Tango Diva : Travel Stories for Women, by Women

Location and how to get there:
Rising 42 stories above Mongkok, the 5 star Langham Place Hotel is situated in
the vibrant heart of Kowloon peninsula offering authentic sights, sounds and the best
shopping right at your doorstep. Fly into Hong Kong and it’s a 35-minute drive from the airport to Mongkok. Alternately, the hotel offers direct underground access to Mongkok Mass Transit Railway Station, 5 minutes drive from the Kowloon Canton Railway Station, 15 minutes drive from Star Ferry. Limousine service is available for hotel guests.

Number of rooms:
665 spacious and luxurious hotel rooms and suites in Hong Kong all with floor to ceiling windows. Room amenities include: wireless internet access, cable/satellite TV with DVD player, CD player, Hypo-allergenic bedding, climate control, air conditioning, blackout drapes, voice mail, multi-line phone, mini bar, coffee/tea maker, complimentary bottled water in room, turndown service, bathrobes, complimentary toiletries, hairdryer, slippers, iron/ironing board and in-room safe which fits a laptop.

Price range:
$330- $1,920 USD per night

Time of year to go:
Autumn (September-November) or February for Chinese New Year

If you are ready to experience the buzz of a destination that is completely foreign, while still being able to order dinner in your native language – Hong Kong is for you. Formerly occupied by the British, more than one third of Hong Kong’s seven million residents speak English, making it easy to navigate the busy urban scene. Though densely populated, Hong Kong is one of the greenest cities in Asia, leaving plenty of room to discover the 260 islands that have been enchantingly preserved with their unique traditions. Whether you’re searching for designer duds from upscale shops or bargains from open-air markets, indulge your penchant for perusing in Hong Kong. Night owls will embrace the energy that emanates from the throngs of people who spill onto the neon-lit streets and sidewalks as soon as the sun sets. And, if you crave some serenity, the outlying islands are just a ferry ride away. Spend some time in this global gem and discover why you’ll want to come back.

Langham Place Hotel is a glittering five-star luxury Spa hotel in Hong Kong and home to Chuan Spa, which is one of the first spas to specialize in traditional Chinese medicine. The spa also boasts an endless list of international treatments and massage. The state-of-the-art Heath Club in Hong Kong and outdoor heated pool make this location ideal for jet setting Divas.

Why is this location so great for women?
The hotel is connected to Langham Place Mall with 300 shops, 50 restaurants and a UA Cinema multiplex. Just outside the doors are some of the city’s best “wet markets” where Divas can buy clothes, shoes, souvenirs and even Chinese cuisine for discount prices. The hotel is in a safe, authentic, Hong Kong residential neighborhood that offers amazing convenience with public transportation just steps away.

Services:
Concierge desk,
room service (24 hours),
limo or town car service available,
internet access – wireless,
cell phone/mobile rental,
computer rental,
doorman/doorwoman,
security guard,
multilingual staff,
safe-deposit box – front desk,
tour assistance,
currency exchange,
dry cleaning service,
laundry facilities,
library,
shoe shine, and
airport transportation (surcharge).

Hotel Restaurants & Bars:
The Place features open-kitchen style with a various of cooking stations including the noodles pavilion, roasted-chicken rotisserie and Indian-Tandoori oven Breakfast buffet, continental, American, Traditional Langham and Japanese breakfast. The Backyard is a beautiful terrace where you can enjoy balmy evenings in five star style. Try their BBQ under sweet-scented mango trees and the glittering stars. With elegant a la carte dining, Ming Court gives you the flexibility to entertain or just be pampered. The extensive highlighted with seasonal excitement and home made dim sum for lunch, gives all that Hong Kong cuisine has to offer without having to leave the hotel. Ming Court was awarded the Gold with Distinction Award – 2005 Best of the Best, Culinary Awards, Hong Kong Tourism Board. Portal – Work and Play is a fashionable bar with live entertainment. Stylish stand-up bars, comfy seating area placed along the balcony decorated over with elegant chandeliers. A great place to people watch.

Spa, health club, gym, pool:
The Chuan Spa is situated on the 41st floor offering unobstructed views of the Hong Kong skyline as you get your spa treatment. It offers 10 treatment rooms with more than 60 styles of treatments, all based around Traditional Chinese Medicine. The pool is on the roof and has underwater music and fiberoptic lights. Chill in one of the cabanas where you can take in the view. A fully equipped modern Fitness Studio is also available for Divas.

Bath products in rooms: Langham’s own brand Chuan Spa.

Specials for women/girlfriends:
Escape Package:
Escape from your busy schedule and get a flight to Hong Kong. Enjoy a couple of relaxing nights at the Langham Place Hotel and tour around the city. The package includes:
Half Day City Tour,
Welcome Drink in Portal – Work & Play,
Buffet breakfast at The Place Restaurant,
15% discount on all treatments at Chuan Spa – Health and Wellbeing,
15% discount on all Food and Beverage Consumption,
Welcome amenities,
Souvenir,
and Free local calls.
$225 USD including 3% Tax and 10% Service Charge (single),
$240 USD including 3% Tax and 10% Service Charge (double).

Langham Place Hotel,
555 Shanghai Street,
Mongkok, Kowloon,
Hong Kong

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