Marco Polo Hong Kong beckons

HONG KONG- a metropolis so dense yet exciting, vibrant, its scenes constantly shifting to retain its air of mystery. It needles on the curiosity of travelers to become a favorite destination for millions. They swear they cannot get enough of the place.

The famed harbor as seen from the Marco Polo Hong Kong Hotel

"The gateway to the China" is known for its skyline and harbor, shopping and, of course, the cuisine. All these you can experience without leaving a single property along Canton Road- the Marco Polo Hotels.

Marco Polo Hotels share the same address as the luxury labels shops along Canton Road.

In the recent dinner hosted by the team from Marco Polo Hong Kong - General Manager James Ong, Director of Communications Samantha Poon and Head of Sales Sonny Ang- pointed out three good reasons why we should be in Hong Kong soon.

Hong Kong beckons & the team from Marco Polo Hong Kong- General Manager James Ong, Director of Communications Samantha Poon & Head of Sales Sonny Ang explain why staying at the Marco Polo Hong Kong Hotels is best.

Dinner guests of the Marco Polo Hong Kong Hotels presentation-- Davao media with the Cebu media & bloggers.

First, the Marco Polo hotels-Marco Polo Hong Kong, Gateway and Prince- will make ideal residences for a shopping mission with the Sale season kicking off on the onset of the Christmas holidays towards the Chinese New Year. The property connects to Harbor City, a shopping and dining mecca in the heart of Tsim Sha Tsui.

Winter is coming… & that's a good time to be in Hong Kong when the SALE season kicks off.

The hotels' Great Winter Escape package guarantees hotel perks like room upgrade and dining outlet discounts, plus exclusive discounts to selected labels at the mall.

Second, the hotels will put on your hands the power of unlimited connectivity on the house. Check in and scratch off data roaming charges from your expenses and add the savings to your shopping budget.

Rooms in the Marco Polo HK hotels come with free use of a handyphone- free internet, free local & international calls to 5 countires, the Philippines included

"The 'handy' is a smartphone for travelers with the power to keep guests connected while exploring the city," said Ang.

Explore Hong Kong with the Handy.

What it means is free access to unlimited 3G mobile internet and instant access to hotel concierge among others. Plus, dig this, free calls that go beyond local numbers. Try international. Yes, calls to China, Philippines, Japan, USA and the UK are free. Just in case you want to touch base with family and friends, or confirm shopping orders.

Marco Polo Hong Kong Hotels Director of Communications Samantha Poon shows us how the Handy works.

Third, there's another free treat at Gateway Hotel, the lifestyle hotel of the Hong Kong chain. How about lavishing in an urban chic chamber with complimentary mini-bar?

The Gateway, Marco Polo lifestyle hotel in Hong Kong offers free mini bar.

It's been a while since I've seen the dazzling display of lights in the harbor, maybe it's time to see it again.


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Published in the Sun.Star Davao newspaper on October 29, 2015.

Seen at the party:

Marco Polo Cebu General Manager Julie Najar, Marco Polo Hong Kong General Manager James Ong and Marco Polo Cebu Resident Manager Xavier Masson

Sunstar Davao's Jinggoy Salvador, Marco Polo Hong Kong Head of Sales Sonny Ang and Marco Polo Davao MarcComm Manager Josef Ledesma

Marco Polo Plaza Cebu Communications Manager Manna Alcaraz with Aileen Yap

Davao media Jesse Boga & Maya Padillo with MP HK Head of Sales Sonny Ang

Cebu's Katrina Enrera, Doyzkie Buenaviaje, Marco Paulo Diala

Cebu's Shari Quimbo, Nath Ybanez, Alexis Yap, Luis Quibranza & Patty Taboada

The selfie of the night:

Jesse Boga, Maya Padillo, MP HK Head of Sales Sonny Ang, Patty Taboada, MP HK Gen. Manager James Ong & Dir. of Communications Samantha Poon.