Soaking up a semblance of serenity on the border of Victoria Park yet benefitting from close connections to the heart of Causeway Bay, The Park Lane is a well-located luxury Hong Kong hotel. Catering primarily to business customers with its elegant executive rooms with work stations and exclusive executive lounge access, the hotel seems to balance nods to its historic status with modern touches throughout.
In the process of updating the look of its classic interiors, the hotel has phased somewhat from home from home style, to a look embracing plush, contemporary elements. Soothing tones and Hong Kong street scenes decorate all rooms, available in a range of options all the way up to the opulent Pullman Suite.
YOU SHOULD KNOW Views of towering skyscrapers overlooking the park get better the higher you go, so consider forking out extra for the executive levels.
Bathrooms are separated from the rest of the room by glass pods and come in parred back, earthy tones with tubs and showers.
Moving with the times, the modern lobby space brings sci-fi vibes with its moody lighting, shadowy style and gigantic video screen that dominates the aesthetic.
A reasonably sized, yet mainly unremarkable gym is tightly packed with cardio machines and weights.
The rooms at the hotel play it safest in terms of the property’s evolution into a younger more creative place to stay, which means the public spaces stand out even more. Buffet and a la carte restaurant Playt is a hip, industrial affair where laptops on tables are nothing out of the ordinary, while Ebb & Flow delivers burgers, beer and cocktails in a chic lounge bar.
The rooftop Skye bar is a place for guests to rub shoulders, talk tech-revolution and gaze over the lights of Victoria Park.
The hotel is sited on the edge of Victoria Park, a short walk from the center of Causeway Bay. Causeway Bay MTR Station is a four-minute walk, so getting up and down the island is simple and fast on the Island Line.
There’s plenty of choice close by to the hotel and nowhere is more worth an 11-minute walk than Raki Japanese Fine Dining (11-minute walk). Alternatively, nearby Food Street is a pedestrianised strip of food outlets that’s fun to peruse before making a decision.
Drink steins at King Ludwig Beerhall (1-minute walk) for a totally un-Hong Kong experience, or make the relatively short walk to Eat.it (2-minute walk) for Aperol Spritz and other Italian themed drinks.
WHY WE LIKE IT
Retaining some semblance of its historic charm while heaving itself into the future with slicker rooms, creative restaurants and a sparkling modern lobby, The Park Lane is desirable to a whole new generation.