An Asian Holiday: Part 9 – Our Free Stay at the Conrad Hong Kong

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Emily Jablon: Daraius and I celebrated Christmas in Macau and Hong Kong with his family for ~8 days.  It was our 1st time to Macau and Hong Kong and we were very excited to visit!


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How You Can Do It Too!

We stayed 4 nights at the Conrad Hong Kong and booked two separate King Bed Superior Rooms.  Entry level rooms cost ~80,000 Hilton points per night.

The rooms regularly cost ~$400 to ~$600 per night.  So our points saved us a lot of money!

1.  Citi Hilton Reserve card

You get 2 free weekend nights (Friday, Saturday, or Sunday nights) and free Hilton Gold status with the Hilton Reserve card.

The Hilton Gold status will get you free breakfast and internet, which will save you money during your trip.

2.  Virgin Atlantic card

Another way to get Hilton points is with the 50,000 mile Virgin Atlantic card and then transfer 50,000 Virgin Atlantic miles to 75,000 Hilton points for free.  You can use your 75,000 Hilton points towards any night at the Conrad Hong Kong.

3.   Other Ways

There are many ways you can earn Hilton points.  And see this post for a special offer of 50,000 Hilton points and a $50 statement credit until April 18, 2014.

Conrad Hong Kong

On our last day in Macau we went for breakfast, packed our belongings, and went to take a few last pictures around the hotel.  Then we took the free shuttle bus to the ferry terminal.  The ride was ~15 minutes and we arrived at 11:45 am for our 12:15 pm ferry.

We were worried that we would miss our ferry!  We took the elevators upstairs and checked-in our bags.  The ferry terminal is a lot like an airport and I appreciated how smoothly everything went!

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Lighted Signs Make It Easy to Find Your Way Around the Macau Ferry Terminal

We walked to our gate and arrived by 12:00 pm.  There were no security hassles!  But we had to wait 10 to 15 minutes because passengers from our boat were still unloading.  We boarded the ferry and sat in our assigned seats.

The TurboJet ferry costs ~148 Hong Kong dollars (slightly more on weekends & holidays) or ~$20 per person.  It took 1 hour to reach Hong Kong.  We arrived in Hong Kong, collected our bags, and took a taxi to our hotel.

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I Was Happy Our Trip From Macau to Hong Kong Went So Smoothly!

We were impressed that the taxi driver fit our 7 pieces of luggage (4 large and 3 small bags) in the 4 door car, along with all 4 of us.  It only cost 55 Hong Kong dollars or ~$7 for all 4 of us and the bags from the Hong Kong island ferry terminal to the Conrad Hong Kong!

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We Were a Bit Worried Our Luggage Would Fall Out!

The Conrad was only a ~ 10 minute drive from the ferry terminal.

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The Conrad Hong Kong Tower Is 61 Floors

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The Lobby Had Touches of Christmas Everywhere

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Perfectly Decorated Christmas Tree in the Lobby

King Executive Peak View Room

We are Hilton Diamond members so our room was upgraded to a room on the Executive floor.  That way, we’d be close to the lounge for breakfast and evening snacks.

You get free internet and breakfast as a Hilton Gold member.  And you can easily get Hilton Gold status with the Citi Hilton Reserve card.

We checked-in at the Executive Lounge and were escorted to our rooms.  We got a King Executive Peak View Room which sells for about ~5,000 Hong Kong Dollars or ~$644 per night!

It was a small room!  There was a king size bed…

Conrad Hilton Hong Kong Points

Everything Was Gold!

We had a mountain view.

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View From Our Room

The bed was very comfortable.

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We Had No Trouble Sleeping in This Bed

There was a small sitting area.

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A Nice Chair and Reading Lamp

In addition, there was a desk and TV.

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The Desk Was Placed in Front of the Window, So You Can Enjoy the View While You Work

The desk was fairly large.

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I Was Able to Keep Daraius Away From the Desk for the Entire Trip (Well, Almost!)

There were a couple of outlets nearby for charging your electronics.

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Convenient Outlets for Using Your Computer at the Desk

We did not get a harbor view room, but instead received a mountain view room.  It was still pretty and given the limited daylight time we spend in a hotel room, it didn’t really matter.

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The Harbour View Is Better, But We Weren’t in the Room Much Anyway

We received fresh fruit.

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Complimentary Fresh Fruit Was the Perfect Treat After Traveling

There was ample storage, with a safe…

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The Safe Is a Good Size for Larger Valuables Such as Laptops and Tablets

And a full closet.

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There Was Ample Closet Space

Across from the closet was the minibar, with alcohol, a coffeemaker, a hot water heater, ice bucket, and complimentary water.

We only received 2 bottles of water each day, so we took additional bottles of water from the lounge.  We also bought juice from the supermarket and kept that in the mini-fridge.

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The Small Drawers Under the Coffee Pot Contained Different Types of Coffee and Tea

The bathroom was nice, but a bit on the small side.

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The Bathroom Was Fairly Basic

There were double sinks.

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An Extra Clock in the Bathroom for When Your Running Late

There was a walk-in shower.

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No Rain Shower Here

And a bathtub…

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The Bath Tub Included a Hand Shower

…complete with a rubber ducky!

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♫ Rubber Ducky You’re the One ♫

We received Aromatherapy amenities.

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I Like Aromatherapy Products Because They Are All-Natural and the Scent Is Not Too Strong

Underneath the sinks was a scale, an exercise machine, and a laundry basket.

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3 Things You Don’t Want to Do While on Vacation

The rooms were much smaller than in Macau, and the hotel seemed older.  But it was still a nice room and we knew we would enjoy our stay here.  The service was good, but not as great as the Grand Hyatt in Macau.

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The Pool Area Looked Dated

Executive Lounge, Conrad Hong Kong

There was a lounge at the Conrad in Hong Kong, but it was small and had a limited food selection.

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The Modern Booths Made the Lounge Feel Like a Restaurant

There was a TV and coffee table books to read…

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This Section of the Lounge Looked Like a Little Coffee Shop

…and a small selection of snacks…

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There Wasn’t Much to Choose From

…and drinks.

Conrad Hilton Hong Kong Points

Drinks Included Coke, Diet Coke, Sprite, Schweppes, Soda Water, Perrier, and Water

There was, however, a beautiful view of the harbor and Kowloon.

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The Lounge View of Victoria Harbour and the International Commerce Building, Hong Kong’s Tallest Building

The hotel is located in the Pacific Place complex.

Conrad Hilton Hong Kong Points

Pacific Place Has a Shopping Mall, Movie Theater, and Restaurants

The hotel is also connected to MTR (subway) Station which means that it is very easy to get around.

Conrad Hilton Hong Kong Points

I Am Ready to Explore Hong Kong!

How You Can Do It Too!

We stayed 4 nights at the Conrad Hong Kong and booked two separate King Bed Superior rooms.  Entry level rooms cost ~80,000 Hilton points per night.

The rooms regularly cost ~$400 to ~$600 per night.  So our points saved us a lot of money!

There are many ways you can earn Hilton points.

1.  Citi Hilton Reserve card

You get 2 free weekend nights (Friday, Saturday, or Sunday nights) and free Hilton Gold status with the Hilton Reserve card.

2.  Virgin Atlantic card

Another way to get Hilton points is with the 50,000 mile Virgin Atlantic card and then transfer 50,000 Virgin Atlantic miles to 75,000 Hilton points for free.  You can use your 75,000 Hilton points towards any night at the Conrad Hong Kong.

Bottom Line

We enjoyed our stay at the Conrad Hong Kong.  We did think the Grand Hyatt in Macau had much better service.  However, the hotel is in a convenient location with easy access to public transportation and shopping.

Getting around town to see the sights and learn about different cultures is what travel is all about to us.  So we would definitely stay at the Conrad Hong Kong again.

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18 responses to “An Asian Holiday: Part 9 – Our Free Stay at the Conrad Hong Kong

  1. I hope you intend to describe and photographically document the amazing buffet breakfast, afternoon tea, and happy hour that you get free as a Hilton Diamond.

  2. Interesting review…we stayed at the Conrad in Singapore and were totally impressed w/ the service and the lounge has to be one of the best I have ever been in…W/ an upcoming trip to Hong Kong the Conrad was at the top of my list, but now I’m not so sure…Was it your intent for the review to be more on the negative side, or was your stay at the Hyatt just so good that it brought this stay down…???

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