Luxury brand hotel
New World Development Company and The Chinese University of Hong Kong
Hyatt Hotels & Resorts
Wong Tung & Partners
Steve Lung Interiors Ltd
The Hyatt Regency Hong Kong, Sha Tin opened in February 2009 as the first of the three Hyatt hotels inaugurated in Hong Kong that year. It is a 26-storey teaching hotel built by the New World Development Company and The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) and managed by the brand Hyatt Hotels & Resorts. The development costs nearly $125m.
The Hyatt Regency Hong Kong, Sha Tin is the first international hotel opened in the New Territories region of Hong Kong and is located at the University Station next to CUHK in the Sha Tin district. It stands adjacent to a new teaching facility for the School of Hotel and Tourism Management so it can provide its students experiential learning from the Hyatt Regency team and through internships.
The Hyatt Regency Hong Kong, Sha Tin is designed by Wong Tung & Partners with the interior design carried out by Steve Lung Interiors. The designers incorporated multiple terraces and balconies, and picture-size windows into the design of the hotel and made abundant use of natural materials such as stone and wood.
A nature-inspired colour palette was devised to complement the surrounding environment. The hotel features a tree-patterned wall mural, with the tree design comprising layers of stained-wood veneers and is mirrored on an oversized rectangular glass-lighting pendant in a marble and limestone-lined lobby.
There are 567 guestrooms in the hotel including 133 Long-Stay suites. The guestrooms are available in Mountain View King and Twin rooms, Harbour View King and Twin rooms, Club King and Twin rooms, Regency Suite King rooms and executive rooms and presidential suite.
All rooms in the Hyatt Regency Hong Kong, Sha Tin come with a 42in LCD flat-screen TV, 24-hour concierge, dual-line phones, high-speed internet connectivity, mini bar, DVD player and coffee- and tea-making machines. Most Long-Stay suites also have a refrigerator and a microwave.
The Presidential suites have a private butler, spa tub, refrigerator and a microwave. Guests staying at the Club, Regency and Presidential suites have private access to the Regency Club Lounge for complimentary breakfast, evening cocktails and canapés, coffee and tea.
The Cafe comprises a main dining area, a lounge, a private room for 10 people and a terrace with mountain views. It has four show kitchens serving home-style international favourites and local Hong Kong recipes.
A striking suspended screen of undulating walnut wood slats isolates the lounge area from the rest of the café. The restaurant Sha Tin 18 features show kitchens serving Cantonese recipes and Dongguan specialities, a pastry kitchen and tea bar, a noodle and dumpling station with bar seating, a wok kitchen and a barbecue kitchen. The restaurant has five private rooms and an outdoor terrace furnished with sofas.
The TinTin Bar is located on the upper lobby and comprises a bar counter and lounge seats, four booths and a private room.
Spa and other facilities
The Hyatt Regency Hong Kong, Sha Tin includes 11 luxurious spa treatment suites and 12 custom-designed loungers. The Melo Spa offers body treatments in four categories: Vitality, Brilliance, Rejuvenation and Wellness, as well as various Melo massages and salon services.
The hotel includes a fitness centre that features a gym equipped with cardiovascular and resistance training equipment. There is a 25m outdoor heated swimming pool with poolside lounge beds, a flood-lit tennis court, whirlpool, sauna, steam room and a sun deck. There is a 430m² pillarless ballroom and three Salon event venues. The Regency Club has nine meeting rooms, all fitted with the latest audiovisual technology and wireless internet.