Hong Kong Ocean Park Hotel offers theme park resort adventure for business and leisure
Marriott Hotels, the iconic flagship of Marriott International, Lai Sun Group and Ocean Park Hong Kong opened the highly-anticipated Hong Kong Ocean Park Marriott Hotel yesterday. Located at Ocean Park Hong Kong and just minutes from the heart of a city famous for its skyscrapers, the first-ever city resort hotel with 471 rooms offers a brilliant new destination experience for business travellers and families on leisure.
“Marriott Hotels is excited to open its latest hotel in a very special partnership with the iconic Ocean Park Hong Kong and Lai Sun Group. The new destination resort offers a unique getaway experience in Hong Kong and is a perfect example of what Marriott means by travelling brilliantly,” said Mike Fulkerson, Vice President, Brand and Marketing Asia Pacific, Marriott International. “There’s adventure at Ocean Park Hong Kong, one of Asia’s leading conservation theme parks, and convenient access to Hong Kong’s lesser explored green spaces as well as remarkable proximity to the city’s shopping and business districts, broadening our guests’ perspectives and experiences in this globally renowned city.”
Dr. Peter Lam, Chairman of Lai Sun Group said: “Partnering with Marriott International was a logical choice for us with their respected Marriott brand, global network and international management expertise that aligns closely with our vision of creating a new world-class Hong Kong experience for the next generation of travellers. It is exactly this type of partnership that will drive tourism and makes Hong Kong such a progressive city.”
Hong Kong Ocean Park Marriott Hotel is committed to a sustainable future and reducing its environmental footprint and opens with several initiatives in place. These initiatives include the hotel façade design that features energy-saving components to keep the building cooler in summer. In addition, rainwater collection areas and vertical planting systems are found throughout the hotel. Also, the hotel will launch its own green education program for guests of all ages, as well as joining hands with Ocean Park to connect people with nature.
Leo Kung, Chairman of Ocean Park Hong Kong said: “We are proud to present the integration of the first hotel in Ocean Park by Marriott International which signifies the theme park’s transformation into a resort destination and reinforces our position as one of the leading education and entertainment attractions in Hong Kong. From planning a stay, savouring magnificent hospitality at the hotel to enjoying delightful entertainment and animal encounters at the theme park, guests can expect a seamless journey filled with the thrill of discovery.”
With families and staycations in mind, at the heart of the destination resort is the large lagoon pool which includes adjacent children’s pools. These swimming pools are easily accessed from the three surrounding hotel wings, four restaurants and leisure facilities. Hong Kong Ocean Park Marriott Hotel will also be inspiring children and their parents to travel brilliantly with the M Passport program. The pilot program encourages younger visitors to participate in various resort activities with educational and fun themes, such as seashell art, scavenger hunts and dinners that encourage parent and child bonding. Completion of each activity is linked to rewards and treats that are tracked using a specially designed passport. Underpinning the program is Marriott’s Art of Hosting ethos where each associate can thoughtfully and dynamically create a memorable experience for each guest.
Designed by Aedas, Hong Kong Ocean Park Marriott Hotel is an homage to a modern urban green oasis comprising of three towers – The Pier Wing, Club Wing and Marina Wing. It offers 471 smoke-free, contemporary rooms and suites that capture the Modern Marriott ethos with streamlined interiors, expansive naturally lit spaces and ocean-inspired décor. Three types of Ocean Park-themed rooms are available at The Pier Wing and Marina Wing.
The Club Wing houses the executive M Club, an exclusive space where guests can work, enjoy a bite, recharge and connect. It also offers premium services including breakfast, evening hors d’oeuvres with premium drink options. Renowned international interior designer Peter Remedios created The Club Wing’s interiors with an inviting palette of natural colors and modern furnishings. The highly anticipated Club Wing is scheduled to open early next year.
The hotel showcases four restaurants and bars designed for brilliant dining experiences complete with alfresco areas offering amazing views over the hotel lagoon. These include The Pier Lounge and Bar for modern dining and cocktails; and Marina Kitchen, an all-day dining and international buffet featuring live cooking stations and a kids dessert counter. Meanwhile, guests can head to the Canton Bistro for Cantonese specialities and the Prohibition Grill House & Cocktail Bar to enjoy an American steakhouse concept. All dining outlets also serve WWF-certified sustainable seafood from approved suppliers.
This urban retreat features innovative spaces including the largest pillar-free ballroom at 1,200sqm on Hong Kong island and flexible meeting spaces that can be configured to suit any agenda. For inspirational and creative events, the resort offers extensive outdoor facilities and special access to Ocean Park for exclusive meeting options. After an eventful day of work or exploration, guests can refresh in the outdoor lagoon pool or rejuvenate in Hong Kong’s first Harnn Heritage Spa or work out their stress in the fitness center.
While the hotel’s location is perfectly situated for access to the city, it also offers convenient access to Hong Kong’s breathtaking hiking and jogging trails. These trails wind through some of Hong Kong’s finest coastline and country parks, including Repulse Bay, the Aberdeen Reservoir and the challenging Dragon’s Back Trail.
Hotel guests are also entitled to exclusive Ocean Park benefits, such as special opening and seasonal offers, when staying at the hotel.
About Ocean Park
Ocean Park is Hong Kong’s unique home-grown theme park with a heritage of delivering family fun and fond memories. Since its opening in January 1977 as a non-profit organisation, Ocean Park has developed itself to be a world-class attraction connecting people with nature, and gained consistent recognition for its animal husbandry, research and relationship with the community. More than 140 million people have visited Hong Kong’s premier park since its inception, and Ocean Park has remained committed to offering adults and children experiences that blend entertainment with education and conservation. Part of the proceeds from Ocean Park admission tickets and some retail items will go to Ocean Park Conservation Foundation, Hong Kong, to support its wildlife conservation projects. Ocean Park is the 2012 recipient of the highly coveted and prestigious APPLAUSE AWARD, presented by Liseberg Amusement Park. Recognised by the attractions industry worldwide, the award is presented at the International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions (IAAPA) Attractions Expo every other year in honour of a theme park for its excellence in management, operations, and creativity. Ocean Park is the first theme park in Asia to win this international award since its inception in 1980.