Having stayed at a few of the Grand Hyatt hotels around the world, the Grand Hyatt Hong Kong more than exceeded our expectations. This five-star hotel is the Asian flagship of Hyatt international, perfectly located along the waterfront of Hong Kong island just 40 minutes from Hong Kong International Airport.
Since the hotel opened in November 1989, it has hosted various international dignitaries and Heads of State, celebrities and high society.
We were honoured to have stayed at Grand Hyatt Hong Kong after its four-year, multimillion-dollar renovation – providing lavish lodging across its 545 contemporary rooms and suites.
Grand Hyatt Hong Kong is ideally located in the heart of Wanchai, just next to the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre. With the new Central Waterfront Promenade that will be completed soon, it will be a pleasant walk to the Central Business District and the IFC shopping mall – one of the most visually stunning shopping destinations in Hong Kong.
We stayed in the Victoria Harbour Suite, an excellent room with an incredible 270-degree view over the Victoria Harbour. The 90-square-metre room is spacious with a homey contemporary interior. The room provides all the luxury amenities you’ll need – a bath tub with integrated TV screen and harbour views, walk in closet, his and her sink, and large shower. There is ample space for two people to get ready and move around, including a separate toilet area.
We enjoyed the well-stocked mini-bar, which even features a Nespresso machine. The lounge area has a TV with a selection of movies, along with fantastic views. With artworks and books scattered around, the room feels more like a sophisticated home than a hotel suite.
The suite also features a foyer, additional wardrobe, and a guest toilet – which is a nice touch.
There are 10 restaurants and bars within Grand Hyatt Hong Kong, with exquisite food across all venues. From a classic Cantonese restaurant to the Grand Hyatt Steakhouse and an Italian restaurant, you will be spoilt for choice.
We’ll start with the most important meal of the day. The breakfast spread offers something for everyone – from healthy greens to American or English breakfasts. You can choose to have your breakfast at the Grand Club on the 30th floor (which we enjoyed complimentary access to), or the Grand Cafe on the lobby level – which offers a more diverse range of food.
The star of the dining options, though, is Grissini. Grissini is the only Italian restaurant in Hong Kong crowned with the Three Forks award by Gambero Rosso. Located on the second floor, you are welcomed by the front of house staff and a dedicated bread maker with his enormous oven – who served us soft bread made a la minute, amazing when paired with aged olive oil and balsamico.
Walking into the restaurant, we also passed the impressive from-floor-to-ceiling wine cellar – an outstanding selection which offers wines for every palate and wallet.
Grissini has curated a seasonal Alba White Truffle menu – with exceptional starters and main courses to choose from. We watched in anticipation as the waiter grated the premium white truffle in front of us, using 3 – 4 different truffles to balance out the flavour. This was a treat, especially for us truffle lovers!
We tried the Fassone Beef Tartare with Fresh Burrata Cheese and Alba White Truffle as a starter, along with the Poached Italian Farm Egg, Soft Potato Foam, and Alba White Truffle. Both uses ingredients to enhance and balance out the flavour of the white truffle.
For the main course, we enjoyed the Homemade Tagliolini, Buffalo Butter and Alba White Truffle – coated with unique buffalo butter and topped with white truffle, which paired fantastically well. We also had the Aquerella Risotto with 24 months’ Aged Parmesan Cheese, Black Piglet Pancetta, topped with Alba White Truffle – another exceptional dish with lots of flavour. The aged parmesan, truffle and pancetta makes this risotto unique and special.
Grissini is an incredible restaurant with attentive service staff and extraordinary interiors – perfect for business, romantic dinners, or groups of people celebrating a special occasion.
The facilities at Grand Hyatt Hong Kong are immaculate. This includes a newly renovated gym with spanking new machines, fully integrated with Bluetooth to sync your phone or Fitbit, a heated pool with unobstructed views of the Victoria Harbour, a meeting room, the Club Floor on the 30th level with stellar views of the Victoria Harbour, and the Plateau Spa.
We tried the signature 90min Plateau Massage (S$267++) which uses a long stroke technique and comes with hot stones. This is a must try, especially for those who are jet-lagged, stressed, or just in need of a relaxation. The massage left us calm, relaxed and ready for the nightlife in Hong Kong.
All in all, we are truly impressed by Grand Hyatt Hong Kong. Located in the heart of Hong Kong is this hotel with impeccable service, great location, unparalleled views and quality dining options that is hard to come by at any other hotel.