The Hyatt Centric is the newest addition to the chain’s Hong Kong lineup and provides something different for visitors.
Perched on Victoria Harbour, the Hyatt Centric is located on Hong Kong Island. The hotel is about 45 minutes from the airport by taxi (depending on traffic) or 30 minutes by high-speed train. For those traveling by MTR, North Point on the Island line using the A1 exit is most convenient (about a block away) and the North Point Ferry is just outside the hotel’s doors.
The location is convenient for both business visitors to Hong Kong Island, and leisure guests.
Address: 1 North Point Estate Ln, North Point, Hong Kong
Phone: +852 3762 1234
The Centric occupies the floors above a small mall. The property has a dedicated elevator on the ground floor and opens to the house restaurant where a bellman grabbed my things and escorted me to reception through a beautiful hallway with access to outdoor space.
The fitness center and pool deck share a floor overlooking Kowloon and Victoria Harbour. To be clear, for my stay civil disturbances had all but eliminated tourists. Despite that, the pool deck demonstrated just how limited the space was and for those visiting for more than a few days for tourist purposes, this may be a problem.
While the Hyatt Centric Victoria Harbour called the room an upgrade as a King Harbour View Deluxe, and in fact it is one of the highest categories offered, but it’s not a suite and none are offered at the property.
That said, for a Hong Kong hotel room it was spacious and fit to a high standard. Shortly after entering the room a closet awaits on the left, followed by the bathroom entry and then a coffee station and mini-bar.
The bedroom features large windows on two sides of the room. Behind the bed a mirrored and metallic stencil outline of Hong Kong Island demonstrates the style and personality of the property blending in local flair. Opposite the bed in the corner of the two windows was a dining room table.
The views of the harbor were stunning both by day and by night. Watching ships pass by generated a sense of calm and the city buildings and lights were beautiful. It’s a million-dollar view.
The bathroom is stunning. White marble throughout the bathroom with bright lights and dark shaded shower glass upscale the hotel in a dramatic way. This bathroom features both a stand-alone shower with a rain showerhead and a deep soaking tub near a window that overlooks the water. The only thing that the bathroom needed to be on par with some of the most luxurious in the region would have been a bidet toilet seat.
World of Hyatt Service and Benefits
As a World of Hyatt Globalist, I enjoyed complimentary breakfast, afternoon canapes, lounge access, late checkout, bonus points, and an upgrade to a suite. The lounge was small but sufficient for my visit. It’s available to qualified guests throughout the day and most of the evening.
Breakfast in the lounge was standard for Asian hotels, a tremendous upgrade when compared with US counterparts. Fresh vegetables, charcuterie, salad, breads and pastries, and hot items both on the buffet and from a limited menu are availble daily. In the evenings, hot and cold items as well as soft drinks, beer and liquor are available from 4-7 pm.
For more information on the World of Hyatt loyalty program, see this post.
The Hyatt Centric Victoria Harbour Hong Kong is a great value for especially for the location and the extent to which the hotel has been designed. Hotels in the area that are comparable in price do not measure up to the qualities of the hotel. Average costs range between $95-150/nt. The cash price for this hotel is excellent.
For World of Hyatt members, the property is a Category 5. Award nights cost 15,000/nt for a standard room. This provides a value of 0.67¢ to 1.0¢/point, well below Suites and Lobbies valuation of 2¢/point. World of Hyatt members should spend cash for their stay. Globalists find even more value with added perks like breakfast.
What do you think? Have you stayed at the Hyatt Centric Victoria Harbour Hong Kong? How was your experience?