Located at an entrance to Aberdeen Harbour, the 425-room urban resort features five restaurants and a glorious infinity pool.
When Hong Kong eventually lifts its quarantine restrictions, holidaymakers returning to the city will find a brand-new luxe retreat gracing the southern shores of Hong Kong Island. The Fullerton Ocean Park Hotel Hong Kong soft-opened this week, making it the fourth Fullerton-branded property (after a trio of heritage-chic outposts in Singapore and Sydney) and the group’s first resort worldwide.
Adjacent to Water World Ocean Park, a months-old attraction that’s home to 27 rides and wave pools, The Fullerton allows guests to mix and match a city break with time out in nature. The five-star urban resort puts travelers in easy reach of hiking trails and a string of beaches like those at Deep Water Bay and Stanley. Also close at hand are the fish market and art galleries of Aberdeen, whose port once served as a hub for the Asian incense trade (ultimately giving Hong Kong its name, “Fragrant Harbor”).
The hotel’s 425 guest rooms and suites, each affording uninterrupted views of the South China Sea, are housed in a pair of glass-clad towers backdropped by the verdant slopes of Nam Long Shan (aka Brick Hill). On the top two floors, the Fullerton and Penthouse suites both feature a private pool and a spacious outdoor terrace, while the nine themed rooms — inspired by pirates, mermaids, marine dinosaurs, and an African safari — are ideal for families with young children.
Downstairs, the culinary lineup includes Jade, the signature Chinese restaurant of The Fullerton Hotel Singapore. The Cantonese fine-dining venue will be helmed by lauded chef Lai Ching Shing, who earned Yuè at Hong Kong’s Gold Coast Hotel a coveted Michelin star. Lighthouse Lounge, the resort’s greenery-flecked “living room,” is the place for afternoon tea and cocktails; all-day Lighthouse Café tempts diners with a sumptuous international buffet; while Satay Inn dishes out classic Singaporean favorites. Giardino, an Italian restaurant with an alfresco terrace, is slated to open later this year.
Wellness-minded guests can avail themselves of a luxury spa with vitality pools, a 24-hour gym, and an expansive oceanfront infinity pool. The Fullerton Ocean Park’s take on the concierge, the F.U.N. Desk, curates a range of fun-filled programs for guests to embark on an adventure both from and within the hotel, which features a kids’ lagoon and The Explorers — a 590-square-meter indoor kids’ zone inspired by Hong Kong’s natural beauty and heritage sites. As for weddings and other events, the hotel has a selection of outdoor and indoor spaces with sea views, including a pillar-free ballroom that can accommodate up to 500 guests.
Environmental initiatives include a ban on single-use plastics, a commitment to use sustainably sourced seafood, and an on-site farm that supplies the restaurants with fresh produce. Notably, The Fullerton Ocean Park is the first hotel in Hong Kong and Mainland China to attain the WELL Precertification under the WELL Building Standard v2, a global benchmark aimed at supporting human health and wellbeing.
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