Since I was staying in Hong Kong, I wanted to check out the much talked about W Hong Kong Hotel in the Kowloon city district. I love staying at the W Hotels Starwood brand whenever I travel internationally because the level of service is always above and beyond the U.S. counterparts. Previously, I’ve stayed internationally at the W Mexico City, W Singapore – Sentosa Cove, and W Taipei.
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I booked a free award night redemption at the W Hong Kong hotel using 20,000 Starpoints because the hotel was going for over $500 USD + tax. I also used a Suite Night Award (SNA) for a Fantastic Suite which cleared 5 days prior to arrival. My Turbojet ferry from Macau to Kowloon (MAC-KLN) arrived at the China Ferry Terminal where I took a taxi for 77 HKD ~ $10 USD to the W Hong Kong which was a ten minute cab ride.
Once entering the W Hong Kong hotel, you have to take an elevator up to the lobby reception area. This is also known as the ‘Living Room’.
I noticed that the Living Room had a designated seating area for Starwood Preferred Guest Gold and Platinum members which reminded me of segregation. I’m not sure how the staff would enforce this preferred seating area since I never carry my physical SPG Platinum membership card.
At check-in, the front desk agent recognized me as a Platinum guest and I chose breakfast a Platinum amenity. He notified me that I had been upgraded to a Fantastic Suite (I used a SNA) and handed me a voucher for a complimentary drink at the Woobar.
Here’s a video of the Fantastic Suite at the W Hong Kong Hotel:
The Fantastic Suite living room area consisted of an L-shaped sofa, large flat screen TV, and an executive desk equipped with a handy data-enabled mobile smartphone. The smartphone can be taken out of the room and used to make free local calls with complimentary web-enabled internet access.
The bedroom had a King Size bed, TV, and a walk in closet.
The bathroom had a single basin sink with the usual Bliss amenities and large soaking bathtub with a bathrobe.
The best part about the room was the soaking bathtub with a built in television and speaker system.
The views from the room were overlooking the South China Sea.