W Hong Kong
What We Love
- Sunset views (and sundowners) from the rooftop Jacuzzi
- Asia's first Bliss spa
- Signature 24-hour concierge service for custom suit binges and helicopters to Macau—whatever, whenever
- Clubby atmosphere with live DJs in the lobby and nightly parties in WOOBAR
What To Know
- Airport Express station sits directly beneath the hotel, connecting through the Elements mall
- Not all harbor views are created equal: some are of shipping lanes, others the Central skyline
- Wi-Fi is free in the lobby and pool deck, but costs $15 a day in guest rooms
- Special requests can be e-mailed in advance
- Free WiFi
- Handicap Accessible
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
W Hotel fans know the drill: energetic pop-art decor, cloud-like beds, party atmosphere, cheeky service, business with a side of fun. But what they might not be expecting is a 76th-floor heated salt-water infinity pool and Jacuzzi, still one of the highest in Hong Kong. Slightly surrealist decor with woodland motifs and dramatic lighting calms down (a bit) in the 393 guestrooms, slicked with greens, teals, and gold and butterfly fringed lampshades. Use your Bliss bath products in the slate showers or soaking tub. All in all it’s a youthful tonic to Kowloon’s usual grand dame hotels.
In the Area
Kowloon offers grit to Hong Kong island’s gloss, a dense mass of residential realness bulging with hawkers and salarymen—and some only-in-HK markets. The Star Ferry lets off in Tsim Sha Tsui, home to the Hong Kong Cultural Centre, Avenue of the Stars promenade, and the neon-signed awesomeness of Nathan Road (come back to the Jordan section at night). Pop into the Chungking and Mirador Mansions, hulking buildings hiding a warren of once-illicit shops. Northward in Mong Kok, you can find a feathered friend at the Bird Market, a scaly one at the Goldfish Market or new kicks on Sneaker Street.
How to Get There
I haven’t stayed at the W HKG for some time but I still have a positive impression from my last stay. And W did not disappoint me this around. The location allows easy access to the Elements, MTR, and high speed train to China. The rooms are in great shape and have magnificent view of the harbor. But as with everything else, it’s the human touch that leaves that long lasting impression and along this line, the W staff did not disappoint. They were exceptionally friendly and always ready to help out, from making reservations to offering advise. Special shoutout to Sammy Yick and the Loyalty Ambassador team for their personal touch. See you again next time.
First Sing Yin restaurant unbelievably great service led by Lavin Samtani F&B Director and the Restaurant manager. Lavin suggested to go to Wet 76 for a post lunch drink which we took advice. Absolutely lovely spot and thought i was on vacation even though i came to only spend about 2 hours. The vibe was just fantastic. Lavin looked after us and as it was a bachelors event he even offered us a round of SAKEs. Definitely going there regularly!
I love this hotel, I stay here frequently for business. There is always great service, it is clean and I love being located in the mall at the location where the train stops. Very convenient. Highly recommend.
The W HK really is our Home from Home.
This was I think my 28th stay and it did not disappoint.
As a Marriott Bonvoy member we had the luxury of an Upgrade to an amazing Corner Room with even more spectacular views- for some people the thought of a view of a working harbor may not sound like an amazing vista but trust me this is the real life blood of Hong Kong and really special - I could stare at the boats working away all day. The sunsets are also spectacular as the sun dips behind Lantau Island and the wake from the Jetfoils and Turbo-Cats heading for Macau highlights in silver.
My Husband checked in the day before me while I completed a business trip and there was a hiccup with the first room which the fabulous management team and in particular Francis Tsui went above and beyond to resolve.
City hotels can sometimes feel corporate and impersonal but that just isn't true of the W HK where there is an oasis of calm on the 76th floor pool deck that takes you to a paradise with spectacular views of HK and Kowloon.
Our top tip is to head up there for 6am when the deck opens grab a complimentary coffee and bubble your cares away in the heated Jacuzzi as the sun comes up. If it is raining who cares when you are in warm bubbling water but if that isnt your thing there is an indoor Jacuzzi on the floor below.
The more energetic can also enjoy a morning swim in the infinity pool or yoga.
The final hours before close at 10pm are also a great time for an evening cocktail with the HK lights in front of you - from 8pm you can also see some of the famous Light Show.
After your morning on the pool deck head down to what has to be the most eclectic and marvelous breakfast buffet in the world- don't miss trying the local HK dim sum and noodle breakfast options but for those with less adventurous taste the western and healthy options abound.
The breakfast team are super friendly and go out of their way to help in every way.
I almost forgot to say that the room amenities are fabulous- Bliss toiletries, quirky grooming essentials and what has to be the most comfortable bed in any hotel with sheets that are so soft and smooth and a mattress and topper that embrace you and lead to the best restful sleep.
Really cant wait for our next visit to our HK "Home"
Thanks Francis and Marco for the hospitality of you and your team.
Andrew and John
Amazing place to stay, service was great especially from Ernest and his team. The rooms are well sized and very clean, the breakfast also was amazing we had it for a week straight, Definitely will be coming back here