The property promises the same five-star hospitality we have come to expect from the brand, but delivered sustainably
Fullerton seems to have an affinity for post offices. Local history buffs would know that the hospitality brand’s property in Singapore is housed in what used to be the Singapore General Post Office. The same goes for The Fullerton Hotel Sydney, which took over the city’s iconic General Post Office building when it opened in 2019.
But the firm seems to have changed tact for its most recent opening. The Fullerton Ocean Park Hotel Hong Kong celebrated its soft opening on 18 July, marking not just the brand’s debut in the city, but also the debut of its first ever resort property worldwide. Housed in a thoroughly modern building in Hong Kong Island’s Southern District, it enjoys unhindered views of the South China Sea, a backdrop of numerous hills, and proximity to the neighbourhood’s main attraction, Water World Ocean Park. What the property’s architecture lacks in heritage (postal or otherwise), has been more than made up for with a different pursuit: sustainability.
The hotel is the first in Hong Kong and China to attain a WELL Precertification under the WELL Building Standard v2. An internationally recognised accreditation provided by the WELL Accredited Professional (WELL AP) programme, the WELL Building Standard aims to help develop buildings that enhance human health. Getting certified means committing to various environmental initiatives, including not using single-use plastics, sourcing sustainable seafood, and building an in-situ farm in the hotel.
With the introduction of sustainability practices, operations behind the scenes may have changed, but The Fullerton Ocean Park Hotel Hong Kong promises the same five-star hospitality that regulars would have come to expect from the brand. All its 425 well-appointed rooms enjoy views of the sea. The two signature suites, located at the top floor of the property, are undoubtedly the most luxurious ones, and boast a private pool and an expansive outdoor terrace. For those on family holidays, there are nine themed rooms designed to appeal to kids.
The hotel looks set to become a dining destination on Hong Kong Island with its five dining concepts. Leading the line-up is Jade, the Cantonese fine dining restaurant that has already gained quite a reputation at The Fullerton Hotel Singapore. The outlet at The Fullerton Ocean Park Hotel Hong Kong will be helmed by celebrity chef Lai Ching Shing. Besides Jade, there’s also Lighthouse Lounge, which serves afternoon tea and transforms into a bar at night, all-day dining venue Lighthouse Café, Satay Inn serving Singaporean cuisine, and Giardino, the oceanfront Italian restaurant that will open later this year.
With facilities including a 24-hour gym, luxury spa, and an expansive infinity pool that enjoys panoramic sea views there is hardly a reason to leave the hotel. But the surrounding neigbourhood has a lot to offer. In addition to Water World Ocean Park, the area is also home to numerous beaches, stunning hiking trails in the hills, historical temples, and a burgeoning arts and culture scene. To help guests take full advantage of what the property and the area has to offer, the hotel has set up the F.U.N Desk, a new service team dedicated to creating customised itineraries upon request.