27 April 2022, Hong Kong SAR, China – For the third year in a row, Marco Polo Hongkong Hotel has been recognised by Forbes Travel Guide (“FTG”), the only global rating system for luxury hotels, restaurants and spas. FTG announced its annual Star Ratings list during the 2022 Star Awards on 26 April. Cucina, Marco Polo Hongkong Hotel’s Italian restaurant, has once again won the Four-Star restaurant award, while Marco Polo Hongkong Hotel was named a Recommended Hotel.
“Last year was not an easy year for the tourism and hotel industry. Adding the challenges triggered by the fifth wave of COVID‑19 since the start of 2022, the F&B industry has been heavily impacted,” said Mr. Dalip Singh, Area General Manager of Marco Polo Hotels – Hong Kong. “However, our mettle has been proven by the major achievement received from Forbes Travel Guide. One team, one goal – my heartfelt thanks to every associate for making the most of the situation with their continuous passion. The operation team has always provided the warmest hospitality to our esteemed in-house guests while our Italian restaurant Cucina has maintained its mission to offer a top-rated dining experience to every visitor. With signs of recovery visible, we look forward to the city’s revival and a brighter future for the tourism and culinary industry.”
To celebrate this major achievement, Chef Andrea Delzanno has designed a decadent four-course set menu to be served against the backdrop of spectacular Victoria Harbour views. Available at HK$888 per person, the gastronomic journey begins with Tuna Tartare, Tomato, Avocado, Quinoa, Caviar, Yuzu Kosho, Lemon Dressing followed by Mezze Maniche, Tuscan Sausage, Porcini Mushrooms, Black Truffle. A hearty main course of Grilled Angus Beef Tenderloin, Pumpkin & Ginger Purée, Seared Duck Liver, Black Pepper Sauce is sure to delight meat lovers. Finally, an exquisitely crafted dessert of Panna Cotta, Coconut, Pineapple Sauce, Mango Sphere offers a perfect sweet ending. For an additional $420 per person, the menu can be paired with four glasses of wine recommended by Sommelier Mr. Raymond Lo. For reservations, please call Cucina at +852 2113 0808.
Forbes Travel Guide is the world-renowned authority in genuine Five-Star service. Both Marco Polo Hongkong Hotel and Cucina are the latest additions to its illustrious annual Star Ratings list.
“Travel has come back strongly, and the resilient hospitality industry is creatively rallying to accommodate the increased occupancy demand for most regions,” says Hermann Elger, CEO of Forbes Travel Guide. “While the industry faces some lingering issues, the 2022 award winners proved ready for those challenges and more, demonstrating the best that luxury hospitality has to offer.”
To view the new Star Award winners, visit ForbesTravelGuide.com.
For a detailed explanation of how Forbes Travel Guide compiles its Star Ratings, click here.
About Marco Polo Hongkong Hotel
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Situated in the heart of Tsim Sha Tsui, Marco Polo Hongkong Hotel, which earned 2022 Forbes Travel Guide Recommended Award, is part of Harbour City – Hong Kong’s largest shopping complex.
Comprised of 665 luxurious guestrooms and suites, many of which offer breathtaking waterfront views of celebrated Victoria Harbour. Within a short walk are landmarks such as the Hong Kong Museum of Art, Hong Kong Cultural Centre, and 1881 Heritage. The hotel is also on the doorstep of Star Ferry terminal and MTR subway stations.
Marco Polo Hongkong Hotel features an outdoor swimming pool, a gym, a lobby lounge, an all-day dining outlet, Cafe Marco, featuring a wide variety of gourmet cuisines from all over the world and our 2022 Forbes Travel Guide 4-star restaurant – Cucina, a renowned Italian Restaurant. The hotel has 14 function rooms; the largest venue can accommodate up to 430 guests, with the dedicated service of our professional Banquet Services Team.
The hotel is part of Wharf Hotels, a wholly owned subsidiary of The Wharf (Holdings) Ltd, a Hong Kong-listed company with core business interests in property and investments in communications and container-terminal operations. Other Wharf Hotels properties include Gateway Hotel and Prince Hotel in Hong Kong, as well as hotels in mainland China and the Philippines. Marco Polo Hongkong Hotel is a member of the Global Hotel Alliance (GHA), the world’s largest alliance of independent hotel brands, bringing together more than 35 brands with over 570 hotels in 85 countries. Further details on Marco Polo Hongkong Hotel are available at marcopolohotels.com.
About Forbes Travel Guide
Forbes Travel Guide is the only global rating system for luxury hotels, restaurants and spas. Our anonymous professional inspectors evaluate based on up to 900 objective standards, with an emphasis on exceptional service, to help discerning travelers select the world’s best luxury experiences. The only way to get a Five-Star, Four-Star or Recommended rating is by earning it through our independent inspection process. For more information about Forbes Travel Guide, please visit ForbesTravelGuide.com.
About GHA DISCOVERY
Launched in 2010, GHA DISCOVERY is the world’s largest loyalty programme for independent hotel brands, featuring more than 500 hotels, resorts and palaces across 35 brands. Members enjoy VIP recognition, thoughtful benefits and generous rewards at home or away. Recently the programme has evolved to include an additional tier and flexible paths to upgrade through nights/stays, eligible purchases or number of brands stayed, making it easier and faster for members to reach elite status. Unlike more traditional programmes, GHA DISCOVERY does not ask members to count points towards their next upgrade. Instead, members earn and spend DISCOVERY Dollars (D$), an exclusive rewards currency. They also enjoy members-only Experiences curated by each hotel and have access to properties close to home, without a stay, through member-only Local Offers.
For more information about GHA DISCOVERY or to join, visit www.ghadiscovery.com or download the GHA DISCOVERY mobile app. Travellers can also connect with GHA DISCOVERY on Instagram and Facebook.