Marriott Hotels announced the soft opening of the highly-anticipated Hong Kong Ocean Park Marriott Hotel.

Located at Ocean Park Hong Kong and just minutes from the heart of a city famous for its skyscrapers, the first-ever city resort hotel with 471 rooms offers a brilliant new destination experience for families on leisure and business travelers.

In line with Ocean Park Hong Kong's core value of safeguarding Planet Earth and a world rich in biodiversity, Hong Kong Ocean Park Marriott Hotel is committed to a sustainable future and reducing its environmental footprint and opens with several initiatives in place. These include the hotel façade design which features energy-saving components to keep the building cooler in summer as well as rainwater collection and vertical planting systems. It also will launch its own green education program for kids and guests, as well as join hands with Ocean Park to connect people with nature and inspire guests to be an active part of the solution in conservation.

With families and staycations in mind, at the heart of the destination resort is the large lagoon pool with adjacent children's pools. Centrally located, it is easily accessed from the three surrounding hotel wings, four restaurants and leisure facilities. Hong Kong Ocean Park Marriott Hotel will also be inspiring children and their parents to travel brilliantly with M Passport. The pilot program encourages younger visitors to participate in various resort activities with educational and fun themes, such as seashell art, scavenger hunts and dinners which encourage parent and child bonding. Completion of each activity is linked to rewards and treats that's tracked using a specially designed passport. Underpinning the program is Marriott's Art of Hosting ethos where each associate can thoughtfully and dynamically create a memorable experience for each guest. Travelers are also able to book special packages which entitle them to enjoy exclusive Ocean Park benefits, tailor made educational programmes, breakfast with animal experience with seasonal offers and access to unique animal programmes at the park.

Designed by Aedas, Hong Kong Ocean Park Marriott Hotel is an homage to a modern urban green oasis comprising of three towers - The Pier Wing, Club Wing and Marina Wing. It offers 471 smoke-free, contemporary rooms and suites that capture the Modern Marriott ethos with streamlined interiors, expansive naturally lit spaces and ocean-inspired décor. Three types of Ocean Park-themed rooms (Whiskers Submarine, Bao Bao Paradise, Redd Forest) are available at The Pier Wing and Marina Wing.

The Club Wing houses the executive M Club, an exclusive space where guests can work, enjoy a bite, recharge and connect. It also offers premium services including breakfast, evening hors d'oeuvres with premium drink options. Renowned international interior designer Peter Remedios created The Club Wing's interiors with an inviting palette of natural colors and modern furnishings. The anticipated Club Wing is scheduled to open around end of this year.

The hotel showcases four restaurants and bars designed for brilliant dining experiences complete with alfresco areas offering amazing views over the hotel lagoon. These include The Pier Lounge and Bar for modern dining and cocktails; and Marina Kitchen, an all-day dining and international buffet featuring live cooking stations and the Canton Bistro for Cantonese specialities; the Prohibition Grill House & Cocktail Bar -- an American steakhouse concept. All outlets also serve WWF-certified sustainable seafood from approved suppliers.

This urban retreat features innovative spaces including the largest pillar-free ballroom at 1,200sq-m on Hong Kong island and flexible meeting spaces which can be configured to suit any agenda. For inspirational and creative events, the resort offers extensive outdoor facilities and special access to Ocean Park for exclusive meeting options. After an eventful day of work or exploration, guests can refresh in the outdoor lagoon pool or rejuvenate in Hong Kong's first Harnn Heritage Spa or the fitness center.

The hotel's location, though perfectly situated for the city, also offers a rare perspective for visitors to Hong Kong with breathtaking hiking and jogging trails that lead through some of Hong Kong's finest coastline and country parks, including the renowned Repulse Bay and Aberdeen Reservoir as well as the more challenging Dragon's Back trail.