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Y Loft at Youth Square Receives Hotels.com Excellent Award for the Second Consecutive Year

Free guided tour or workshop for hostel guests
Popularity among international youth testified
2016-04-29 20:26 3815

HONG KONG, April 29, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Determined to offer local and overseas travellers a quality accommodation experience, Y Loft at Youth Square has gained popularity among young travellers from all over the world, including Mainland China, Southeast Asia, Korea, Australia and New Zealand, Europe and the United States.

Y Loft has been awarded the Certificate of Recognition as "Excellent" by Hotels.com for two consecutive years. It has also been awarded the Certificate of Excellence by TripAdvisor for three consecutive years since 2012. As of April 2016, Y Loft is one of the Top 10 among the 157 specialty lodgings on TripAdvisor, recognizing the satisfied facilities and services of Y Loft.

Y Loft was again awarded the Certificate of Excellence by Hotels.com in 2016
Y Loft was again awarded the Certificate of Excellence by Hotels.com in 2016

According to statistics, Y Loft has already hosted over 70,000 people from over 60 countries or regions, most of them from Mainland China and Hong Kong, followed closely by Singapore, Malaysia, Korea, Taiwan, Australia and New Zealand.

Starting from 2016, Y Loft extends its long-stay package from overseas and mainland exchange students at local universities and institutes to international young people who come to Hong Kong for internships.

Y Loft arranged a free "Sightseeing Big Bus Tour" for its guests in April, enjoying some of the most famous spots in Hong Kong
Y Loft arranged a free "Sightseeing Big Bus Tour" for its guests in April, enjoying some of the most famous spots in Hong Kong

A twin room rate for 30 consecutive nights is HK$9,600 (an additional 10% service charge applies). It also offers a concession rate to youth organizations or youth activities held by non-profit organizations or International Student Identity Card (ISIC) and International Youth Travel Card (IYTC) members. The concession rate ceiling for a Twin Room is HK$640 or US$82 per night (additional 10-20% seasonal discount for 3 consecutive nights or above and an additional 10% service charge apply).

Over the years, Y Loft has gained wide support among local and overseas organizations: Hong Kong Air Cadet Corps, Hong Kong Dance Federation, Music for our Young Foundation, International Youth Council, Hong Kong Federation of Youth Groups, Hong Kong Model United Nations Club, Roundtable Research and Education Community, Dragon Foundation, China Youth Leaders Foundation, Hong Kong Association of Youth Development, and International Youth Cultural Exchange Association had all organized student exchange camps at Y Loft.

From 1-9 May 2016, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology is going to arrange over 100 participants of the 2016 Asia Physics Olympiad to reside in Y Loft, showing that it is not only well received by international travellers, but also youth organizations from different sectors.

In additional, free cultural guided tours and workshops are organized for tourists to show the many colors of Hong Kong. In April, Y Loft has arranged a "Sightseeing Big Bus Tour" for 24 guests to visit tourist spots like the Golden Bauhinia Square, Man Mo Temple, PMQ, Lan Kwai Fong and IFC, enabling them to appreciate the diverse culture of Hong Kong from different views.

From May 5-7, Youth Square will also host the Mother's Day Handicraft Workshop at the 2/F Y Theatre. Young travellers staying at Y Loft are welcome to participate.

To enrich the accommodation experience of young people in Hong Kong, Y Loft has provided travellers with various facilities and concessions, including free local calls, wifi, a fitness center, 10% off at the restaurants in Youth Square, free access to reserve the piano room and a multi-purpose room to facilitate all kind of youth programs.

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New World Facilities Management Company Limited

New World Facilities Management Company Limited is a non-profit making company and a wholly-owned subsidiary of New World Development Company Limited (Stock Code: 17.HK). Embracing the mission of youth development and supporting youth to contribute to society, we strive to develop Youth Square as the platform for youth to exchange knowledge and experience and to develop and discover their potential.

Youth Square

The Youth Square, which came into full operation in 2010, is a youth development project of the Home Affairs Bureau of the HKSAR Government, with an aim to be the hub of diversified youth development activities for youth to develop their potential. Youth Square facilities include the 643-seat Y Theatre, Y Studio, multi-function areas and the Y Loft which has 148 guest rooms. 2015 marks the 5th Anniversary of Youth Square. Youth Square has been conducting nearly 100 themed events under "Music & Dance", "Arts & Culture" and "Community Engagement". Youth Square has been holding over 5,000 youth events and served for more than 1 million participants since 2010. In addition, with participants came from more than 50 countries or regions, Y Loft has been providing accommodations for more than 50,000 youths who participated in various exchange programmes in Hong Kong. Youth Square is located in Chai Wan and is managed and operated by New World Facilities Management Company Limited on a non-profit making basis.

6G model is Youth Square's guiding principle. 6G refers to Groom, Grow, Glow, Green, Global Vision and Give Back.

Y Loft

Y Loft houses 148 rooms located in the Main Block and Hostel Block of Youth Square. Room selection includes Twin Rooms, as well as Twin Rooms with Balcony, Triple Rooms, House of Six, Duplex and Accessible Rooms. Equipped with full-service facilities like The Oasis, SkyTrack, common area, fitness centre and laundry marts, etc., Y Loft provides a perfect accommodation for budget travellers all over the world. For reservation, travellers or youths can refer to the website of Youth Square about Y Loft at http://www.youthsquare.hk/eng/yloft_hostel_rooms/ or via email reservation@youthsquare.hk or by phone at (+852) 3721 8994.

Y Loft has been awarded the Certificate of Excellence by TripAdvisor for three consecutive years since 2012. In 2015, Y Loft has been awarded Bravo Badge; while in 2015-2016, Hotels.com has selected it for the Certificate of Recognition for two consecutive years in recognizing its attentive services provided by staff.

Media Enquiry:

Karen Law
Tel: +852 2560 8919
Email: karenlaw@joyoushk.com

Susanne Liu
Tel: +852 3721 8812
Email: externalaffairs@youthsquare.hk

Source: Youth Square
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