Headed to Asia World Expo? Hong Kong Sky City Marriott just works. Just watch out for the Typhoons :) 11/4/2010

On a recent trip to Hong Kong I decided to book a room at the Hong Kong Sky City Marriott Hotel.  I was coming in late on a Thursday evening last month and needed to be at the Asia World Expo for a Trade Show the next morning.  The hotel is located adjacent to the Asia World Expo and a 1 minute drive to Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA or HKG).  I couldn’t have made a better decision – I got a great rate (especially for a nice Hong Kong Hotel).  They have a complimentary shuttle from the arrival hall to the hotel which leaves every 15 minutes and the journey takes all of 80 seconds.  The rooms were great.  In the morning you can almost roll out of bed and hit the Asia World Expo Building which is connected by an elevated walkway from the lobby entrance.  The only thing I had to watch out for was the Category 5 Typhoon Magi which was headed my way the day I arrived.  Fortunately for me the storm headed north and missed HK the following afternoon.

After my stop at the Expo I had to head to Hong Kong Island and Kowloon for a few meetings.  I took the train into the city from the World Expo station – couldn’t have been more convenient.  I was in the city in 25 minutes, connected to the MTR and i was at my meeting.

Bottom line:  If you need a hotel for a trade show or exhibition at Asia World Expo Hong Kong, the Sky City Marriott Hotel just works.  As long as you don’t NEED to be downtown in the evenings, I would even recommend staying here for non Expo trips.  You just cant beat the price in HK.