• Tech-savvy hotel opens on Hong Kong Waterfront

    22 November 2018

    The competitive hotel market continues to grow with the recent debut of a new hotel on Hong Kong island.


    Seated on a waterfront promenade, Hotel VIC on the Harbour offers 671 guestrooms and suites to let travellers experience the panoramic views of Victoria Harbour with smart, contemporary tech-enabled city living. This twin-tower complex is located in North Point, a vibrant neighbourhood brimming with undiscovered fashion, food and culture, and just steps away from an MTR station, ferry pier and other public transport.

    Hotel VIC has been built to exacting standards with renowned awardwinners Rocco Design Architects Ltd as project architect and Hirsh Bedner Associates as guestroom interior designer. AFSO was designer of other key areas. The luxury establishment is the latest addition to a portfolio of premium hotel properties under Sun Hung Kai Properties.

    Location advantage

    The hotel’s unique waterfront location provides it with a competitive edge, promising strong occupancies and premium rates, in the crowded marketplace. Harnessing this advantage fully, it features a series of spaces blending indoor and alfresco living. The outdoor infinity pool merges seamlessly with the horizon, while Cruise, the rooftop restaurant and bar, provides a place for guests to unwind, overlooking the harbour. An atmospheric alfresco terrace and garden area are found at The Farmhouse, an all-day restaurant and deli, with a dramatic cityscape.

    Similarly, every guestroom in Hotel VIC enjoys an elegant harbour view designed in a contemporary style for a refined ambience.

    Created by AFSO with an “urban reflections” theme, the arrival lobby is decked out with textured glass fittings that refract light like shimmering water and interlocking marble screens. A number of contemporary artworks are strategically displayed across the hotel. Upon arrival, guests are welcomed by a sculpture from Mexican artist Aldo Chaparro hovering above water, to reinforce the theme of urban reflections. Another example is Canadian artist David Sprigg’s modern 3D installation “Epoch” which greets the patrons of Cruise at the entrance.

    Staying ahead of the curve

    Drawing on technology for brand differentiation, Hotel VIC is equipped with four self check-in kiosks for tech-savvy travellers who favour convenience and speed over human contact. They only need to scan the confirmation QR code to have their reservations processed and room key cards dispensed immediately.

    A customised smartphone app puts a variety of services at their fingertips, from in-room dining to restaurant reservations, multimedia entertainment as well as online check-in and check-out.

    At the main lobby area is a massive touch screen offering directions to places of interest. This is part of the hotel’s “VIC Loves” programme, which shows guests the hidden gems in the neighbourhood such as an old Shanghainese barbershop and gourmet havens.


    More Hotels & Leisure
    Hyatt announced as host sponsor of 13th Annual Global Wellness Summit Taking Place
    (15 November 2018, Miami, FL) The Global Wellness Summit (GWS), the foremost gathering of international leaders in the $4.2 trillion global wellness economy, today formally announced that global hospitality company Hyatt is the host sponsor of its 13th annual conference. The event will take place at Grand Hyatt Hong Kong, a pioneering hotel in celebrating wellness and promoting [...]
    The Mercury is Rising in Tin Hau, new serviced apartments launch in Bustling Hub of Electric Road
    (7 September 2018, Hong Kong) A brand new, fully-serviced property, The Mercury, is now open in Tin Hau, bringing urban-chic living from New York’s Soho to Hong Kong. Boasting premium services and facilities, 69 spacious apartments have been designed by Goudie Associates, bringing an industrial style inspired by a New York warehouse. The modern space boasts spectacular harbour [...]
    ‘K11 ARTUS’ Luxury Hotel Residences to open in summer 2019 at Victoria Dockside Development
    (6 September 2018, Hong Kong) New World Development, one of Asia’s most celebrated developers, announces today its art and design district Victoria Dockside will feature a new luxury hotel residence concept. Located at the Tsim Sha Tsui waterfront, the residences, named K11 ARTUS, are scheduled to open in summer 2019. Comprising 287 residences and spanning across 14 storeys, ARTUS is an [...]
    Now Open: Four Seasons Hotel Kuala Lumpur Takes Centre Stage in City’s Famous Skyline
    (10th July 2018, Hong Kong) Located within a glittering new skyscraper next to the Petronas Towers, Four Seasons Hotel Kuala Lumpur has opened its doors. Rising 65 storeys above the busy streets of the capital, the all-new Hotel is welcoming its first guests to dine, drink, shop, relax, entertain, meet and stay at Four Seasons, and for a select few, to call Four Seasons their new home. For [...]
    Melco Announces Purchase of Twenty Electric Buses for a Greener Macau
    (18 April 2018, Macau) Sustainability is one of the top priorities of Melco Resorts & Entertainment Limited (Nasdaq: MLCO), the Company is dedicated to the environmental sustainability of Macau. (按此浏览简体中文版) Melco announced today the purchase of 20 electric buses to service passengers to, from and between its integrated resort properties City of Dreams, Studio City [...]
    Atkins-designed The Hari Hotel in Hong Kong out the ground
    (26 March 2018, Hong Kong) Construction work has commenced for the Atkins-designed The Hari Hotel in Hong Kong. Due to open in early 2020, the 210-room luxury hotel builds on the success of Harilela family’s signature hotel in London. It will be the first hotel in Hong Kong and Asia to be operated under the family’s own signature brand. Atkins, a member of the SNC-Lavalin Group, was [...]
    Jeeves of Belgravia opens new flagship store in Central
    Professional dry cleaning has arrived in Central in style as Jeeves Hong Kong announce the opening of their new flagship store conveniently located in the heart of Central’s luxury fashion district. Further outlets are situated in prime locations in Causeway Bay, Happy Valley and Repulse Bay. “Jeeves of Belgravia offers a professional dry cleaning and laundry service focused on high [...]
    USD 1 Billion Taipei Sky Tower Unveiled As Taipei’s Latest Mixed-Use Development
    (23 January 2018, Taipei) After the long-awaited completion of review process, Riant Capital unveiled its final selection of hotel operator, architect and designers for the highly anticipated development Taipei Sky Tower (TST).  To cater to high-end travelers looking for different types of experiences, TST today announced its collaboration with Hyatt Hotels & Resorts for Asia’s [...]
    Melco Achieves Two Awards at The CEM ‘Macau Energy Saving Contest 2017’
    (2 February 2018, Macau) Melco Resorts & Entertainment Limited (Nasdaq: MLCO) (“Melco” or the “Company”) is thrilled to announce the winning of the 1st Runner-Up Award by Studio City at the CEM ‘Macau Energy Saving Contest 2017’, whilst Altira Macau garners the Excellence Award. The awards are in recognition of the Company’s efforts in reducing electricity consumption, [...]