Trip Report: Atlanta Anniversary 2014 (part 2) W Atlanta Buckhead


AirTran Milwaukee (MKE)-Atlanta (ATL)
W Atlanta Buckhead

W Atlanta Buckhead

Exterior signage outside the W Atlanta Buckhead

Atlanta has a lot of choices as far as hotels go.  We have typically stayed in either Buckhead or Dunwoody.  This time we chose Buckhead due to its MARTA stop being so close to several hotels.   The W and the Westin are right across the street and in the past we have stayed at the Mansion on Peachtree which is now the Mandarin Oriental.  The W Buckhead had a good rate and we haven’t yet stayed there so I decided to give it a try. Continue reading

Trip Report: Hong Kong and Bali (part 7) W Hotel Hong Kong



W Hong Kong

So this being our second time arriving at Hong Kong International Airport we knew the drill.  We hopped on the airport express and exited at  Kowloon station.  From there you take the elevators up however you don’t need to get a shuttle bus to the W since its conveniently located above the Kowloon stop and elements mall. So we just followed the signs to the W.

Checkin was a breeze, there was a small line of maybe 2 people. The hotel lobby is not on ground floor but the 2nd floor I recall.  The W staff was the most attentive W staff I have come across. They were offering to do pretty much everything which sometimes the W’s can be a lot of flash with less substance however the Hong Kong property was great all around. I had been in communication with the hotel director of rooms and requested an upgrade to harbor view if at all possible. When I was given the room key the front desk agent said I hope you enjoy your room but made no mention of an upgrade and I didnt ask. So I was pretty happy when I saw the room was indeed in the the corner when walking down the hallway.

We were given room 2717 which is a cool corner room.  It was kind of funny as there is a mirror directly in front of you as you open the door and I startled myself thinking I saw someone else in the room when it was just my reflection haha!  They had the music blasting as I walked in which isn’t a surprise since the W is more of a party hotel. The room was plenty big and had some interesting views out to Victoria Harbor.  Too bad the ICC building blocks a big portion of the view but that is a great building to have block some of your view at least.

DSC02236 Victoria Harbor view from the room-left of the ICC building.

DSC02237 Victoria Harbor view from the room-right of the ICC building.

DSC02238 Harbor activity   Continue reading