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Published on : Friday, February 17, 2017
Hong Kong is getting ready to welcome the third hotel of Disneyland that would be opened to the masses on 30th April. It would be named the Disney Explorer’s Lodge, and the room rates of the hotel would start from HK$2,200.
It would have seven stories and 750 rooms.
The rooms would possess lush gardens and an ‘adventure’ theme park. Moreover, promotion offers would also be present in the initial opening period. James Tung Pui-chuen who is the director of travel trade sales asserted that the room rates of the brand new hotel would be between those at the Hong Kong Disneyland Hollywood Hotel and the Hong Kong Disneyland Hotel.
Every room would be equipped with two queen-size beds and they would be sufficient for four adults. The rate would be HK$2,200 and therefore the costs per guest would be around HK$550.
A search on the website of Hong Kong Disneyland shows that a standard room at Hong Kong Disneyland would cost nearly HK$1,730 on 30th April.
On the other hand, the Hollywood Hotel would cost HK$1,850. Till the end of September, guests who would book a standard room would enjoy a free upgrade to a luxurious room. Until 20th December, guests paying for two consecutive nights or more would be entitled to a 20% discount.
James Tung declared that as the hotel is the one and only themed resort in Hong Kong, the pricing cannot be said to be really competitive in the hotel industry.
As the third hotel is launched, the total number of rooms at the Hong Kong Disneyland would increase to 1,750. It would enable the theme park to expand its events business. In 2015, the occupancy rate of the two existing hotels was nearly 80%.
Tung went on to add that there would be four themed gardens named after the characters of Disney in the new hotel.
Kevin Garden, a South American name is named so after the giant bird in Up. The Little Squirt Garden of Oceania is an ode to the sea turtle from Finding Nemo. The other garden, Hathi Jr Garden has been named after The Jungle Book’s character, the baby elephant. And, finally, the Rafiki Garden boasts of a beautiful African Saavannah theme is named in the honor of the mandrill from the Lion King.
The characters like Goofy, Minnie and Mickey would meet the hotel guests, all clad in their explorer costumes throughout the week and also during lunch on the public holidays and Saturday and Sundays.
There would also be three restaurants and an outdoor pool.
Yiu Si-wing who is the lawmaker of the tourism sector said that there has been quite a positive improvement in the second half of 2016 on account of the launch of new attractions. The attendance rose by over 12% as compared to the same period in 2016. The occupancy rate of the two existing hotels had also exceeded 80% during this period.