It’s a daring move to open a hotel in the midst of Hong Kong’s fourth wave of COVID, but for the Sheraton Hong Kong Tung Chung Hotel, it was a no-brainer. The hotel had been in the works for over a year, and with everything more or less in place, the time was ripe. Plus, its idyllic location in spacious Tung Chung, on Lantau Island, was perfect for staycationers looking for a socially-distanced break. We got in early for a sneak peek at Hong Kong’s latest hotel and found a lot to love.
6 Things to Check Out at Sheraton Hong Kong Tung Chung Hotel
There are four restaurants at Sheraton Hong Kong Tung Chung Hotel, offering guests and local residents an array of dining options. The Lobby Lounge is a light-filled space offering locally-made Porter coffee and delightful tea; Yue is a sophisticated modern Chinese restaurant; and Café Lantau offers all-day international buffet dining. The pièce-de-résistance, though, is the Sunset Grill. Perched on the hotel’s top floor, this easy, breezy, but thoroughly elegant eatery is a temple to dry-aged beef – though you’ll want to try the gnocchi, mac’n’cheese, and Hokkaido scallops, too. Insider tip – the Sunset Grill has a lovely alfresco terrace with sea views that’s perfect for sipping cocktails while watching the sun go down.
The Wellness Facilities
For staycationers, a pool is a must for a good hotel, and the Sheraton Hong Kong Tung Chung Hotel certainly delivers. The sun-drenched pool deck offers sea views and plenty of loungers to sun yourself on. There’s also a fully-kitted-out gym that’s perfect for a morning workout.
Tung Chung might not seem like a choice spot for a hotel, but dig a little deeper and you’ll realize it actually is. There’s the proximity to the airport, of course (not that this is a major selling point when pandemic-induced travel bans are still in place). But guests also have access to plenty of scenic Lantau Island hikes, the revamped Citygate Outlets, and so much more. And, if you’re staycationing, it actually feels like you’re getting away! Of course, there’s also quick access to the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau bridge, the Big Buddha and Nong Ping cable cars, and Hong Kong Disneyland.
The Local Touches
The Sheraton Hong Kong Tung Chung Hotel works with a series of small local businesses to create a truly unique experience for guests. There’s the afore-mentioned Porter Coffee, a local brand of coffee makers that is served at the Lobby Lounge. There’s also honey from a local bee farm (guests can visit, too), and much more. The hotel’s concierges can also point guests in the direction of seriously local experiences for a truly insider experience.
The Sheraton Hong Kong Tung Chung has 218 tastefully decorated rooms and suites. Each one features floor-to-ceiling windows that offer exquisite views of the sea or mountains. Each room features light local touches in the form of art, and plenty of nature motifs inspired by the local surrounds. There’s also a wealth of modern amenities, including 29-inch LCD TVs, Gilchrist & Soames amenities, and more.
The MICE Facilities
When travel resumes, the hotel aims to become a go-to destination for MICE – that is, meetings, incentives, conferences, and events. With that in mind, the Sheraton Hong Kong Tung Chung packs an array of event spaces. The pillar-free Grand Ballroom is the fourth-largest in Hong Kong and can accommodate up to 1,300 guests. There are also a series of smaller meeting rooms, all of which offer flexibility in layout and top-notch AV equipment designed to make virtual meetings a breeze. Finally, the hotel has two outdoor terraces – they’re already hosting weddings!
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