Winners were decided through over 38,000 votes cast by travel trade professionals, organized by TTG Travel Trade Publishing, this annual readers’ poll determined the best performers for setting the benchmark of inspirational excellence in the Greater China’s travel and tourism industry.
“With only 6 months presence in the market since the hotel launched at the end of September 2012, it is indeed an honour to receive such recognition from industry peers, also an affirmation that the team’s hard work and dedication is paying off.” said Dominique Berhouet, General Manager of Crowne Plaza Hong Kong Kowloon East.
“We offer some of the best business and MICE facilities in the region. The contemporary architecture, creative dining experiences, modern ballrooms and new service hallmarks would make any traveler instantly feel at home.” added Dominique.
Crowne Plaza Hong Kong Kowloon East offers 359 guest rooms and suites, three restaurants and a bar, one of the largest pillarless Grand Ballrooms in Hong Kong with a total of 2,400 square meters of event space. In addition, a luxury spa with 7 private garden treatment rooms operated by award winning Sense of Touch Spa, a state-of-the-art gymnasium and a 25-meter outdoor swimming pool.
With direct links to MTR Tseung Kwan O Station and the PopCorn shopping complex, Crowne Plaza Hong Kong Kowloon East enjoys fast MTR and road connections to both Kowloon and Hong Kong Island. It is just 20 minutes from the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre and 45 minutes from Hong Kong International Airport.
About Crowne Plaza Hotels & Resorts
As part of the IHG global portfolio, Crowne Plaza Hotels & Resorts (crowneplaza.com) is a dynamic hotel brand located in nearly 60 countries around the world in major urban centers, gateway cities and resort destinations. As the fourth largest upscale hotel brand in the world, Crowne Plaza was recently recognized by Lodging Hospitality magazine as one of the industry's top-growing brands and travel buyers rated Crowne Plaza as the top upscale/select-service brand in Business Travel News' 2011 U.S. Hotel Chain survey. Truly international, Crowne Plaza offers premium accommodation, designed for the discerning business and leisure traveler who appreciates simplified elegance combined with the practicality of the latest features, as well as value for money. At Crowne Plaza, guests can enjoy a 24-hour business service, wireless high speed internet access in the lobby plus fitness and leisure facilities.
About Crowne Plaza Hong Kong Kowloon East
The hotel is owned by Sun Hung Kai Properties (SHKP stock code 0016), which was publicly listed in 1972 and is now one of the largest property companies in Hong Kong. Its core business is the development of property for sale and investment in Hong Kong and on the mainland. SHKP is dedicated to building premium residential and commercial developments, and is one of the largest grade-A office and retail landlords in Hong Kong. The company also has complementary operations in property-related fields including hotels, property management, construction, insurance and mortgage services, plus investments in telecommunications, information technology, infrastructure and other businesses. SHKP employs more than 35,000 people.
The hotel is managed by IHG (InterContinental Hotels Group), a global organisation with nine hotel brands including InterContinental® Hotels & Resorts, Hotel Indigo®, Crowne Plaza® Hotels & Resorts, Holiday Inn® Hotels and Resorts, Holiday Inn Express®, Staybridge Suites®, Candlewood Suites®, as well as our two newest brands, EVEN™ Hotels and HUALUXE™ Hotels & Resorts. IHG also manages Priority Club® Rewards, the world’s first and largest hotel loyalty programme with over 65 million members worldwide.
IHG franchises, leases, manages or owns over 4,573 hotels and more than 672,252 guest rooms in nearly 100 countries and territories. With more than 1,000 hotels in its development pipeline, IHG expects to recruit around 90,000 people into additional roles across its estate over the next few years.
The 359-room, 47-storey Crowne Plaza Hong Kong Kowloon East, conveniently located atop MTR Tseung Kwan O station and PopCorn shopping complex. The first upscale hotel in Tseung Kwan O featuring 2,400 square meters of event space with 11 meeting rooms including one of the largest pillar-less Grand Ballrooms in Hong Kong with a 6.75-meter high ceiling, 4 restaurants and bars, a luxury spa featuring seven private garden treatment rooms, a 25-meter outdoor swimming pool and a 24-hour fitness center. Together with the adjoining 300-rooom Holiday Inn Express Hong Kong Kowloon East, bringing business luxury and the best value for money together in a vital, convenient location.