Amidst the airport chaos created by typhoon Vincente, The SkyCity Marriott at Hong Kong International Airport provided a calm refuge from the storm. Due to the typhoon, some of my flights were cancelled and I new I needed a hotel to hunker down in. I used the Marriott App on my iPhone to find a room at the SkyCity Marriott.
Upon arriving at the hotel, the bellman rush over to the cab with umbrellas to help with baggage and to escort me into the hotel. The hotel is modern and welcoming. The front desk staff checked me in very quickly and informed that that I had been upgraded to an Executive Level room, had access to the Executive Lounge, and free wifi with my Gold Status. Marriott is very generous in Asia-Pacific with member benefits.
I headed up to my room and within minutes a bellman was there with my bag. Service at the hotel was exceptional. The room was decorated like my home is decorated so I felt right at home. There was a king sized bed that was incredibly comfortable. I sunk right into the pillows. It had been such a long and frustrating day that I really appreciated the comfort.
Since there was a typhoon battering Hong Kong (and all public transportation had been suspended) I opted for one of the hotel restaurants. Luckily the hotel had several restaurants and bars to choose from. I went with the International restaurant that offered both a buffet and a la carte menu. I ordered off of the a la carte menu and enjoyed my dinner quite a bit. I was actually surprised how good the food was for an airport hotel.
Stuck inside, with nothing to do, I decided to check out the hotel spa. It was a very nice spa with great products, relaxing atmosphere and amazing treatments. I partook in a massage that was awesome – but expensive for Asia. I spent about $90 for a 60 minute massage. I figured it was worth it to relive the stress and tension typhoon Vincente had created.
Unfortunately (because I really loved the hotel) and fortunately in this instance (because I was getting a flight out) I only had one night at the SkyCity Marriott. I would absolutely return to the hotel anytime I’m in Hong Kong. The staff was great, the location is perfect for an airport hotel and the hotel itself is very clean and comfortable. I enjoyed my night at the SkyCity Marriott.