Wednesday, August 1, 2007

Hong Kong Hollywood Hotel - Artwork, Photos, and Videos !

Here is the second pictorial report about the Hong Kong Disneyland hotels, and this one is about the beautiful art-deco Hollywood hotel.

Just like the Hong kong disneyland hotel had some reminiscence of WDW grand floridian, the Hollywood hotel, have something of the Tokyo Disneyland Ambassador Hotel, except that this new version is even better!

So let’s have a closer look to how the press release presents it: “It was the Golden Age of Hollywood when, night after night, searchlights on Hollywood Boulevard heralded the latest star-studded motion picture premiere at an ornate movie palace, celebrities wined and dined at swank clubs on the Sunset Strip, and young girls discovered at soda shops would become glamorous movie stars.

There was only one business that mattered in Hollywood in the 1930s and 1940s. Motion pictures.
Hollywood was the original movie capital of the world. It is a place where dreams become real and reality is often nothing more than a dream.
“This spirit of fantasy, whimsy and movie-making magic is reflected not only in Hollywood’s product, motion pictures, but in its atmosphere, its essence and its architecture, all of which serve as the inspiration for Disney’s Hollywood Hotel at Hong Kong Disneyland Resort,” says Wing Chao, executive vice president, Master Planning, Architecture and Design for Walt Disney Imagineering.
Designed in the Art Deco style of architecture with whimsical Mickey Mouse-inspired motifs, the stylish eight-story hotel features 600 guest rooms in a U-shaped building arranged around a central courtyard. The hotel’s Hollywood theme will make every guest feel like a movie star as they immerse themselves in the history and glamour of motion pictures.

Details abound in the hotel with the movie and Art Deco motif reflected in everything from the light fixtures and carpets in the public areas of the hotel to the wall coverings and bedspreads in the guest rooms, creating a “Disney Deco” ambience.

A distinctly unique feature is its expansive lawns, which cover 21 acres and are available for guests to play on, picnic or simply relax.

The Chef Mickey restaurant: The 280-seat buffet-style restaurant pays tribute to Disney’s famous mouse with his famous ears adorning the decor. Bright lights shine through the oversized film reels suspended from the ceiling as diners enjoy a delicious array of international favorites.
The upscale buffet features a series of show kitchens where Disney chefs can be seen working their culinary magic.

Studio Lounge: Located just off the main lobby, the Art Deco theme of the hotel continues with the colorful, high-backed chairs and soft sofas complementing the streamlined wall panels. With a full service bar offering specialty cocktails and mocktails (non-alcoholic mixed drinks), Studio Lounge is a place to relax and enjoy the view through floor-to-ceiling windows.

In addition to exciting and unique dining experiences, Disney’s Hollywood Hotel offers a wide variety of leisure and recreation facilities. Perhaps the most distinctive feature is the garden that unfolds like a map of Los Angeles with popular and well-known Hollywood streets, landmarks and icons.

The pedestrian walkways are modeled after such renowned Los Angeles landmarks as the Hollywood Freeway (complete with interchange), Hollywood and Sunset Boulevards, and Mulholland Drive. The famous “Hollywood” sign is certain to be a popular photo spot, while handprints and footprints of international and local celebrities will recreate the Avenue of the Stars.

The whimsical piano-shaped pool, complete with keys, in the center of the garden will feature a waterslide built into a rock where several “Hidden Mickeys” will inspire young “on the lookout” guests. Next to the pool, a whirlpool will relax and rejuvenate guests. “

Wow! doesn’t it sounds good to you? If you’re big art-deco lover, it seems that WDI has reached your expectations...In fact, the Hollywood hotel was the one chosen for the big HKD hotels opening celebrations.

Before the videos, i’d like to talk about another peaceful area of HKD: “Inspiration lake” Located at the opposite, Inspiration lake is a public park and a 3,5 hectare arboreum, where people can rest, find boat rentals or jogging trails, all this in a peaceful atmosphere, with in the back drop the hills. But, as you can see on the photo below, one can enjoy too a view of the park,specially space mountain!

So, here are two great youtube videos of the Hollywood Hotel by barrybillionaire.
They will show you everything of this wonderful and not so expensive hotel. On the videos there is not a lot of people. It does not mean that the hotel is empty, it only means that the guests are in the park!

Artwork and photos: copyright Disney

Youtube videos by barrybillionaire

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