The Mira Hong Kong

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Coordinates: 22°18′1″N 114°10′20″E / 22.30028°N 114.17222°E / 22.30028; 114.17222

The Mira Hong Kong
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The Mira Hong Kong
General information
Location118 Nathan Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong[1]
Opening1948
ManagementMiramar Hotel and Investment
Design and construction
ArchitectEdmond Wong

The Mira Hong Kong is a hotel in Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong. It has 492 rooms and suites, six restaurants and bars, and a spa centre. It was renovated in 2009 and became smoke-free in 2011.

The hotel is owned by Miramar Hotel and Investment. It was designed by architect Edmond Wong, interiors were designed by "lifestyle guru" Colin Cowie.[2][3][4]

History[edit]

From after 1911 until 1925, the site was occupied by the Club de Recreio (西洋波會). The Club then moved to its present location at King's Park along Gascoigne Road.[5]

The hotel was formerly named Hotel Miramar. It opened in 1948, with 32 rooms, as Hong Kong's first post-war hotel. A major expansion in 1953 added 160 new rooms.[6] It was purchased in 1957 from a Spanish mission by the founders of Miramar Hotel and Investment Company, Limited.[7] A new wing was built in two phases, increasing the number of rooms to 380 by 1973.[6]

The grand opening of the rebranded and redesigned hotel took place on September 17, 2009.[8]

In 2013 after fleeing Hawaii, Edward Snowden stayed in The Mira as he announced that he had leaked classified documents of the National Security Agency (NSA). The short film Verax features the hotel.[9] The film's budget included a one night stay at The Mira, the most expensive item on the budget.[10]

On 21 January 2019, a window fell from the hotel and killed a passerby walking on Nathan Road.[11]

References[edit]

  1. ^ [1] Archived January 31, 2010, at the Wayback Machine
  2. ^ [2] Archived July 17, 2011, at the Wayback Machine
  3. ^ "Domain.com". Hoteldesign.nu. Retrieved 2015-02-28.
  4. ^ "The Mira Hotel, Hong Kong | We Heart; Lifestyle & Design Magazine". Weheart.co.uk. 2010-10-27. Retrieved 2015-02-28.
  5. ^ "Historic Building Appraisal : Cheung Chan theatre" (PDF). Lcsd.gov.hk. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2013-09-22. Retrieved 2015-02-28.
  6. ^ a b "Miramar still a firm favourite". South China Morning Post. 25 May 1986.
  7. ^ [3] Archived December 17, 2010, at the Wayback Machine
  8. ^ https://web.archive.org/web/20110410163455/http://www.miramar-group.com/en/~/media/Files/Group/Press_Centre/Press_Releases/Ribbon%20cutting%20press%20release%20E.ashx. Archived from the original on April 10, 2011. Retrieved April 20, 2011. Missing or empty |title= (help)
  9. ^ "Hong Kong directors make first Snowden film | South China Morning Post". Scmp.com. Retrieved 2015-02-28.
  10. ^ Patrick Frater (2013-07-01). "Edward Snowden Short Film Team Delivers Digital Snap Shot". Variety. Retrieved 2015-02-28.
  11. ^ Cheng, Kris (21 January 2019). "Police arrest hotel cleaner after tourist killed by falling window in Tsim Sha Tsui". Hong Kong Free Press.

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