Some hotels only have six or seven degrees of awesomeness, but you shouldn’t settle for less, not when there is Harbour Plaza 8 Degrees in Kowloon, Hong Kong.
“Why eight degrees?” you ask.
The hotel is located on what used to be the old Hong Kong Kai Tak International Airport where thousands of flights took off and landed every day for more than 70 years. The angle between the runway and flight was eight degrees, so the hotel uses “8 Degrees” in its name and interior design to symbolize the prosperous city of Hong Kong and one of its famous landmarks.
That’s awesome, right? Or as we like to call it, the First Degree of Awesomeness, but there are seven more that will lure you to this unique property.
Second Degree of Awesomeness: Location
Located near the Kai Tak Cruise Terminal and Mongkok area, the award-winning Harbour Plaza 8 Degrees is minutes away from Tsimshatsui shopping, entertainment, and sightseeing destinations, plus Hunghom, MTR Station, Kowloon Bay, and Kwun Tong shopping and commercial area. The complimentary hotel shuttle bus is not just a ride but also a lively city tour through Hong Kong. Also, from the hotel’s central location, you can easily explore the city center on foot. Arriving and departing from the airport is effortless with the airport shuttle services, which take you to and from the entrance of the hotel and airport.
Third Degree of Awesomeness: Design & Interior
While most hotels say they are “unique,” Harbour Plaza 8 Degrees actually is. The hotel’s designer made an optical illusion in the lobby, where it feels as though you’re inside Italy’s Leaning Tower of Pisa. This fantastic effect catches your attention as soon as you enter the hotel. Plus, with the innovation “eight degree” conception, the ceiling, doorposts, walls, and front desk are all inclined at an angle of eight degrees. The crisscross pattern of the floor adds to the illusion, making guests feel like they are standing on a slanted surface. Other outlets in the hotel, including Café 8 Degrees and The Pool Bar, and even the wine cellar and water glass, also adhere to the incline theme of the hotel’s interior design.
Fourth Degree of Awesomeness: Room & Facilities
The hotel features 704 guestrooms and suites, which are tastefully appointed with modern furnishing and comprehensive amenities like a 32’’ flat-screen TV, Wi-Fi access, mini-bar, tea and coffee-making facilities, all the comforts of home. Affordable luxury guestrooms offer impressive city, tranquil pools, and lush garden views. Quadruple rooms are available for parties of four or families, while 104 serviced suites are fully equipped with kitchenettes to cater for the extended-stay guests.
A full-service business center, a well-equipped fitness center, and a relaxing sauna offer a place to work, a place to work-out, and a place to unwind respectively. An outdoor swimming pool with a children’s pool and a whirlpool offers a soothing retreat, surrounded by a lush garden landscape.
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Fifth Degree of Awesomeness: Executive Floors
Guests staying on the top three Executive Floors enjoy pinnacle views of the of the city in their rooms, complimentary amenities like daily afternoon tea, evening refreshments, and personalized concierge services at the exclusive Harbour Club Lounge. Also included is a buffet breakfast at Café 8 Degrees, which serves local and international cuisine.
Sixth Degree of Awesomeness: F&B Outlets
You’re in a foreign country, so of course you want to taste the exotic cuisine. The hotel’s stylish restaurant Café 8 Degrees provides a blend of comfortable surroundings and wide selection of local and international cuisine ideal for both causal and upscale dining. Its exceptional quality of food and service are keys of many of their awards and praise from various local media. Bar & Terrace serves refreshing beverages and light meals, perfect for guests who wish to stay cozy and catch up with friends or enjoy a quiet dinner. For a more relaxed setting, lay back at the alfresco poolside, surrounded by a lavish garden with soothing waterfall.
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Seventh Degree of Awesomeness: MICE Facilities
Away on business or hosting a conference? Over 6,300 sq. ft. of meeting and banquet space is at your disposal in the form of one large crystal chandelier banquet room divisible into nine individual meeting rooms and an adjacent Garden Room opening to a refreshing terrace. Whether you’re looking for a catered cocktail reception or a full-service banquet, all rooms are fully equipped with audio-visual technology and wireless internet connectivity, providing the perfect venue for all meetings, social gatherings, or weddings.
To enlighten the MICE experience, the hotel offers added benefits like complimentary free nights and special upgrades for VIPs. For team building activities, the hotel provides coffee latte art and cooking classes from traditional dim sum to signature desserts, themed coffee/tea breaks, and discounted tickets to major, local theme parks.
Eighth Degree of Awesomeness: Awards
A hotel known for its awesomeness must be decorated, as is Harbour Plaza 8 Degrees. Since its opening in 2009, the hotel has been highly recognized by guests from all over the world. This year the hotel was awarded “Best Mid-Range Hotel in Hong Kong” by TTG China Travel Awards for the sixth consecutive year as well as “My Favorite Buffet Restaurant,” “Best-Ever Dining,” and “Best Buffet Award” by various renowned global and local media. Guests’ satisfaction is the motivation to continue striving for perfection.
Offering hospitable service and excellent facilities, Harbour Plaza 8 Degrees distinguishes itself among travelers with eight degrees of awesomeness. For business, MICE, leisure, a family vacation, or romantic escape, choose Harbour Plaza 8 Degrees for a comfortable and pleasurable (and awesome) getaway.
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