September 26, 2015

Review: Conrad Hong Kong

Planning & Booking
Qantas First Class Lounge LAX
Cathay Pacific 777-300 ER First Class Los Angeles to Hong Kong
The Pier Cathay Pacific First Class Lounge
Le Meridien Bangkok
Thai Airways First Class Lounge & Spa
Thai Airways 747-400 First Class Bangkok to Hong Kong
Conrad Hong Kong
Singapore Airlines SilverKris Lounge Hong Kong
Air India 787-8 Business Class Hong Kong to Seoul
Asiana First Class Lounge Seoul
Asiana A380 First Class Seoul to Los Angeles

We arrived at the Conrad around 9PM tired and ready to crash.  We were checked in promptly and the hotel benefits were recapped while keys were made.  Given my Hilton Honors Gold Status, we were provided executive lounge access (score!) and free premium internet.

We made our way up to the room, snapped a few pics, unpacked and headed to bed.  The hotel is definitely feeling a bit dated decor wise, but was in good shape and plenty big enough for two people - especially by Hong Kong hotel room standards.  The best part about Conrad's are the toys - stuffed bears on the beds and rubber ducks in the bathroom.  

Conrad bear and duck

For some reason the duck wasn't branded.  Nevertheless, he has a happy home next to my Lufthansa First Class Terminal ducks.  Conrad's also allow you to select toiletries from a menu that includes Shanghai Tang branded products.  

Shanghai Tang toiletries

Shanghai Tang is our favorite store in Asia so naturally selected them and brought a few home for Emily.

The next morning we were treated to an awesome view of Victoria Peak.  This was my first time staying on Hong Kong Island with a few of the peak - really cool.

Amazing Peak views

We headed up to the lounge to grab some food before heading to the Peak tram.  While small and narrow, the views were outstanding the service was excellent.  I would say I prefer the overall experience (it's a lot bigger) at The Grand Hyatt Hong Kong but the views and service were actually better at the Conrad.

View from the Conrad executive lounge

View looking towards Kowloon

We didn't checkout the other amenities at the hotel (gym, restaurants, pool) so I'll keep the review short.  We had a great stay and the room was perfectly serviceable.  

Conrad Hong Kong Hallway

Our room (5815) on the 58th floor

The lounge was a nice bonus as it allowed us to eat breakfast for free and grab a snack and a cocktail in the afternoon/evening before going out.  The hotel used to be 50,000 HHonors points which was an  absolute steal.  Now at 80,000 it's considerably more expensive.  But given how easy Hilton points are to accrue and the fact that you get the 5th night free, (bringing the cost down to 64,000 per night) I would definitely keep the hotel on my list the next time I'm back in Hong Kong.

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