Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Roy O. Disney Suite, Hong Kong Disneyland Hotel

After a thorough search on the web yielded no results, except for a brief description on the Hong Kong Disneyland website, I am confident (and proud!) to say that I am the first blogger to ever feature the Roy O. Disney Suite of the Hong Kong Disneyland Hotel.

I can still vividly remember that day in November 2006, when upon entering our room inside this same Disney hotel, I shed a couple of tears. The Victorian charm of the Garden View Room was way too much for a person whose childhood dream was to feel like a Disney princess, even just for a day.

Garden View Room of the Hong Kong Disneyland Hotel, November 2006.
Four and a half years later, I am back! After 30 minutes at the hotel's check-in line, I'm finally assisted by a very accomodating Disney Cast Member. (Just a quick trivia: All Disney employees are referred to as "Cast Members".) She immediately confirmed my reservation and ushered me out of the line. Another Cast Member took our luggages to the counter for temporary storage while our room was being prepared. After all, it's only 1:30pm. The standard check-in time is 3:00pm. We were then led to the 7th Floor where the comforts of the Kingdom Club Lounge awaits.

Half an hour at the executive lounge and a few Mickey-shaped cookies later, we were informed that our room was ready. 

We walked down a long hallway. At the end of which were the double doors of Room 7135, otherwise known as the Roy O. Disney Suite, just one of the two Presidential Suites of the Hong Kong Disneyland Hotel.

The splendor of the grand foyer impressed me at once. I entered the suite giggling like an excited kid.

This floor diagram shows the sheer size of the suite. It's like five times the size of a regular room at the hotel.
The view of the foyer from the living room.

Elegant door hangers tell Cast Members when they can clean your room.
The living/dining area was like something from the movies. 

The living room.
Instead of the traditional basket of fruits or box of pralines, we were welcomed  with a tin can of premium cream sandwich cookies in the room.
The dining area with its large twinkling chandelier.
There's even a chess table but the chess set was nowhere to be found.
This ornate display cabinet holds a collection of Disney movie memorabilia which adds a whimsical feel to the room.
A small utility room where extra pillows are stored and that a deluxe foot massager?!

Powder room in the living area.

Minibar kitchen.
Espresso machine with a box of assorted espresso capsules.

A number of Roy O. Disney mementos decorated the room. Roy Oliver Disney, the older brother of Walt Disney, was the co-founder of The Walt Disney Company.

The room is equipped with a 37" LCD TV, DVD player and a state-of-the-art surround sound speaker system. I tried to appreciate it one night, but a call from the reception about a complaint from the guests next door killed my joy.:)

Then there's the bedroom...or what I so fondly call, my very own Princess' Sleeping-Chamber. The moment I stepped inside the room, I knew that this would be the highlight of all the hotel stays I would ever have. Everything about the room took my breath away.

The entrance to the bedroom.
A bed fit for a princess.
Spacious sitting area with a stately writing desk.
A 42" LCD TV with a motorized TV lift which you can control with the touch of a remote.
Among the decorative touches inside the suite, my hands down favorite was the "Beauty and the Beast Enchanted Rose".

Touchscreen desk telephones dot the room.
As with the rest of the suite, the ultra-luxurious bathroom didn't fail to inspire awe. I wouldn't mind sleeping here if I didn't have a fabulous cozy bed next door.

Entrance to the generously-sized marble bathroom.
Purely majestic!
The jacuzzi has a small LCD TV.
The marble floor medallion perfectly accentuates this magnificent room.
Bathroom amenities from Bvlgari and Disney. When I checked, the Bvlgari amenities alone cost around  Php4500. And they replenished it twice!:)
Thermostatic shower with massage jet body sprays inside the shower/steam room.
Toilet and European-style bidet.
A set of bathrobes for all ages, complete with in-room slippers embroidered with the Mickey Mouse logo.
And as if the room itself wasn't enough, the surrounding balcony has a view to die for.

The view from the living room balcony.
Simply breathtaking!
The view from our bedroom balcony.
The Mickey-shaped hedge maze from our veranda was a sight to behold.
A shot of our room's balcony from below the hotel.
While we were taking these pictures, a Cast Member knocked on the door to present us with a Disney banner-bed runner. She carefully placed it over the bed with shaking hands and mumbled a welcome message before scurrying out of the room. I was left wondering if she saw a ghost beside me.

A hotel staff would later confide that kings, presidents and movie stars (Tobey Maguire and Brad Pitt among others) were the usual occupants of the suite. Which explains why the Cast Member was a little frightened. She probably thought I was some sort of a real-life princess or perhaps a bona fide aristocrat. Heck! I would be intimidated with myself too if I had the same assumption.:) 

A night's stay at this suite costs HK$22,000 inclusive of taxes, or roughly 120,000 in Philippine peso. That's a lot of currency which only extremely rich people can afford...and at times, some fortunate winners of a raffle draw.:)

After our 3-day stay, I left the suite feeling like a princess. The message in the banner rings true. It's indeed one magical experience I will forever thank my lucky stars for.

Lantau Island
Hong Kong
Hotel Reservations Number:
852 1-830-830

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Des said...

wow! amazing! i'm speechless! ;D Lucky You! ;D

Cheryl Ann Lei Reyes said...


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Cheryl Ann Lei Reyes said...

@Wharney-Glad you liked the post. Cheers!

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