Starting at 730 square feet, even the smallest rooms here are some of the city’s largest
The Pacific Place shopping complex, a nearly 120-acre mall, is housed in the same skyscraper
TVs (cleverly masked with mirrors) in all guest bathrooms
The team of diligent “guest experience managers”
What To Know
iPod touches replace the usual hotel directories here
The cookies, chocolates, teas, coffees, and beers in your room bar are free (though the wine costs extra)
Make advanced reservations for a table at Café Gray Deluxe, one of the city’s hottest dining spots
For harbor views, book an Upper Suite
Parking on site
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Elegantly understated Andre Fu-designed high-rise within easy reach of Victoria Peak, studded with international contemporary art
When Hong Kong-born starchitect Andre Fu was charged with imagining a luxurious pied-à-terre in his home city, he wanted to shake up the definition of hospitality. It’s why his debut hotel project, The Upper House, has no lobby: he decided to scrap the idea of a stodgy formal reception and instead devote that extra square footage to the exquisite guest rooms. Starting from the 38th floor (translation: bird's-eye views), all 117 suites and studios are outfitted in a restrained blend of bamboo, limestone, and wool and provide a temporary escape from the city (just reach for your remote control, which mobilizes a fleet of electric curtains). The skyscraper itself teems with many hidden pockets, such as a secret garden and a tunnel-like escalator, hushed antidotes to an otherwise frenetic metropolis. There’s also a sense of sky-top cool that infuses most public spaces here, namely Café Gray Deluxe (reachable via aerial bridge), the 49th-floor Pan-European bistro with a 46-foot marble bar that's steered by an eponymous chef who whips up dishes crafted with produce from the Hong Kong Island hills.
In the Area
The high-rise presides above Admiralty, Hong Kong’s prime shopping district. A who’s who of international designer brands make up the interiors of neighboring Pacific Place, in addition to local darlings like Lane Crawford and Shanghai Tang. For more wallet-friendly finds, make your way to Starstreet precinct, once the site of Hong Kong’s first power plant; nowadays, the narrow lanes are home to a cluster of avant-garde galleries and independent boutiques. Once you’re all shopped out, take the five-minute walk to Hong Kong Park, a lush 20-acre stretch where must-sees include the Museum of Tea Ware, which houses an impressive collection of Yixing clay brewing accessories.