The Excelsior hotel sits on a slice of Hong Kong history. The iconic waterfront hotel was built on Lot No 1: the very first plot of land sold in 1842 when the British took control of the colony. The hotel itself opened in 1973 – and now, after 46 years of catering to Hong Kong’s great and good, it's seen its final turndown service. In recent years, the hotel has struggled amid rising rents and competition from newer hotels. Its owner, Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group, will tear down the four-star hotel and build a commercial office tower on the site instead. Check out our video, above, for a final look at a legendary hotel.
Apr 01, 2019