Hong Kong – 36 h in one of my favourite cities.
Check in @ great hotel Mira in Hong Kong.
It became famous for the checkin of Mr. Snowden in 2013. Snowden had flown to Hong Kong from Hawaii, where he had been working for the National Security Agency, the biggest spy surveillance organisation in the world and checked in @ the Mira Hotel, on Nathan Road.
Overlooking orchid-scented Kowloon Park in Central Tsim Sha Tsui, one of Hong Kong’s boutique-lined shopping districts, The Mira Hong Kong is an innovative urban retreat that inspires guests with polished glass panes and groundbreaking in-room electronics. From the award-winning 21st century spa to the mirrored walls of its crisp contemporary bedrooms, The Mira Hong Kong has been designed perfectly.
The curving white fins of the lobby’s vaulted ceiling create a sphere of open space, while jade-green stalks of bamboo add soothing natural textures to the private cabanas at Vibes, the intimate rooftop bar. And although the landscape changes from floor to floor, personalized service remains a constant theme. Nowhere is this more visible than at WHISK, a modern-French gastro hangout with a distinctive Asian bent, where diners are tempted by the pared-down perfection of Chef William Girard’s cuisine.
The Mira Hong Kong’s has 492 rooms and suites.
They are all dressed in shades of red, green, silver or purple, encouraging you to creatively select a colour that suits your mood. Each space is complemented by functional furnishings like Arne Jacobsen’s modernist egg chair. Bose iPod docks create warm, resonant soundscapes that bounce off the translucent bathroom walls, while tropical-strength rain showers provide solace from the heat of Hong Kong’s vibrant, neon-lit streets.
It has also a fantastic spa.
The award-winning Mira Hong Kong blends experimental, pared-down design with modern technology and the best in Asian hospitality. By adopting this original, holistic approach, its designers have created a space where you re-energize.
It is located in the heart of Tsimshatsui
just a one minute walk to Hong Kong underground station (MTR) and just a short walk to the Star Ferry, the Hong Kong Museum of Art, the Hong Kong Cultural Centre, the Hong Kong Space Museum, the Avenue of Stars and the breathtaking scenery of Victoria Harbour at 8pm.
It’s worth it.
My favourite airport (closed 1998)