• Pentahotel Hong Kong, Kowloon will open Summer 2013

    19 June 2012

    The firstHong Kongproperty managed by New World Hospitality.  Pentahotel Kowloon will join sister hotels inShanghaiandBeijingalong with 13 pentahotels inEurope.  Eighty pentahotels are anticipated to be in operation globally by 2020.  

    The 720-room, 32-storey hotel anticipates the development earmarked to transform Kai Tak into a new core business district.  Pentahotel Kowloon will be positioned as a home base for guests to discover the emerging neighbourhoods ofEast Kowloonand is anticipated to become a neighbourhood hub in its own right. 

    The innovative pentahotels concept is geared towards independent-minded travelers, “digital nomads” and drop-in neighbours.  Upbeat, design-driven lobbies are like living rooms with a buzz, with hotel guests and locals alike lingering over lunch and iPads, sipping wine at the Internet corner, or joining friends for beers, snacks and a game of pool.  In-house guests find that unnecessary frills are eliminated in favour of fuss-free efficiency and uncomplicated comfort.  Streamlined yet cosy guestrooms are designed for cool, casual ease.   

    “We are thrilled that pentahotelKowloonwill spearhead our entry into our own home base,” saysSonia Cheng, chief executive officer of New World Hospitality, the hotel’s management company.  “Not only is this property perfectly positioned to capitalise upon and contribute to Kai Tak development, it will be an exciting introduction of the pentahotel ‘neighbourhood lifestyle’ concept locally to a key feeder market.” 

    The hotel, designed by Shanghai-based Neri & Hu, will feature contemporary rustic décor in the public areas – natural wood and stone finishes, leather seating and fireplace – complemented byNew Yorkloft-style guestrooms.  

    The heart of every pentahotel is pentalounge, which will encompass the entire first floor of pentahotelKowloon.  It is conceived as an extension of the hotel’s guestrooms where guests can chill out, utilise complimentary WiFi or the Internet corner, or have fun with Wii, billiards and board games.  Multiple areas in the 220-seat space will be served by the penta Market – casual dining influenced by local “wet markets” and an upscale recreation of street food stalls.  In addition, pentahotelKowloonwill offer an outdoor pool and gym.  

    The hotel will be located at15-19 Luk Hop Street,Kowloon, several minutes’ stroll from the Diamond Hill MTR station.  

    Pentahotels is a design-led, neighbourhood lifestyle brand providing independent travellers with comfort and style in a contemporary environment.  Launched in Europe, pentahotels are located in Germany, Austriaand United Kingdomand China.  The brand is represented in Asia by pentahotel Shanghaiand Beijing, with a target of 80 pentahotels in operation globally by 2020.  A combined lobby, reception, bar and café — designed as a lively gathering place for hotel guests and local patrons alike — is a pentahotels hallmark. 

    For further information orreservations, please contact your travel professional or visit www.pentahotels.com.

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