There are many historical buildings in Hong Kong that have been reincarnated for modern use. The Hullett House hotel in Tsim Sha Tsui, for example, tells a tale of a past life as the former Royal Marine Police Headquarters. This colonial beauty sits atop the 1881 Heritage shopping complex. Within the hotel, there are a total of five dining establishments. The hotel's Stables Grill can be found in the space that was previously occupied by, unsurprisingly, horse stables. Stop by The Parlour for tea and nibbles and make sure to sit out on the balcony to fully enjoy the buzz of the 1881 complex and Hullett House.
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Over-the-Top Digs: Hullett House Hotel, Hong Kong
Formerly the top floors of the Marine Police Headquarters in Tsim Sha Tsui, the new Hullett House Hotel offers guests 10 fanciful suites. At the Mariners’ Rest pub, celebrate your freedom with a cocktail in an original holding cell. 2A Canton Rd., Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, 852/3988-0000This appeared in the January/February 2012 issue.
Some of the city’s most remarkable building of the past have now been preserved and re-presented as eateries that have plenty of stories to tell. Nearby the tram tracks in Wanchai, The Pawn was once the location of the Woo Cheong Pawn Shop, a family business for over a century. This classic shophouse has now been refurbished into a trendy gastropub serving British fare. Across the harbor in Tsim Sha Tsui, the Hullett House hotel also tells a tale of a past life as the former Royal Marine Police Headquarters. This colonial beauty sits atop the 1881 Heritage complex and houses a total of five wine and dines establishments. The hotel's Stables Grill can be found in the space that was previously occupied by, of course, horse stables.