Must-visit Boutique Hotels in Hong Kong

THIS WEEK’S DREAM DESTINATION AND WHAT TO PACK

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Ample shopping hotspots, scrumptious food choices and a plethora of sightseeing gems. The vibrant city of Hong Kong is nothing short of exhilarating.

The perfect trip is nothing without the perfect stay. Now, we do admit that the mesmerising metropolis boasts a fair share of Marriots, Ritz’, Four Seasons and Shangri-Las but if you are a stylish jet-setter who’d rather experience an alternative yet luxurious stay, these 3 boutique hotels in Hong Kong would be ideal for you.

 


 

Ovolo Central Hotel

2 Arbuthnot Road, Central, Hong Kong

Situated in the heart of Central’s entertainment and business district and next to SoHo is the stunning Ovolo Central Hotel. Part of the award-winning Ovolo Group of hotels, this luxurious boutique hotel scores major points for its prime location, lively atmosphere and spacious rooms.

Chic futuristic design elements; seamlessly combined with mid-century details are reflected in all rooms. An elegant mishmash of brown and white hues and metallics is cleverly used to create a lush surrounding. The onyx-marble shower is the cherry on top. Business travellers will also enjoy the spacious working nook tucked beside a comfy queen size bed.

Grab coffee in the morning, take in all-day nibbles and come back for free-flow of drinks and canapés at the Lo Lounge. A signature at all Ovolo Hotels, this sleek multi-purpose social area is perfect for work, networking or simply unwinding after a long day of sight-seeing.

Perfect for:

Embracing the hustle of the vibrant city

Noteworthy spot:

The Lo Lounge

Worth getting out for:

Shopping! These Hong Kong shopping guides might help

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Pentahotel Hong Kong

19 Luk Hop Street, San Po Kong, Kowloon, Hong Kong

Located in the up-and-coming Kai Tak in the Kowloon district, Pentahotel Hong Kong is a swanky hotel that is perfect for stylish, independent-minded travellers and digital nomads. Though it features an upscale and modern façade, the hotel manages to incorporate local cultural references like murals and knick-knacks.

The vintage and urban crossover are also reflected in all 695 rooms. Scenes of the old Hong Kong are splashed on one side of the room and the use of raw interior like exposed brick and reclaimed oak gives the room a rustic persona. Though the rooms are rather compact, space saving furniture makes it cosy yet functional.

The heart of Pentahotel lies in the Pentalounge – a combination of the lobby, reception area, bar and café. Get a quick whiff of a traditional Hong Kong food court or make your way to the pizza bar. You get the best of both worlds.

Perfect for:

A modern take on the old Hong Kong

Noteworthy spot:

Eaststreet @Pentalounge

Worth getting out for:

Kowloon Walled City Park

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What to Pack

 


Tuve

16 Tsing Fung St, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong

Just minutes away from the Causeway Bay shopping enclave is Tuve, a dreamy boutique hotel for urban minimalists. Tucked in the Tin Hau district, this boutique hotel is a nod to stellar modern industrial design, emerging as a visionary masterpiece in the sprawling city.

The subterranean entrance of the hotel may be cold and understated– a metal gate with rounded arches welcomes you – but that’s where the magic lies. Usage of raw materials like flecked marble, textured concrete, carbon, brass, oak and hints of gold cracks that look like lightning creates an alluring mood that is ever so mysterious.

The interior of all 66 rooms screams minimalist with an industrial twist. Concrete wall and flooring create a calm atmosphere. Translucent glass panels and natural wood wall panelling creates warmth and depth. The spacious all-marble walk-in shower complete with bath amenities from “Fresh” is a dream.

Perfect for:

Stepping out of Hong Kong’s tourist bubble

Noteworthy spot:

The marble bathroom

Worth getting out for:

Filling your bellies with local delicacies around Tin Hau

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Must-visit boutique hotels in Hong Kong

Postcards From: The Upper House, Hong Kong

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You might be inclined to wonder which hiding spots are responsible for such magnificent views of Hong Kong’s “skyscrapered” city coupled with state of the art interior design. We’ll let you in on our little secret shall we? Perched at the top of Pacific Place – a glossy shopping complex in centrally located Admiralty – is the sleek modernist’s dream come true.

True to its architect’s vision, The Upper House is a small luxury hotel reminiscent of a private residence. Designed by Asia’s most sought-after interior designer Andre Fu, The Upper House sits on many lists of top hotels around the world.

The mere ascension towards the uppermost floors presents a voyage in itself – transporting you from the bustling Hong Kong streets into a hushed environment of calm and tranquility. A portrait of modern elegance, The Upper House’s aesthetic is minimalist and spacious, providing a luxury that the dense overcrowded city can only dream of affording. Every aspect from design, proportion, and materials, down to the choice of contemporary artworks is calculated to conjure an uplifting experience.

To the side showcases a small collection of local jewellery designer, n i i n, that spells unique design and raw creativity with a penchant for the chic and wearable.

Here’s a peek into our short departure from reality into the divine hallways of The Upper House, Hong Kong.

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The entrance to The Upper House is marked by a magnificent Bedonia sculptural façade by Thomas Heatherwick.

 

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The subtle fragrance of ginger and verbena warms the lobby.

 

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The Sky Lounge, located on the 49th floor, is a library, informal business centre and lounge combined.

 

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Pleated silk cushions and a sumptuous mix of textures are definitions of understated luxury.

 

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An elegant display of n i i n’s organic and nature-inspired jewellery.

 

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Modern-Oriental furnishings artfully positioned to create a sense of balance and symmetry.

 

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The Sky Lounge windows open out to breathtaking views of Hong Kong’s hilly landscapes.

 

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The inviting central fireplace keeps guests toasty through the winter months.

 

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There’s that wonderful symmetry again.

 

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A muted palette of sandstone, concrete and bronze complement bring out a sense of serenity.

 

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A clever play on geometry and space.

 

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