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1881 Heritage

After a six-year, HK$1 billion restoration, the complex, which fronts Victoria Harbor from the Kowloon side, now unveiled this as 1881 Heritage, the city’s latest retail–dining–entertainment destination.
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Canton Rd., Tsim Sha Tsui
, Hong Kong

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Hong Kong tends to tear down its past, but preservation prevailed with the 19th-century former Marine Police Headquarters. After a six-year, HK$1 billion restoration, the complex, which fronts Victoria Harbour from the Kowloon side, now unveiled this as 1881 Heritage, the city's latest retail–dining–entertainment destination.

The 120-year-old main building, Hullett House, comprises an all-suite hotel and five restaurants and bars run by Hong Kong's Aqua group. Besides the beautifully restored façade, there's plenty for history buffs to delight in: the stables, pigeon houses, gas lampposts, cast-iron fireplaces and even an underground bomb shelter have all been preserved. The original jail cells, meanwhile, are part of a British-style pub. Modern amenities haven't been ignored: the individually decorated hotel suites blend custom-made Chinese and English reproduction furniture with contemporary Chinese art and modern conveniences. Better yet, each comes with a commanding view of Victoria Harbour.


Tel: +852 2122 2169

Website:
1881heritage.com

 

Published on Dec 2, 2009

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