A view of The Excelsior in Causeway Bay as of 6 November 2018. Photo: SCMP/Martin Chan

The Excelsior goes out with a party and a bang as iconic hotel bows to commercial pressure and makes way for an office tower

  • The hotel’s closure was announced last year after a 2017 sale failed to meet the minium required price
  • The most loyal guest – with 2,200 nights over 63 visits – will be invited to fire the Noonday Gun on Sunday to let the hotel go out with a bang
Topic |   Hong Kong property

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A view of The Excelsior in Causeway Bay as of 6 November 2018. Photo: SCMP/Martin Chan
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Rwinky Lau has worked in the Excelsior’s Dickens Bar since 1996. Photo: Tory Ho

End of an era as Hong Kong’s Excelsior hotel, a Causeway Bay landmark that once drew movie stars, tycoons and celebrities, will close its doors after 46 years

  • The 34-storey, four-star hotel will close on March 31 to make way for a US$650 million, mixed-use commercial tower
  • For staff and patrons, these final days have been filled with reminiscing
Topic |   City Weekend

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Rwinky Lau has worked in the Excelsior’s Dickens Bar since 1996. Photo: Tory Ho
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