NEW, FUTURE AND RENAMED HOTELS (January 2017 to end 2019)
Hong Kong has about 290 hotels (at June 2018) with a total of about 79,920 rooms.
There are many current and future hotel projects in order to meet the increase in numbers of overnight visitors to Hong Kong in recent years, particularly from Mainland China. 2015 and 2016 proved difficult years for Hong Kong's hotel trade with a decline in tourist visitor numbers and occupancy rates but a recovery was seen throughout 2017. At June 2018 there are about 22 hotel projects with tentative completion dates before the end of the year and a further 13 provisionally due for completion before the end of 2019
The largest hotels in Hong Kong, in terms of number of rooms, are currently;
Harbourview Horizon All-Suite Hotel, Hung Hom (1,980 rooms)
Harbourfront Horizon All-Suite Hotel, Hung Hom (1,662 rooms)
L'hotel Nina et Convention Centre, Tsuen Wan (1,615 rooms)
Regal Airport Hotel, Hong Kong InternationalAirport (1,171 rooms)
Regal Riverside Hotel, Sha Tin (1,138 rooms)
Harbour Plaza Resort City, Tin Shui Wai (1,102 rooms)
Panda Hotel, Tsuen Wan (911 rooms)
Ocean Park, one of Hong Kong's major tourist attractions, is developing two hotels, Ocean Hotel at the main entrance and The Fullerton at Tai Shue Wan, which were originally intended to be completed in 2013 and 2015 respectively. However, the tender deadline of November 2011 for Ocean Hotel lapsed with no agreement being reached with tenderers for development of the hotel, required to build and operate the hotel, sharing the profits with Ocean Park, but ownership of the hotel would be surrendered to the park after 30 years. In January 2013 the park re-invited tenders for the six-floor 495 room hotel on a more favourable basis which resulted in seven bids by the April 2013 deadline. In May 2014, a HK$4.1 billion tender for Ocean Hotel was awarded to property development company, Capital Court, a subsidiary of Lai Sun Development whose chairman also chairs Hong Kong Tourism Board. The construction cost is estimated at HK$2.5 billion and the tender is believed to have included a land premium of about HK$1.6 billion. The 6-storey 495 room hotel, which will be located at the park’s main entrance, will be operated by Marriott International and is expected to be named "The Hong Kong Ocean Park Marriott Hotel". Construction commenced during the first half of 2014 and the hotel's opening date was announced as 13th June 2018 but is now expected to be delayed by about three months. For its second hotel, The Fullerton, which will be located within the park boundary between Po Chung Wan and Tai Shue Wan where its new "Water World" attraction is being developed, Ocean Park has chosen Parkland Hong Kong, a joint venture between Sino Land and Empire Group Holdings which is expected to invest HK$3 billion into the project. The Fullerton Hotel is planned to have up to 460 rooms and a total floor area of over 430,000 sq ft. The qualified planning application must be submitted before August 2016 and, if approved, Sino Hotels would be responsible for operation and management of the hotel which is expected to open in 2020.
New World Development's hotel management arm, Rosewood Hotel Group (formerly New World Hospitality) which operates the Rosewood Hotel & Resorts, New World Hotel & Resorts and Pentahotels brands, is developing a luxury hotel on the site of the demolished New World Centre on the harbourside at Salisbury Road in Tsim Sha Tsui. The 393-room Rosewood Hong Kong will open in 2018 and occupy 27 floors of the 63-storey building whilst Rosewood Residences will offer long term accommodation in 199 units on 19 floors. Rosewood operates over 40 hotels under the three brands in 14 countries including 16 under the Pentahotel brand in Europe and Asia and has a target of 80 hotels globally by 2020. It opened its first hotel under the Pentahotel brand in Hong Kong at San Po Kong in Kowloon in August 2013 and is seeking opportunities to build four more hotels in Hong Kong.
The 413-room Rosewood Hong Kong, opening in late 2018 will occupy 27 floors of this 63-storey building rising alongside the Intercontinental Hotel at New World Development's Victoria Dockside complex on Salisbury Road. The Intercontinental, formerly The Regent before being sold by New World Development in 2001, will again become a Regent Hotel in 2021 after major renovation following Intercontinental Hotels acquisition of a 51% stake in Taiwanese owned Regent Hotels and Resorts.
In recent years some historic buildings have been given a new lease of life by being converted into hotels.In 2012, Tai O Heritage Hotel opened in the renovated colonial Old Tai O Police Station opened in a development by Hong Kong Heritage Conservation Foundation. Another historic police station, the grade-two Wan Chai Police Station in Gloucester Road is subject of a project by the Development Bureau which is likely to see it preserved and converted into a hotel under a 50-year lease which would require the operator to preserve some old features and set up an exhibition hall along similar lines to the Former Marine Police Headquarters which now houses 1881 Heritage and Hullett House Hotel. Approval has also been given for two iconic buildings to be converted into hotels. A shophouse dating from 1937 at 179 Prince Edward Road, Mongkok which is a grade-three historic building, built by a top manager of China Motor Bus Company, is to be preserved whilst a 17-storey hotel with 50 guestrooms is built behind it. The developer, Tai Hung Fai Enterprise Company, had originally planned to demolish the shophouse to make way for the hotel but following government agreement to relax plot ratio restrictions the building will be preserved with the second floor housing an exhibition with free public admission and the other two floors will become restaurants. The hotel is expected to open by the end of 2018. The Boathouse Restaurant, once popularly known as the "blue house" on Stanley Main Street but since painted yellow, is also planned for demolition and conversion into a 10-storey boutique hotel by Miramar Group. In September 2014 a proposal to list the building, which dates back to 1948, as a grade three historic building was passed by the Antiquities Advisory Board, although this provides no legal protection against demolition of the building. The hotel was originally planned to have 28 rooms but an amended plan has since been approved which reduces the number of rooms to 13, whilst retaining the ten floors. For tourists seeking budget accommodation a 129-bed hostel managed by Hong Kong Youth Hostels Association opened in late 2013 in a redeveloped block of Shek Kip Mei Estate, Hong Kong's first public housing estate in a project which also includes a people's museum (see WHAT'S NEW). In November 2015, in a partnership between Kadoorie Farm and Botanic Garden and the Development Bureau under the "Revitalising Historic Buildings Through Partnership Scheme", the Grade 1 listed historic Old Tai Po Police Station, dating back to1899 reopened as Green Hub, a centre for sustainable living and includes basic accommodation for up to 24 guests.
Stanley's Boathouse Restaurant, previously known locally as the "blue house", was recently repainted in a striking yellow but is to be demolished to make way for Miramar's new boutique hotel development
Some existing hotels take on a new identity by refurbishing and renaming themselves. Hotel Jen became Traders Hotel and in May 2012, following a change of ownership, Philippe Starck designed JIA Boutique Hotel was relaunched as J Plus Boutique Hotel. In July 2011 Far East Consortium's Dorsett Hospitality International rebranded three of its existing "Dorsett" hotels in Hong Kong as "Silka" hotels and its Cosmo and Cosmopolitan Hotels have been renamed under the "Dorsett" brand. Dorsett Hospitality has also sold two of its existing hotels, Central Park Hotel on Hollywood Road which is now "Butterfly on Hollywood" and Dorsett Regency Hong Kong in Kennedy Town, which only opened in June 2011, was sold to China Construction Bank. Hotel de Edge by Rhombus joined the expanding Butterfly brand of hotels in May 2014 when it was renamed "Butterfly on Waterfront". Hotel Nikko was rebranded "New World Millennium Hong Kong Hotel" from 1st July 2014 following a collaboration between New World Hotels and Millennium and Copthorne Hotels and will remain open during a phased HK$15.5 million renovation.
Dorsett Hospitality is continuing its expansion by converting two industrial buildings, Toppy Tower at Tseung Wan and Big Orange on Wo Yi Hop Road at Kwai Chung. The latter opened as Silka Tsuen Wan in January 2017. Of 21 hotel redevelopment projects which were approved during the government's six year industrial revitalisation campaign, which ran until March 2016, as at June 2016 ten have either been completed or are under construction, five have been scrapped and no progress has been made on the remaining six.
In early 2011 LD Asia Llewelyn Davies Hong Kong announced plans to build a 230-room three-storey hotel with spa at Ting Kok Road, Tai Po where there are currently no hotels. The location is close to a popular hiking area, Pat Sing Leng, and the new Tsz Shan Monastery, opened in 2014, which is the the location of the world's tallest bronze Guan Yin statue.The project is mainly intended to target foreign hikers and increase tourism to the Tai Po area which has several tourist attractions. Also in early 2011 Chinese University of Hong Kong formally opened its Cheng Yu Tung Building adjacent to the Hyatt Regency Hong Kong, Shatin Hotel. The building houses the university's school of hotel and tourism management and faculty of business management and the Hyatt will provide practical experience for students as part of the university's Teaching Hotel Project. In October 2011 the Government's Lands Department sold a plot of land on the waterfront at Sai Kung to Cheer Regal Limited, in which Shaw Brothers (Hong Kong) Limited is the major investor, for HK$719.3 million for development as a hotel. The land was previously occupied by rehabilitation group Sai Kung New Being Oasis on a short term lease. In May 2013 a revised planning application for both hotel and retail development at the site was submitted to the Town Planning Board on the basis of a revised plot ratio. The 270 room resort-style hotel, costing an estimated HK$2.5 billion, will have three storeys above ground and two floors below ground and include a mall with food and beverage outlets. The hotel will be managed by ITC Properties and is expected to open in the first half of 2019. Sai Kung Town has been without a hotel since the Beach Resort Hotel at Sha Ha closed in 2002. The former Beach Resort Hotel, also known as the Surf Hotel, and once planned to become a Hawaiian-themed resort, was eventually acquired and renovated by Billion Earn International, a subsidiary company of New World Development ,who sold the property to an undisclosed buyer for HK$190 million in February 2014. The property reopened in November 2014 as New Beach Resort Hotel with six serviced apartments managed by E.lite Property Management, for long term rental from HK$70,000 per month. However, also in Sai Kung, plans for a new 294-room hotel off Hiram's Highway in Sai Kung Town were submitted in June 2015 and, if approved, it is anticipated the hotel may open in 2020.
Site of Sai Kung's new HK$2.5 billion hotel by Cheer Regal on Wai Man Road opposite Hong Kong Academy, November 2017. The resort-style hotel will be managed by ITC Properties and is expected to open in the first half of 2019.
In December 2011 a Lands Department tender for a hotel site at the junction of Hung Luen Road and Wa Shun Street, Hung Hom, Kowloon, was awarded to Shangri-La Hotel (Kowloon) Limited at HK$2,328 million on a 50-year land grant. The hotel operates under the Shangri-La's Kerry Hotel brand and opened in late April 2017. Cheung Kong Holdings is developing a 39-storey 800 room 5-star hotel at Oil Street, North Point on the site of the former Government Supplies Department. The hotel will be part of a development of seven towers which include luxury residental apartments and is expected to open by late 2018. In mid-2012 Hopewell Holdings announced agreement had finally been reached with the government for its "Hopewell 2" development on Kennedy Road in Wan Chai to proceeed. The controversial tower, originally proposed in 1994 as a 93-storey "Mega Tower", has been reduced to 55-storeys in a project costing about HK$9 billion, and will incorporate a 1024-room hotel. Groundwork commenced in early 2013 and is expected to be completed in 2018 although a revised planning application, which includes reverting to the "Y-shaped" building envised in the original plan, was submitted in late 2014.
The site of Hopewell Holdings "Hopewell 2" development at Wan Chai, April 2018, which includes a 1024-room hotel
In December 2012, it was reported that the government's Planning Department has put forward proposals for a new 590-room hotel on land at Wong Tai Sin on which a former squatter village, Tai Hom, once stood. The site, next to Kai Tak nullah is also planned to be developed as a park with cinemas and exhibition space. Easyknit International announced in January 2013 that is planning to spend HK$100 million to convert its commercial building Easy Tower, at Tai Nan West Street near Lai Chi Kok Station, into a hotel. In March 2013 Long Kinetic Limited, a subsidiary of Sun Hung Kai Properties, was awarded a government tender of HK$2,722 million for a 5,369 sq-metre site for hotel development at North Point Estate Lane and Shu Kuk Street, currently used as a car park, near North Point Ferry Pier, and planning to spend about HK$5.5 billion on the hotel project. Construction started in late 2014 and is expected to be completed in 2018. Sun Hung Kai Properties is also developing a 600 room hotel at Siu Lek Yuen in Sha Tin and a 12-storey boutique hotel at Tung Chung Town Lot 11, an extension of Citygate, due to open in mid-2018.
The North Point Estate/Shu Kuk Street site of Sung Hung Kai Properties Hotel VIC development located between North Point Ferry Pier and Java Road seen in May 2018
In May 2013, the government invited tenders for conversion into a luxury hotel of the 27-storey Murray Building on Cotton Tree Drive, next to the Peak Tram Terminus in Central. The property, which covers a gross floor area of about 325,000 sq ft, was built in 1969 and is to be leased by the government for 50 years. It is believed that at least 18 bids were received by the October deadline with the tender being won by Wharf Holdings for HK$4.4 billion. Wharf are investing HK$7 billion into the heritage hotel project, which was completed in early 2018. The 27-storey 336-room hotel operates under Marco Polo Hotels Niccolo brand as "The Murray, a Niccolo Hotel".
In September 2013 approval was granted for conversion of a Victorian-styled villa at 27 Lugard Road at The Peak, listed as a historic building, to a 17-suite heritage hotel in a controversial project which is planned to be completed in early 2016. The site was acquired by Crown Empire, an overseas registered company, for HK$383.8 million and is to be developed by Butterfly Hotel and Serviced Apartment Group. Local councillors and members of the public had cited objections to the plans owing to concerns over the suitability of the narrow 1.8-metre Lugard Road for access as well as visual and environmental impacts. The developer plans to use small electric cars for transportation of guests and deliveries and the plans have been approved subject to strict conditions regarding operating hours of vehicles. However, during November 2014 it was reported that the developer had submitted revised plans with a reduction in the number of guestrooms to 12, more stringent traffic management and enhanced conservation measures including a public education centre and gallery with free public access.
The project to convert this villa at 27 Lugard Road on The Peak into a heritage hotel has proved controversial. Revised plans including a reduction in the number of guestrooms from 17 to 12 were submitted with 827 public objections being received the early December 2014. Further revised plans including a reduction in car park spaces from 5 to 2 and tighter restrictions on traffic access during weekends and public holidays were approved without objection by town planners in April 2015. However, onerous special conditions imposed which include a ban the hotel providing food and drink for guests and a restriction on car access between the hours of 9am to 7pm have led to the developer considering abandoning the conservation plan which may result in demolition of the historic villa.
In December 2013, British prestige hotel group Dorchester Collection confirmed it was looking for a location in Central.
In February 2017 Capital Charm, a wholly owned subsidiary of Regal Hotels Group, was awarded a HK$2.19 billion contract by the Airport Authority for development of a new 1000-room hotel at Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA). The hotel, which will cover a site area of 6,650 square metres, forms the first phase of the SkyCity development on the site of the old golf course adjacent to AsiaWorld-Expo, which will also include retail, dining and residential facilities and is expected to open in 2020. Regal already operates eleven other hotels in Hong Kong including the Regal Airport Hotel at HKIA and Regal Oriental Hotel adjacent to the site of the old Kai Tak Airport.
In February 2014 Hong Kong Disneyland announced it was to build a third hotel. Walt Disney Corporation has contributed HK$1.7 billion in cash and loaned HK$1.15 billion to Hong Kong Disneyland which also received a loan of HK$809 million from the Hong Kong government. The seven storey "Disney Explorers Lodge" hotel, opened on 30th April 2017, with 750 rooms and features four themed gardens based on "exotic cultures" from around the world, including the African savannah, South American rainforest, Polynesian island paradise and Asia. The hotel has three restaurants, shop and outdoor pool.
Disney Explorers Lodge opened in April 2017
Also in February 2014, West Kowloon Cultural District Authority confirmed it was planning a hotel for visiting artists to the new cultural district, currently under construction, and further hotel development was announced when government indicated its intention to release land for six hotel sites facing the harbour at Kai Tak near the new cruise terminal in phases with the first site, Kai Tak Area 4C, Site 5 covering an area of 0.934 hectares to be released for development of a 500-room hotel towards the end of 2015 as part of the Government's 2015/16 Land Sale Programme. The site was subsequently included in the 2016/17 Land Sale Programme along with three other sites at Kai Tak which will provide approximately 2,100 hotel rooms (see below).
In July 2014 it was reported that the owners of the site of 123-127 Tam Kung Road in Ma Tau Wai have submitted plans to build a boutique hotel at that location.
Area 53a in Tung Chung will become the site of the "Sheraton Hong Kong Tung Chung Hotel" and "Four Points by Sheraton Hong Kong, Tung Chung" hotels, planned to open in October and December 2019. Six bids were received for the site with the tender being awarded to Shanghai-based Brand Rise Limited (a subsidiary of parent companies Shimao Property Holdings Limited and Mingfa Group (International) Company Limited) on a 50-year land grant at a premium of HK$1,830 million. Other bids were submitted by Sino Land, Sun Hung Kai Properties, Regal Hotels International, Dorsett Hospitality International and a consortium of ITC Properties Group, CSI Properties Limited and Asia Standard International Holdings Ltd.
In October 2014, Intercontinental Hotels Group (IHG) appointed an international property consultant to put its flagship Hong Kong hotel, the 503 room InterContinental Hong Kong on the harbourside at Salisbury Road in Tsim Sha Tsui, up for sale in line with its policy of asset disposal. The property had been acquired by Intercontinental Hotels from New World Development in 2003 having previously operated as the Regent Hotel. In July 2015 agreement was reached to sell the hotel for US$938 million to a consortium of investors Supreme Key, advised and managed by Gaw Capital Partners. Although ownership of the hotel will be transferred, IHG will retain a 37-year management contract with extension rights for three further ten year periods. Management fees earned by IHG are initially expected to be about US$8 million annually but increasing after the new owners have completed a refurbishment programme. Renovation work is expected to commence in early 2020 and last for 12-16 months during which time the hotel will close. Following IHG's subsequent agreement to buy a 51% stake in Taiwanese owned Regent Hotels and Resorts, with the acquisition expected to be completed in the second quarter of 2018, the InterContinental Hong Kong will once again become a Regent Hotel in 2021 after completion its major refurbishment programme.
In April 2015 Mandarin Oriental International received approval for redevelopment of its 848-room Excelsior Hotel site in Causeway Bay which would see the 42-year old hotel being demolished and replaced by a 26-storey commercial building. A final decision on whether to proceed has not yet made but if the plan goes ahead it is expected that the redevelopment would take about four years. In the meantime, however, Mandarin Oriental put the hotel up for sale in June 2017 but withdrew the property from the market in September 2017 after bids failed to meet expectations. Bidders are believed to include Sung Hung Kai Properties, Hysan Development and a joint venture between Chinese Estates Holdings and China Evergrande Group. Mandarin is now reviewing options for the hotel.
Also in April 2015 the Urban Renewal Authority announced that its first hotel development plan, for a 23-storey 3 or 4 star 200-room hotel, iClub Mongkok, atop of a 2-storey podium for commercial use located on a 726 square metre site at the junction of Anchor Street and Fuk Tsun Street in West Kowloon, has attracted interest from 21 developers. These include Emperor International Holdings, Sun Hung Kai Properties, Regal International Holdings and Paliburg Holdings, Sino Land, Wheelock Properties, Dorsett Hospitality International, Chuang's Consortium International, Magnificent Estates, Asia Standard International Group and Hip Shing Hong. A review panel is draw up a short list of qualified developers who will be invited to tender. Demolition and site clearance began in 2008 and completion of the project is expected in 2018/19.
The Urban Renewal Authority's first hotel development iClub Mongkok Hotel, sited at the junction of Anchor Street and Fuk Tsun Street in Tai Kok Tsui, attracted interest from 21 developers
In April 2015 New World Development (NWD) sold three of its hotels, Grand Hyatt and Renaissance Harbour View in Wan Chai and Hyatt Regency Hong Kong in Tsim Sha Tsui into a new HK$18.5 billion 50/50 joint venture with Abu Dhabi Investment Authority (ADIA), the world's second largest sovereign fund. The sale represents the first venture into the hotel market for ADIA. After the sale ADIA will own a 50% share in the hotels with NWD's stake reduced to about 23% and Chow Tai Fook Enterprises (the parent of NWD) share reduced to about 18%. In July 2015 New World China Land, which is 69.6% owned by NWD, agreed to sell its New World Hotel Management arm to its parent Chow Tai Fook Enterprises for HK$1.96 billion. New World Hotel Management operates 55 hotels in 18 countries under the Rosewood, Penta and New World brands.
In June 2015 plans were submitted to demolish two adjacent industrial buildings at Hong Ting Road, off Hiram's Highway in Sai Kung Town and replace with an 8-storey 294-room hotel. If approved it is anticipated that the new hotel may be completed in 2020.
2015 saw unfavourable market conditions for the Hong Kong hotel industry with a decline in tourist visitor numbers, particularly from Mainland China. In August 2015 the long established Hong Kong Newton Hotel on Oil Street at North Point became a casualty, owing to a drop in occupancy and achievable room rates, and closed its doors for the last time.
In February 2016 the Government's Land Sale Programme was announced and included three hotel sites, providing about 2,100 rooms in total, at the former Kai Tak airfield, Area 4C sites 3 (1.1 hectares), 4 (1.07ha) and 5 (0.948ha) near the new Kai Tak Cruise Terminal and a hotel/commercial development site Area 1F site 2 (1.77 hectares) near Kai Tak Station, being developed on the new Sha Tin - Central MTR line.
Hilton Hotels Group's first development in Hong Kong for 20 years, Hilton Garden Inn Mongkok on Soy Street opened in December 2016.
Summit View Kowloon (the former Anne Black Guest House hotel which closed for renovation in 2014) will operate under the YWCA's hotels arm, Y Hospitality, and is expected to open in mid-2018.
Revised plans for a 30-room, 8-storey boutique hotel by Rostar Company Ltd, a subsidiary of Eton Properties, on the site of the former Apple Mall on Stanley Market Road in Stanley were submitted in December 2017 after objections to the original plans from local residents concerned about the impact on the character of the area by a large structure being built in a low-density town.
In August 2016 HK CTS Metropark Hotels purchased Kew Green Hotels which owns or operates about 60 hotels in the UK including Holiday Inn, Crowne Plaza, Courtyard by Marriott, Ibis and Hilton brands. In Hong Kong, its Metropark Hotel Wanchai will be renamed "Kew Green Hotel Wanchai Hong Kong" in November 2016.
China Resources Company is developing the "The St Regis Hong Kong Hotel" at Harbour Road, Wan Chai near Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Centre. The 33,400 square metre, 129 room hotel is due to open in January 2020.
CRC's "St Regis Hong Kong Hotel" seen under development in May 2018
In January 2017 J Plus Hotel and an adjacent property in Causeway Bay were sold by CSI Properties for HK$1.7 billion. It is believed the new owners have purchased the properties with the intention of rebuilding as an office block.
In February 2017 Henderson Land reached a conditional agreement to sell Newton Inn hotel on Chun Yeung Street at North Point to Shun Ho Property Investment for approximately HK$1 billion. The hotel has since been renamed Grand View Hotel and Shun Ho Property have applied for permission to turn the hotel into office accommodation. Shun Ho Property also bought the Rosedale Hotel in Causeway Bay from Bank of China in June 2017 and has also applied for permission to convert that property into office accommodation when the existing lease to Rosedale Hotel Holdings expires in 2020. In line with its policy of disposing of non-core businesses Henderson Land has also put its 598-room Newton Place Hotel in Kwun Tong up for sale with a reported asking price of HK$2.3 billion.
Also in February 2017 the first Hong Kong hotel to operate under the international Travelodge brand, Travelodge Kowloon was opened by Travelodge Hotels Asia. The hotel had previously operated as Hotel Rainbow Hong Kong. Travelodge Hotels Asia will open its second Hong Kong hotel, Travelodge Central, Hollywood Road (formerly Butterfly on Hollywood) on 14th September 2017.
In March 2017 the Hong Kong Mariners' Club announced it was a seeking a partner to redevelop its 50-year old 12-storey building in Tsim Sha Tsui to include a commercial hotel on the upper floors. In February 2018 Empire Group were selected to redevelop the property with a tender of about HK$6 billion. The tender allows Empire to operate the club for 50 years. The redeveloped club will cover about 340,000 sq mtr and with a 4,600 sq mtr clubhouse on the lower floors with the hotel occupying the higher floors. The redevelopment is expected to be completed in 2022.
In April 2017 SEA Holdings, owner of the 29-storey Crowne Plaza Hong Kong Causeway Bay Hotel, which was only built in 2007, applied to Hong Kong's Town Planning Board to demolish the building and replace it with a 22-storey office, shops and restaurants. The plans were approved in December 2017 but the owners have not yet confirmed the project will proceed.
Rhombus Group closed its Hotel LKF in Central at the end of June 2017 with the site to be redeveloped as an office block.
The Government's Land Sale Programme for 2018-19, announced in March 2018, includes four hotel sites. Three sites are located at Kai Tak with an estimated total gross floor area of 237,000 sq metres and the other site is above the West Kowloon terminus of the Hong Kong section of the Guangzhou - Shenzhen - Hong Kong Express Rail Link with an estimated gross floor area of 294,000 sq metres.
Following InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) agreement to buy a 51% stake in Taiwanese owned Regent Hotels and Resorts, with the acquisition expected to be completed in the second quarter of 2018, the InterContinental Hong Kong will once again become a Regent Hotel in 2021 after completion of a major refurbishment commencing in early 2020. Regent last had a presence in Hong Kong for 20 years until 2001 when New World Development sold the Tsim Sha Tsui harbourside hotel to InterContinental Hotels.
Cheung Kong Asset Holdings is to redevelop its Harbourview Horizon hotel at Hung Hom into two 29-storey office buildings. Plans were approved by the Buildings Department in January 2018 but the company has no immediate plans to commence the project which is likely to take four or five years to complete.
(i) NEW HOTELS OPENED TO DATE SINCE JANUARY 2017
(ii) KNOWN CONFIRMED FUTURE HOTEL PROJECTS BY ANTICIPATED OPENING DATE UNTIL END OF 2019 (opening dates are latest available estimates and may be subject to change)
(iii) RE-NAMED HOTELS
(i) NEW HOTELS OPENED (from January 2017 to June 2018)
AKVO HOTEL, 57 Jervois Street, SHEUNG WAN (Hong Kong Island). Hotel and serviced apartments. 30 rooms. Opened June 2018;
AKVO Hotel, newly opened hotel and apartments on Jervois Street
BLUEJAY RESIDENCES, 95 Main Street, Ap Lei Chau, ABERDEEN (Hong Kong Island). Serviced apartments. 42 rooms (formerly Bridal Tea House Hotel Main Street, Ap Lei Chau). Opened May 2018;
HOTEL EASE ACCESS TSUEN WAN, 12 Ka Hing Road, KWAI CHUNG (New Territories). 170 rooms. Opened 2nd May 2018
Hotel Ease Access, Tang's Living Group's latest hotel
THE OTTO HOTEL, 8 Cameron Road, TSIM SHA TSUI (Kowloon). 56 rooms. Opened 25th April 2018
The Otto Hotel on Cameron Road, seen April 2018, shortly before opening
SORAVIT ON GRANVILLE, 29A Granville Road, TSIM SHA TSUI. 65 rooms. Development by Carlton International Holdings Corporation. Opened April 2018.
Soravit on Granville is Carlton International Holdings second hotel on Granville Road along with Attitude on Granville
HOTEL COZI. HARBOUR VIEW, 163 Wai Yip Street, KWUN TONG (Kowloon). 598 rooms. (Formerly Newton Place Hotel). Opened 8th February 2018;
TRIBUTE HOTEL, 4 Tung Fong Street, YAU MA TEI (Kowloon). 24 rooms. Opened January 2018;
Tribute Hotel (centre of picture), Yau Ma Tei
THE MURRAY, HONG KONG, a NICCOLO HOTEL, 22 Cotton Tree Drive, CENTRAL (Hong Kong Island). 336 rooms. Opened January 2018.
The Murray, a landmark building formerly government offices has been redesigned by Foster and Partners and opened as a luxury hotel under Marco Polo Hotel's Niccolo brand
HOTEL EASE ACCESS WAN CHAI, Chuang's Enterprises Building, 382 Lockhart Road, WAN CHAI (Hong Kong Island). 50 rooms. Opened December 2017.
Hotel Ease Access Wan Chai, managed by Tang's Living Group', opened in late December 2017. The hotel occupies the 17th floor upwards of Chuang's Enterprises Building
THE EMPEROR HOTEL, 373 Queen's Road East, WAN CHAI (Hong Kong Island). 210 rooms. Opened December 2017.
Emperor Hotels Group's new hotel on Queen's Road East
THE i HOUSE, 179-181 Bulkeley Street, HUNG HOM (Kowloon). 54 rooms. Opened October 2017.
The I House at Hung Hom
HOTEL EASE TSUEN WAN, 15-19 Chun Pin Street, KWAI CHUNG (New Territories). 160 rooms. Opened October 2017
Hotel Ease Tsuen Wan opened October 2017
WE HOTEL, 11 Eastern Street, SAI YING PUN (Hong Kong Island). 48 rooms. Opened September 2017;
WE Hotel, seen shortly after opening
HOTEL COZI. WETLAND, 8 Tin Sau Road, TIN SHUI WAI (New Territories). 336 rooms. Opened 15th September 2017;
Hotel Cozi. Wetland, Billion Developments hotel and residential development, managed by Tang's Living Group which is also operating new hotels under the Hotel Ease and Minimal Hotels brands
TRAVELODGE CENTRAL, HOLLYWOOD ROAD (formerly Butterfly on Hollywood), 263 Hollywood Road, TAI PING SHAN (Hong Kong Island). 148 rooms. Opened 14th September 2017;
MINIMAL HOTEL. BAZAAR (formerly Pop Hotel), 950 Canton Road, MONG KOK (Kowloon). 26 rooms. Opened September 2017;
MINIMAL HOTEL. CULTURE, 88 Ap Liu Street, SHAM SHUI PO (Kowloon). 42 rooms. Opened September 2017;
HOTEL 108, 108 Soy Street, MONG KOK (Kowloon). 24-storey, 68 room hotel managed by Onyx Hospitality Group which operates under the Amari, Shama and OZO brands. Renovation of site previously occupied by Acesite Hotel. Opened 1st August 2017;
Onyx Hospitality Group's first hotel in China, Hotel 108 at Soy Street in Mongkok
PENTAHOTEL HONG KONG, TUEN MUN 6 Tsun Wen Road, TUEN MUN (New Territories). 298 rooms. Opened July 2017;
Rosewood Hotel Group's second Pentahotel brand hotel in Hong Kong, located at Tuen Mun, seen shortly before completion
iCLUB MA TAU WAI HOTEL, 8-12 Ha Heung Road, MA TAU WAI (Kowloon). 340 rooms. Opened May 2017;
The latest addition to Regal Hotels Group's portfolio, iClub Ma Tau Wai Hotel
DISNEY EXPLORERS LODGE, Hong Kong Disneyland Resort, PENNY'S BAY (Lantau Island). 750 rooms. Opened 30th April 2017;
Disneyland's new hotel sits between its two existing hotels
KERRY HOTEL HONG KONG, Hung Luen Road / Wa Shun Street, Hunghom Bay, HUNG HOM (Kowloon). 599 rooms. Opened 28th April 2017;
Shangri-La's HK$2.3 billion development at Hung Hom operates under the group's Kerry Hotel brand
CAMLUX HOTEL, 15 Wang Kwong Road, KOWLOON BAY (Kowloon). 185 rooms. Grand Opening 10th May 2017;
Camlux Hotel, the first hotel in Kowloon Bay, is a luxury hotel located in a converted industrial building
WANCHAI 88 HOTEL, 139 Thomson Road, WAN CHAI (Hong Kong Island). 79 rooms. Opened April 2017 (formerly V Wanchai 2 Hotel);
LITTLE TAI HANG, 98 Tung Lo Wan Road, Tai Hang, CAUSEWAY BAY (Hong Kong Island).
Little Tai Hang, hotel and serviced apartments on Tung Lo Wan Road. Objections had been received at the planning stage of this property owing to its proximity to Li Ka Fung Temple
KING'S HOTEL, 46-54 Temple Street, YAU MA TEI (Kowloon). 99 rooms. Opened March 2017;
King's Hotel on Temple Street, a relocation of King's de Nathan hotel on Nathan Road which has closed for site redevelopment
HOTEL HART, 4 Hart Avenue, TSIM SHA TSUI (Kowloon). 69 rooms. Opened March 2017
Hotel Hart occupies the 6th to 14th floors of this building in Tsim Sha Tsui
TRAVELODGE KOWLOON, 23 Saigon Street, JORDAN (Kowloon). 126 rooms. Opened 1st February 2017 (formerly Hotel Rainbow Hong Kong);
Travelodge Kowloon, Travelodge Asia's first hotel in Hong Kong
SILKA TSUEN WAN, HONG KONG, 119 Wo Yi Hop Road, KWAI CHUNG (New Territories). 409 rooms. Opened January 2017;
Dorsett Hospitality International's Silka Tsuen Wan Hong Kong hotel, a conversion of the former Big Orange warehouse buiding
(ii) CONFIRMED FUTURE HOTEL PROJECTS BY ANTICIPATED OPENING DATE TO END OF 2019;
SECOND QUARTER 2018;
PIER HOTEL, Pak Sha Wan Pier, Hiram's Highway, Pak Sha Wan, SAI KUNG (New Territories). 40 rooms
Pier Hotel, set in scenic surroundings at Pak Sha Wan, Sai Kung, seen in December 2017
SUMMIT VIEW, 5 Man Fuk Road, HO MAN TIN (Kowloon). Formerly YWCA Anne Black Guest House, closed for renovation in 2014, expected to reopen second half 2018 as Summit View under YWCA hotels arm Y Hospitality.
YMT HOTEL HONG KONG, 197 Reclamation Street, YAU MA TEI (Kowloon). 45 rooms
YMT Hotel seen nearing completion, April 2018
MW HOTEL, 5 Minden Avenue, TSIM SHA TSUI (Kowloon). 33 rooms
BRIDAL TEA HOUSE (New building) at 17-19 Wai Fung Street, AP LEI CHAU (Hong Kong Island)
EMPIRE PRESTIGE HOTEL, 10-12 Kimberley Street, TSIM SHA TSUI (Kowloon)
IND HOTEL, 326 Kwun Tong Road, KWUN TONG (Kowloon). 60 rooms
Ind Hotel, seen December 2017
Hotel at 23-25 D'Aguliar Street, CENTRAL (Hong Kong Island)
LIBERTY HOTEL, 189-193 Pei Ho Street, SHAM SHUI PO (Kowloon). 84 rooms
Site of Liberty Hotel, off Tai Po Road in Sham Shui Po, May 2018
Hotel at 103-107 Tam Kung Road, TO KWA WAN (Kowloon). 99 rooms
Site of new hotel development at Tam Kung Road, To Kwa Wan, May 2018
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS HONG KONG KOWLOON CBD2, 97 How Ming Street, KWUN TONG (Kowloon). 286 rooms
Holiday Inn Express Hong Kong Kowloon CDB2, Kwun Tong, nearing completion April 2018
HOTEL COZI. OASIS, 443-451 Castle Peak Road, KWAI CHUNG (New Territories). 583 rooms
Hotel Cozi. Oasis on busy Castle Peak Road
HOTEL VIC, 1 North Point Estate Lane, NORTH POINT (Hong Kong Island). 671 rooms
Hotel VIC, under development by Sun Hung Kai Properties, May 2018
BUTTERFLY ON AUSTIN, 148-150A, Austin Road, TSIM SHA TSUI (Kowloon). 197 rooms.
Butterfly Group's latest hotel under construction on Austin Road, May 2018
THIRD QUARTER 2018;
THE HONG KONG OCEAN PARK MARRIOTT HOTEL, 180 Wong Chuk Hang Road, ABERDEEN (Hong Kong Island). 495 rooms. Opening expected to delayed by about 3 months from original date of 13th June 2018.
Ocean Park's first hotel development, the 6-storey Hong Kong Ocean Park Marriott Hotel, will be located at the park's main entrance. The opening date is not expected before September 2018, having been delayed from June. Picture shows the site at late April 2018. Ocean Park's second hotel, The Fullerton, at Tai Shue Wan is expected to be operated and managed by Sino Hotels and open in 2021
FOURTH QUARTER 2018;
HOTEL COZI. RESORT, 4 Kin Fung Circuit, TUEN MUN (New Territories)
Hotel Cozi. Resort under development at Tuen Mun
ROSEWOOD HONG KONG, 18-24 Salisbury Road, TSIM SHA TSUI (Kowloon). 27 floors. 413 rooms at New World Development's Victoria Dockside Development.
ROSEWOOD RESIDENCES, 18-24 Salisbury Road, TSIM SHA TSUI (Kowloon). 19 floors. 186 units at New World Development's Victoria Dockside Development.
New World Development's Rosewood Hong Kong hotel and Rosewood Residences, opening late 2018, will occupy 27 floors and 19 floors respectively of the 63-storey dominating the harbourfront at New World's Victoria Dockside Tsim Sha Tsui development
IW HOTEL, 101 Wai Yip Street, KWUN TONG (Kowloon). 90 rooms
IW Hotel, conveniently located for Hong Kong's expanding "CBD2" business district in Kwun Tong and Kai Tak Cruise Terminal
TUNG NAM LOU HOTEL, 68 Portland Street, YAU MA TEI (Kowloon). 78 rooms
New development, Tung Nam Lou Hotel at 68 Portland Street, April 2018
KING'S PARK (XRL) HOTEL, 52-56 Kwun Chung Street, JORDAN (Kowloon). 22 rooms
King's Park (XRL) Hotel development December 2017
(LITTLE TAI HANG EXTENSION) 11-15A Lin Ka Fung Street East, TAI HANG (Hong Kong Island). 15 rooms
(LITTLE TAI HANG EXTENSION) 11-13 Lin Ka Fung Street West, TAI HANG (Hong Kong Island). 15 rooms
One of Little Tai Hang's two new 15-room buildings under development outside Lin Ka Fung Temple at Tai Hang
Hotel at Oil Street (former Govt Supplies site), NORTH POINT (Hong Kong Island). 840 rooms
New hotel under construction on Oil Street on the site of the former Government Supplies Dept, May 2017
iCLUB MONGKOK HOTEL, (URA development) Anchor Street/Fuk Tsun Street, TAI KOK TSUI (Kowloon). 288 rooms
URA's hotel development, iClub Mongkok, seen May 2018
FIRST QUARTER 2019;
Hotel at 179 Prince Edward Road West, MONG KOK (Kowloon). 50 rooms
The façade of this former shophouse is to be preserved as part of the redevelopment into a hotel of 179 Prince Edward Road West
MAZE HOTEL, 473 Nathan Road, YAU MA TEI (Kowloon). 62 rooms
Hotel at Cheung Wing Road / Kwok Shui Road, KWAI TSING (New Territories). 380 rooms
Hotel development at Kwok Shui Road, Kwai Tsing, April 2018
Hotel at Siu Lek Yuen Road / Yuen Hong Street / Yuen Shun Circuits, SHA TIN (New Territories). 616 rooms
Sun Hung Kai Properties new hotel development in Sha Tin's industrial district near City One, seen May 2018
SECOND QUARTER 2019;
Hotel at Wai Man Road, SAI KUNG (New Territories). 270 rooms
Hotel being developed by Cheer Regal Limited, of which Shaw Brothers (Hong Kong) Ltd is a major investor, at Wai Man Road, Sai Kung at an estimated cost of HK$2.5 billion. The resort-style hotel will be managed by ITC Properties and is expected to open in the first half of 2019.
Hotel at 450-454 Portland Street, MONG KOK (Kowloon). 84 rooms
Hotel at 3-5 Temple Street, YAU MA TEI (Kowloon). 48 rooms
Hotel at 28 Hung To Road, KWUN TONG (Kowloon). 168 rooms
Hotel at 65-69 Shek Pai Wan Road, ABERDEEN (Hong Kong Island). 84 rooms
THIRD QUARTER 2019;
Hotel at 25-27 Morrison Hill Road, WAN CHAI (Hong Kong Island). 122 rooms
Hotel at 103-105 Tung Chau Street, TAI KOK TSUI (Kowloon). 154 rooms
FOURTH QUARTER 2019;
SHERATON HONG KONG TUNG CHUNG HOTEL, Lot 38, Area 43a, Tung Chung Waterfront Road, TUNG CHUNG (Lantau Island). 228 rooms. Opening 10th October 2019.
FOUR POINTS BY SHERATON HONG KONG, TUNG CHUNG, Lot 38, Area 43a, Tung Chung Waterfront Road, TUNG CHUNG (Lantau Island). 1006 rooms. Opening 1st December 2019.
ST REGIS HONG KONG, 26 Harbour Road, WAN CHAI (Hong Kong Island). 129 rooms
St Regis Hong Kong Hotel seen under development in May 2018
Hotel at 20-24 Tai Yau Street, SAN PO KONG (Kowloon). 334 rooms
Hotel at 67-71 King Yip Street, KWUN TONG (Kowloon). 267 rooms
BRIDAL TEA HOUSE HOTEL MAIN STREET AP LEI CHAU, 95 Main Street, Ap Lei Chau, ABERDEEN, May 2018 renamed BLUEJAY RESIDENCES
NEWTON PLACE HOTEL, 163 Wai Yip Street, KWUN TONG, February 2018 renamed HOTEL COZI. HARBOUR VIEW
OVOLO ABERDEEN HARBOUR 100 Shek Pai Wan Road, ABERDEEN, November 2017 renamed MOJO NOMAD
NEWTON INN NORTH POINT 88 Chun Yeung Street, NORTH POINT, mid-2017 renamed GRAND VIEW HOTEL HONG KONG
BUTTERFLY ON HOLLYWOOD HOTEL, 263 Hollywood Road, TAI PING SHAN, 14th September 2017, renamed TRAVELODGE CENTRAL HOLLYWOOD ROAD
POP HOTEL, 950 Canton Road, MONG KOK, September 2017, renamed MINIMAL HOTEL. BAZAAR
HOTEL RAINBOW HONG KONG, 23 Saigon Street, JORDAN, 1st February 2017, renamed TRAVELODGE KOWLOON
GUANGDONG HOTEL, 18 Prat Avenue, TSIM SHA TSUI - February 2017, renamed GDH HOTEL
A HOTEL, 123 Tung Choi Street, MONG KOK, late 2016, renamed FASHION HOTEL.
METROPARK HOTEL WANCHAI HONG KONG - 28th November 2016, renamed KEW GREEN HOTEL WANCHAI HONG KONG
COSMOPOLITAN HOTEL HONG KONG - October 2016, renamed DORSETT WANCHAI HONG KONG HOTEL
RAMADA HOTEL KOWLOON - April 2016, renamed BEST WESTERN PLUS KOWLOON HOTEL - 73-75 Chatham Road, Tsim Sha Tsui
ONE MINDEN HOTEL - 1st February 2016, renamed HARBOUR BAY HOTEL - 1 Minden Avenue, Tsim Sha Tsui
RAMADA HONG KONG HOTEL - 1st September 2015, renamed BEST WESTERN PLUS HOTEL HONG KONG - 308 Des Voeux Road West, Sai Ying Pun
LANGHAM PLACE HOTEL HONG KONG - 26th August 2015, renamed CORDIS HONG KONG AT LANGHAM PLACE - 555 Shanghai Street, Mong Kok, Kowloon
ROSEDALE ON THE PARK HONG KONG - 1st March 2015, renamed ROSEDALE HOTEL HONG KONG - 8 Shelter Street, Causeway Bay
HOTEL NIKKO - 1st July 2014 renamed NEW WORLD MILLENNIUM HONG KONG HOTEL - 72 Mody Road, Tsim Sha Tsui East, Kowloon
HOTEL DE EDGE BY RHOMBUS - 1st May 2014 renamed BUTTERFLY ON WATERFRONT - 94-95 Connaught Road West, Sheung Wan
COSMO HOTEL MONGKOK - 11th October 2013 renamed DORSETT MONGKOK, HONG KONG - 88 Tai Kok Tsui Road, Tai Kok Tsui, Kowloon
DORSETT REGENCY KWUN TONG - November 2012, renamed DORSETT KWUN TONG, HONG KONG - 84 Hung To Road, Kwun Tong, Kowloon
THE WESLEY - October 2012, renamed OZO WESLEY HONG KONG (change of ownership and renovation) - 22 Hennessy Road, Wan Chai
THE MINDEN - 1st August 2012, The Minden renamed XI HOTEL - 7 Minden Avenue, Tsim Sha Tsui
JIA BOUTIQUE HOTEL - 31st May 2012, JIA Boutique Hotel renamed J PLUS BOUTIQUE HOTEL (change of ownership) - 1-5 Irving Street, Causeway Bay
CENTRAL PARK HOTEL - May 2012, Central Park Hotel, renamed BUTTERFLY ON HOLLYWOOD (change of ownership) - 263 Hollywood Road, Sheung Wan
L'HOTEL CAUSEWAY BAY - December 2011, L'hotel Causeway Bay renamed L'HOTEL CAUSEWAY BAY HARBOUR VIEW- 18-24, King's Road, Causeway Bay
SILVERMINE BEACH HOTEL - on 9th September 2011, Silvermine Beach Hotel (which had closed on 31st August 2011 following change of ownership) was reopened and renamed SILVERMINE BEACH RESORT - DD2, Lot 648, Silvermine Bay, MUI WO (LANTAU ISLAND);
DORSETT FAR EAST HOTEL - on 8th July 2011 Dorsett Far East Hotel was renamed SILKA FAR EAST HOTEL HONG KONG - 135-143 Castle Peak Road, TSUEN WAN (NEW TERRITORIES)
DORSETT SEAVIEW HOTEL - on 8th July 2011 Dorsett Seaview Hotel was renamed SILKA SEAVIEW HOTEL HONG KONG - 268 Shanghai Street, YAU MA TEI (KOWLOON)
DORSETT KOWLOON HOTEL - on 8th July 2011 Dorsett Kowloon Hotel was renamed SILKA WEST KOWLOON HOTEL - 48 Anchor Street, Tai Kok Tsui (KOWLOON)
COSMO KOWLOON HOTEL - on 1st May 2011 Cosmo Kowloon Hotel was renamed COSMO HOTEL MONGKOK - 35-43, Ivy Street, TAI KOK TSUI (KOWLOON)
EATON HOTEL - in mid-October 2010 Eaton Hotel was renamed EATON SMART, HONG KONG - 380 Nathan Road, JORDAN (KOWLOON)
LUK KWOK HOTEL - on 30th September 2010 Luk Kwok Hotel was renamed GLOUCESTER LUK KWOK HONG KONG - 72 Gloucester Road, WANCHAI (HONG KONG ISLAND)
DORSETT HOSPITALITY INTERNATIONAL (formerly KOSMOPOLITO HOTELS INTERNATIONAL), the hotels division of Far East Consortium, announced on 9th August 2010 that it is to commence rebranding its hotels portfolio which includes eight hotels in Hong Kong with a further four hotels to be developed before the end of 2012. Of the existing hotels in Hong Kong;
Dorsett Kowloon Hotel to become Silka Hotel West (became Silka West Kowloon Hotel Hong Kong 8th July 2011 - see above)
Dorsett Seaview Hotel to become Silka Hotel Yau Ma Tei (became Silka Seaview Hotel Hong Kong 8th July 2011 - see above)
Dorsett Far East Hotel to become Silka Hotel Tsuen Wan (became Silka Far East Hotel Hong Kong 8 July 2011 - see above)
Cosmopolitan Hotel renamed Cosmopolitan Hotel Hong Kong
Cosmo Kowloon Hotel renamed Cosmo Hotel Mongkok on 1st May 2011
Cosmo Hotel renamed Cosmo Hotel Hong Kong
Central Park Hotel to become Central Park Hotel by Kosmopolito (ownership subsequently changed - renamed Butterfly on Hollywood hotel May 2012)
Lan Kwai Fong Hotel to become Lan Kwai Fong Hotel @ Kau U Fong by Kosmopolito
See above for subsequent developments
TRADERS HOTEL HONG KONG - on 1st August 2010 Traders Hotel Hong Kong was renamed HOTEL JEN - 508 Queens Road West, SHEK TONG TSUI (WESTERN DISTRICT, HONG KONG ISLAND)
HARBOUR GRAND KOWLOON - on 28th January 2010 the Harbour Plaza Hong Kong was renamed Harbour Grand Kowloon - 20 Tak Fung Street, Whampoa Garden, HUNG HOM, KOWLOON
THE MIRA HONG KONG (formerly Hotel Miramar- renamed 21st August 2008 with "Grand Opening" following full renovation 18th September 2009) - 118 Nathan Road, TSIM SHA TSUI, KOWLOON
THE CITYVIEW (formerly YMCA International House - renamed August 2008) - 23 Waterloo Road, YAU MA TEI, KOWLOON
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