Tourism in Hong Kong
The International Commerce Centre ( ICC) building in West Kowloon is the
tallest building in Hong Kong.
The Ritz-Carlton Hong Kong occupies the top section, 102-118th floor, of
This was photographed in December 2012 by Junhaku Miyamoto, M.D.,PhD.
The total tourism expenditure associated to inbound tourism reached HK$7,333
per capita in 2011.
According to the Hong Kong Tourism Board. Overall visitor arrivals to Hong
Kong in 2010 totaled
just over 36 million, a 21.8% increase over the previous year. The numbers
22.5 million Chinese people arrived from the mainland, 8.2 million short-haul,
arrivals, and 4.8 million long-haul arrivals. In July 2011 more than 3.8
million visitors arrived
in Hong Kong, which is equivalent to more than half Hong Kong's population
and setting an outright
record for a single month.
Hotels in Kowloon Peninsula
The Peninsula Hong Kong is one of the most luxurious hotels in Hongkong.
Grand deluxe Kowloon view rooms are located from
floors 17 to 27. The total number of guest rooms is 297. Smoking rooms
The lobby of Peninsula Hong Kong
A performance of singing in a lobby of Peninsula Hong Kong
The exterior at Christmas time of Peninsula Hong Kong and a cigar shop
on the lobby floor
The Langham Hong Kong presents a refined European-style atmosphere and
provides a total of 495 guest rooms.
Forty smoking rooms are located on the 5th floor.
A lobby and the pass-way to a restaurant of the Langham Hong Kong
(L) Langham Place Hotel: This hotel has a total of 665 guest rooms, and
the number of smoking rooms is 70.
(M) Hotel Icon Hong Kong has a total of 262 rooms. Smoking rooms are 38.
(R) Hotel Nikko Hong Kong has a total of 463 rooms. Smoking rooms are 80.
A plan is on the way to decrease it to one floor.
(L) Intercontinantal Grand Stanford: This hotel has a total of 570 rooms,
and the number of smoking rooms is 90.
(R) The exterior and lobby of the Kowloon Shangri-La, Hong Kong: The total
number of guest rooms is 688, of which smoking rooms are 201.
(L) Sheraton Hotel & Towers Hong Kong has a total 782 rooms. Smoking
rooms are 68, which located on the 7th floor.
(M) The Kowloon Hotel has a total 736 rooms. Smoking rooms are 165.
(R) Hiliday Inn Golden Mile HongKong has a total of 614 rooms. Smoking
rooms are 128.
(L) Hyatt Regency Hong Kong, Tsim Sha Tsui Hotel has total 381 guest rooms.
The number of smoking rooms is circa 72.
(R) No-smoking sign in a room: HK$1,000 will be charged for smoking in
Mira Hong Kong is a smoke-free design hotel. It has 492 guest rooms. No smoking rooms are provided.
However, on the 5th floor, there is a designated outside smoking area.
Marco Polo Hong Kong Hotel has a total of 664 guest rooms. Three floors
are provided for smokers. The number of smoking rooms is 165.
(L) A lobby restaurant and decorated stair of the Intercontinental Hong
This hotel is faced on the Victoria Bay and provide a good view of the
illumination show at the skyscraper of Hong Kong Island.
Intercontinental hotel has a total of 503 guest rooms. Smoking rooms are
located on the 8th and 14th floor.
The number is 40 and 33, respectively, totaling 73.
(R) The picture shows the entrance to the W-Hotel, Hong Kong. The W-Hotel
floors are located between 16th and 38th floor.
It has 393 guest rooms. Smoking floors are 18th and 35th. The total number
of smoking room is 37.
(L) The main entrance to the Ritz-Carlton (R) A view from the carriage
porch of the Ritz-Carlton Hong Kong
The Ritz-Carlton Hong Kong occupies the top section, 102-118th floor of
the ICC, and it has a total of 312 rooms.
The number of smoking rooms is 64, which located on the 106, 109 and 111th
Hotels in Hong Kong Island
J.W.Marriott Hotel, Hong Kong: The hotel contains 602 hotel rooms and suites.
The numbers of smoking rooms are 95.
Conrad Hong Kong hotel: (L) Exterior (M) An outdoor pool (R) A connecting
walkway to Island Shangr-la Hotel
The Conrad has 512 guest rooms and suites. The numbers of smoking rooms
are 48, which locate on the 49the and 50th floor.
Island Shangri-La Hong Kong 565 guest rooms and suites. The numbers of
smoking rooms are 102, which locate on the floor of 41, 46 and 52.
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(L) The Upper House Hong Kong has a total of 117 rooms. All rooms are non-smoking. Smoking-booth is not provided inside.
Smokers have to get down to the fist floor and go outside for smoking.
This hotel in the Pacific Place first became smokefree in March 2010.
(R) Renaissance Harbour View Hotel Hong Kong has 857 rooms in total. Smoking
rooms are 59.
Grand Hyatt Hong Kong has a total of 549 rooms. Three floors are designated
for smokers. The number of smoking rooms is 84.
(L) Mandarin Oriental Hong Kong has total 501 guest rooms. Smoking rooms
are 116. They are located on the 41, 51, 21 and 16th floor.
Each floor has 29 smoking guest rooms.
(R) Four Seasons Hotel Hong Kong, a pat of the Ifc building, provides a
total of 399 guest rooms, of which smoking rooms are 65.
(L) The ' ifc' building, International Finance Centre, The tower is the
second tallest building in Hong Kong.
(R) The entrance to 'ifc' mail and a Christmas display at the hall of 'ifc'
Smoking Ban in Hotels in Hong Kong
Smoking in public in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region has been
banned from 2007 under
the revised Public Health Ordinance, first enacted in 1982. The later amendment
enlarged the smoking
ban to include indoor work places, public places, including restaurants,
public toilet, beaches and parks.
Hotel rooms are, in many countries, exempted from the smoking restriction
law. On this hotel research,
it was found the smoking-room ratio to the total guest rooms was not over
than that of expected.
Surprisingly, in Macau, the smoking-room ratio was very high in some hotels.
Hotel Lisbona's smoking
-room was 91.7% of the total rooms. Hotel Grand Lisbona Macau also showed
a high smoking-room
ratio of 87.1%.
In Hong Kong, the smoking-room ratio is not over the 30%, which appears
to be the highest ratio set
in the smoke-free law of the world. It was pleased to know that two hotels,
both The Upper House
and The Mira, are smokefree. I hope almost all hotels would change their
policy to abolish a smoking
room in a hotel, such as in most of Canada and the United States.
A smoking-room ratio (percentage) in the major hotels in Hong Kong:
Two hotels, The Mira and The Upper Hourse are smoke-free.
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The Peninsula Hong Kong: Total 297 rooms/smoking c.30 rooms ( 10.1% )
The Langham Hong Kong: Total 495 rooms/smoking 40 rooms (8.1 % )
Langham Place Hotel: Total 665 rooms/smoking 70 rooms ( 10.5% )
Hotel Icon Hong Kong: Total 262 rooms/ smoking 38 rooms (14.5% )
Hotel Nikko Hong Kong: Total 463 rooms/ smoking 80 rooms (17.3% )
International Grand Stanford: Total 570 rooms/ smoking 90 rooms ( 15.8% )
Kowloon Shangri-La Hong Kong: Total 688 rooms/ smoking 201 rooms ( 29.2% )
The Kowloon Hotel: Total 736 rooms/smoking rooms 165 rooms (22.4%)
Hiliday Inn Golden Mile Hong Kong: Total 614 rooms/smoking 128 rooms ( 20.8% )
Sheraton Hotels & Towers Hong Kong: Total 782 rooms/ smoking 68 rooms
( 8.7% )
Hyatt Regency Hong Kong: Total 381 rooms/ smoking 72 rooms ( 18.9% )
Mira Hong Kong: Total 492 rooms/ smoking 0 rooms ( 0% )
Marco Polo Hong Kong: Total 664 rooms/ smoking 165 rooms( 24.8% )
Intercontinental Hong Kong: Total 503 rooms/ smoking 73 rooms ( 14.5% )
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Ritz-Carlton Hong Kong: Total 312 rooms/ smoking 64 rooms ( 20.5% )
J.W.Marriott Hotel Hong Kong: Total 602 rooms/ smoking 95 rooms ( 15.8% )
Conrad Hong Kong Hotel: Total 512 rooms/ smoking 48 rooms ( 9.4% )
Island Shangri-La Hong Kong: Total 565 rooms/ smoking 102 rooms ( 18.1% )
The Upper House Hong Kong: Total 117 rooms/ smoking 0 rooms ( 0% )
Renaissance Harbour View Hotel Hong Kong: Total 857 rooms/ smoking 59 rooms
( 6.9% )
Grand Hyatt Hong Kong: Total 549 rooms/ smoking 84 rooms ( 15.3% )
Mandarin Oriental Hong Kong: Total 501 rooms/ smoking 116 rooms ( 23.2% )
Four Seasons Hotel Hong Kong: Total 399 rooms/ smoking 65 rooms ( 16.3% )
Smoking Restriction at Hotels in the World: Actual Survey
The ratio of a smoking guest room to the total hotel rooms was calculated,
based on-the-spot investigation.
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A partial smoking bans in hotels do not protect guests from
dangers of tobacco.
Hotels, that have the smoking and non-smoking rooms, do not adequately
from the dangers of tobacco. That is the conclusion of a new San Diego
study published in the Journal Tobacco Control.
Researchers took air quality readings and tested surfaces for evidence
in a random sample of San Diego hotel rooms. Ten hotels had complete smoking
while 30 others had some dedicated non-smoking rooms. Compared with hotels
prohibit smoking, hotels with only partial bans had higher surface and
air nicotine levels.
That was true even in the non-smoking rooms in hotels with a partial ban.
U.S. states , Indiana, Michigan, North Dakota, Vermond and Wisconsin, require
and hotel rooms to be smoke free. Four cities in California, including
Santa Monica, have
such a law. Researchers say guests who want to avoid tobacco exposure should
in smoke-free hotels.
Source: KPBS, San Diego, May 15, 2013
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Photographs were taken in December 2012, and article was written in January
and added information in January and December 2014, and April 2018, by
Junhaku Miyamoto, M.D., PhD.