Located on the waterfront of Tsim Sha Tsui East is the deluxe Kowloon Shangri-La, Hong Kong, right in the heart of the Kowloon peninsula’s commercial, entertainment and shopping district.
Easily accessible, Kowloon Shangri-La Hong Kong is close to the business district, MTR that can take one anywhere around Hong Kong and to border cities with Mainland China, and to the Cross Harbor Tunnel that leads to the Island.
As the heart of this side of Hong Kong, Kowloon Shangri-La presents carefully selected examples of Tsim Sha Tsui’s cultural heritage. It offers a bound commemorative publication, video clips, and a Cultural Heritage Package available until June 30, 2017, with three- to four-hour guided walking tour.
“We are extremely pleased to pioneer this project and design a walking tour for our guests as part of our hotel’s 35th anniversary celebrations. Not only does this project help uncover Tsim Sha Tsui’s cultural heritage, which might have escaped their eyes on their previous trips to Hong Kong, it also gives us a chance to work with people from different walks of life within the community,” said Ulf Bremer, general manager of Kowloon Shangri-La, Hong Kong.
Sights include the city’s oldest military facility, the first Catholic church on Kowloon peninsula, the primary school attended by kung fu master Bruce Lee and buildings that have received Unesco Asia-Pacific Heritage awards, to name a few.
The stories reveal the Hong Kong people’s lifestyle in the last few decades, “East meets West,” and the blend of different cultures, languages, ethnicities and faiths.
The endurance of ancient traditions in its modern spaces has shaped this unique culture, a contemporary fusion of antiquity and innovation.
“Kowloon Shangri-La Hong Kong has possibly the best view you can have. Our floor-to-ceiling windows offer an ocean view with the city landscape seen from afar. There’s no better place exploring Hong Kong, and especially Tsim Sha Tsui, than staying in one of our rooms,” said Patsy Chan, director of communications, Kowloon Shangri-La Hong Kong.
The Cultural Heritage Package, at $488 plus 10 percent per room, includes: Accommodation for two, with minimum requirement of two consecutive nights per stay, and an option to upgrade to a Horizon Side Harbour View Room (depending on availability); full Horizon Club benefits for two persons, including daily buffet breakfast, complimentary use of Horizon Club lounges and Happy Hour; three- to four-hour guided walking tour to uncover Tsim Sha Tsui’s selected cultural heritage (a seven-day advanced notice for the guided walking tour is required.)
A special edition of “The Hidden Gems,” a commemorative book featuring carefully selected examples of Tsim Sha Tsui’s cultural heritage; complimentary Wi-Fi, broadband internet access and local phone calls throughout the hotel; welcome tea and fruit platter.
“Through this project, the bond between individuals, families and the community just gets stronger. Only when we did the research and delved into the district’s history and tidbits did we learn of a primary school attended by kung fu master Bruce Lee in the area,” Bremer said.
A total of 688 elegantly appointed rooms and suites are complemented by six top-quality restaurants, offering cuisine ranging from Chinese, Japanese, Italian and tasty International buffet fare. There’s a Tapas Bar that offers a comprehensive selection of New World wines, Lobby Lounge for a relaxing afternoon tea, fully equipped health club and business centers.
Since it opened in 1981, Kowloon Shangri-La has received numerous prestigious awards, in addition to international recognition from the trade and among both business and leisure travelers, including Conde Naste Traveler’s World’s Top Hotels Gold List, and Travel and Leisure’s Asia’s Top 25 Hotel List (every year since 1997).
Visit www.shangri-la.com/kowloon or contact Kowloon Shangri-La, Hong Kong at (852) 2733 8787, by email at [email protected] or through its worldwide reservations office on (852) 2331 6688.