Hong Kong dishes up an abundance of new discoveries around every comer – from new hotels and restaurants to exclusive speakeasy bars and exhibitions.
The biggest challenge in Hong Kong is trying to fit it all in. Here’s what’s currently hot in Hong Kong.
Located in the newly-fashionable district of North Point on Hong Kong Island, the new Hotel VIC on the Harbour serves up spectacular panoramic views of Victoria Harbour. The hotel offers 671 affordable luxury guestrooms and suites. Dining options include a sophisticated rooftop restaurant and bar and international cuisine at an all-day outlet. This is further complemented by the diverse eateries and superb shopping in the hotel’s podium floors, as well as in an adjacent mall and the vibrant surrounding area.
Mojo Nomad Central, a ground-breaking concept that aims to turn the traditional hotel model completely on its head, has started taking shape in the heart of Hong Kong on Queen’s Road Central. Think micro-hotel, shared accommodation and co-working all-in-one. This is the second evolution for the disruptive Mojo Nomad brand by the internationally acclaimed Ovolo Hotels Group. Already open and thriving in up-and-coming Aberdeen, Mojo Nomad’s newest location gives dynamic travellers unparalleled access to the city centre, and promises to electrify the iconic neighbourhood.
Pinot Duck is now open in Wan Chai. Located in the heart of the neighbourhood’s restaurant and bar district, the new restaurant showcases the bold flavours of duck and the pinot grape. Pinot Duck serves up a creative and inventive menu that is full of surprises, and can be enjoyed in a laid-back setting that is both contemporary and nostalgic.
Discover the heart and soul of Lima’s lively Barrio Chino. Chifa, which opened in June serves up an intriguingly unique combination of Peruvian and Chinese cuisine. Whilst also paying homage to the cross-cultural cuisine deeply rooted in Peruvian culture from the country’s long history of Chinese migration. Beautifully wrapped dumplings and soft, fluffy bao form the heart of the menu alongside traditional chifa noodles, rice, meat and seafood dishes. Located on Hong Kong’s historic Peel Street Chifa is a modern interpretation on the centuries-old cuisine in a casual and social setting.
A seemingly ordinary hotel room nestled within chic boutique hotel The Pottinger Hong Kong in the heart of Central, ROOM 309 is a surreptitious and refined cocktail haven in disguise. Behind the helm is award-winning Tastings Group’s executive mixologist, Antonio Lai, who is also the mastermind behind award-winning venues including: Quinary; Origin; The Envoy; Angel’s Share Whisky Bar & Restaurant; and VEA Restaurant & Lounge. Opening in late July, ROOM 309 is a discreet cocktail parlour where creative potentials of connoisseurs, creatives and thinkers untapped and let imaginations unfold. To gain entry to the elusive bar, guests are required to check-in at “The Reception” where they will receive their keycard to enter the highly intimate drinking den. www.room309.hk
Harbour City presents Sun Kissed Summer – lipstick art exhibition in the Atrium II of Gateway Arcade from 28 June to 22 July. The exhibition features American lipstick artist Lipstick Lex’s first solo exhibition in Hong Kong. Harbour City is home to the largest number of beauty brands (over 320 brands) in Hong Kong and over the summer months is hosting the first ever Lipstick Tasting Bar with more than 30 brands and 200 shades of lipsticks.
The largest heritage conservation and revitalisation project in Hong Kong, Tai Kwun – Centre for Heritage and Arts, has opened its doors. Tai Kwun presents a wide range of heritage, contemporary art, performing arts and lifestyle experiences to the meticulously restored Central Police Station compound which comprises of three declared monuments, the former Central Police Station, Central Magistracy and Victoria Prison. What was once a closed-off part of Hong Kong has become an open and inviting new space for all to enjoy. Tai Kwun offers a range of heritage and arts experiences and strives to cultivate knowledge and appreciation of contemporary art, performing arts and history.
Located on the 100th floor of International Commerce Centre, the tallest building in Hong Kong, sky100 Hong Kong Observation Deck (sky100) is Hong Kong’s only indoor observation deck offering 360-degree panoramic views of the city and Victoria Harbour. By day or night, visitors can take in the tranquil atmosphere from 393 metres above sea level. Sky100 is also now the world’s first observation deck featuring a cafe operated by The Ritz-Carlton, with the opening of Café 100 by The Ritz-Carlton, Hong Kong, offering visitors the double delights of taste and visual pleasure.
For more information on Hong Kong visit www.discoverhongkong.com/au
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