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Friday, July 5, 2013

Hotel Guide: Hong Kong Skycity Marriott Hotel

Hotel: Hong Kong Skycity Marriott Hotel 香港天際萬豪酒店
Address: 1 Sky City Road East, Hong Kong International Airport, Lantau, Hong Kong
Telephone: (852) 3969 1888

Every airport has one or two hotels near by. The Hong Kong Skycity Marriott Hotel is one of Hong Kong's airport hotel! (The other one is Regal Airport Hotel.) It is an ideal place to stay if the purpose of your Hong Kong trip is to attend conferences and exhibitions at AsiaWorld-Expo!

Hong Kong Skycity Marriott Hotel

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Hong Kong Skycity Marriott Hotel near Hong Kong International Airport

Features

If the fact that it is an airport hotel isn't sexy enough, the Hong Kong Skycity Marriott Hotel is an airport hotel that is physically connected to one of Hong Kong's key exhibition center. One can get to the hotel from Hong Kong International Airport in 5-10 minutes. Once checked in, you can walk to the AsiaWorld-Expo via a connecting bridge to attend world class exhibitions and conferences.

From the connecting foot-bridge, you can see the construction site for a bigger bridge that will connect Hong Kong, Zhuhai and Macau: the Hong Kong–Zhuhai–Macau Bridge that is due for completion in 2015. If you are lucky, you may even spot some Chinese White Dolphin swimming in the area, given that they are not disturbed by the constructions.

Hong Kong Skycity Marriott Hotel 香港天際萬豪酒店
Views from the rooms are very open, as there are really nothing else around. The hotel is surrounded by either open sea or reclamation land. The Hong Kong Skycity Marriott Hotel is an ideal place to stay if you Hong Kong trip is very short and you just want a shelter to relax.

Location

The Hong Kong Skycity Marriott Hotel is on the Lantau Island. Before the opening of Hong Kong International Airport in 1998, Lantau Island was a remote island of Hong Kong. Yes, it is far, really far from the rest of Hong Kong. Be prepared to spend 1.5 hours one way if you wish to explore the real Hong Kong if you stay next to the airport. The bright side of course, Hong Kong Skycity Marriott Hotel is closed to the airport: the rest of the world.

Attractions

The closest "attraction" is probably the AsiaWorld-Expo and the Hong Kong International Airport. There is also a golf course near the hotel. The Ngong Ping Village, Tian Tan "Big" Buddha, Tai O Fishing Village and Hong Kong Disneyland are also on the Lantau Island. A taxi trip should be able to take you to these attractions. I wouldn't call these taxi trip short as Lantau Island is a pretty huge island.

The connecting bridge of AsisWorld-Expo and Hong Kong Skycity Marriott Hotel

Gossips

The Hong Kong Skycity Marriott Hotel looks great but may not 'sound' too good. If you are sensitive to noises, be prepared for noises from airplanes and constructions of the Hong Kong–Zhuhai–Macau Bridge. Having said that, the Marriott should be better off than the Regal Aiport Hotel which is physically connected to the Hong Kong International Airport.