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Kowloon Shangri-La, Hong Kong - Hotel Review

Old World Charm Meets New World Concept

The grand entrance of the Kowloon Shangri-La in Hong Kong, China
The grand entrance of the Kowloon Shangri-La in Hong Kong, China

Opulence, majesty and Old World splendor are the words that come to mind at the award-winning Kowloon Shangri-La in Hong Kong with its panoramic views of the magnificent Victoria Harbour, elegant lobby and lavishly decorated rooms.

The hotel celebrated the beginning of a new era with its comprehensive re-imaging program encompassing lobby, lobby lounge, guest rooms, suites, Horizon Club floors & lounge as well as the creation of a tapas bar on the lobby level. Their goal is to seamlessly merge "Old World Charm" with "New World Concept."

Did you know that each of the 688 guest rooms and 42 luxurious suites is among the most spacious available in Hong Kong? All are tastefully furnished with either a king-sized bed or two double beds and a bay window with view to world-famous Victoria Harbour or other stunning cityscapes. In-room amenities include complimentary broadband Internet access, satellite TV with 24-hour in-house movies, electronic safe, three telephones, fully stocked mini-bar, marble bathroom and 24-hour room service.

A luxurious guest room at Kowloon Shangri-La in Hong Kong The harbor view in Angelini Italian restaurant at Kowloon Shangri-La in Hong Kong
Luxurious guest room
The harbor view at Angelini

As sumptuous as the environs are the hotel's dining options with the fine Chinese Shang Palace, evoking the grandeur of the Sung Dynasty, the traditionally Japanese Nadaman, Angelini Italian restaurant, and the 322-seat Café Kool international restaurant. The Tapas Bar is a trendy wine bar with a 100 percent New World wine list including 130 wine selections from nine countries.

Aside from housing these fine establishments, the Kowloon Shangri-La is home to the renowned shopping and entertainment district of Kowloon, which happens to be one of the world's most densely populated urban areas.

Other amenities: Extensive banquet and meeting facilities are also available. The hotel has a 24-hour business center and the Grand Ballroom can cater for an elaborate banquet or theme party for more than 700 people. The health club features an in-door swimming pool, jacuzzi, state-of-the-art gymnasium, sauna, reflexology and massage service.

Kowloon Shangri-La, Hong Kong
64 Mody Rd.
Tsimshatsui East
Kowloon, Hong Kong
852-2721 2111
Fax: 852-2723 8686


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(Updated: 06/01/11 CT)

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