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In The Spotlight: The Mira Hong Kong Says Goodbye to NSA Leaker Edward Snowden
In The Spotlight: The Mira Hong Kong Says Goodbye to NSA Leaker Edward Snowden
Apr 15, 2024 3:36 PM

Yamm restaurant shows off the hotel's futuristic design style.

Edward Snowden — the former CIA employee who leaked information about the National Security Agency’s surveillance methods last week — has reportedly been hiding out at since his whistle-blowing shocked people across the globe — but no longer. The Daily Telegraph has reported that a man who called himself Edward Snowden checked out of the The Mira today. Many have their doubts about whether or not this is the Edward Snowden: After all, the 29-year-old has been very secretive since the big reveal, even admitting to feeling extremely fearful of being spied on. In fact, reports claim that Snowden left his hotel in Hong Kong just three times during his stay — despite being in the city for three weeks — for fear of being located by the NSA.

There are certainly worse places to lay low: The Mira is one of Hong Kong’s most luxurious, high-design properties. The hotel boasts a central location in Tsim Sha Tsui, futuristic design touches, seven outstanding restaurants and bars, and an excellent fitness center. If Snowden was hiding out at the chic hotel, we can only assume he is sad to leave it now. Whether he will stay in Asia or seek asylum elsewhere — many speculate he may travel to Iceland for that reason — saying goodbye to The Mira could not have been easy. See more photos of The Mira after the jump »

Rooms at The Mira are all luxurious and comfortable: guests don’t have to lift a finger during their stay.

The pool is a highlight, with comfy loungers and futuristic lighting.

In a city where it can be difficult to find a touch of green, rooms with terraces at The Mira are a pleasure.

The spa comes complete with a vitality pool, sauna, steam room, and salon.

Marble bathrooms, though ultra-modern and squeaky clean, have clear glass walls, so guests (ironically in this case) shouldn’t value their privacy that much.

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