Hyatt Regency Hong Kong, Sha Tin is the first globally-branded hotel in the New Territories. Visitors and locals are now able to stay in an international-standard hotel away from the central districts.
Adjacent to The Chinese University of Hong Kong, and just 3 minutes’ walk from University MTR Station, Hyatt Regency Hong Kong, Sha Tin is Hong Kong’s latest urban resort with stunning views of Tolo Harbour, Kau To Shan mountains and Sha Tin Racecourse. The hotel is a few minutes by car from Hong Kong Science Park and Hong Kong Jockey Club.
To take maximum advantage of these breathtaking vistas, architectural firm Wong Tung & Partners has included multiple terraces and balconies to create significant amounts of outdoor space, and installed oversized picture windows wherever possible to allow the light and scenery to flood in.
Working closely with the architects was interior designer Steve Leung and his team, whose main objective with Hyatt Regency Hong Kong, Sha Tin has been to ‘bring the outdoors in’. To achieve this, Leung has utilised timeless, natural materials such as stone and wood, and devised an elegant, nature-inspired colour palette to complement and blend into the surrounding environment.
Establishing this tone right from the outset is an eye-catching, contemporary tree-patterned wall mural that greets guests in the airy, marble- and limestone-lined lobby. Comprising layers of stained wood veneers, the tree design is echoed on an oversized rectangular glass lighting pendant that dominates the five-metre high ceiling, then continues on frosted glass balustrades.
On the lobby level, over 750 square metres (10,764 sq ft) has been dedicated to meeting and event space, including the pillar-less Regency Ballroom and three Salons of varying sizes that can be combined to create larger meeting spaces. All event venues have their own separate entrance and driveway to create a more exclusive commencement to private events. Also, the Salons all lead to an expansive outdoor terrace which is ideal for cocktails, coffee breaks and barbeque parties.
Regency Ballroom measures 430 square metres (4,628 sq ft) and caters to up to 384 persons for a seated dinner, or can be divided into two for smaller events. With its soaring 6.2- metre high ceiling; theatrical backlit-marble proscenium-style entrance; capacious pre-function space; and nearby bridal room; the ballroom is perfect for grand weddings and special events. In addition, the hotel’s myriad outdoor spaces make it an ideal photographic backdrop.
Cafe, also on the lobby level, features four show kitchens serving home-style Italian pizza, grilled prime meat and seafood, seasonal fruits and salads, as well as local Hong Kong cuisine fresh out of the pan, wok or grill. Dominated by an oversized velvet central sofa, Cafe includes a 10-seater private room with a 42-inch LCD TV screen, and an alluring lounge area segregated by a striking suspended screen of undulating walnut wood slats. The restaurant opens onto a spacious terrace overlooking the pool and mountains, loosely inspired by Yucca de Lac, a much-loved (but since closed) New Territories’ alfresco restaurant, which was a famous backdrop for countless Cantonese films of the 1960s and 1970s.
Further down the lobby is Patisserie, the perfect one-stop shop for parties and special occasions, offering an extensive selection of homemade pastries, breads, cookies, chocolates, cakes, and a variety of fine wines. Signature Sha Tin Apple Pie, Sha Tin Honey Cake (made with natural honey from Sha Tin), and homemade chilli sauces are excellent souvenirs.
Two floors above, a backlit alabaster wall with an arresting bamboo design marks the entrance to the Chinese restaurant, Sha Tin 18. Offering authentic Cantonese and Northern Chinese cuisine, the restaurant features a dessert kitchen and tea bar; noodle and dumpling station with bar seating; wok kitchen; and a barbecue kitchen with two Beech ovens, which roast the restaurant’s signature Peking Duck. Off the main dining space are five private rooms as well as a vast outdoor terrace furnished with comfortable sofa seating, to best absorb the mountain views.
Also on the same floor, Tin Tin Bar’s vivid blood-red color scheme, zebra-print carpeting and round booths, make it a highly seductive space for evening drinks with music entertainment.
Overlooking the outdoor swimming pool and Kau To Shan mountains, Pool Bar provides the perfect setting to unwind with a refreshing drink and an all-day a-la-carte menu.
Hyatt Regency Hong Kong, Sha Tin houses 430 guestrooms and 132 rooms and suites for extended stays with views of Tolo Harbour, Kau To Shan and Sha Tin Racecourse. Standard guestrooms measure 35 square metres (377 sq ft) and include bathrooms with glass walls, so guests can watch TV from the soaking tub. The contemporary rooms themselves feature photographic montages of old and new Hong Kong; a 42-inch LCD flatscreen TV; and wired and wireless broadband Internet access.
With a high proportion of rooms and suites for extended stays, a combination of studio-style Deluxe and one- or two- bedroom suites are available from 38 to 158 square metres (409 to 1,702 sq ft) and feature homestyle facilities such as microwave oven and toaster. Measuring 230 square metres (2,476 sq ft), the Presidential Suite enjoys the most magnificent views of Tolo Harbour and Ma On Shan peak. The vast space includes a large vestibule and a separate service entrance; a living space with a 50-inch LCD TV; an open pantry; dining area; study area; and two bedrooms with king-size beds. The master bedroom has a walk-in wardrobe area while the master bathroom features his and hers WCs, a bathtub and rain shower.
Guests on the Regency Club floors (24th to 26th floors) can have access to the Regency Club facilities on the 25th floor. These facilities include a private lounge with a dramatic ‘sky terrace’, where guests can enjoy complimentary continental buffet breakfast, the all-day tea / coffee service and evening cocktails and canapés. The meeting rooms on Regency Club floors offer workstations and boardroom-style settings that are exclusive for Regency Club guests.
Making the most of its tranquil, green location are the top-notch resort facilities at Hyatt Regency Hong Kong, Sha Tin. An open-air relaxation area includes a 25-metre heated outdoor swimming pool, a whirlpool, a sun deck, a tennis court and Camp Hyatt — Hong Kong’s first resort-style kids club. Overlooking the pool area is a fully-equipped fitness centre, next to changing rooms that feature a whirlpool, a sauna and a steam room. A limited number of fitness centre memberships are available to the public.
On 5th floor, Melo Spa is named after pomelo (in Cantonese, pomelo translates as Sha Tin grapefruit), from which the skin and fruit are used as treatment ingredients. There are nine all-inclusive private spa suites — four of which have private outdoor terraces overlooking the mountains — furnished with large whirlpool bath tubs, oversized rain shower cubicles, changing areas and grooming stations. Melo Moments, a specially designed room for foot / head and shoulder massage featuring 12 custom-designed lounge chairs with built-in foot basins, is perfect for pampering parties.
“Our unique location — seemingly ‘away-from-it-all’ but actually only 20-minutes from Central — is a huge advantage,” says General Manager Mr. Wilson Lee. “As well as being a convenient MICE [meetings, incentives, conferences and events] venue, we are popular with overseas guests looking for an alternative to hotels in the city hub, and also local residents looking for a weekend retreat to recuperate and regenerate after a busy week at work. We’re a true definition of an urban oasis.”
Hyatt Regency Hong Kong, Sha Tin
18 Chak Cheung Street, Sha Tin, Hong Kong
Telephone +852 3723 1234
Email [email protected]
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