BUILDING & ENGINEERING | Staff Reporter, Hong Kong

Check out the first Kerry Hotel in Hong Kong

It's the city's pioneering urban resort.

The new 16-storey, 546-room Kerry Hotel in Hong Kong recently opened its doors to guests as the city’s first urban resort.

"Kerry Hotel differentiates itself from any existing five-star hospitality brand and hotel, by its architecture, landscape, approach, core values, brand promise, service delivery and target audience," says Sharon Foo, director of communications of Kerry Hotel Hong Kong.

Foo says the key differences of Kerry Hotel guide guests to a completely new ground where they can find a lively, contemporary, truly local, relaxed and socially active experience.

In terms of architecture and landscape, Kerry Hotel Hong Kong offers guests a unique podium design with expansive outdoor spaces facing the Victoria Harbour, and all outdoor areas that resemble a garden with lush topiary. Foo says that Kerry Hotel is the only one in Hong Kong where all restaurants and bars offer alfresco dining.

Foo also notes that there is a generous installation of floor to ceiling windows to allow maximum natural daylight in public areas and guest rooms.
"The hotel is a gallery housing over 1,000 pieces of art, from specially commissioned artwork for Kerry Hotel, contemporary artwork by rising star artists, creative installations that salute to Old Hong Kong architectural elements, as well as invaluable original masterpieces by renowned artists," adds Foo.

Conceived by internationally renowned interior designer André Fu and award winning architect Rocco Design, the new build 16-storey hotel is the first to open on the Kowloon waterfront since 1995.

In terms of guestrooms and suites, over 60 percent of the hotel’s guestrooms feature panoramic views of the Victoria Harbour and Hong Kong Island skyline. Each guestroom is configured with contemporary comforts in mind and includes a custom-built open closet, complimentary mini-bar choices upon arrival, Internet Protocol Television with free videos on demand and bespoke lighting pendants infused with subtle Asian references.

For meetings and events Kerry Hotel in Hong Kong is home to the city’s largest pillar-less hotel ballroom and 17 beautifully appointed event spaces. At an impressive 1,756 square metres, the Grand Ballroom can accommodate over 1,000 guests for a banquet and is ornately decorated with nearly 20,000 overhanging rock crystals.

The venue is equipped with Hong Kong’s largest LED wall measuring 15.4-metres wide by 4.3-metres high. Another adaptable function space – the Hung Hom Ballroom, at 1,125 square metres, is dressed in hand-painted wall-coverings embellished in an artisanal gold patina. Both ballrooms are capable of hosting conferences, weddings and special occasions and cleverly integrate indoor and outdoor space, with terraces offering uninterrupted views of Hong Kong’s skyline.

Centrally located on Kowloon peninsula, guests of Kerry Hotel, Hong Kong can venture around the city by ferry, train, subway, bus, taxi, limousine, or on foot. The hotel is a short walk from the Hung Hom Ferry Pier, Whampoa MTR Station and Hung Hom Train Station. The Hong Kong International Airport and Airport Express Line (Kowloon station) are 40 minutes and 10 minutes car ride from the hotel, respectively. Tsim Sha Tsui East, the famed shopping district, is within a short walking distance.

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Check out the first Kerry Hotel in Hong Kong

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