Courtyard Marriott Hong Kong Hotel Review is part of the TPOL Down Under Trip Report.
Getting There: Take the airport express train service. To get back, take the bus provided you get on the right bus (see Hong Kong: Airport Express vs. Bus vs. Taxi).
Looking to spend a reasonable amount in Hong Kong for New Years? Look elsewhere. Trying last-minute to book using points yielded few options. Two days before my December 31st arrival on this impromptu trip to Asia Pacific (see HKG! AUS! NZ! Booking a Last Minute Trip Down Under), the Courtyard became available, and it was quite a steal at 25k points. In contrast, the cash rate was $500.
If you’re going to Hong Kong for New Year’s and want to catch the fireworks, I recommend staying on Hong Kong Island over Kowloon. That way you can see the show and easily get to LKF (see Hong Kong New Year’s Eve Fireworks: What a Dud!).
It was the last day to use my SPG suite upgrade. I applied it for a view of the harbour. I don’t understand why they’d put the TV directly in front and have no way of moving it.
The room was very small but sufficient. Dark drapes and a king size bed was all I needed for a nap following my 15.5 hour flight (see Cathay Pacific First Class JFK-HKG: 15.5 Hours of Bliss), and all I wanted after going out until 6AM (see Lan Kwai Fong New Years Eve: Beware of Blackout).
There is a breakfast buffet but I was in no condition to sample it.
There’s also a lounge that serves snacks and alcohol. Like breakfast, I skipped it in favor of napping before the evening out.
I can tell you that the shower was fantastic. Long flight followed by hot shower with long night followed by hot shower is superb.
I could have stayed at an IHG property or the Grand Hyatt (the unimpressive Hyatt Tsim Sha Tsui was sold out). I chose Courtyard because platinum status guarantees late checkout. I set my alarm for 3:55PM and when it went off, I wished that I had extra late checkout.
This was the perfect hotel for one night in Hong Kong after a long flight and long night.