Hong Kong’s historic Lung Wah Hotel warns it could close

The well-tended gardens at the historic Lung Wah Hotel at Ha Wo Che Village in Sha Tin. Photo: Jonathan Wong, South China Morning Post

The 84-year-old Lung Wah Hotel, with gardens, a children’s playground and a mini zoo, was the grandest hostelry in Hong Kong’s eastern New Territories in its 1950s heyday.

But the historic hotel, now reduced to just its restaurant operation, signalled last Friday it might shut its doors for good in the next six months because of trading conditions.

The hotel, in Ha Wo Che Tsuen, a village in Sha Tin, once played host to