“You can’t choose where you come from,” my grandmother, born in Kansas, used to say. And like my granny, origin, or location, in the case of the Landmark, is the property’s only drawback. Not a downfall, but more of a blemish on otherwise porcelain skin.
Primarily a leisure, lifestyle, all-out chic city hotel, you’re in for a treat if you’re booked in here for a few days. The staff are switched on and cool, the guests are relaxed and hip, the facilities are state of the art, and there’s a nice mix of in-house guests and locals coming and going. It ain’t Kansas, for sure.
For the property is situated within the most beautiful shopping mall in Central, directly in town, but has no views over what is the city’s main visual attraction – Victoria Harbour. Yet connected by skywalks and walkways to some great restaurants, bars, coffee shops, and stores; you never need to leave. And you might not want to, depending on the weather or the day of the week.
Rooms come XL here, a luxury in Hong Kong. It’s easy to choose the one you want: there are L 450s (450 ft²/ 42 m²), L600s (600 ft²/ 56 m²), and then suites which are L900s (ditto the equation), a Presidential and, soon, the crowning glory, the Entertainment Suite. All are geared to the art of enjoying life in salubrious style. The maxi bars in each and every category are cutting edge; the rooms all have suite-like spaces with sofas to unwind and host friends or colleagues; and the necessary things: like blinds, a/c, lighting, technology and bedding. All are top notch. Enjoy the decadence, including the enormous bathrooms.
A word of praise goes out to the staff here who made an impression. I left wanting more of them, to chat more, to learn about their lives. Some went to schools where my kids and their friends do, or did (Switzerland); some had such a sense of humour they just made you laugh or smile over coffee and croissants; and some were just happy to engage and chat about their day, their role, and the property in general. Professional and smart to the nth degree, when I left, I felt I was leaving friends behind. Hats off to Mandarin.
- Daily breakfast for two
- To be taken in the restaurant
- Room upgrade at time of booking
- Subject to availability and maximum upgrade level of accommodation applies
- Hotel credit
- US$100 or equivalent to be used in the restaurant, bar or Spa (not valid for Bastien Gonzalez treatments) one credit per stay
- Early check-in / Late check-out
- Subject to availability
- Complimentary Wi-Fi
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