Every Hongkonger knows that life in our crazy, fast-paced city wouldn’t be bearable without the occasional getaway. That’s why we’re bringing you “Suite Staycation“: a monthly review of some of the finest hotel suites in Hong Kong and Macau. Rated upon quality of accommodation, F&B and the perks which we experience — not to mention on pure ‘wow’ factor — our new column brings you in-depth analysis on where to spend your dollars when it comes to taking some well-deserved R&R.
Given the massive Victoria Dockside redevelopment project encompassing new attractions such as K11 Musea and Rosewood Hong Kong, and the slow but steady formation of the West Kowloon Cultural District, there’s perhaps never been a better time than now for obstinate island residents to make the cross-harbour trip. While the Tsim Sha Tsui promenade is a busy hive of activity these days with visitors flocking to the new sights, you can venture a little further up to seek out peace and relaxation in the quiet enclave of Hung Hom and neighbouring Whampoa.
Boasting spectacular views of Victoria Harbour without the elbow-to-elbow crowds, Hung Hom’s laid-back vibes and ample space make it ideally suited for the site of Shangri-La’s first flagship Kerry property in the SAR: Kerry Hotel Hong Kong, which opened in 2017. Billed as the city’s first urban resort, Kerry has been an indispensable boon to the neighbourhood, welcoming families on the weekends with its interactive programming, offering well-manicured public green spaces, and dishing up egalitarian eateries such as the wallet-friendly Dockside, which acts as a sort of community hub with live music in the evenings. For the purposes of a staycation, few hotels can outweigh Kerry’s selling points.
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