With the revitalisation of the old Kai Tak airport site, Kowloon Bay is fast becoming an international business and commercial hub. And the newly-opened ‘retro modern’ Camlux Hotel is perfectly placed to cater to the needs of a variety of business and leisure guests alike. If you’re in Hong Kong for an extended period for work, or you’re an expat arriving in the city to live and you need long-term accommodation while looking for an apartment, Camlux ticks all the right boxes: spacious rooms, a handy location, and stays of lengths of one to three months.
The hotel has 185 rooms – 103 Cosy Rooms, 70 Comfy Rooms, 10 Family Rooms and 2 Studio Rooms. Rooms range from 22 to 32 square metres in size, meaning they are considerably bigger than most rooms in surrounding hotels of a similar grade – a welcome feature when you are likely to be spending an extended period living out of a hotel room! All are equipped with free high-speed wifi and smart TVs, with a sound system which can be connected to personal devices, and comfy Simmons pocketed coil mattresses. The hotel also has a meeting room, conference room, a 24-hour gym, on-call medical services, laundry and dry cleaning, luggage storage and a limousine service. Café 15 serves continental breakfast, set lunches and all-day dining.
The hotel is located on Wang Kwong Road, near the former Kai Tak Airport. In addition to being near to the Kowloon Bay International Trade and Exhibition Centre (KITEC), it is well-located to Kowloon East, which has been earmarked for development into Hong Kong’s second central business district. It is also close to shopping mall MegaBox, other office buildings and entertainment and shopping facilities such as E-Max, Telford Plaza, Kowloon Bay Park Cycling Ground, CIC Zero Carbon Building Green Zone, and Kwun Tong Promenade and Jogging Track. It is walking distance to Kowloon Bay MTR Station, and there is a free shuttle service to Prince Edward MTR Station and Airport Express Link Kowloon Station from the hotel.
The hotel offers a slice of Hong Kong manufacturing industry history as one of the city’s first factory converted hotels. The six-storey hotel was converted from a factory building, New Camel House, which formerly made iconic Hong Kong Camel vacuum flasks. The design of these flasks is used as a motif throughout the hotel, which has a vintage industrial style, to pay tribute to its heritage. Design highlights include one wall of the lobby made from red firebricks from the former factory, while the reception desk is decorated with vacuum flask glass inners. The exterior is a distinctive coral blue.
Looking for a hotel for a longer stay in Hong Kong? Contact Camlux Hotel. It is located at 15 Wang Kwong Road, Kowloon Bay, Hong Kong
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