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The staff of the Hundred Stars Hotel are not particularly good at their job, but they do their best to satisfy all their guests...as long as it's not too much trouble. When their five-star status is at risk, corporate headquarters decides to send Cruella Koo (Teresa Mo) to the hotel to make sure the staff do their part in keeping the hotel's stars. Koo's first step in her plan is inviting a film shoot to the hotel, along with competing superstars Audrey (Lynn Xiong) and Marilyn (Karena Ng). Manager OK Pao (Ronald Cheng) immediately falls for Marilyn, even though frequent visitor/old friend Bobo (Fiona Sit) is secretly in love with him. Meanwhile, heiress Bobo must find a husband to stop her uncle (Raymond Wong) from getting his hands on the family fortune. With the help of OK Pao, the entire hotel staff – including maid Peachey (Sandra Ng) and bartender Pacino (Chapman To) – decide to pitch in to help Bobo.
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|Artist Name(s):||Sandra Ng (Actor) | Chapman To (Actor) | Ronald Cheng (Actor) | Teresa Mo (Actor) | Fiona Sit (Actor) | Raymond Wong (Actor) | Eric Kot (Actor) | Siu Yam Yam (Actor) | Ha Chun Chau (Actor) | Yu Bo (Actor) | Michelle Ye (Actor) | Jim Chim (Actor) | Tenky Tin (Actor) | Lynn Xiong (Actor) | Karena Ng (Actor) 吳君如 (Actor) | 杜汶澤 (Actor) | 鄭中基 (Actor) | 毛舜筠 (Actor) | 薛 凱琪 (Actor) | 黃 百鳴 (Actor) | 葛民輝 (Actor) | 邵音音 (Actor) | 夏春秋 (Actor) | 于波 (Actor) | 葉 璇 (Actor) | 詹瑞文 (Actor) | 田啟文 (Actor) | 熊 黛林 (Actor) | 吳 千語 (Actor) 吴君如 (Actor) | 杜汶泽 (Actor) | 郑中基 (Actor) | 毛舜筠 (Actor) | 薛 凯琪 (Actor) | 黄 百鸣 (Actor) | 葛民辉 (Actor) | 邵音音 (Actor) | 夏春秋 (Actor) | 于波 (Actor) | 叶璇 (Actor) | 詹瑞文 (Actor) | 田启文 (Actor) | 熊 黛林 (Actor) | 吴 千语 (Actor) 呉君如 （サンドラ・ン） (Actor) | 杜汶澤 （チャップマン・トー） (Actor) | 鄭中基（ロナルド・チェン） (Actor) | 毛舜筠 （テレサ・モウ） (Actor) | 薛凱琪 （フィオナ・シッ） (Actor) | 黄百鳴（レイモンド・ウォン） (Actor) | 葛民輝（エリック・コット） (Actor) | 邵音音（シウ・ヤムヤム） (Actor) | Ha Chun Chau (Actor) | 于波（ユー・ボー） (Actor) | 葉璇 （ミッシェル・イップ） (Actor) | 詹瑞文（ジム・チム） (Actor) | 田啓文 （ティン・カイマン） (Actor) | 熊黛林 （リン・ホン） (Actor) | Karena Ng (Actor) Sandra Ng (Actor) | Chapman To (Actor) | Ronald Cheng (Actor) | Teresa Mo (Actor) | Fiona Sit (Actor) | Raymond Wong (Actor) | Eric Kot (Actor) | Siu Yam Yam (Actor) | Ha Chun Chau (Actor) | Yu Bo (Actor) | Michelle Ye (Actor) | Jim Chim (Actor) | Tenky Tin (Actor) | Lynn Xiong (Actor) | Karena Ng (Actor)|
|Director:||Vincent Kok 谷德昭 谷德昭 谷徳昭（ビンセント・コク） Vincent Kok|
|Producer:||Raymond Wong 黃 百鳴 黄 百鸣 黄百鳴（レイモンド・ウォン） Raymond Wong|
|Subtitles:||English, Traditional Chinese, Simplified Chinese|
|Country of Origin:||Hong Kong|
|Picture Format:||NTSC What is it?|
|Sound Information:||Dolby Digital 5.1|
|Disc Format(s):||DVD, DVD-5|
|Region Code:||All Region What is it?|
|Publisher:||Vicol Entertainment Ltd. (HK)|
|Package Weight:||120 (g)|
|Shipment Unit:||1 What is it?|
|YesAsia Catalog No.:||1032514290|
Director: Vincent Kok
Brand new “Hundred Stars Hotel” is a will-equipped five-star hotel located at Qiandao Lake, Hangzhou. However, this hotel is run by a group of incompetent staff including OK (Ronald Cheng) the Assistant Manager, Pacino (Chapman To) the Chief Bartender, Peach (Sandra Ng) the Head of Housekeeping and Sammy (Janelle Sing) the Receptionist. Rumor has it that a mysterious hotel detective will arrive soon and define the rating of “Hundred Stars Hotel”. In order to match the five-star standard, harsh Cruella (Teresa Mo) has been appointed as the Hotel Manager to restructure the hotel.
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Professional Review of "Hotel Deluxe (2013) (DVD) (Hong Kong Version)"
Producer-actor Raymond Wong varies his Lunar New Year formula with the passably entertaining Hotel Deluxe, offering a "hijinks in a hotel" comedy instead of the usual all-star couples pair-off that his All's Well Ends Well movies deliver year after year. Not that the creative detour really means anything because once you strip away the flimsy premise, the result is pretty much the same as Wong's other Lunar New Year films.
Hotel Deluxe concerns the Hundred Stars Hotel, located on Qiandao Lake in Hangzhou (also the key location in All's Well Ends Well 2009), and how the hotel staff bands together to retain their five-star rating. Longtime staff members Peachey (Sandra Ng), Pacino (Chapman To) and OK Pao (Ronald Cheng) have become somewhat complacent, so the head office assigns tightfisted manager Cruella Koo (Teresa Mo) to oversee operations. The staff isn't too happy with the new leadership and makes a few weak attempts at screwing with Cruella. However, she's really a decent sort and before long she's working with the team to solve the hotel's many crises.
Besides a suspected travel critic (the annoying Jim Chim) prowling the grounds, the hotel staff must handle visiting superstars Audrey (Lynn Xiong) and Marilyn (Karena Ng). Both have problems: Audrey is sickly sweet in public but foul-mouthed and difficult in private, and Marilyn is a new age oddball. While Cruella deals with Audrey and her many demands, OK handles Marilyn. OK is a super fan of Marilyn, but that fact charms rather than repels her and soon the two develop mutual romantic feelings.
However, before OK can get his own Notting Hill remake, old friend Bobo (Fiona Sit) arrives at the hotel with a special request: she must get married to keep her family inheritance, but her uncle (Raymond Wong) seeks to stop her. However, Bobo doesn't have a fiancé, so the staff finds a ringer in valet Mark Lui (Yu Bo) and prepare to fake her wedding. The potential pairings triple when Bobo's uncle takes a shine to Peachey, plus Bobo has unrequited feelings for OK. Things eventually reach a head — but don't worry, it all ends well. You know, just like in Raymond Wong's other movies.
If you're looking for challenging cinema, don't check into Hotel Deluxe. Featuring generic storylines presented in a lazy manner by director Vincent Kok, this is a genial laffer that inspires zero tension. The same three or four staff members attend to every crisis, and though there are numerous other employees at the hotel, the film never concerns itself with any of them. Subplots lack edge; you'd think with some superstars roaming a hotel, there would be a chance for juicy gossip or conflict, but the most excitement we get is a handful of paparazzi blindly chasing Marilyn.
The hotel certainly looks nice but actual filmmaking is barely up to par. Scenes are extended and talky, with some moments resembling TVB in their lazy television-like staging. Also, the filmmakers are unable to hide the fact that they sometimes use a hospital to double for the hotel. Few superstars populate this year's "all-star" cast, with semi-regular All's Well players Louis Koo and Donnie Yen conspicuously absent, not to mention one-off participants Cecilia Cheung and Carina Lau. On paper, most Lunar New Year films sound more promising than Hotel Deluxe.
Paper and practice are different, however. Hotel Deluxe doesn't aspire to much and yet it still manages minor laughs and even some surprise, largely thanks to its able cast. A-list comediennes Sandra Ng and Teresa Mo make a fine team, and play off one another quite well. Chapman To works his supporting role with satisfying glee, and Ronald Cheng and Fiona Sit show a surprising and enjoyable chemistry. Lynn Xiong stretches a bit as the nasty Audrey, while Raymond Wong takes a backseat to the other actors — and that's a plus in any film.
Expectations for Lunar New Year fare are quite low, and Hotel Deluxe surpasses them handily by moving efficiently and not taking itself too seriously. There's some syrupy stuff here but little is lingered on or pushed uncomfortably. Also, the filmmakers manage to wrangle the entire cast into several scenes together — something that All's Well Ends Well 2012, to its detriment, was unable to accomplish. Hotel Deluxe doesn't deserve five stars; it's too benign and unremarkable to be rated as anything special. But a three-star rating? It does enough to earn that.
by Kozo - LoveHKFilm.com
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November 23, 2014
Director Raymond Wong's "Hotel Deluxe" is a lazily constructed New Year comedy which strings together a handful of storylines: A new hotel manager (Teresa Mo) takes charge, intending to crack the whip on the staff. Two pop idols (Lynn Xiong and Karena Ng) arrive for the filming of a movie. An old friend (Fiona Sit) of the front desk manager (Ronald Cheng) arrives with an unusual request to help her gain control over her inheritance from her quirky uncle (Raymond Wong), who just might be drawn to the cleaning staff manager (Sandra Ng). Favors are showered on a stranger (Jim Chim) who may or may not be reviewing the hotel's five-star rating.
Some of these storylines remain largely undeveloped; others overstay their welcome. Pacing is inconsistent. Two gags are outright stolen from the George Costanza character of the 'Seinfeld' TV series. It's all a bit sloppy, and yet...
"Hotel Deluxe" entertains. Vehicles of this kind succeed or fail on the quality of their stars and, in choosing his cast, Raymond Wong made some excellent selections. Sandra Ng is hilarious as the crusty cleaning lady. Ronald Cheng is an antic delight. Fiona Sit charms. Chapman To can do comedy in his sleep. Raymond Wong himself takes eccentricity to a giggle-inducing extreme. Best of all, Teresa Mo absolutely sizzles her way through this film. Every time Mo appears on screen, the energy level is cranked up a couple notches; just looking at her made me laugh.
"Hotel Deluxe" is forgettable fluff, but it delivers a pleasant evening of entertainment.