Hong Kong Disneyland Resort has unveiled on Tuesday, 18 April, its third resort hotel, Disney Explorers Lodge, ahead of welcoming its first official guests on April 30. The resort hotel celebrates distinctive cultures and inspires guests with its motto “ad explorare et somniare” – to explore and dream.
Complete with recreation, shopping, exquisite culinary adventures and Disney entertainment, the hotel adds to the comprehensive resort portfolio of an ideal destination for local and international guests.
Hong Kong Disneyland Resort vice president for sales and hotel operations, Terruce Wang, said that the addition of the 750-room Disney Explorers Lodge gives the resort a grand total of 1,750 hotel rooms, which will greatly enhance the resort’s capability to accommodate more MICE business.
“With its exotic theme and immersive storytelling, Disney Explorers Lodge will be an experience unlike any other in Hong Kong. Together with the amazing attractions and entertainment in the theme park, Hong Kong Disneyland Resort offers more unique experiences than ever, making it a complete exotic getaway,” he added. “Guests staying with us have priority entrance to the park attractions, as well as the amazing dining, recreation and shopping amenities at any of our resort hotels.”
Mickey Mouse the explorer, Minnie Mouse the adventuress, Donald the bird-watcher and Goofy the pilot will take guests on adventures in the new hotel.
“More than 1,000 artifacts that explorerscollected from around the world like Mali, Papua New Guinea, Bali, Costa Rica, Bolivia, the Ivory Coast and more are displayed throughout the hotel, in the lobby, guest rooms, dining venues, kids’ corner and various indoor and outdoor areas,” said Todd Richins, senior program manager at Walt Disney Imagineering.
Every detail of the hotel, from design to costumes to music, will support the exploration story. Guests can collect their own memorabilia to remember their journey of “exploration and dreams” at The Trading Post.
The resort hotel’s three restaurants — Dragon Wind, Color Restaurant, Chart Room Cafe — offer epic dining adventures. Cuisine from different parts of the world is served in each restaurant, integrating various cultural elements with the Disney Explorers Lodge theme. These restaurants can cater to 500 guests in a single seating.
Four lush gardens frame the four wings of the seven-story hotel, offering each hotel room either a refreshing view of the gardens or the open sea. The gardens, themed after the cultures of Asia, South America, Africa and Oceania, are named after beloved characters from Disney and Disney•Pixar animated films who have drawn references from the regions.
The South America-themed Kevin Garden is named after the giant bird in “Up.” The Oceania-themed Little Squirt Garden celebrates the playful sea turtle from “Finding Nemo.” The Asia-themed Hathi Jr. Garden is named after the baby elephant from “The Jungle Book,” and the African Savannah-themed Rafiki Garden features the wise mandrill from “The Lion King.”
Together with the Dreamer’s Spring and the outdoor Rain Drop Pool, the hotel features incredible places to explore inside and out, making it ideal for resort guests to enjoy during a family visit, corporate event or a refreshing getaway from the city.
To mark the hotel’s grand opening, special offers will be available to guests, including park privileges with accommodations.
Guests staying at the Disney Explorers Lodge and the other two resort hotels will receive a Priority Admission Pass for selected attractions and seat reservations for stage shows in the park (subject to availability). Priority Admission Passes will be issued according to the number of guests in each room, with a maximum of four guests per room.
Special staycation packages are available to give guests a comprehensive experience. Guests may enjoy Play and Dine Ticket Combo including 1-Day tickets and a meal voucher, available from now until July 14, 2017.
Travel trade partners booking for their guests for two consecutive nights or more at one of the Hong Kong Disneyland Resort hotels can enjoy the “2 Nights Plus Offer”, valid till December 20, 2017.
With its extensive indoor and outdoor venues, Hong Kong Disneyland Resort offers an amazing array of possibilities for exclusive and memorable events. The 1,750 hotel rooms provide ample accommodation choices for multi-day events. Disney Explorers Lodge’s themed gardens, exotic restaurants and outdoor venues are perfect for everything from cozy corporate gatherings to large-scale garden and poolside parties for bigger groups. Together with the indoor meeting venues at the resort’s convention center, the seven themed lands in the theme park and other indoor and outdoor venues, the resort is an unrivalled one-stop destination for events of any scale.