Recently, I was invited to Inagiku in Makati Shangri-La to hear about the new offerings of their Hong Kong sister, Kowloon Shangri-La. I always look forward to learning about new things I can enjoy, not just with Nino, when it comes to this luxurious hotel brand, but also with the children.
After all, we have created many memories in the Makati location. And that is something that can never be taken away from us. We had our beginning there. This brand holds so much importance for us as a couple, and as a family.
The Shangri-La Hotel group means 5 star accomodations.
Breathtaking Views and impeccable service.
In some cases, it even means Michelin starred restaurants.
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During our intimate lunch for the media, I revisited what I knew about this Kowloon location, and learned more about what they are offering esteemed guests and patrons.
Here are just 5 reasons why you should visit Kowloon Shangri-La:
Kowloon Shangri-La is the FIRST of this brand to launch this new Handy Phone. It is offered in all 688 guest rooms and functions exactly like a smartphone offering speed dial to the hotel.
Guests can short cut access to social media platforms providing unlimited internet connectivity.
Users can make FREE local and INTERNATIONAL calls to the United States, England, Germany, Australia, China, Japan, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, and Korea.
Additionally, it comes with a tailored travel guide that is integrated with hotel services.
Making reservations in each of the dining outlets is at the users’ fingertips, and if need be, can be used for the hot spot feature enabling guests to use their own smart phone with uninterrupted connectivity.
CULTURAL TOUR PACKAGE
Kowloon Shangri-La presents the opportunity for sight seeing tourists to take advantage of the rich cultural heritage and the community of Tsim Sha Tsui’s by partnering with the local tourism board.
By availing of the option to participate in a 3-4 hour guided walking tour, guests can use the beautifully bound commemorative publication and video clips while learning more about this iconic city’s deep history.
Guests who avail of the special Cultural Package can expect to visit sights like the city’s oldest military facility, the first Catholic church on Kowloon’s penninsula, and the primary school of Kung Fu master Bruce Lee, just to name a few.
This specially priced package has quite a few luxurious inclusions. Guests can expect:
- Full Horizon Club benefits for two people
- Harbor View Room Views (if space permits)
- 3-4 guided walking tour
- Special edition of “The Hidden Gems”
- Complimentary wifi
- Welcome tea and fruit platter
Kowloon Shangri-La has partnered with two retail giants within a close proximity of the hotel premises. T Galleria by Duty Free Shops and the TSTE store on Mody Road and Harbor City offer almost 200 shopping and dining offers for the discerning consumer, PLUS a HK$100 gift certificate from T-Galleria.
There is NO minimum purchase needed to avail of this shopping lover’s treat.
With a shuttle that offers easy transportation to and from Harbor City guests can use the discount coupon book which they receive upon check in to avail of deals and steals on luxury brands and dining.
While I am writing this, I am already wondering when Nino and I can steal away for a romantic weekend.
But, of course, like many couples, we also like to bring our kids out for a special treat as well. In fact, last summer, we were able to surprise the kids with a weekend get away so that Gelli could meet her favorite Disney characters for the first time.
Kowloon Shangri-La now makes it even easier to bring the kids along with a special package for families of four.
Here are some of the inclusions that we can avail of if we decide to bring the kids along:
- Upgraded Family Room accomodations
- Special kids’ amenities including a cute panda doll
- Full Horizon Club benefits
- Complimentary limousine departure from Hotel to HK Int’l Airport with a minimum three night stay
- Availability of fun children’s tent set up, popular games, and toys to keep the kids busy throughout the duration of hotel stay
When buying real estate, we all know that the three most important things to consider are:
I believe that this also applies to where we choose to stay for holidays, business trips, and weekend excursions. It is even more important when trying to move around in a city with kids in tow.
We want our stay to be easy, with lots of options and activities.
Kowloon Shangri-La is located in the heart of the shopping, entertainment, and commercial distric of Tsim Sha Tsui East. It overlooks the famous Victoria Harbor and is just minutes from the Airport, Express Station, MTR, East Rail to mainland China border, and The Star Ferry.
For all these reasons and more, I know that Nino and I will be planning another get away very soon.
Now, the decision to make is whether or not to include the kids or not…