The father told me that he had persuaded the maid to move into the small room so I could move into her old room. Actually it looks more like a cupboard, with no windows and I'm sure she won't be able to stretch her legs.
So he came to get me from the hotel. His apartment block has a luxurious entrance and is called Royal Ascot.
This is because it overlooks the Hong Kong Jockey Club and (a very small by British standards) race course.