105 - 107 Wing Lok Street , Sheung Wan , , Hong Kong View hotel location on the map
MINGLE WITH TECHNOLOGY AT THE WORLD'S FIRST TECHOTEL
by Fanny Cheuk, Founder of Mingle Place
Being a constant traveller on the road, there is nothing I know better than hotels. But of all the hotels that I have ever stayed in, I simply cannot recall any specific hotel that leaves me with an unforgettable experience, while at the same time makes me feel like at home. Not until I stayed in a small boutique hotel in Taiwan - where bell boys always knew me by name, told the taxi driver where I needed to go without any prompting on my part, and brought me a homemade cake when I came back hungry at midnight. I then realised what made a difference in a hotel - the personalised services.
Thereafter, I always dream of running my own hotel that creates a unique and memorable experience to our guests.
As always, start with the best and most convenient location because, like you, I want everything and everywhere to be just around the corner -- and if a place is not near, I want to be able to get there in a flash. Mingle Place on The Wing is situated right at Central and RIGHT ACROSS THE STREET (30 seconds' walk!) from Exit A2 of Sheung Wan Station, which is the terminus of all MTR (subway) lines. Moreover, it is minutes' walk from the Airport Express terminal, terminus of all ferry lines and jet-foil sevices, all the best restaurants and bars, all the best shopping malls, the most exotic Chinese cultural sites, and all the financial and business buildings that matter. Literally, the hotel is the nexus of all commercial, recreational and transportation facilities in Hong Kong.
But that's just not enough, and here comes the most unique aspect of Mingle Place -- it is the world's first Personalised Techotel Chain which serves with the latest technology from Intexact, the definitive intelligent building experts. The technology applied in each of the Mingle Place hotels is so user friendly, all electronic appliances become your companions who listen to your wishes and communicate with you.
And I am not only talking about those nice things you take for granted in such a hotel -- like free high-speed broadband Internet access (there is a network jack on each desk) and complete Wi-Fi coverage wherever you walk. If you want to make a Skype call, feel free to do so simply with the Cisco iPhone equipped in every room.
In fact, you have a first taste of our technology right at the beginning, when making your reservation, for the hotel will also be registering your personal preferences for music, room temperature, lighting, and language. You need not queue up at the check-in counter, for the whole process can be done on a wireless mobile PC. Of course, with your reservation number, you can also check yourself in.
Register your fingerprint and your spectacular techotel experience starts. Simply enter your room by a press of your finger. You will be greeted by your room in your own language, and your desired room settings are all recalled automatically (temperature, lighting, and music etc.).
Inside your room, an immersive surround-sound audio system driven by a high-powered Pioneer amplifier allows you to enjoy a full selection of music and movie entertainment from the hotel's comprehensive library. If you want to stick to your own collections, just plug your iPod or PC into the audio jacks located conveniently on the desk and enjoy your own music through the same surround-sound system. Furthermore, a DVD player is provided in EVERY room, tucked nicely out of the way, so you just watch whatever you want to watch, whenever you want to do so!
For the little touches, we know some of you like a power shower handset, while some of you like rain-type showers. So here you get BOTH, so take your pick, or switch between them whenever you fancy! There is nothing like a good, strong shower to relax you after a full day or to freshen you up in the morning!
Come and enjoy a fresh breath in hospitality that incorporates the best intelligent technology. Let us serve you.
*** NOTE: ALL ROOMS IN THIS HOTEL ARE NON-SMOKING ONLY! ***
Check in from: 2:00 pm
Check out by: 12:00 noon
Two fully-equipped PC's with high-speed Internet connections and full suite of office productivity apps. Printing, copying and fax services also available (charges apply).
Wi-Fi (802.11n) coverage is complete in the conference room as well as in all the guest rooms (ask the front desk for Wi-Fi access codes). High-speed wired Internet connection is also standard in each guest room.
Fastest way is to use the Airport Express train to Hong Kong station and then taxi to No.105 Wing Lok Street. The cost is around HK$130 (including Airport Express ticket).
Alternatively, the Sheung Wan MTR (subway) Station is right across the street (1 minute's walk) from the hotel (A2 exit). Transfer from the Airport Express to the MTR Island Line (which terminates at Sheung Wan Station).
Parking facilities are widely available around the area, and there is ample meter parking on the street.