We took a taxi from the Hong Kong Airport to the Hyatt Regency Tsim Sha Tsui, which cost around 35 USD, and took around 30 minutes. The other option for getting here is the airport express train followed by a shuttle ride, but that can end up costing more depending on how many are in your group. The Hyatt Regency Tsim Sha Tsui is a Category 4 Hyatt hotel, making it eligible for the annual free night from the Hyatt Credit Card.
18 Hanoi Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon
Hong Kong SAR, China
Hyatt Category 4: 15,000 points/night
We of course booked it using a free night and were lucky to get an upgrade to the Club Twin Room with a view of Victoria Harbor (there was some kind of work going on at the time around the hotel which resulted in our upgrade). As a result of the upgrade we also received access to the Club Lounge on the 23rd floor with evening canapes, and breakfast in the morning.
Club Twin Room:
The room was extremely spacious by any standards and featured two comfortable beds, a lounge chair, and a window seat overlooking the terrific, but obstructed views of Victoria Harbor. This property really had the feel of a Park Hyatt more so than a Hyatt Regency given the finishes and views:
The restroom featured both a shower and a soaking tub, and yet again had high end finishes that usually aren’t present at Hyatt Regency properties, well at least state side.
One of the unique features of hotel rooms in Hong Kong is that most of them offer a smartphone for internet usage and phone calls to the U.S. I haven’t seen this feature anywhere else and I find it to be among the best hotel amenities anywhere. Oh yeah it was also nice to have the ability to make coffee in the room.
The Club Lounge (23rd Floor):
The club lounge is a nice space with great views of Victoria Harbor. It’s definitely a step up above in design from your ordinary Hyatt Regency Club.
The breakfast spread was very continental, but included a few hot breakfast items, which included made to order eggs and an omelette. There was also a menu of around 3-4 items to order from, which included various kinds of noodle dishes. It’s pretty much self serve all the way through, but I did notice that the waiters were on hand if you needed something immediately.
The Hyatt Regency Tsim Sha Tsui is a great property (if this weren’t Asia, this would be a Park Hyatt) to use your Hyatt annual free night certificate. The location is terrific with many restaurants and bars, there is a very good club lounge, and it isn’t far from the Avenue of the Stars. Is it as good as the Intercontinental Hong Kong? Not in terms of views, but every other aspect is on par or superior. And of course there is no doubt that you will save tons of money by staying here (when paying points or cash) and walking to the Ave of the Stars. Take that with a bucket of salt though because that can be said about any destination. There will always be a cheaper hotel a short walk away from the one with the view 🙂 The ability to redeem an annual free night certificate is what really wins out here in my opinion and the smartphone feature continues to be one of the best amenities some Hong Kong hotels offer. I shall return!
What’s your favorite Hong Kong hotel? Do you like Kowloon or HKG island?
Hyatt Regency Tsim Sha Tsui