Situated next to the 108-storey International Commerce Centre, W Hong Kong certainly fulfills its mission to create a World of WOW! You may want to lie down in your darkened room briefly to adjust but, like the city where it’s situated, it’s oddly energising.
The W is on the western side of the Kowloon peninsula, on top of a large and, be warned, confusing mall called Elements that’s also an Airport Express station. Once you’ve worked out the route down to the MTR entrance, it’s perfectly convenient. There’s also a free one-way shuttle-bus to the tourist spots of Tsim Sha Tsui. The hotel is adjacent to the relatively expensive (HK$55/£5), and therefore under-used, Western Harbour tunnel. If you get a taxi, you can easily be on Hong Kong island within five minutes.
Sing Yin, on the ground-floor, is a retro-styled Cantonese restaurant; Woobar, on the sixth-floor next to reception, serves drinks and ‘light fare’; Kitchen, also on the sixth-floor, is the main all-day restaurant (crowded at breakfast, average food but absorbing views); you can get ‘munchies’ by the pool and even the spa offers a brownie-buffet (with the line ‘Carrot sticks just don’t cut it’). Failing that, Elements mall is packed with restaurants.
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