For a stylish new hipster hotel, The Mira is surprisingly intimate, comfortable and user friendly. Fresh and smooth after a recent $65 million transformation, Tsimshatsui’s newest luxury lifestyle property is sporting the latest tech-savvy features, a variety of award-winning restaurants, and superb 18,000-square-foot spa and wellness center complete with a 25-meter indoor infinity-edge swimming pool. The adjacent Time-Out room has a row of heated chaises and loungey flotation beds that are perfect if you need a little anti-jetlag nap.
This urban retreat is ideally located right across from the lush greenery of Kowloon Park and just a 5-minute walk from Tsim Sha Tsui MTR subway station. It's even (how thoughtful) connected by a little walking bridge to the upscale Miramar shopping center.
The 492 rooms (including 56 suites) come in a variety of sizes, shapes and even colors. What they all have in common is glistening glass-walled bathrooms (perfect for soaking in a marble aromatherapy tub while gazing out over the park (now that’s what I call multi-tasking) or perhaps you prefer the invigorating Rainshower.
Curl up in the colorful Arne Jacobsen Egg Chair while watching your 40-inch LCD TV, or when using the 500 GB Personal Computer/Entertainment Center, Bose i-POD dock, plus complimentary high-speed WiFi.
I particularly loved
The complimentary mini-bar
The nifty in-room safe in which you can also charge your laptop
The enticing pillow menu (I recommend the aromatic rose pillow for some sweet dreams)
Last but certainly not least, the complimentary, in-room or take out on the town, "Nokia My Mobile" which enables you to access the “My Mira” personalized concierge service at the touch of a button. Need a dinner suggestion? Wondering if it will rain? Lost on some dark alley and need directions home? Simply press “My Mira.” How cool is that!
Tip: Take it up a notch and splurge (just a little) on one of the Mira Club Guestrooms with even more amenities. Your all-access pass to the Mira Club Lounge entitles you to business support services, laundry service, complimentary breakfast, all-day beverages and evening hors d’oeuvres at the Mira Club lounge, as well as private check-in and check-out.
You’ll find it hard to choose between the European fine dining at WHISK, modern Cantonese at Cuisine Cuisine at The Mira (don’t miss their palate-pleasing all-you-can-eat dim sum lunch) an award-winning buffet at Yamm (a variety of yummy global food stations are available at the breakfast buffet).
And betcha-can’t say no to at least one of the jewel-like Valrhona chocolate creations at COCO. Whichever you choose, later on check out the party scene at VIBES, the pulsating, outdoor lounge bar, that often will host international DJs. Visit TheMiraHotel.com to learn more.