If you’re looking for a special staycation in Hong Kong, but don’t want to revisit old haunts time and time again, then you’re in luck, because new hotels crop up a mile a minute in our ever-evolving city. Here are a few to keep on your radar this year if you’re looking to treat yourself to a weekend away.
1. Rosewood Hong Kong
The latest addition to the Tsim Sha Tsui waterfront stands 65 storeys high, adding to an already vibrant skyline. Rosewood Hong Kong – the resort group’s new flagship property – is scheduled to open on March 17, and will occupy 43 floors of the new skyscraper. It will boast 91 suites and 322 rooms, most of which offer a stunning view of the harbourfront. The hotel will also feature eight on-site dining options and an urban spa. Guests in the hotel’s suites can benefit from a personal butler service, as well as access to the exclusive Manor Club lounge, offering food, drink, and a dedicated games room.
Rosewood Hong Kong, Victoria Dockside, 18 Salisbury Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, (+852) 3891 8888
2. Hong Kong Ocean Park Marriott Hotel
The long-awaited Ocean Park hotel opened its doors in November 2018, and its 471 rooms are now accepting guests. Designed by architectural firm Aedas, the urban resort hosts four bars and restaurants, a 1,200-square-metre ballroom and events space, and a large outdoor swimming pool, all housed in a peaceful location that lies just a few minutes away from the bustling city centre. In keeping with its nautical neighbour, the hotel lobby features a dazzling 16-metre tall aquarium, and guests can benefit from exclusive deals and privileges when visiting Ocean Park, including seasonal specials.
Hong Kong Ocean Park Marriott Hotel, 180 Wong Chuk Hang Road, Aberdeen, (+852) 3555 1688
3. Eaton HK
After making waves in Washington with the opening of the ‘Anti-Trump hotel’, Eaton opened its doors in Hong Kong’s Jordan district in late 2018. The property boasts all the comforts you would come to expect from a luxury hotel, including access to the gym, rooftop pool, and rooms furnished with hardwood interiors and all-natural bath products. Part hotel, part co-working space, part art gallery, Eaton adopts a concept that distinguishes itself from most Hong Kong hotels, focusing on its core tenets of sustainability and social activism – trading in the conventional hotel opening for a Human / Progress Festival, and lining its walls with socially-conscious artwork, and its shelves with banned LGBT books.
Eaton HK, 380 Nathan Road, Jordan, (+852) 2782 1818
4. Hotel VIC
Taking pride of place in Hong Kong’s burgeoning new city centre alternative, Hotel VIC is the only five-star hotel in the neighbourhood. Having opened in the summer of 2018, the 665-guestroom hotel has been designed for millennial-minded, tech-savvy guests – offering the option to check in using a QR code and to use the convenient Handy smartphones in rooms, leaving your data allowance alone for the weekend. Rooms also feature a complimentary mini bar and glass headboards featuring artistic maps of the local neighbourhood, while one of the hotel’s crowning features is its rooftop swimming pool and adjoining restaurant.
Hotel VIC, 1 North Point Estate Lane, North Point, (+852) 3896 9888
5. The St. Regis Hong Kong
Originally scheduled to open in January, the St. Regis Hong Kong will now open in June of this year, but it looks to be worth the wait. The 129-guestroom property is located next to the Convention Centre in Wan Chai and boasts interiors designed by the acclaimed designer Andre Fu. French and Chinese restaurants are to be helmed by Michelin chefs, while the hotel features a 12,000-square-foot events space of its own, capable of seating up to 500 people. Guests will also benefit from the hotel group’s butler and ‘e-butler’ service.
The St. Regis Hong Kong, 26 Harbour Road, Wan Chai