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Sunday, June 23, 2013

Hotel Guide: Langham Place Hotel Hong Kong

Hotel: Langham Place Hotel 朗豪酒店
Address: 555 Shanghai Street, Mongkok, Kowloon, Hong Kong
Telephone: (852) 3552 3388 

Located at Shanghai Street of Mong Kok, the 5-star Langham Place Hotel offers a unique touch of Hong Kong flavour! It is an ideal place to stay if the purpose of your Hong Kong trip is shopping, shopping and shopping!
 
Langham Place Hotel, Mong Kok, Kowloon, Hong Kong

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Features

Adjacent to one of Hong Kong's trendy shopping mall, Langham Place, Langham Place Hotel offers plenty of excitement with style. Whether you enter Langham Place Hotel from street level or via the connecting bridge from Langham Place shopping mall, you will find art pieces that spell "fun with style" to its visitors. Perhaps these statues represent what Langham Place Hotel stands for: offer luxury with style in an energetic area like Mong Kok.

Statue at the connecting bridge of Langham Place shopping mall and Langham Place Hotel

Langham Place Hotel showcases a unique side of Hong Kong. Being one of the few tall buildings in the area has its advantage, most rooms of the Langham Place Hotel oversee Mong Kok and Tai Kok Tsui area. From the hotel rooms, visitors can admire the landscape and buildings of Hong Kong's famous metropolitan area. 

Apart from standard rooms, Langham Place Hotel also offers a limited number of boutique hotel "designers" rooms. Why not spend a night at a orient-inspired residence that is full of Chinese decors and Chinese furniture during your Hong Kong trip? Pretend that you lived in a residence in a past Chinese Dynasty while enjoy the luxury of a modern hotel.
 
Statues at the street level entrance of Langham Place Hotel

Location

Langham Place Hotel is located at the heart of Mong Kok. Mong Kok is one of Hong Kong's major shopping and entertainment area. You will find plenty of merchandise at bargain price in Mong Kok. From electronics to clothes; from tools to jeweleries, Mong Kok is a shopping paradise. It is also home to thousands of cafes and restaurants. Langham Place Hotel is literally 5-minute walking distance away from all these excitement. If you are a night animal, Mong Kok is also one of Hong Kong's famous red light district. You can find all sort of services at Portland Street, which is only one block away from Langham Place Hotel.


Once you are done shopping in Mong Kok, you may want to check out Tsim Sha Tsui. Tsim Sha Tsui is another famous shopping district, as well as an area full of preserved historical buildings. You may even want to spend some time on the Hong Kong Island. Thanks to its prime location, you can go to every corner of Hong Kong with ease from the Langham Place Hotel. The nearest MTR Station (Hong Kong's underground railway / subway) is underneath Langham Place shopping mall. You can also walk to Nathan Road and choose from a wild range of buses. Relax, all major public transportation in Hong Kong offer Chinese and English name of stops or stations.

Langham Place Hotel and Langham Place Office Tower

Attractions

Mong Kok is at the heart of Hong Kong; and Langham Place Hotel is at the heart of Mong Kok! There are plenty of unique attractions near Langham Place Hotel, and they are all within walking distance! 

If you are keen in 
  • bargain shopping: visit Tung Choi Street (a.k.a. “Women Street") and Fa Yuen Street (a.k.a. "Garden Street").
  • shopping malls: simply go next door to Langham Place
  • wet markets: check out the fruit, vegetables and meat shops in the area. There are more than one wet markets in Mong Kok
  • night life: walk to Portland Street after 9pm

A tiny public garden at Langham Place Hotel

In our opinion, there are two parallel streets that all visitors must check out when they are in Hong Kong: Nathan Road and Sai Yeung Choi Street. Both streets are full of neon signs and billboards. Nathan Road is a busy main road in Hong Kong. Sai Yeung Choi Street turns into pedestrian walking area in the evening. You will see life band, dances and other street performers in a street that is famous for selling mobile phones and camera. Staying in Langham Place Hotel offers plenty of opportunities to check out these places.

Gossips

The statement "Langham Place Hotel is at the heart of Mong Kok" has brilliantly described the number of shoppers, tourists, locals, students, diners, sightseers and cruisers that walked passed, walked through, walked into Langham Place Hotel. Apart from connecting to the Langham Place shopping mall, the hotel is built directly on top of a mini-bus station, a community center and a public food court. Furthermore, having a 5-star hotel adjacent to a red light district has raised a few eyebrows. Staying at Langham Place Hotel can definitely offer plenty of excitement and entertainment, but whether it can offer a piece of quietness and a place to relax is subject to discussion.

Langham Place Office Tower and Langham Place Hotel from Tai Kok Tsui

A final word, Langham Place Hotel in Mong Kok is sometimes mistaken as The Langham Hong Kong at Tsim Sha Tsui owned by the same group. As a smart tourist, it would be wise to double check your booking prior to arrival.