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  1. #31
    Quote Originally Posted by PinkPearl  [View Original Post]
    I wonder what HKG Hong Kong hotel prices will be after international travel gets going again. Recently I read an article about HKG planning to offering incentives to lure travelers. Due to the recent political moves by Beijing re HKG, I assume many travelers will be looking elsewhere to spend their time.

    About 10 years ago when I was considering a three month visit to HKG the high hotel prices and small claustrophobic rooms were a turn off. I opted for Singapore instead.

    Back in 2019 the following article speaks of HKG hotel prices plunging during a time of protests:

    https://www.scmp.com/property/hong-k...ates-touch-us9
    I think we will see a lot of specials and low rates, but also for more extended stays, eg minimum 3-4 nights, or stay four nights get a fifth night free, that sort of thing, if the HK tourism board gets behind this and tried to add incentives for longer stays. I would also think there would be more 'buying' with specials such as free breakfast.

  2. #30
    I wonder what HKG Hong Kong hotel prices will be after international travel gets going again. Recently I read an article about HKG planning to offering incentives to lure travelers. Due to the recent political moves by Beijing re HKG, I assume many travelers will be looking elsewhere to spend their time.

    About 10 years ago when I was considering a three month visit to HKG the high hotel prices and small claustrophobic rooms were a turn off. I opted for Singapore instead.

    Back in 2019 the following article speaks of HKG hotel prices plunging during a time of protests:

    https://www.scmp.com/property/hong-k...ates-touch-us9

  3. #29

    Just a guess

    Quote Originally Posted by Stykler  [View Original Post]
    I found out through this forum some months ago that the Hotel Panorama on Hart Ave TST has closed. Can anyone in the HK scene at the moment tell me what is on that location now? Another hotel?

    Thanks.
    I don't know for a "fact", but I'll share this "conjecture".

    Keep in mind that hotel operators--such as Marriott, usually do not own the structure bearing the brand's signage. Marriott is providing management services; the hotel owner is a franchisee.

    I have read a lot of articles discussing the closure of hotels (in general), due to the plunge in business and tourist traffic. I also read that other Hong Kong hotel properties managed by Rhombus International (Hotel Panorama; Hotel LKF; Hotel Pennington) have also closed. My suspicion is that Rhombus is exiting the HK market. The owners of these property (ies) will find a new management company and re-open as a hotel when the market conditions are right. From the reviews these were nice properties, so I don't see them being target for redevelopment.

  4. #28

    Panorama on Hart Ave TST

    I found out through this forum some months ago that the Hotel Panorama on Hart Ave TST has closed. Can anyone in the HK scene at the moment tell me what is on that location now? Another hotel?

    Thanks.

  5. #27
    Thanks for the tips Guys. It looks like it will be later in the year when I re-visit, as long as Covoid has receded.

  6. #26
    Quote Originally Posted by Stykler  [View Original Post]
    Just book direct through the hotels web page. Far easier to get changes done if you need to. Enjoy.
    Yes, go direct to the hotel. Join its loyalty program in case there are discounts offered to members, eg Hilton does this for Hilton Honors. If you see a very good deal on Hotel.com or Wotif.com and this seems to be better than the hotel's own rate, call the hotel and ask them to match that rate.

    Also, I suggest you make your booking for two people instead of one if it's the same price, especially if you get a good room rate that includes breakfast or club lounge access, because if you book for one person and you have a lady stay overnight you'll the have to pay the hotel's outlandish rates for breakfast for her, or if you take a date up to the lounge for happy hour drinks and a bite to eat, you may have to pay a 'guest' fee.

  7. #25
    Quote Originally Posted by Gus69  [View Original Post]
    Are there any Hong Kong based travel agents who can supply 5* hotel rates cheaper than Booking or hotels.com?

    It's 17 years since I last visited but I am ready for a return, in those 17 years my focus was on Thailand. .

    I stayed at the Grand Stanford Intercontinental before, great harbour views and some very interesting nightlife in the adjacent square. .
    Just book direct through the hotels web page. Far easier to get changes done if you need to. Enjoy.

  8. #24
    Are there any Hong Kong based travel agents who can supply 5* hotel rates cheaper than Booking or hotels.com?

    It's 17 years since I last visited but I am ready for a return, in those 17 years my focus was on Thailand. .

    I stayed at the Grand Stanford Intercontinental before, great harbour views and some very interesting nightlife in the adjacent square. .

  9. #23
    Quote Originally Posted by RamnHK  [View Original Post]
    I just called them up and they confirmed they were closed.
    Thanks for letting me know as when I rang them on the number on my last invoice the phone rang out. Oh well, mystery solved.

  10. #22
    I just called them up and they confirmed they were closed.

    Quote Originally Posted by Stykler  [View Original Post]
    Can anyone on the ground in HK at the moment let me know if the Hotel Panorama in TST is still operating? I last stayed there in December 2019 and need to contact them however emails are not answered, web site is down and the phone and fax numbers are non responsive. Any local intel would be appreciated. TIA.

  11. #21
    Quote Originally Posted by Nipav  [View Original Post]
    Hello, I think hotel panorama is closed now. Hotel YMCA Salisbury is open and it is good hotel, same small hotel XI, near Panorama, is ok hotel.

    T. Nipav.
    Thanks for the intel. You have saved me some time.

  12. #20
    Quote Originally Posted by Stykler  [View Original Post]
    Can anyone on the ground in HK at the moment let me know if the Hotel Panorama in TST is still operating? I last stayed there in December 2019 and need to contact them however emails are not answered, web site is down and the phone and fax numbers are non responsive. Any local intel would be appreciated. TIA.
    Hello, I think hotel panorama is closed now. Hotel YMCA Salisbury is open and it is good hotel, same small hotel XI, near Panorama, is ok hotel.

    T. Nipav.

  13. #19
    Quote Originally Posted by AussieGaigin  [View Original Post]
    Web site seems to be active, but attempts at booking on a few different dates gives message "no rooms available on these dates".

    Have you got a plan B.?
    With the web site, are you using this one? https://www.hotelpanorama.com.hk.

    I don't need a plan be really, I just needed to ask them about my last stay. Would you have a suggestion?

  14. #18
    Quote Originally Posted by Stykler  [View Original Post]
    Can anyone on the ground in HK at the moment let me know if the Hotel Panorama in TST is still operating? I last stayed there in December 2019 and need to contact them however emails are not answered, web site is down and the phone and fax numbers are non responsive. Any local intel would be appreciated. TIA.
    Web site seems to be active, but attempts at booking on a few different dates gives message "no rooms available on these dates".

    Have you got a plan B.?

  15. #17

    Hotel Panorama. Hart Ave in TST

    Can anyone on the ground in HK at the moment let me know if the Hotel Panorama in TST is still operating? I last stayed there in December 2019 and need to contact them however emails are not answered, web site is down and the phone and fax numbers are non responsive. Any local intel would be appreciated. TIA.

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