Top new hotels in Hong Kong
We bring you the city’s best new bolt holes to set your bags down in and get exploring
7) iclub Sheung Wan Hotel
If you’re in the city on business, this place is all about the efficience. Centrally located in Sheung Wan, this futuristic hotel is at the crossroads of convenient. With easy access to the financial district, International Finance Centre (IFC) and Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre (HKCEC), this opulent hotel offers luxe amenities and well-appointed guest rooms which have iPod docks, flatscreen TVs, Wi-Fi and more.
138 Bonham Strand, Hong Kong. Tel: +852 3963 6288
The boutique hotel is minutes from the oldest and largest Man Mo Temple in Hong Kong and entertainment central - Soho. So just take a short walk down Hollywood Road and immerse yourself in some of the city’s best cultural offerings. The lavish hotel also has full-floor one-bedroom suites delivering open city views and penthouse floors offering Victoria Harbour views.
196 Queen's Road Central Sheung Wan Hong Kong Hong Kong. Tel: 1-866-599-6674
1) J Plus Hotel by Yoo
A breath of fresh air in the concrete jungle of Causeway Bay, the aesthetic exteriors of this Pennington Street hotel feature a fresh street art-style twist. Contemporary clean lines and a minimalistic theme punctuated with bursts of colour make the rooms feel like life-sized art installations. The large open-air podium on the second floor is an ideal lounging spot, as is the Drawing Room restaurant offering modern Italian cuisine.
1-5 Irving Street, Causeway Bay. Tel: +852 3196 9000
This boutique business hotel achieves the work-life balance that its busy guests need. Located in the Island East office district, it offers spacious rooms with harbour views, a pool deck, and Sugar, one of the city's best alfresco terrace bar/lounges, aside from the ultra-fast Wi-Fi and paperless check-in. And you’re always only moments from Central Hong Kong via the Tai Koo and Quarry Bay underground stations.
29 Taikoo Shing Road, Island East. Tel: +852 3968 3968
4) Dorsett Kwun Tong
A brightly lit lobby, more Las Vegas than Hong Kong, is the first sign of the kitsch theme that carries forth throughout this business hotel. But don't let that discourage you. This is a chic hotel located in the heart of Kowloon East - Kwun Tong, a newly developed commercial hub in Hong Kong. Their 361 elegantly appointed guest rooms and suites are complemented by the great view of the Kowloon Bay (don’t forget to request a room on a higher floor). Enjoy combinations of fusion and Cantonese cuisine at the very good Chinese restaurant La Maison de l'Orient or unwind with afternoon tea at the Poolside Lounge.
84 Hung To Road, Hong Kong. Tel: +852 3989 6888
5) Ovolo Southside
Take a little detour from central Hong Kong to stay at the charming Southside hotel and explore art and culture in the area. As Hong Kong’s first warehouse-turned hotel and a Design Hotels member, Ovolo Southside celebrates its industrial roots with raw interiors (think concrete floors, exposed brickwork and water pipes) as well as the neighbourhood’s burgeoning art scene, courtesy of a dedicated gallery space and unique art works throughout. A local collective has daubed the corridors with graffiti art while Los Angeles art duo Cyrcle has created huge murals across the rooftop and indoors.
64 Wong Chuk Hang Rd, Aberdeen, Hong Kong. Tel: +852 3460 8100
3) Mira Moon
Fashionistas take note, the boutique hotel in Hong Kong's posh Wan Chai is your new happy place. The work of acclaimed designers Wanders & yoo, it combines Chinese folklore with plush Asian hospitality and Dutch design. The 91-room hotel's playful, tech-friendly offerings also include the online ‘Boutique on the Moon’ which means you get to buy the hotel’s designer furniture, accessories, even the Mira Moon fashion collection, displayed in select rooms and closets. And don’t miss their unique ladies-only floors offering tailored services for women – including a spread of stockings, toiletries and heels for fashion emergencies.
388 Jaffe Road, Wan Chai, Hong Kong. Tel: +852 2643 8888
8) Residence G
Nothing less would be expected of award-winning hospitality brand Hotel G’s debut in Hong Kong. Residence G is a lifestyle hotel in the heart of Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon and it perfectly reflects the rhythms of metropolitan Hong Kong with its alternating understated glamour and flamboyance. Just a stone’s throw from nightlife enclave Knutsford Terrace and Kowloon Cricket Club, it provides frequent travellers a homey space to burrow into in the midst of their journey.
2 Austin Avenue, Hong Kong. Tel: +852 2355 8888
Hong Kong is thrumming metropolis bursting with every creature comfort you can imagine, while also being a place where tradition is safeguarded in surprising and endearing ways. And there’s no better way to sample this dichotomy than through its new crop of hotels, where luxury and stellar service are the norm and a quintessential Hong Kong experience is always in the offing .
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