October 1st is the anniversary of the founding of the People’s Republic of China, and is celebrated as China National Day. This year marks the country’s 60th anniversary and is sure to kick off with some of the best festivities to date. A variety of government organized events including fireworks and concerts are planned as well as a special ceremony in Tiananmen Square, where the Resolution on the National Day of the People’s Republic of China was first held.
Although the entire country will be in celebration, one of the best places in China during the national holiday will surely be at Hong Kong’s Victoria Harbor. A barge of over 23,000 fireworks will light up the sky in the heart of this vibrant cosmopolitan city. There is no doubt that the crowds will be huge for this amazing multi-million dollar sound and light extravaganza and its something that is sure to be truly unique and express China’s special cultural identity.
If you are in Hong Kong for the event, the show starts at 8 p.m. and Kiwi Collection has some of the best hotels in Hong Kong within walking distance of the display.
The Upper House:
A just step away from Victoria Harbor, The Upper House is a small intimate hotel where every guest is treated as an individual. All services are catered to your needs.
Hotel rooms start on level 38 of the building, making the view one of the main attractions at this hotel. With many overlooking Victoria Harbor, this is a perfect spot to enjoy the national fireworks display right in your hotel room. You’ll see the show while avoiding the huge crowds that will sure to be in attendance.
The atmosphere at this hotel is relaxing and calm, giving visitors a welcomed sanctuary from the bustling city below. Created with all natural material and distinctive artwork, the modern contemporary design of the Upper House presents a remarkable level of comfort. And on level six of the hotel, make sure to indulge in their natural city retreat, complete with a secret garden and lawn, perfect for quick bite or a drink any time of the day.
The Upper House also hosts their Café Gray Deluxe which is a 21st Century Grand Café featuring a unique style of European classics and signature dishes. Open from mid-morning to late evening this is the perfect place to watch the sun dip behind the peaks of the surrounding islands while enjoying one of their hand crafted cocktails, or a glass of wine from their extensive list.
Island Shangri-La, Hong Kong:
Consistently voted as one of the finest hotels in the world, Island Shangri-La is also another great hotel that towers 56 floors above Victoria Harbor. This alone makes it perfect for enjoying China National Day’s fireworks display.
Known as a gleaming architectural jewel in Hong Kong, this hotel has 771 chandeliers and is located just above the islands most prestigious shopping and entertainment complex. Guest will really enjoy the highest level of luxury and comfort here.
Each of the Island Shangri-La’s spacious rooms are among the largest in the city, all with amazing views. Rooms are competed with Asian-accented European furnishings as well.
Whether you’re a corporate executives or a holidaymaker, you’ll appreciate a level of unsurpassed luxury with the Island Shangri-La’s dedicated service and extensive range of facilities.
The Island Shangri-La offers a tempting range of dining options in some of the finest restaurants in Hong Kong. Savor the cuisine at Restaurant Petrus, perched high above the city, and enjoy the friendly international ambience of their café.
The Island Shangri-La offers sophistication and distinguished Asian hospitality which is sure to make your trip to China a memorable one.