NEW, FUTURE AND RENAMED HOTELS (January 2019 to end 2021)
Hong Kong has about 302 hotels (at November 2020) with a total of about 84,000 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 and 2018. However, the effect of government protests from mid-2019 resulting in a substantial reduction in overnight visitor arrivals has had a serious impact on the hotel trade with occupancy rates continuing to deteriorate into early 2020 and little prospect of early recovery. At the beginning of January 2020 there were about 22 new hotel projects with original tentative completion dates before the end of the year and a further 7 provisionally due for completion before the end of 2021. However, the impact of travel restrictions resulting from the COVID-19 virus pandemic since early 2020 has led to a fall in visitors to almost nil since April and most new hotel openings planned for 2020 are likely to be delayed until the situation improves and, in particular, visitors from Mainland China who account for 75% of overnight visitors to Hong Kong return in large numbers.
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, Hong Kong Ocean Park Marriott 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. The construction cost was 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 is located at the park’s main entrance, will be operated by Marriott International and is 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 the hotel's soft-opening was delayed until late 2018. 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. Sino Hotels will be responsible for operation and management of the hotel which is expected to open in 2021.
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, has developed a luxury hotel on the site of the demolished New World Centre on the harbourside at Salisbury Road in Tsim Sha Tsui. The 413 room and suite Rosewood Hong Kong opened in March 2019 and occupies 43 floors of the 65-storey building. 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 was seeking opportunities to build four more hotels in Hong Kong.
The 413-room and suite Rosewood Hong Kong, opened 17th March 2019, occupies 43 floors of this 65-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 commencing April 2020 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, to be named Hotel 1936, was expected to open by the end of 2019.but has been delayed and may not open before 2021.
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
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 WM Hotel by Cheer Regal on Wai Man Road opposite Hong Kong Academy, December 2019. The resort-style hotel will be managed by ITC Properties and is now expected to open in the first quarter of 2021.
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, December 2019, 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 "Hotel Vic" is was completed in mid-2018. Sun Hung Kai Properties is also developing a 600 room hotel at Siu Lek Yuen in Sha Tin.
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. The hotel opened on 16th July 2018 and was subsequently rebranded "Hyatt Centric Victoria Harbour Hong Kong".
A new hotel under Accor Hotels International's luxury brand, MGallery by Sofitel Hong Kong, is under development at Tung Chung as part of a project for the extension of the Citygate shopping, office and hotel complex where Accor already operates Novotel Citygate Hong Kong hotel. The 12-storey 206 room hotel was expected to open in March 2020 but may now not open before 2021.
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. However, as at late 2019 there had been no further developments.
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.
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).
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 but now expected to open in December 2020. 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.
Sheraton Hong Kong Tung Chung and Four Points by Sheraton Hong Kong Tung Chung located on Tung Chung Waterfront Road, seen May 2020. The opening date is now delayed until December 2020.
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. The hotel will close for renovation on 20th April 2020 for 12-16 months. Following IHG's subsequent agreement to buy a 51% stake in Taiwanese owned Regent Hotels and Resorts, with the acquisition completed in late 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 will see the 42-year old hotel being demolished and replaced by a 26-storey commercial building. 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 were believed to have included Sung Hung Kai Properties, Hysan Development and a joint venture between Chinese Estates Holdings and China Evergrande Group. Mandarin Oriental subsequently decided to proceed with the redevelopment and the hotel closed on 31st March 2019. It is expected that the redevelopment will take about four years.
Workmen move in on the Excelsior Hotel, a harbourside landmark on Hong Kong Island since 1973, which closed on 31st March 2019
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, had attracted interest from 21 developers. These included 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 with the tender being awarded to Regal/Paliburg. Demolition and site clearance had already begun 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.
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 opened in April 2019..
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 opened 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. Empire Group has subsequently announced an agreement for InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) to manage the hotel which will be branded as Kimpton Hotel, one of five hotels being developed in Greater China by IHG under the Kimpton brand.
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.
Ovolo Hotels second hotel under its Mojo Momad brand, a conversion of its existing Queen's Road Central hotel, will open in July 2018. Ovolo's hotel at Shek Pai Wan, Aberdeen was converted to its Mojo Nomad brand earlier in 2018.
Dubai-based luxury hotel operator Jumeirah Group, which already operates hotels in China in Shanghai and Nanjing, is considering expand its portfolio into Hong Kong through both ownership and management of suitable properties.
The 13-room Hullett House Hotel operated by Harbour Plaza group and located in the Former Marine Police Headquarters building, a declared monument in Tsim Sha Tsui which also houses 1881 Heritage luxury shopping and dining mall closed its doors in late 2018 but reopened as "House 1881" in May 2019.
CK Assets has submitted plans to the Town Planning Board in January 2019 to redevelop its 1,102 room Harbour Plaza Resort City in Tin Shui Wai into a 5,000 dwelling housing estate with two skyscraper towers..
In February 2019 the Government announced its 2019/2020 Land Sale Programme which includes four sites for hotel development at Kai Tak with a total gross floor area of 147,100 sq m and a maximum of about 2,900 hotel rooms.
Evergreen Hotel in Yau Ma Tei closed its doors on 30th September 2019.
Dorsett Hospitality International closed its Silka West Kowloon Hotel on Anchor Street in January 2020.
South China Hotel in North Point closed for renovation in January 2020.
In February 2020 The Wharf (Holdings) closed its Prince Hotel in Harbour City at Tsim Sha Tsui for renovation for a period expected to be about 15 months.
The effects of the COVID-19 virus on hotel occupancy in Hong Kong has seen the opening dates for several new hotels due to open in 2020 pushed back including Hotel Alexandra at North Point and The Silveri MGallery at Citygate Tung Chung and also at Tung Chung, Four Points by Sheraton and Sheraton Hong Kong Tung Chung.
Hotel Pennington by Rhombus in Causeway Bay closed in April 2020 and Shamrock Hotel, which opened in 1950, will close on 14th June 2020.
In August 2020 Le Petit Rosedale Hotel in Causeway Bay was sold to Wang Dingben, a non-executive director of China New Economy Fund, for a sum of HK$460 million.
(i) NEW HOTELS OPENED TO DATE SINCE JANUARY 2019
(ii) KNOWN CONFIRMED FUTURE HOTEL PROJECTS BY ANTICIPATED OPENING DATE UNTIL END OF 2021 (opening dates are latest available estimates and may be subject to change)
(iii) RE-NAMED HOTELS
(i) NEW HOTELS OPENED (from January 2019 to November 2020)
URBANWOOD (AP LEI CHAU), 17-19 Wai Fung Street, Ap Lei Chau, ABERDEEN (Hong Kong Island). 48 rooms. Opened August 2020;
Urbanwood Hotels new development at Ap Lei Chau
LITTLE TAI HANG - THE GARDEN HOUSE, 11-15A Lin Ka Fung Street East, TAI HANG (Hong Kong Island). 15 rooms
LITTLE TAI HANG - THE LANE HOUSE, 11-13 Lin Ka Fung Street West, TAI HANG (Hong Kong Island). 15 rooms;
The Lane House (above) and The Garden House on Lin Ka Fung Street East and Lin Ka Fung Street West are new additions to Little Tai Hang whose original building on Tai Hang Road is now The Corner House
ONE-EIGHT-ONE HOTEL AND SERVICED RESIDENCES, 181 Connaught Road West, SAI YING PUN (Hong Kong Island). 186 rooms. Opened December 2019;
E HOTEL, 189 Pei Ho Street, SHAM SHUI PO (Kowloon). 84 rooms. Opened December 2019;
E Hotel on Pei Ho Street, just off Tai Po Road in Sham Shui Po
ALVA HOTEL BY ROYAL, 1 Yuen Hong Street, SHATIN (New Territories). 618 rooms. Sun Kung Hai Properties development. Opened November 2019;
Alva Hotel by Royal, Sun Hung Kai Properties hotel development at Shatin
K HOTEL, 164 Hai Tan Street, SHAM SHUI PO (Kowloon). 48 rooms. Opened November 2019
K Hotel (centre) at Sham Shui Po
K11 ARTUS, Victoria Dockside, 18 Salisbury Road, TSIM SHA TSUI (Kowloon). 287 serviced suites and studios. Part of New World Development Victoria Dockside development. Opened August 2019;
New World Development's K11 Artus is Hong Kong's latest luxury hotel development, situated in a prime location on Tsim Sha Tsui waterfront, forming part of the Victoria Dockside development
MINIMAL HOTEL - AVENUE, 182 Nathan Road, TSIM SHA TSUI (Kowloon). 51 rooms. Opened 16th July 2019. Latest development by Tang's Living Group in partnership with BUTLER of Singapore. Formerly Sunny Day Hotel.
Minimal Hotel - Avenue is the latest development by Tang's Living Group whose brands include Hotel COZI, Bay Bridge Lifestyle Retreat, Hotel Ease, Hotel Ease Access, Minimal Hotels, T.Lodge, Commune, Club East and Patina Wellness
HOTEL EASE MONG KOK, 60 Portland Street, MONG KOK (Kowloon). 199 rooms. Development by Tang's Living Group. Opened July 2019. Formerly Inn Hotel Hong Kong;
HOUSE 1881, 2A Canton Road, TSIM SHA TSUI (Kowloon). 13 suites. Grand Opening 8th May 2019. Formerly Hullett House;
HOTEL PURPLE, 19 Wing Hing Street, TIN HAU (Hong Kong Island). 24 floors. 83 rooms. Managed by The Ascott Limited (Hong Kong). Opened April 2019;
Hotel Purple by The Ascott
ST REGIS HONG KONG, 26 Harbour Road, WAN CHAI (Hong Kong Island). 129 rooms. Opened 11th April 2019;
St Regis Hong Kong became Marriott International's 7,000th property when it opened on 11th April 2019. The hotel was developed by the Chinese state-owned China Resources Company.
LYCHEE SUNSET HOTEL, 94-95 Lai Chi Yuen, CHEUNG CHAU (Outlying Islands). 19 rooms;
Lychee Sunset Hotel offers well equipped modern rooms and panoramic views over the harbour and bay from its rooftop Sunset Terrace
ROSEWOOD HONG KONG, 18-24 Salisbury Road, TSIM SHA TSUI (Kowloon). 43 floors. 413 rooms and suites at New World Development's Victoria Dockside Development. Opened 17th March 2019;
Rosewood Hong Kong hotel and residences, opened 17th March 2019, occupies 43 floors of the 65-storey dominating the harbourfront at New World's Development's Victoria Dockside development at Tsim Sha Tsui
HOTEL COZI - RESORT, 4 Kin Fung Circuit, TUEN MUN (New Territories) Opened 15th March 2019, (Grand opening July 2019). 430 room development by Tang's Living Group;
Hotel Cozi - Resort is rapidly expanding Tang's Living Group's latest hotel development. Its future growth plan includes hotels under its Hotel Ease and Minimal Hotel brands in Mong Kok and Tsim Sha Tsui respectively in the third quarter 2019.
iCLUB MONGKOK HOTEL, 2 Anchor Street, TAI KOK TSUI (Kowloon). 288 rooms
Urban Renewal Authority / Regal Hotels development has opened under Regal's iClub brand
KACTUS HOTEL, 164 Hai Tan Street, SHAM SHUI PO (Kowloon). 48 rooms
Kactus Hotel, Sham Shui Po, seen shortly before opening
PAGE 148 HOTEL, 148, Austin Road, TSIM SHA TSUI (Kowloon). Opened January 2019. 197 rooms;
Butterfly Hospitality Group's Page Hotel on Austin Road, opened January 2019
(ii) CONFIRMED FUTURE HOTEL PROJECTS BY ANTICIPATED OPENING DATE TO END OF 2021;
FOURTH QUARTER 2020;
LE HOTERU, 103-107 Tam Kung Road, TO KWA WAN (Kowloon). 99 rooms..
Site of new hotel, Le Hoteru, under development at Tam Kung Road, To Kwa Wan, November 2018
WEST BY OOOTOPIA, 10 Yat Fu Lane, SHEK TONG TSUI (Hong Kong Island). 50 rooms. Hotel and serviced apartments;
West by Oootopia. part of the Yat Fu Lane development in Western District of Hong Kong Island
THE SILVERI MGALLERY BY SOFITEL HONG KONG, Citygate, Tat Tung Road/Mei Tung Street, TUNG CHUNG (Outlying Islands). 206 rooms. Planned opening March 2020 - delayed until 2021.
The Silveri, located in the extension to Citygate Outlets, seen May 2019
LANDER GRAND HOTEL, 7 Connaught Road West, SHEUNG WAN (Hong Kong Island)
Lander Grand Hotel (centre), under construction near Hong Kong Macau Ferry Terminal and Western Market in Sheung Wan
HOTEL 1936, 179 Prince Edward Road West, MONG KOK (Kowloon). 50 rooms
Hotel 1936 at 179 Prince Edward Road West, May 2019. The façade of the former shophouse on the site is being preserved as part of the redevelopment by Tai Hung Fai Charitable Foundation. The hotel's name Hotel 1936 represents the year of construction of the original grade III listed building and the development will include an exhibition centre open to the public free of charge
MAZE HOTEL, 473 Nathan Road, YAU MA TEI (Kowloon). 62 rooms
Maze Hotel nearing completion December 2019. The hotel stands on the site of the former King's De Nathan Hotel
KING'S PARK (XRL) HOTEL, 52-56 Kwun Chung Street, JORDAN (Kowloon). 22 rooms
King's Park (XRL) Hotel development, December 2019
WM Hotel, Wai Man Road, SAI KUNG (New Territories). 270 rooms
WM 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 quarter of 2021..
Hotel at 67-71 King Yip Street, KWUN TONG (Kowloon). 267 rooms
Site of proposed new hotel at King Yip Street, Kwun Tong
HOTEL ALEXANDRA HONG KONG, 32 City Garden Road, NORTH POINT (Hong Kong Island). 840 rooms. Opening delayed to Spring 2021;
Harbour Plaza Hotels and Resorts new Hotel Alexandra, development by Cheung Kong Holdings, seen under construction on Oil Street on the site of the former Government Supplies Dept, December 2019
Y HOTEL, 87-89 Des Voeux Road West, SHEUNG WAN (Hong Kong Island);
Y Hotel, under construction December 2019
HARI HOTEL HONG KONG, 320-330 Lockhart Road, WAN CHAI (Hong Kong Island). 210 rooms. Opening 12 December 2020.
Hari Hong Kong Hotel under development on Lockhart Road,in December 2019
Hotel at 28 Hung To Road, KWUN TONG (Kowloon). 168 rooms
Industrial building on Hung To Road. Kwun Tong to be converted into a new hotel
(LBP Hotels), 43 Heung Yip Road, WONG CHUK HANG (Hong Kong Island)
LBP Hotels new development at Wong Chuk Hang, December 2019
iCLUB SHEUNG WAN II HOTEL, 5 Bonham Strand West, SHEUNG WAN (Hong Kong Island). 98 rooms. Opening Q4 2020.
Regal Group's second Sheung Wan iClub hotel. due to open Q4 2020
SHERATON HONG KONG TUNG CHUNG HOTEL, Tung Chung Waterfront Road, TUNG CHUNG (Lantau Island). 228 rooms. Previously opening 10th October 2019, delayed to December 2020.
FOUR POINTS BY SHERATON HONG KONG, TUNG CHUNG, Tung Chung Waterfront Road, TUNG CHUNG (Lantau Island). 1006 rooms. Previously Opening 1st December 2019, delayed to December 2020
Marriott's two new Tung Chung hotels seen nearing completion December 2019. opening is being delayed until December 2020
Hotel at 3-5 Temple Street, YAU MA TEI (Kowloon). 48 rooms
New hotel development at the northern end of Temple Street, May 2019
Hotel at 25-27 Morrison Hill Road, WAN CHAI (Hong Kong Island). 122 rooms
Site of new hotel development on Morrison Hill Road
Hotel at 239-243 Jaffe Road, WAN CHAI (Hong Kong Island). 181 rooms
Site of new hotel project at the junction of Jaffe Road and Stewart Road, Wan Chai, December 2019
FIRST QUARTER 2021
Hotel at 5-7 Hillwood Road, TSIM SHA TSUI (Kowloon). 91 rooms
Site of planned new hotel development on Hillwood Road
Hotel at Cheung Wing Road / Kwok Shui Road, KWAI CHUNG (New Territories). 380 rooms
SECOND QUARTER 2021
HONG KONG OCEAN PARK FULLERTON HOTEL, Ocean Park, TAI SHUE WAN (Hong Kong Island). 460 rooms
STARPHIRE HOTEL, 103-105 Tung Chau Street, TAI KOK TSUI (Kowloon). 154 rooms. Opening Spring 2021
Starphire Hotel under construction on Tung Chau Street, Tai Kok Tsui .
THIRD QUARTER 2021
FOURTH QUARTER 2021
REGALA SKYCITY HOTEL, 1 Sky City Road, CHEK LAP KOK (Lantau Island). 1,208 rooms
Development site adjacent to Hong Kong International Airport,, to be the location of Regal Hotel's Regala Skycity Hotel
Hotel at 20-24 Tai Yau Street, SAN PO KONG (Kowloon). 334 rooms
Site of proposed new hotel at Tai Yau Street, San Po Kong
Hotel at 450-454 Portland Street, MONG KOK (Kowloon). 84 rooms
Property at Portland Street, seen December 2019, prior to planned redevelopment
Hotel at 114-116 Austin Road, TSIM SHA TSUI (Kowloon). 155 rooms
114-116 Austin Road, December 2019, prior to redevelopment
BRIDAL TEA HOUSE HOTEL, Anchor Street, TAI KOK TSUI, rebranded OOOTOPIA TAI KOK TSUI, March 2020
HOTEL VIC ON THE HARBOUR, 1 North Point Estate Lane, NORTH POINT, rebranded HYATT CENTRIC VICTORIA HARBOUR HONG KONG, September 2019
SUNNY DAY HOTEL, 182 Nathan Road, TSIM SHA TSUI, change of ownership, renovated and reopened as MINIMAL HOTEL - AVENUE, 16th July 2019
INN HOTEL HONG KONG, 60 Portland Street, MONG KOK, change of ownership, became HOTEL EASE MONG KOK, July 2019
GDH HOTEL, 18 Prat Avenue, TSIM SHA TSUI following renovation became OASIS AVENUE - A GDH HOTEL, June 2019
BEST WESTERN HOTEL HARBOUR VIEW, 239 Queen's Road West, SAI YING PUN, renamed RAMADA HONG KONG HARBOUR VIEW, 7th January 2019
TRIBUTE HOTEL, 4 Tung Fong Street, YAU MA TEI, renamed UP-OTEL July 2018
BRIDAL TEA HOUSE HOTEL MAIN STREET AP LEI CHAU, 95 Main Street, Ap Lei Chau, ABERDEEN, May 2018 renamed BLUEJAY RESIDENCES
MW HOTEL, 5 Minden Avenue, TSIM SHA TSUI renamed DASH HOTEL ON MINDEN, March 2018
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, March 2017, renamed M1 HOTEL MONG KOK
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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