(This is Andy) After our awesome but rain-soaked trip to Vietnam, we decided to go to our favorite city in the world, Hong Kong. Mostly we went because we love the ambiance, food and people, and have some friends there, but also because I had two free nights from the Citi Hilton Reserve that were expiring in two weeks, and I always wanted to try out the Conrad Hong Kong. I was also excited because right before this trip I status matched to Hilton Diamond using my Hyatt Diamond status, which was super easy, and I wanted to see if we’d get upgraded.
There was tons of availability, so no worries booking it. I booked us tickets from Saigon – Hong Kong on Vietnam Airways, using Air France miles, transferred in from Citi Thank You points. Booking on Air France is a breeze, and in my opinion Air France is the best program within Skyteam to collect miles.
After a short train ride from the airport, and then a complimentary shuttle from Admiralty station to the Conrad’s lobby, we were happy to hear them thank us for the Hilton Diamond status, and promptly upgraded us to a King Executive Harbor Suite…Sweet!
We were hungry, and asked about the Executive Club, and it was actually during the time which they offered free snacks, wine, and beer, so we proceeded to the top-floor club to check in while they took our bags to our room.
Here was the amazing view:
The food at evening time was decent, as was the wine and beer. After some snacks and harbor-watching, we made it to our room:
a gorgeous seating area with hot tea and sweets laid out for us, as well as a perfect view out over the Admiralty area, directly over the British embassy, and with views of Victoria Peak. Awesome! The main bedroom:
The bed was nice and comfortable, and the pillows were luscious. They helpfully had brought in a rollaway bed for my son, and put it at the foot of the bed after I was done taking pictures. The bathroom:
It had Aromatherapy brand toiletries, which were nice. Not quite my favorite, which would be Aesop, but still pretty nice smelling. There was a huge bath, with a yellow rubber ducky, and a shower next to it.
There was also a half-bath next to the living area, which was unnecessary, but still majorly appreciated.
Another view, this one from our bedroom:
I didn’t take a pic of the gym or the steam room, both of which were ok, but nothing super impressive.
The location is money, right in the middle of admiralty, a 10 minute walk from the metro, and a 10 minute walk to the running paths up on the hills. The staff, as was everyone on this trip, was top-notch and super helpful.
Overall, my second favorite hotel in Hong Kong, behind the Intercontinental Hong Kong, although when you include the free breakfast buffet and executive lounge that Hilton Golds and Diamonds get access to, I’d say it’s a dead heat.