I got lucky at a Shangri-la Media party two years ago and won a two night stay at their Island Shangri-la Hong Kong property. I finally fixed my schedule last August because I was not about to let this chance go to waste. We first stayed two nights in IBIS Sheung Wan and Central before staying two nights in Island Shangri-la.
We took a cab from IBIS and within 15 minutes was dropped off at the lobby of Island Shangri-la.
The lobby is pretty with lots of natural light and fresh flowers but it still a notch or two lower than the grand lobby of Makati Shangri-la.
Check in was a breeze, the staff was very accommodating and even escorted us to the elevators leading to our room.
We were handed a old fashioned brass key. My first thought was this is so old school but it was actually an electronic key. We just needed to insert it in the keyhole only.
We got off the elevator and was greeted with a nice garden in the middle of the hotel room floors. Wow!
When we looked up, we were wowed even more by this giant mural on the wall. Pictures don’t do it justice.
Our room was beautiful with a king sized bed and other little nice touches. Retract the electronic curtain system to open up a wonderful view of the Victoria Harbor.
There a big sized LED TV, a big desk with all the things you might need including a full sized laser printer and fax machine.
His and hers wash basins, saves time and avoids any conflict.
There was also a bathtub which Lauren took full advantage of, soaking and enjoying herself immensely.
While we were getting settled, we heard a knock on our door. One of the hotel staff brought in a pot of tea plus cold towels to refresh ourselves. I loved the patterns on the china, so classy. This was a great touch by the hotel, and these little things are actually what people remember.
Island Shangri-la is conveniently connected to the Pacific Place Mall in Admiralty. You just go down the elevator and go to this elevator system it shares with the Conrad hotel to go down to the mall. Perfect especially when its raining and you want to do a little or a lot of shopping.
Lauren wanted to go check out the pool but she never got to use it since this was Hong Kong and we were always out and about, eating and walking around plus the weather was not so good.
When we got back from dinner that night we got a sweet little surprise by way of a box of Island Gourmet chocolates.
Breakfast the next day was at the hotel all day dining outlet Cafe Too, which was the inspiration for the multi station hotel theme buffets we see around Metro Manila.
It was a luxurious 2 night stay for us at the Island Shangri-la, Lauren was so sad we were checking out.
If you are looking for a luxurious stay in Hong Kong with impeccable service and super convenient location then you should check out the Island Shangri-la Hong Kong.
Island Shangri-la Hong KongPacific Place Mall, Supreme Court Road Admiralty, Central Hong Kong Contact No.: (852) 2877-3838
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Website: Island Shangri-la Hong Kong
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I didn’t know that Island Shangri-La was in the same compound as Pacific Place, I always had the impression that it was a bit far from Pacific Place mga 5-10mintues away. Or maybe its a different Shang-ri La!
The hotel is so old school! I actually miss the old look and feel of hotels, it takes me back to the time where the grand-ness of the hotel was on the details and not the modern simplicity that we have now. Hehehe…
I’m secretly liking the rosewood furnitures! Hihi.. (lumalabas ang pagka-baduy!)
Classic is the overall theme in these great big hotels. I actually like the modern look more but once in a while, classic elegance is nice (not musty old).
There’s actually 3 hotels there, Conrad, Marriot and Shang.
Beautiful! Love the royal feel! :-)