Press Reviews

03 Jun 2018

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When I entered The Olympian Boutique Hotel situated in heart of the West Kowloon area, I couldn’t believe what I was seeing. Living a luxury lifestyle in Hong Kong is about how much living space one can reside in. Space is a premium, it’s like finding a needle in a hay stack. Therefore the jewel in the crown in this boutique hotel is the amount of entertainment and living space one can have. On average each interior room space, ranges from 43 m2 and 75 m2, with soaring 3.3m ceiling windows that overlook the Hong Kong skyline. This is a unique hotel that only has 32 rooms situated on the ground floor only.

Reception
Considering that this hotel can only host on average up to 64 guests, the reception/lobby entrance is both grand in size as well as in design. This hotel has so many design features. Different colours of marble have been used throughout the hotel. From splash backs, worktops and wall paneling, it is these chic features that are eye catching throughout this boutique hotel. I was greeted by a wide massive open space in reception which leads into an extravagant foyer boasting a sixth tier of glittering crystal chandelier and lined with richly carved gilt mirrors. Contrasting beautifully with a seating area which allows you to sit directly under the chandelier to admire this dominant and opulent feature. The perfect waiting and welcoming area for both guests and anyone waiting for their taxi.

Scandi Vibes Grand Harbour Conception Room
For me the harbour view room has a Scandi Vibe and Nordic in design. The use of dark silk wood has a natural beauty that shines throughout the room and adds a natural charm to classic modern schemes. The use of contrasting colours gives the room a dramatic look and the usage of harmonised mat textures throughout the room and the hotel is just stunning.

The dedicated storage for shoes and clothing are housed behind pocket doors and pull out shelves to create a clean and sleek look. My favourite being the box storage for the hairdryer, enclosed with it’s own mirror and plug. This is a first for me and just adds to a unique way of living. The space flowed well and the planning and attention to detail regarding interior storage including a microwave, stainless steel sink and huge fridge, is why I chose to eat in. These were all hidden behind pocket doors that hinge open and then slide away as to not obstruct space. The clever usage of pull out shelves in this room, made it possible to keep my room clean.

The king size bed lifted my spirits with boldly coloured rugs and sharp patterns. The mixture of velvet, wool, and retro style furniture made my stay relaxing, comfortable and fun. There are plenty of cushions and pillows throughout the room which allow them to blend in and to emphasise the height of the room. Each of the suites has its own private seating and dining areas as well as access to views over the harbour.

Luxury Shower And Bathroom
The Olympian Boutique hotel trends the latest in bathing beauties. Making a statement is the use of the very latest brassware, which creates an instant impact regarding relaxation. This is an emerging trend bringing different textures and colours that have been seen in the kitchen and living space, now making their way into bathroom designs. The mat black brassware used here, is an industrial look that has been used for all the edges for the doors and mirrors and it truly gives it a modern edgy vibe. The walk in shower space is huge and the use of oversize beige tiles gives an instant Spa ambiance. The shower power dazzling chrome finish with its cylindrical profile and understated design is a pure example of luxury that you won’t find at home. The tap wear is composed with an elegant range of bathroom brassware from Kohler, which is understated in design with clean contemporary lines.

Laundry/Gym/Settle
It is great to have a large size gym available whenever it suits me. Along side this is the dedicated laundry room with plenty of reading material if I chose to wait for my washing. The 24-hour access to food, drinks and nibbles in the lounge is excellent as I can work in this space very comfortably. There is lots of art work in the lounge which makes this room space very chic. One of my other favourite arts are the various metal art works on display throughout the hotel, all are very eye catching and bang on trend with use of copper, metal and rose gold.

Breakfast
Breakfast which is served in the lounge is very fresh, well presented and a great way to start the day. There are plenty of options to choose by for international guests and endless drinks and beverages too. I like the usage of relaxing harmonious palette of neutral greys and monochromes used in the lounge room. It provides a personal sanctuary to retreat to at the start or close of each busy day.

Conclusion
The modern utility trend embraced throughout the hotel was fabulous. The use of industrial design materials such as sleek stainless steel, marble, metals and textiles is why I loved my stay so much. The huge space is why a lot of locals are always booking a stay here. From wedding guests or those having a fabulous weekend away with family and friends is the key success to this hotel.

It’s a hotel with a sociable space with plenty of rooms for entertaining. The use of soft wood grains adds character and warmth to keep things simply classy. The use of glosses and mirrors creates the sense of light and space that gives this hotel their own signature ambience. This desirable boutique hotel at the same time trends a complexity of art features that are distinctive and its an example of what I deem as the new Hong Kong of luxury.

 

By Gracie Opulanza, Head Editor

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