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Parkview offers secluded luxury
A unique luxury complex, Hong Kong Parkview, is a popular choice for people seeking quality accommodation in the exclusive area of Tai Tam.
The project offers a wide variety of apartments and the landlord has released the Presidential Suite in its latest marketing campaign.
The suite is branded as the grandest and most luxurious of all the Parkview apartments.
Located in Tower 4 on floor 23, the almost 2,000 square foot suite embraces the natural habitat of Tai Tam Reservoir and its parkland.
The interior blends a mixture of classical and modern design, giving a warm and homey feeling.
George Wong, architect and owner of Hong Kong Parkview, says: 'It is not only a hotel suite but a home away from home.'
Sales director Doris Chan says monthly rental for the apartment is $85,000, and it has flexible leasing terms.
Carefully selected art pieces help to enhance the interior decor.
The management changes the artworks regularly to maintain a fresh look. The art is chosen either from Mr Wong's own gallery or from international galleries.
'Art is essential in life. It relaxes and inspires you at work. Every business person who chooses to stay here needs art and appreciates it,' Mr Wong says.
As a pioneer in the serviced apartments market, Hong Kong Parkview prides itself on a meticulous security system that includes closed-circuit television and more than 100 well-trained officers. With one-fifth of the staff serving in the security division, VIPs can stay absolutely worry-free.
The leisure facilities provide relaxation for guests. Facilities include heated Roman baths, two outdoor swimming pools, a three-storey gymnasium with a ladies-only floor, whirlpool, steam, sauna and solarium, four tennis courts, hair and beauty salon, audio-visual library and children's playroom.
Parkview also has eight restaurants and bars, state-of-the-art conference rooms equipped with wireless broadband internet connections, video conferencing and audiovisual equipment.
Although located in protected Tai Tam Country Park, Parkview is not far from the central business district.
Mr Wong says singles, couples and families can find a new lifestyle concept never experienced before in Hong Kong.
Each Parkview unit has a spacious living room, large walk-in closet, marble bathroom, completely fitted kitchen, study, guest bathroom, maid's room and utility area.
Some apartments have panoramic views from private balconies.
Parkview's fully furnished and serviced apartments have four categories - from the spacious studio suite to the spectacular two-bedroom family suite. All are decorated in elegant European style.
In-room entertainment includes wireless broadband internet access, satellite and cable television, laser disc with mini sound system and VCR and DVD machines.
Restaurants and bars include George's Grill, the Ming Yuen Chinese restaurant and the Teahouse, serving everything from breakfast to late-night snacks.
The billiards room, karaoke lounge and 10 VIP rooms, a theatre-style audio-visual room and the reading room are a few of the many recreational facilities.
The landlord says many residents take advantage of Parkview's extensive banquet and meeting facilities.
The function rooms are equipped to run seminars or conferences.