Where To Stay During Hong Kong Art Week 2017

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March 13, 2017 | BY Grace Chee

Our favourite hotels for great art and design

Hong Kong Art Week 2017 is almost upon us. If you still haven't finalised your travel plans yet, don't panic—there might still be rooms available. We can't make any promises, but we suggest trying these places first for great art, great design or a great location. See the best places to stay during Art Week in Hong Kong below:

Read more: Insiders' Guide To Surviving Hong Kong Art Week

Mandarin Oriental Hong Kong

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Photo: Courtesy of Mandarin Oriental Hong Kong

Warhol fans can enjoy access to the “Warhol in China” photography exhibition from March 20 to April 2, which will feature over 200 rare photographs taken by the inimitable Andy Warhol during his visit to China and Hong Kong in 1982. They also have a Hong Kong Art Week package (available March 19  to April 2) that includes VIP access to Art Central and three-day passes for Art Basel.

Mandarin Oriental, 5 Connaught Road, Central, Hong Kong, +852 2522 0111, mandarinoriental.com

Four Seasons Hong Kong

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Photo: Courtesy of Four Seasons Hong Kong

Throughout Hong Kong Art Week, guests staying in suites will receive complimentary VIP tickets to Art Central. You can also take advantage of their Spring Awakening package, which includes up to HKD 1,500 of hotel credit that can be used towards their Michelin-starred restaurant Caprice (a perennial favourite) or their award-winning spa.

Four Seasons, 8 Finance Street, Central, +852 3196 8888, fourseasons.com/hongkong

The Upper House

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Photo: Courtesy of The Upper House

Designed by T-lister and Maison & Objet Asia’s 2016 Designer of the Year André Fu, The Upper House is one of Hong Kong’s best boutique hotels. The rooms put the spotlight on panoramic views of the city’s habourfront, and the soft, soothing design scheme makes it the perfect retreat for some R&R at the end of the day’s parties.

The Upper House, Pacific Place, 88 Queensway, Admiralty, Hong Kong, +852 2918 1838, upperhouse.com

The Peninsula Hong Kong

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Photo: Courtesy of The Peninsula Hong Kong

For its fourth annual “Love Art” initiative, The Peninsula is partnering again with Britain’s Royal Academy of Arts to install a four-metre-high steel light bulb created by Irish contemporary conceptual artist Sir Michael Craig-Martin. Entitled “Bright Idea”, the large-scale art piece challenges how we view everyday objects—and you can have it right on your doorstep.

The Peninsula, Salisbury Road, Kowloon, Hong Kong, +852 2920 2888, hongkong.peninsula.com

 Conrad Hong Kong

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Photo: Courtesy of Conrad Hong Kong

Get a front row seat to the bi-annual Asia Contemporary Art Show, which will be held from March 17 to 20 at Conrad hotel. Artworks from more than 80 galleries will be displayed—rather unconventionally—on beds, dressers and bathroom sinks, in bedrooms across the 40th to 43rd floors. You might even bump into some of the artists.

Conrad Hong Kong, Pacific Place, 88 Queensway, Admiralty, Hong Kong, +852 2521 3838, conradhotels3.hilton.com

Lanson Place Hotel

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Photo: Courtesy of Lanson Place 

Boutique hotel Lanson Place is hosting its own satellite exhibition in collaboration with Design Pier and Design Anthology. “Design with Character” will present a collection of objects by a host of designers, including Zaha Hadid and Verner Panton. They also have a gorgeous façade, stylish Parisian-inspired rooms, and a promotional “CLUB 133” package, if you need more reasons to stay.

Lanson Place Hotel, 133 Leighton Road, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong, +852 3477 6888, hongkong.lansonplace.com

Grand Hyatt Hong Kong

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Photo: Courtesy of Grand Hyatt Hong Kong

If location is your number one priority, it doesn’t get any more convenient than Grand Hyatt. It’s directly connected to the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, where Art Basel is held. You could literally just roll out of bed and walk down the hallway to get to the show.

Grand Hyatt Hong Kong, 1 Harbour Road, Hong Kong, China, +852 2588 1234, hongkong.grand.hyatt.com

The Langham Hong Kong

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Photo: Courtesy of The Langham Hong Kong

The Langham is conveniently located just a short ferry ride away from Art Central, across the Victoria Harbour. Their art retreat package (offered from March 13 through 26) comes with tickets to Art Central, as well as afternoon tea for two. If you fancy having your portrait drawn, British illustrator Tanya Bennett will be doing watercolour sketches at the hotel throughout March 25 and 26.

The Langham, 8 Peking Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong, +852 2375 1133, langhamhotels.com/hongkong

 See also: This Artist Turns Your Face Into Abstract Art

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