The Upper House: Hong Kong's Tech-Savvy, Art-Loving Hotel
Hong Kong architect André Fu not only designed the interior but also chose the artwork throughout this tech-savvy hotel. At check-in, it’s not unusual for guests to get a guided tour of the minimalist stone sculptures in the foyer. From $580. Pacific Place, 88 Queensway, Admiralty, 852/2918-1838
This appeared in the October 2014 issue.
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Top of the World Cocktails
The Upper House is a swank design hotel near Hong Kong Park in Admiralty that is often considered the best in the city. For those who can't afford to shell out the $500+ per night to stay there, it's possible to have a drink in Cafe Gray on the 49th floor.
Decor in the lounge-style bar is somewhat muted but the floor-to-ceiling windows offer superb views of Victoria Harbour and more than justify the cost of the drinks. The atmosphere is relaxed and low-key.
The cocktail menu changes seasonally, but the Early "Gray" Martini is a persistent favorite, and justifiably so.
Serenity suffuses designer Andre Fu’s hotel, where the rooms start on the 38th floor above Pacific Place. Large living spaces incorporate natural materials and sandstone sculptures by Marvin Mintofang. You can take in the panoramic views of Victoria Harbor or Hong Kong Island from your limestone bathtub.
Upper House Hotel, 852/3968-1111. From $430. This story appeared in the May/June 2011 issue.