With 36 floors and 545 contemporary rooms and suites, Grand Hyatt is located at 1 Harbour Road in Hong Kong. Recently renovated in 2015, the hotel boasts its ‘home away from home’ style. The refurbished guest rooms and Grand Club lounge were designed to harmonize the traditional with modern.
Our weekend trip in Hong Kong is the final leg of our 3-stop honeymoon. We’ve hit Dubai and Manila that cost us significant jet lags and mosquito bites, so we looked forward to a more restful, calmer stay in Hong Kong. And the goal? A slower pace, no tourist attractions, and to eat our way around the city. We stayed at Grand Hyatt Hong Kong, our home for one night.
Getting to the hotel
After a two-hour flight from Manila, we arrived in Hong Kong around 9 in the morning. We took the MTR from Hong Kong Airport to Hong Kong Island. This fast train is certainly speedy, no hassle, and cost us 100 HKD each. From Hong Kong Station, we took the complimentary hotel shuttle service to Grand Hyatt Hong Kong. This shuttle service follows a route that includes many other hotels. We were dropped off not by the hotel front (so it's not a very grand entrance) but just at the side of the road by the corner of the hotel.
As we entered Grand Hyatt, I couldn’t help but smile as just the lobby itself was already the definition of grand - two marble staircases on the opposite sides of the room, large flower arrangements, water fountains on marble stones, high ceilings, and the soft yellowness of the dimly lit lobby made the atmosphere feel elegant yet cozy.
While queuing at the Reception desk to check in, we were then greeted by the staff. It was very kind that we didn’t have to wait our turn but we were instantly assisted while still on the queue. Our heavy bags were taken to our room while we were escorted to the 30th floor. Yes, the higher the better.
Our room with a view
One of the reasons we love staying with Hyatt is that their rooms are comfortable and spacious. We stayed at a Club Harbour King Room that had a partial view of the Victoria Harbour. With floor-to-ceiling windows, a kingsize bed, and a bathtub that’s interestingly accessible from the bed itself, we immediately fell in love with our room.
Since we are traveling a la honeymoon, Grand Hyatt wonderfully catered to how they usually would to a celebrating couple. We were simply spoiled with so many goodies: a bottle of champagne, bowl of fruits, strawberries, balloons, greeting cards from the staff, and a complimentary beauty kit. On our window (if you hadn’t yet noticed!) is a Happy Honeymoon sign on it - too cute! Who wouldn’t want to honeymoon here and be pampered? All the rooms also come with a complimentary smartphone service that you can use in the city for wi-fi. Very handy and convenient.
We had a large bathroom that comes with a separate rain shower, bathtub and toilet, and with a flip of a switch the blinds come up giving peekaboo access to the bedroom. All bathroom amenities are by June Jacobs.
Lounge access: Grand Club
Staying at a Club King Room granted us complimentary access to the Grand Club lounge. Also on the 30th floor, the Grand Club is a two-level living space designed for guests to feel at home while relaxing in this elegantly designed lounge. On the first level is a bespoke concierge, a small living area, and a drinking station.
Upstairs is a larger, more spacious area with plenty of seating. The floor-to-ceiling windows overlook an unobstructed view of Victoria Harbour and Kowloon. Breakfast is served in the club lounge, also light refreshments during the day, and free-flowing champagne and an evening cocktail buffet at night. We stayed here many times during the day to unwind with a glass of wine and watch ferries cruise by the harbour. With an impressing view of the city, it's also worth waiting to watch the sunset and see Hong Kong's lights come to life when night sets in.
Dining at Grand Hyatt HK: The Grill
Out of Grand Hyatt’s nine restaurants and bars, we had the experience of having dinner at The Grill. Located outdoor and poolside, this restaurant provides an escape from the city and an oasis of alfresco dining. The Grill offers a barbecue menu of meat and seafood. It was such a relaxing and romantic setting to dine poolside! Selections range from fresh salads to shellfish to grilled meats and delectable desserts. It's the perfect recipe for a romantic honeymoon dinner.
More than a hotel
Other hotel facilities include a 24-hour gym, wellness spa, outdoor heated swimming pool, kids' playground, 400-metre jogging path, two tennis courts, two squash courts, onsite driving range, and an indoor basketball court. Yes, Grand Hyatt isn’t just a hotel, it’s also a venue for so many activities!
Will we come back?
Most certainly! Two nights in Hong Kong was too short and should we ever come back, we would love to revisit Grand Hyatt Hong Kong. For honeymooners looking to explore the city, the hotel is accessible to public transport and only a 15-minute walk to Wanchai Station. And should you want to simply relax and spend your a holiday on a slower pace, the hotel itself offers so many activities whether it's sports, an afternoon at The Plateau Spa, late night drinks at the Grand Club, or even live jazz music in some of their restaurants. What truly makes Grand Hyatt grand is their prompt service, friendly staff, and a customised romantic experience for a celebrating honeymoon couple.
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