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Heavenly views for less at Dorsett Mongkok
There tend to be two givens about Hong Kong hotels: they will have wonderful views, and they will be expensive. Which is why we’re rather attracted to this deal from Dorsett Hotels: book two nights at any Hong Kong Dorsett between May 3 and June 30, and they’ll give you a third entirely free.
There’s a new hotel brand in (London) town as of last week: the conversion of the 1923 Grade II-listed Shepherd’s Bush Pavilion into the first UK and European Dorsett Hotel finished with the hotel’s soft opening on June 24.
A cinema in a previous life, the hotel has 317 “Chinese-inspired” bedrooms, including 24 suites. Images are still missing on the hotel’s website, but both Expedia and Hotels.com feature a range of renderings, including the above, so we’ll assume these are an indication of the look and feel. Some rooms overlook the atrium (below the black-and-gold rendering we showed you earlier this year), with Executive Rooms and Suites having access to an Executive Lounge that serves complimentary breakfast.
When we talked about the arrival of Dorsett Hotels in London a few weeks back, we knew that the conversion of Shepherd’s Bush Pavilion wasn’t its only project. A second hotel – Dorsett City – is being planned on Aldgate, right next to St. Botolph Church. That puts it a few minutes' walk north of Trinity Square and just west of recent newcomer Qbic.
Dorsett City will rise from the reconstruction of an office building called The Matrix, to be ready in late 2015. Three stories are being added for a total of 275 rooms and suites, in addition to two restaurants, a bar, meeting facilities, and a spa.
East London might get its floating yacht hotel this Spring, but there is news for the west this week too: Shepherd’s Bush will see the conversion of its 1923 Grade II-listed Pavilion into a 317-bedroom hotel, which also signifies the entry of a new brand into the UK capital: Dorsett Hotels.
The majority of Dorsett’s hotels is in Hong Kong and China, which explains why those 317 rooms will be “Chinese-inspired”. We don’t have any renderings or images to go with that description yet, but we do know there will be free high-speed internet in all of them.