Grand Hyatt Hong Kong Retains '80s Grandeur With a Modern Update


There's plenty of reason to fawn over Grand Hyatt Hong Kong, one of the city's oldest luxury hotels. Opening in 1989 as the Asian flagship for Hyatt International, it was once the hub for late-night discos and VIP visits including Bill Clinton, Chinese president Hu Jintao and David Beckham. Fast forward to today, the five-star venue continues to impress elite travellers (and during COVID times, local residents) with its exceptional service and array of dining venues to indulge in. But that's not all—besides its 12 restaurants and bars to choose from, guests can also immerse themselves at the tranquil Plateau Spa to relax and rejuvenate in undisturbed glory, or at the expansive outdoor pool for all-day sun soaking. We check in to Grand Hyatt Hong Kong for a one-night stay to test the waters.

The opulent lobby at Grand Hyatt Hong Kong | Image courtesy of Adam Thompson | CSP Times

Located in bustling Wan Chai, Grand Hyatt Hong Kong sits within close proximity of public transportation and offers an impressive front entrance for those arriving by taxi or car. Its opulent interiors and show-stopping signature black marble columns make a majestic first impression for first-timers, enhanced by the recurring symmetrical frames found from head-to-toe in the hotel. Although the hotel underwent a renovation since its opening for a more contemporary overall façade, its old-school grandeur remains prominent throughout thanks to its dark colour tone and shades of mahogany reminiscent of the '80s.