7 Boutique Hotels For a Hong Kong Staycation
We all need a change of scenery every once in a while. Your surroundings affect your mood and sometimes a little change can give you the boost of creativity you were looking for, or simply help clear your head.
Hong Kong has no shortage of boutique hotels spread across the city that strive to give their guests an intimate experience and the space to rejuvenate. From industrial glam to charming colonial architecture, there is something for everyone:
1/7 Hotel Indigo
What's better than an infinity pool with a glass-bottom? The rooftop pool may not be for the faint of heart, but it was envisioned by architectural firm Aedas who designed the unique silhouette of the whole building to represent a wrapping dragon reaching for the pearl (the pool), an homage to the history of Hong Kong.
The 4.5 star boutique hotel is conveniently located in the eclectic neighbourhood of Wan Chai and offers generously sized rooms, a 24 hour gym and al fresco dining.
Hotel Indigo, 246 Queen’s Rd East, Wan Chai; +852 3926 3888, ihg.com
2/7 The Pottinger
The Pottinger stands at the crossroads of old and new among some of Central's most beautiful heritage sites and historic landmarks. East meets West is reflected in the design aesthetics, a beautiful cultural blend of Chinese artwork and homages of Hong Kong's colonial past.
The modern hotel is home to award-winning Italian restaurant Gradini Ristorante E Bar Italiano and the Michelin-starred Ta Vie旅, which combines French fine dining with Asian influences. Fancy dessert? The Pottinger Hong Kong's artisanal gelato and chocolate shop, Venchi, is sure to satisfy that sweet tooth.
The Pottinger, 74 Queen’s Road Central, Central, +852 2308 3188; sino-hotels.com
3/7 The Pier Hotel
If a beach getaway is what you're looking for, head out to Sai Kung for a change of pace, charming villages and pristine beaches.
Whether your prefer to enjoy the sweeping views of the bay from the open rooftop garden, from a daybed by the pool or from the privacy of your private outdoor terrace, this hotel will rejuvenate your mind, body and soul.
The Pier Hotel, No.9 Pak Sha Wan Street, Sai Kung, +852 2912-6777; thepierhotel.com.hk
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If you're looking to break from the city noise and retreat back to simplicity, Tuve is the place to be.
Inspired by photographer Kim Høltermand' Sweden’s Lake Tuve artwork, the urban hideaway is the epitome of industrial glam with its concrete, metal, grey marble and natural wood interiors. The minimalist decor and the well-balanced lighting has been strategically designed to create a calming ambiance, only enhanced by soothing LE LABO bath products.
Design and art aficionados will have a field day.
Tuve, 16 Tsing Fung St,Tin Hau, +852 3995 8899, tuve.hk
5/7 House 1881
The former Marine Police Headquarters recently underwent renovations and dropped the name Hullet House to rebrand as House 1881. Furnished to fit 21st century standards with well-placed elements paying tribute to Hong Kong's past, the lavish hotel exudes timeless luxury.
Catch the nightly Son et Lumière 3D synchronised light show that illuminates the hotel's Victorian exterior, a nod to Hong Kong's colonial days and the city's ever-changing landscape.
House 1881,1881 Heritage, 2A Canton Rd, Tsim Sha Tsui, +852 3988 0000; house1881.com
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6/7 Tai O Heritage Hotel
One of the main attractions of the Tai O Heritage Hotel on Lantau Island is its charming colonial-style architecture.
The old marine police station was renovated into a nine-room boutique hotel and was bestowed the UNESCO Award of Merit for Cultural Heritage Conservation. The police station's original beauty was fully preserved and guests can relax amidst the lush jungle while admiring open views of the Tai O fishing village.
If you're looking for tranquility, this is the place to be.
Tai O Heritage Hotel, 14 Shek Tsai Po St, Tai O, +852 2985 8383; taioheritagehotel.com
7/7 99 Bonham
Conveniently located in on the cusp of Central and Sheung Wan, 99 Bonham stands out with its reflective glass facade and cool contemporary interiors. The sculptural concept was envisioned by architectural and design firm Antonio Citterio Patricia Viel and Partners and the boutique hotel exudes elegance with its neutral palette of soft grey tones, black marble and natural woods.
There is no hotel restaurant, but Sheung Wan offers a plethora of dining options.
99 Bonham, 99 Bonham Strand, Sheung Wan, +852 3940 1111; 99bonham.com
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