JW Marriott Hong Kong
Hong Kong, China
1 night points redemption
This was our first time ever in Hong Kong. What a cool place! Our hotel seemed to be in the thick of it all on Hong Kong island next to the Admirality subway stop and next to a massive mall.
We walked into the lobby from the taxi drop-off and were greeted by a fantastic check-in agent. Per usual she acknowledged our Marriott Platinum Status, offered us a check-in amenity (we took 500 points since the hotel had a concierge lounge we would have plenty of free beer/wine/snacks there) and told us we had been upgraded to a Suite on the 24th floor.
She walked us to our room on the 24th floor, room 2407. One thing neat about this hotel is their key-cards use RFID instead of a magnetic strip meaning you just swipe the key on the elevator or door to get access. No more demagnetization from your cell phone.
Room 2407 was a great suite. The hotel had roughly 35 floors, and 2407 had amazing harborside views.
View of the living room when walking into the hotel room. Notice the fruit plate sent up from management with a hand written note addressed to us welcoming us from the Concierge Lounge Manager. Great views of Hong Kong harbor, Kowloon island, and the mountains out the window. The shades and blinds retracted by wall push buttons.
View of the king-sized bed in the bedroom.
The bathroom was big and beautiful. The toilet was a standard western toilet without the scary buttons they had in Japan. The bathtub and shower were seperate.
Better view out the window of the JW Marriott to the amazing city of Hong Kong.
The concierge lounge at this hotel was excellent. Evening snacks and drinks were bountiful and complimentary.
The fridges stocked with a great variety of cold drinks including beer, wine, champagne, and water.
Mussels Rockefeler with melted cheese. Not bad for a complimentary snack.
Great fresh fruit spread.
Mushroom cheese puffs, honey glazed chicken wings, and even some Dim Sum were also included in the evening snacks.
I didn’t get any photos of the great breakfast spread. Of course, this too was complimentary as part of being a Marriott Platinum member. We enjoyed both western and chinese breakfast favorites while enjoying views of the harbor. Lady Tocqueville had a waffle and fresh fruit while I went with bacon, hash browns, fruit, crudite, and a healthy helping of cheese.
At around 10:30AM we took a taxi from the hotel to Hong Kong station and again caught a ride on the airport express train back to the airport. We headed to Terminal 2 to catch our flight to Bangkok. Little did we know that this would be one of the last flights to leave Hong Kong airport that day before the mayhem of the Super Typhoon moved in.