The interiors don’t disappoint either, designed by Maison et Objet’s ‘Designer of the Year 2016’, Andre Fu. The 16-storey building is the first new-build hotel to be constructed on the Kowloon waterfront in the last 20 years, and is the city’s first so-called ‘urban resort’ that offers a relaxed, luxurious haven away from the chaos of the city.
To maximise the incredible panorama of Victoria Harbour and the bright lights of Hong Kong Island, more than half of the 546 rooms in the hotel have harbour-front views, with the jewel in the crown being the 294 square-metre Presidential Suite.
Fu, who claims to be influenced by the likes of Gio Ponti, Carlos Scarpa and Mark Rothko, has taken a modernist approach to the interiors with clean lines and sculptural forms being a recurring theme running throughout the hotel’s design. To complement the hotel’s pared-back design, more than 1,000 pieces of contemporary art by leading Asian artists can be found dotted around the hotel.
One of the best spots in the hotel is the glamorous terrace of the Red Sugar bar, where you’re in prime position to enjoy watching the sun set over the harbour, but if you can’t nab a seat up here, the hotel’s four other restaurants and bars all overlook the Kowloon waterfront.
The Hung Tong restaurant has more of a rough-luxe feel, taking inspiration from the heritage of the Hung Hom neighbourhood and the area’s industrial past as a shipping yard. Sitting on top of a former warehouse, Fu’s restaurant design mixes exposed brickwork with a distinctive parquet floor and edgy metallic details for a contemporary vintage feel.
During the day you can relax in the 25-metre infinity pool that overlooks the harbour, or spend a little time indulging in the Jacuzzi, sauna and steam room, or book in a treatment or two in the spa. For the more adventurous the 24-hour Kerry Sports Base Camp runs a myriad of sports classes including running clubs, HIIT on the deck, boating and hiking adventures.
Heading out the hotel, the Tsim Sha Tsui East shopping district is just a stone’s throw away and it’s a short walk from the Hung Hom Ferry Pier or the train station.
This isn’t the first luxury hotel Fu has under his belt – he’s also designed another Hong Kong-based property, The Upper House, plus the Fullerton Bay Hotel in Singapore and Villa La Coste in Provence.
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