The Tatler Guide To Elements Mall, Hong Kong
The shopping hub of Hong Kong's West Kowloon district, Elements boasts plenty of luxe boutiques, particularly when it comes to fashion, jewellery and accessories. Expect to find brands such as Balenciaga, Ascot Chang, Dior, Pomellato and Rolex amidst the mall's 120-plus stores.
Elements also sits in a prime location, in close proximity to the West Kowloon Cultural District and Waterfront Promenade, as well as the International Commerce Centre, where sky-high views are to be enjoyed from observation deck sky100 and Ozone Bar at the Ritz-Carlton, Hong Kong. Since the mall is above the Kowloon MTR station—where the Airport Express can be boarded—it's also an excellent spot to do some last minute shopping before a trip.
In addition to its multitude of stores, the mall also offers dining options—including al fresco restaurants at open-air deck, Civic Square—and 3hreesixty, Hong Kong's largest organic supermarket.
The mall itself is a sight to behold, too, with its distinctive exterior and five different interior "zones", each themed after one of the five Chinese elements and characterised by a sculptural installation befitting each theme.
Premiere Cinema by Broadway Circuit boast 12 houses, which seat a total of over 1,600 people. Two houses, including an exclusive VIP house, feature Dolby ATMOS 3D sound, while the rest of the houses are equipped with Dolby 7.1.
Premiere Cinema offers all your regular hits from Asia and beyond, as well as arthouse flicks and foreign films in languages such as German and Italian.
Elements' Best Restaurants
Cantonese mainstay Lei Garden offers traditional regional dishes with an international twist amidst elegant surroundings. Perfect for families and larger groups, the restaurant comprises a large main dining room as well as a number of private rooms, all styled after classical Chinese mansions.
Try the garlic flavoured cucumber, the deep-fried spare ribs, or the steamed egg white with crab and shrimp. There are more upscale options available, too, such as braised abalone and goose liver. Complement your meal with one of the restaurant's many Chinese wines; Western reds and whites are also available. With such an extensive menu, you'll be spoilt for choice.
Aside from Lei Garden, plenty of other dining options abound, such as Prince Restaurant, which offers excellent seafood, barbecued meats, and clay pot rice dishes, and other Chinese comfort foods.
Pan-Asian options include Japanese restaurant Obihiro Hageten, which focuses on hot pots, rice bowls, and other dishes from Hokkaido, as well as popular contemporary Thai joint Mango Tree. There's a Tango Argentinian Steak House, which serves delicious cuts of Argentinian beef as well as seafood and pasta dishes, tapas, and other sharing platters; consider visiting for after-work drinks and nibbles.
Finally, Madame S'ate is a bar and bistro where you can enjoy Western classics such as salads, sandwiches, and burgers al fresco.
Things To Do In Elements
For the past 40 years, well-known electronics and audio-visual hub Fortress has offered all the latest gadgets as well as professional, well-informed staff who can help you make the best selection, whether you're searching for a new camera, phone, laptop, or home or beauty appliance. One of 70 stores across Hong Kong and Macau, the Fortress Elements branch is situated on the first level of the Water Zone.
Elements Ice Skating
The Rink at Elements is 17,200sqft and utilises a pay-as-you-go model for added convenience. Instead of lining up at a ticket booth, simply enter the rink with your Octopus card to pay by the minute. The rink has also done away with scheduled skate sessions (save for a brief resurfacing), meaning skaters can visit the rink any time within opening hours, without having to make copious plans in advance. Little ones can also make use of adorable skate aids in the shapes of penguins, seals, bears, and dolphins. The rink also prioritises sustainability, boasting lower energy consumption than other rinks.
Elements' manned multi-story car park is open all day, every day. Four Tesla supercharger stations are available for electric vehicles at level 2 in the North car park. Patrons of Elements can enjoy special complimentary parking deals redeemable from the concierge desks at level 1 in the Fire and Water Zones. Elements Club members, meanwhile, can take advantage of special privileges all year round, with Diamond and Platinum members being granted even more benefits.
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