Just one (short) night in the Hong Kong airport hotel, but it was a pleasure. I was greeted as a platinum, given concierge services, and placed in a wonderfully appointed suite (with 1.5 baths) - what a waste, since I was traveling alone, but it was really nice. The free direct airport-to-hotel shuttle - every 20 minutes - runs like clockwork. In addition to being offered a welcome gift, there was a nice plate with fresh fruit and a couple of huge (free) water bottles waiting in the room, with the abundance of robes, slippers, and everything else you'd need for all of the guests I didn't have....
Just to be clear, I would not stay at the airport Marriott if I were visiting Hong Kong proper. I've stayed at the Renaissance properties on both sides - in Hong Kong and in Kowloon (although I'm not sure if that's still a Renaissance) - and that's a much better way to tour the city.... But, for a one-night stay coming out of Asia, it was pretty much perfect...
I've only passed through the HK airport. My wife noticed we have a holiday coming up (Tomb Sweeping Day), so I think we may take a few extra days off and make a long weekend of it and visit HK. We could stand to get out of the mainland.
I'll check out the Renaissance and the other links GemPrincess posted below.
I loved my time in Hong Kong!
I did visit before there were Marriotts, and stayed on the Kowloon side at the hotel my father-in-law and uncles used for business, the Regent, which is now an Interconntinental property. It had gorgeous floor to ceiling windows in public rooms and our hotel room. It was also connected by underground walkways to many other buildings in Kowloon. We took the Star Ferry over to the Hong Kong side to meet college friends from Lantau for dinner. They also came over to our hotel and took us down an elevator through underground shopping causeways to another building and up that elevator to a wonderful restaurant.
We also did a sightseeing tour recommended by the hotel that tooks us to all the famous sites. Some of my favorites are listed below, but you might also want to check trip advisor to see what most people prefer, e.g. the most popular site on TripAdvisor is the Hong Kong Skyline, but since I could see this from our hotel room, I did not look for a tour that did this, or Lantau tours as my friends lived there, etc.
Really spectacular pictures from Aberdeen Floating Kingdom. Will see if I can find mine, scan and post.
Sounds like a great place. I'm glad they treated you as such a valued guest. I was in Hong Kong in 1974 and would love to return.
I noticed in your status update that you were headed to Viet Nam. I spent New Year's Eve 1975 as a tourist in Saigon. I was teaching in Okinawa at the time.
More Hong Kong Links:
Rank Your Top 5 Asian Cities. (some references to Hong Kong)
Such great service and staff at Hong Kong Sky City Marriott. Prior to my travel to Hong Kong, the concierge - via email communication - arranged for my Disneyland tickets, ferry tickets to Macau, etc. The staff is very much focused on guest experience and they take good care of you when you are staying there.