Hotel Reviews – Grand Hyatt Hong Kong and Hyatt Regency Tsim Tsa Tsui

This is the final post about the trip my son and I took to Hong Kong.  Previous posts:

Delta One 767-300 Atlanta to Seattle

Delta One A330-200 Seattle to Hong Kong

Trip Report – Airport Express Hong Kong International Airport

Hong Kong, Lantau Island & Macao, Picture Review

China Eastern Airlines A320 Business Class Hong Kong to Shanghai

Delta One 747-400 Upper Deck, Shanghai to Detroit

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.

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Grand Hyatt lobby

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.

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Welcome note and gifts in the Grand Executive Suite

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A separate letter explained hotel benefits for Diamond smembers.

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Grand Executive living room with prints by John Young Studio
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Sitting area with sofa bed

The living room had an extremely well stocked minibar.20160811_073540-2-2_resized20160811_073607-2_resized20160811_073553-2_resized

The bedroom had a king sized bed and a floor-to-ceiling window wall.

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King bed with a harbour view when the shade is raised
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Bedroom TV
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A/C, lights, window coverings and bathroom divider are controlled from a panel next to the bed
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View of the bathroom from the bedroom with the divider raised

The neatest feature of the bathroom was the TV built into the mirror over the tub.

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TV over the tub
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Bathroom amenities

The walk-in closet was huge.20160811_075516_resized

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Like many upper end hotels in Asia, the Grand Hyatt Hong Kong provides a smartphone for the use of guests in premium rooms.20160811_074215_resized

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.

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Lounge with breakfast buffet

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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.

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Nondescript entrance on Hanoi Road

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..

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N1 exit to the Tsim Tsa Tsui East MTR station across from the Hanoi Road hotel 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.

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Welcome bottle of merlot
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Entertainment center with DVD player coffee and tea and minibar
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King bed with harbour view
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bedroom desk with smartphone for local use
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Bedroom entertainment center with DVD
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Closet with safe, robe, umbrella and slippers

The bathroom had a separate soaking tub and rain shower.

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Unlike many Asia hotels the shaving mirror was at a comfortable height
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Bathroom amenities

The Regency Club lounge provided a breakfast buffet and evening cocktails and snacks.

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Regency Club Lounge

The lounge had a good selection of alcoholic beverages and appetizers in the evening.20160815_173421-2_resized20160815_184745-2_resized

The hotel is a short MTR ride from the “hardcore shopping areas in Mongkok.20160815_132710-2_resized

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

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