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Great Bathrooms Of The World: Grand Hyatt, Hong Kong

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Originally published on Forbes.

There are two kinds of travelers. The ones who check out the bath amenities the first thing they enter a hotel room... and everyone else.

Fluffy pillows and crisp white sheets are great and all, but for some people, memorable travel moments begin and end with sumptuous bathrobes and the perfect bubbles-to-hot-water ratio.

Where: The Presidential Suite, Grand Hyatt Hong Kong.

The designers: Grand Hyatt underwent a multi-million, four-year renovation, completed in 2016, that revamped not just its guest rooms and suites but its venue and interiors.

BAR Studio, a Melbourne-based firm which has worked on multiple Park Hyatt and Grand Hyatt properties in Asia and Australia, was tasked with combining traditional and contemporary design cues as well as incorporating Eastern and Western influences. According to BAR Studio's notes on the Grand Hyatt's redesign, "Wherever possible, the new spaces maximize the celebrated views of Hong Kong."

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