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Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Hotel Guide: Sheraton Hong Kong Hotel & Towers

Hotel: Sheraton Hong Kong Hotel & Towers 香港喜來登酒店
Address: 20 Nathan Road, Kowloon, Hong Kong
Telephone: (852) 2369 1111

Located at Tsim Sha Tsui waterfront, the 5-star Sheraton Hong Kong Hotel & Towers is the gateway to  Hong Kong's golden mile on Kowloon! It is an ideal place to stay if the purpose of your Hong Kong trip is to shop and experience a 180 degrees panoramic view and skyline of the World-famous Victoria Harbour!

Sheraton Hong Kong Hotel & Towers 香港喜來登酒店

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Features

In a rectangular "match box" shape, Sheraton Hong Kong Hotel & Towers is in the typical architecture style from the 1970s. Compared to the modern hotels or even its stylish neighbour The Peninsula Hong Kong, Sheraton Hong Kong Hotel & Towers focuses on the function of the building. This style is also common across most government administration buildings in Hong Kong as they were also built by English engineers in those eras. Perhaps limited by the space, the main drive in entrance of Sheraton Hong Kong lacks a zip of grandness. Having said that the exterior of the building is well furbished, make the side entrance better than the main.



The 'backdoor' of Sheraton Hong Kong

What Sheraton Hong Kong Hotel & Towers is famous for is its prime location at the Tsim Sha Tsui waterfront, making it one of the few hotels in the area offering the glamorous view of Hong Kong's World-famous Victoria Harbour.

Location

Sheraton Hong Kong Hotel & Towers is located at where Nathan Road originates. Named after one of Hong Kong's past governors, Nathan Road is the main thoroughfare in Kowloon peninsula. All "tourist buses" will take its passengers through Nathan Road. 

Sheraton Hong Kong Hotel & Towers @ 20 Nathan Road, Kowloon

A small tip: opposite to Sheraton is The Peninsula Hong Kong, hop on any local bus on Nathan Road will take you from Tsim Sha Tsui to Jordan and Mong Kok. It's a budget and fun way to see three of Kowloon busiest districts. Why pay a premium to travel on tourist bus when you can do the same on local buses? You can hop off at anytime and take the MTR (underground subway) which also stretches along Nathan Road.

Apart from sitting on one of the busiest and prosperous road in Hong Kong, Sheraton Hong Kong Hotel & Towers is also at the Tsim Sha Tsui waterfront were one can access the stunning view of Hong Kong's Victoria Harbour.


Attractions

There are plenty of attractions within walking distance of Sheraton Hong Kong Hotel & Towers. A short walk South would take you to the Tsim Sha Tsui waterfront, where you can find Museums, Tsim Sha Tsui Clock Tower and Star Ferry terminal. Apart from the hotel rooms, the water font is a great location to see the world famous Victoria Harbour of Hong Kong.

The Tsim Sha Tsui shopping area is at the North of Sheraton Hong Kong Hotel & Towers. There are literally thousands and thousands of shops that you can spend hours and hours in. A small word of advice, beware of all the shops that have flashing neon signs saying “duty free” or “tax free”. These shops will most likely offer overpriced goods to tourists who do not know that Hong Kong do not impose any duties on all goods and services (except alcohols and tobaccos).

A small shopping complex at Sheraton Hong Kong Hotel and Towers

Although there is a shopping mall inside Sheraton Hong Kong Hotel & Towers, there are plenty more shops to choose from in the Tsim Sha Tsui area. Simply walk into a major shopping mall such as iSquare, K11, 1881 Heritage or Harbour City. Even if you are not keen in shopping, visit Canton Road to enjoy the glamor.

Gossips

Hong Kong is city filled with neon signs of all sizes and shapes. On the roof top of Sheraton Hong Kong Hotel & Towers sit a huge neon signs of China Constructions Bank, which is one of the state owned banking giant in China. Those who are not aware of this naming right might think the Sheraton Hong Kong Hotel & Towers is the CCB building.


Guests of Sheraton can continue to experience this neon sign madness once they are inside their guest rooms. Simply look out to the opposite side for the World-famous stunning panoramic view and skyline of the Victoria Harbour, where one can find hundreds of neon signs on the Hong Kong Island. This is one of the scenes that Hong Kong is famous for.