The Tatler Guide To The One Mall, Hong Kong
Hong Kong's shopping district, Tsim Sha Tsui, is teeming with malls, the flagship stores of luxury brands, and boutiques on every street corner. Towering above many of these is The One, among the cream of the crop when it comes to satisfying cravings for retail therapy.
At 29 storeys, the mall is filled with all manner of brands, from fashion, jewellery and watches to home and decor, beauty, and lifestyle stores. Tucked among the wide variety of shops are dining options that are just as varied, including European as well as Asian establishments.
The expansive Broadway cinema offers another opportunity for entertainment, and if you're looking to plan an event, there are a number of piazzas and other spaces available to book. The garden terrace on the 16th floor, dubbed The Air, can even serve as a wedding venue.
The One Cinema
Part of the Broadway group of cinemas, the cinema at The One features six houses at 111 or 163 seats each, some of which are vibrating, accommodating over 800 people in total.
There's a wide selection of films to choose from; in addition to international blockbusters, the cinema is also known to screen films associated with Hong Kong's film festivals and international film events, such as the Movie Movie: Life is Art festival and the Bolshoi Ballet's Ballet in Cinema programme. Instead of sticking with your typical cinema snacks and drinks, why not stop by the wine bar for a tipple before the show?
Best Restaurants at The One
While there are plenty of casual yet delectable restaurants and cafes throughout the mall, the best of the bunch can be found perched high above the city at The One's upper floors.
There's Harlan's Bar and Restaurant, a continental Western fine dining restaurant that opened its first location in 2004. Although the understated yet elegant main dining room,with its with wood floors and rich red walls, makes for an enjoyable meal, its sweeping views of Kowloon are best enjoyed from the outdoor terrace. Go for the US kurobuta pork with truffle mashed potatoes or the Australian lamb saddle washed down with a glass of red recommended by the restaurant's sommelier.
A few floors up is Wooloomooloo Prime, a more elevated iteration of the popular Australian steakhouse concept. Prime cuts of beef are joined by other top-class dishes, from whole Boston lobster to beef Wellington. Complement your meal with a classic cocktail or a glass of wine from Australia or New Zealand. The view can't be beaten here, either.
If it's Japanese food you're after, there's the convivial, Michelin Guide-recommended teppanyaki restaurant, Kaika, the Hong Kong branch of the famed Ginza establishment which offers grilled dishes made with ingredients such as Hida Wagyu and Hokkaido crab flown in straight from Japan.
Things To Do At The One
There are plenty of high street yet chic brands to explore such as French Connection, Lacoste, Aigle, and Adidas. An Aeon MaxValu supermarket fills floors LG1 and LG2, offering gourmet food as well as home and lifestyle products.
In addition to the bevy of shops, there are also two atriums where exhibitions and other events regularly take place, as well as plenty of kiosks dotted among the mall. Check the mall’s social media for announcements about the latest events.
The One Beauty Bazaar
Filling up most of the first upper ground floor of the mall is the sleek, monochrome Beauty Bazaar by Harvey Nichols. The 18,000sqft hub boasts over 100 acclaimed international beauty brands that encompass everything from skincare and make-up to hair and body care as well as fragrances.
Conceived of by The Dickson Group in 2010, Beauty Bazaar followed the company's successes in similar ventures with fashion, accessories, and watches, and was founded with the vision of bringing together some of the world's top beauty brands under one roof.
Armani Beauty, La Mer, Clinique, Estée Lauder and Shu Uemura are only a handful of brands you can expect to see while browsing through the various counters here amidst elevated yet trendy interior design courtesy of award-winning British design firm Studio Four IV. Meanwhile, the Beyond Beauty section introduces the latest new products from across the globe.
The One Parking
This manned, underground Wilson Parking garage offers 134 parking spots and accommodates vehicles up to 4.2m tall. Simply swipe your credit card on the way out to pay. Patrons of the shopping mall's F&B outlets can enjoy special deals. The garage is open 24 hours a day, every day.
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