Pentahotel Hong Kong, Kowloon( http://www.pentahotels.com ) opens today as the first international brand hotel in the fast-emerging Kai Tak area of Kowloon East. Just like pentahotels in Europe, the neighbourhood lifestyle pentahotel is designed as a gathering spot for the local community and a home base for independent-minded travellers keen to discover the colourful surrounding neighbourhoods.
The 32-storey pentahotel Hong Kong, Kowloon, a few minutes' walk from the Diamond Hill MTR station, features 695 practical, New York loft-style inspired guestrooms. The hotel's overall design blends style with simplicity and comfort with convenience.
Contemporary rustic decor, including aged brick, reclaimed oak, and painted concrete walls laced with "graffiti," is complemented by whimsical cultural references, injecting Hong Kong-style "pentafun" around every corner. Funky, iconic local design brand G.O.D. produced the playful, graphic in-room mugs for guests and Hong Kong-inspired accessories available in a "maxibar" vending machine. Pentapeople on the frontline sport uniforms designed by local sleek and chic fashion label "4A Like Black."
Pentalounge, the heart and soul of the pentahotel experience, seamlessly combines a lobby, reception area, bar and cafe into a single venue. The lively gathering place is anchored by eatstreet@pentalounge, which offers a wide range of favourite local dishes -- from Hong Kong-style egg waffles, "cart" noodles and curry fish ball, pork rind and white turnip -- and best-loved Western comfort foods from munchies to classic mains -- crowned by desserts and cakes created by local celebrity pastry chef Tony Wong.
Another unique dining feature is the pizzabar next to the hotel's main entrance, offering authentic Italian-style pizza, to be enjoyed on-site or for takeaway.
Also in pentalounge, guests and neighbourhood residents can gather to play foosball or a game of Wii or shoot pool in the two Games Rooms, surf the web at the Internet corners or browse the playlist at the pentafun Music Stations.
Modern technology facilities and services for digital nomads and tech-savvy travellers include free hotel-wide WiFi, in-room smartphone docking, smartphone charging service and digital check-in and check-out.
"We're thrilled to open our doors to welcome our first guests and serve our neighbours with style and spirit," said General Manager Andy So. "It's an honour to be the first pentahotel in this extraordinary city; we look forward to taking an active role in our community and playing a part in the emergence of a dynamic new Hong Kong district."
"Take a Peek at Penta" Introductory Offers
To celebrate the opening, guests can enjoy special pentaroom rates starting from HKD888 per night including hotel-wide WiFi and two daily buffet breakfasts at eatstreet@pentalounge, excluding service charge. This offer is valid for stays until 30 September 2013, subject to availability. During the same period, guests and drop-in customers will receive a 20 percent discount at eatstreet@pentalounge and pizzabar, excluding service charge.
For reservations or enquiries, please contact your travel professional, the hotel directly via email firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone +852-3112-1922, +852-3112-1998 (eatstreet@pentalounge) or +852-3112-1993 (pizzabar.)
Neighbourhood lifestyle pentahotel Hong Kong, Kowloon, the first international brand hotel in the Kai Tak area of Kowloon East, offers friendly, uncomplicated service for independent-minded travellers and local customers. Combining the hotel lobby, reception, bar and cafe into a single venue, pentalounge is a lively gathering place anchored by eatstreet@pentalounge, offering favourite local Hong Kong dishes, comfort foods and drinks. The hotel features 695 practical, sleek guestrooms, five meeting rooms, a gym and an outdoor pool. Located several minutes' walk from the Diamond Hill MTR subway station, nearby are the popular Asia ethnic eateries of Kowloon City, historic Kowloon Walled City Park, Kai Tak Cruise Terminal, Wong Tai Sin Temple and classical Nan Lian Garden. For more information, please contact your travel professional, call the hotel directly on +852-3112-8222, follow the hotel's Facebook page www.facebook.com/pentahotelHongKongKowloon, or visit www.pentahotels.com.