This is the final post about the trip my son and I took to Hong Kong. Previous posts:
We spent three nights at the Grand Hyatt Hong Kong and three nights at the the Hyatt Regency Tsim Tsa Tsui across the harbour in Kowloon. I selected Hyatt properties to try out the Grand Hyatt and to get stay and night credits that would help me requalify for Hyatt Diamond status for 2017.
Grand Hyatt Hong Kong
The Grand Hyatt Hong Kong is located in the middle of the action on Hong Kong Island. It is a block from Victoria Harbour and a short walk from the Star Ferry terminal and the Wan Chai MTR station.
The Suite upgrade award put us in a Grand Executive Harbour Suite with a nice view of Victoria Harbour.
Our Grand Executive Harbour Suite had a 270 degree view of Victoria Harbour. It was 65 square meters in size consisting of a living room with a sofa bed, a bedroom, bath with separate tub and shower, and a large walk-in closet.
A separate letter explained hotel benefits for Diamond smembers.
The living room had an extremely well stocked minibar.
The bedroom had a king sized bed and a floor-to-ceiling window wall.
The neatest feature of the bathroom was the TV built into the mirror over the tub.
The walk-in closet was huge.
Like many upper end hotels in Asia, the Grand Hyatt Hong Kong provides a smartphone for the use of guests in premium rooms.
These phones make it super convenient and easy to make local calls and to have a travel guide in your pocket when roaming the city.
The hotel has a very nice two-level lounge located on the top floors.
Hyatt Regency Tsim Tsa Tsui
The Hyatt Regency Tsim Tsa Tsui is located across the harbour in the Kowloon. This hotel also has harbour views and is in the middle of Tsim Tsa Tsui, a Hong Kong district famous for shopping and restaurants.
The hotel is in the K11 complex, one of the tallest buildings in Kowloon. The complex includes an art mall and has access to the MTR inside K11 directly and across the street from the Hanoi Road entrance..
We received a 49 square meter Regency Suite with a harbour view. A welcome bottle of wine was waiting for us in the living room on the table in front of the couch.
The bathroom had a separate soaking tub and rain shower.
The Regency Club lounge provided a breakfast buffet and evening cocktails and snacks.
The lounge had a good selection of alcoholic beverages and appetizers in the evening.
The hotel is a short MTR ride from the “hardcore shopping areas in Mongkok.
The Last Word
Victoria Harbour divides Hong Kong in two. It was nice to spend a few nights on the Hong Kong side and a few nights on the Kowloon side. Although a stay at either hotel could be great for tourism or business, the Grand Hyatt Hong Kong seems to cater more to guests with business in central Hong Kong and the Hyatt Regency Tsim Tsa Tsui seems better suited for guests wanting to take advantage of the abundant shopping and dining opportunities in Kowloon. We had no complaints about either hotel and enjoyed the stays and