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Conrad Hong Kong

Sep 1, 2014
2014 / August 2014

Arrival/Check-In: After a quick, 20-minute ride from the airport, my cab climbed a small hill and pulled into the grand circular entrance of the Conrad Hong Kong. I noticed the Lobby Lounge was quite large, with floor-to-ceiling windows and views of Hong Kong and across the river to Kowloon. The dining area seemed to be the perfect spot for lunch, tea or a cocktail with clients, though at that moment I was most eager to get to my room. The reception desk, off to the right from the entrance, was quite busy. Though there was a bit of a wait, I appreciated the Conrad attendant recognized I had been waiting longer than another guest and called me ahead.

Guest Quarters: My club-level room, located on the 25th floor, was exactly as I expected, with a plush, comfortable bed; a chair; and a large desk space with easily accessible international plugs. The ample closet space held an iron and ironing board and a safe for my laptop. A large, flat-screen TV hung in front of the bed. The room did not include free WiFi, though it was available in the club lounge. A large bathroom with separate shower and bathtub offered all the bath products I needed during my stay.

This consistent quality has made me a fan of the Conrad brand since my last stay at the Conrad in Singapore. There are also the little touches, like a small bear with a Conrad Hong Kong T-shirt — a perfect gift for my 2-year-old niece, which means a lot to a business traveler like me with little time for souvenir shopping.

Services/Amenities: Guests with access to the club level are in for a real treat. It offers expansive views of the city, the perfect spot for breakfast, afternoon tea or an evening cocktail. With six restaurants on site to choose from, my colleagues and I enjoyed dinner at Nickolini’s, which featured northern Italian cuisine in a very elegant dining space — perfect for client meetings over excellent food.

The gym is a little hard to find at first, located on the lowest level of the hotel. It sits beside a large pool and offers ample equipment and space for a good workout.

All these amenities aside, perhaps the best feature of this hotel is the location. The Conrad offers its guests access to a luxury mall called Pacific Palace via the elevator to the third floor. Through this mall, there is direct access to the MTR Admiralty stop, just one stop to Central Station, offering access to Kowloon and beyond; and two stops from Sheung Wan, which connects by ferry to Macau. This is a huge time-saver for business travelers in Hong Kong.

The Experience: What an excellent home base for the business traveler. From the Conrad, I easily made my way to all my business meetings and did a bit of sightseeing in my downtime. It was a delightful stay, and I highly recommend it for any business traveler.

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Conrad Hong Kong

Pacific Place
88 Queensway
Hong Kong
tel 852 2521 3838
conradhotels3.hilton.com

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