suites was full of native company on staycations.

Unfortunate, as I had actually been hoping to expertise a pleasant suite right here on the W Hong Kong, nevertheless it merely meant that I’d have a purpose to return subsequent time.

Entering into the elevator, I used to be greeted by a “Good Morning” LED display constructed immediately into the ground, one other staple of a W lodge.

W Hong Kong – Elevators
W Hong Kong – Elevator inside
W Hong Kong – Elevator inside

W Hong Kong – Fabulous Room

Outdoors of every visitor room on the W Hong Kong is a big fake guide with a room quantity written on it.

W Hong Kong – Room 2903

Upon getting into, there’s a small lobby with the toilet to the suitable, after which the room opens as much as the bed room.

The interiors of the Fabulous Room had been up to date and easy in a method that’s fairly typical of Ws. There have been mild purples, inexperienced hues, and butterflies over the wall meant to precise the “sparkle of nature”.

W Hong Kong – Fabulous Room bed room
W Hong Kong – Fabulous Room bed room

A cushty king mattress is about towards the again wall, flanked by bedside tables with digital buttons to manage the room lighting.

W Hong Kong – Fabulous Room mattress

Adjoining is a chaise longue, accompanied by a facet desk strategically positioned to admire the sweeping views of Victoria Harbour and Hong Kong Island by means of the floor-to-ceiling home windows.

(Word, nevertheless, that the lodge’s Victoria Harbour views are west-facing, so that you gained’t get the identical direct view of Hong Kong Island as you’d from, say, the Ritz-Carlton.)

W Hong Kong – Fabulous Room chaise longue
W Hong Kong – Fabulous Room view

On the wall reverse the king mattress is a desk with an excellent quantity of floor area and an ergonomic chair. Above is a wall-mounted flat-screen TV, positioned for watching from the chaise longue or the mattress.

W Hong Kong – Fabulous Room ergonomic chair & flat-screen TV
W Hong Kong – Fabulous Room ergonomic chair & desk

To the left of the desk is area to your baggage or private objects, after which to the suitable is a Nespresso espresso maker, minibar, and a bit stuffed animal in a W-branded bag.

W Hong Kong – Fabulous Room espresso maker & minibar
W Hong Kong – Fabulous Room espresso maker & minibar

The toilet is housed behind a set of two perpendicular sliding doorways, which reveal a single self-importance with an ornamental mirror, a bath, and a bathe and bathroom housed inside a single moist room.

W Hong Kong – Fabulous Room toilet
W Hong Kong – Fabulous Room bathtub
W Hong Kong – Fabulous Room bathroom

Total, the Fabulous Room supplied some spectacular harbour views, with considerate touches like double taps and sliding toilet doorways for privateness. Nonetheless, I believed the décor and facilities had been considerably easy in comparison with different W properties I’ve stayed at prior to now.

W Hong Kong – Breakfast

Breakfast was served in The Kitchen, the lodge’s bistro-style restaurant positioned on the bottom ground. I headed down pretty early within the morning to take a look at breakfast, as I had a flight to catch.

W Hong Kong – The Kitchen entrance
W Hong Kong – The Kitchen seating
W Hong Kong – The Kitchen buffet space

The breakfast unfold was various, comprising a big selection of worldwide dishes, served buffet-style. The new dishes included quite a lot of Western staples, comparable to scrambled eggs, baked beans, sausages, and hash browns.

W Hong Kong – Western buffet choice

The Asian choices had been equally as spectacular, encompassing all the things from dim sum to handmade sushi, curries, and stir-fried noodles.

The buffet additionally supplied a variety of egg dishes, together with boiled, poached, sunny-side up, and baked variations, catering to a various palate.

W Hong Kong – Eggs station
W Hong Kong – Eggs station
W Hong Kong – Eggs station

There was additionally a powerful waffle station with varied toppings, together with whipped cream and chocolate sauce.

W Hong Kong – Waffle station

For these in search of a lighter choice, there’s additionally a choice of cereals, a salad bar, and the standard suspects of cured meats and cheeses.

Furthermore, you possibly can benefit from the noodle bar or the made-to-order omelette station, each with an in depth choice of accompaniments.

W Hong Kong – Noodle bar

Naturally, I made positive to pattern a few of all the things amidst the cornucopia of Western and Asian dishes – together with a number of servings from the noodle bar – earlier than heading out to catch my flight.

W Hong Kong – Breakfast unfold

W Hong Kong – Eating

The Kitchen is considered one of three eating choices on the W Hong Kong.

Sing Yin Cantonese Eating is a perfect spot for individuals who search the standard flavours of Hong Kong with a contemporary contact. The restaurant is positioned on the bottom ground and provides a singular mix of genuine Cantonese delicacies in an city environment.

Woo Bar is positioned on the sixth ground, together with The Dwelling Room and The Kitchen. It’s a smooth and complex area throughout the day, while at evening, the bar transforms right into a vigorous hub with reside music and a bustling blissful hour crowd.

W Hong Kong – Woo Bar

W Hong Kong – Different Services

The FIT health centre is positioned up on the 73rd ground of the lodge. It’s a contemporary area with vibrant temper lighting and gorgeous views of Hong Kong Harbour whereas figuring out.

W Hong Kong – Health centre
W Hong Kong – Health centre
W Hong Kong – Health centre

The health centre was well-equipped with an excellent vary of cardio machines, weight machines, and free weights. Moreover, entry to the lodge’s steam room and sauna is out there by means of the altering rooms.

The Bliss Spa is positioned adjoining to the gymnasium. The spa options two luxurious couple suites and 9 therapy rooms and in addition provides breathtaking views of the harbour.

For even higher panoramic views of Victoria Harbour and the ICC constructing, you possibly can go to the WET Deck, positioned on the 76th ground. The WET Deck is a staple of Ws world wide, and right here in Hong Kong, it takes the type of a sky-high swimming pool with a jacuzzi, loungers, and a bar space.

W Hong Kong – WET Deck
W Hong Kong – WET Deck
W Hong Kong – WET Deck

The lodge additionally has just a few different distinctive facilities, such because the Good-looking Manufacturing facility Barbershop and the WOOFBAR, a pet-friendly zone, each located on the bottom ground. 

W Hong Kong – Good-looking Manufacturing facility Barbershop
W Hong Kong – Woofbar


The W Hong Kong embodies many hallmarks of the W model, with inventive and playful touches dotted all through its public areas, albeit to a lesser extent than different W properties.

Its prime location, linked to the Parts Mall and the Kowloon Station, affords handy entry to numerous elements of Hong Kong through the MTR.

The Fabulous Room, although modest in décor, offered me with all of the requirements for a snug in a single day keep together with a satisfying westerly view of Victoria Harbour.

Throw within the spectacular breakfast choice and the sky-high WET Bar, and whereas the W Hong Kong could not rank among the many top-tier properties of the W model, it stays a noteworthy selection of lodging for these looking for to boost their Hong Kong expertise.


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