This Harbourside Hong Kong Hotel Has Had a Refresh

Regent Hong Kong

The stalwart hotel shimmers again, thanks to a resplendent refresh.

It’s not every day that you see the iconic red sails of Dukling, Hong Kong’s last antique junk boat, gliding gracefully past your window. It’s as though the staff at the recently renovated Regent Hong Kong instructed her to put on a show for your arrival. Considering how accommodating they are to guests’ every whim, this wouldn’t be entirely surprising.

The ship’s proximity gives you some idea of exactly how close the harbour is: the property is right on the edge of Kowloon’s Tsim Sha Tsui waterfront and the views from its 497 rooms and suites, especially those that are harbour-facing, are simply spectacular.

Turn your focus inwards and there’s plenty more to admire, from the soft lines of the laid-back Lobby Lounge – all oak and dark honey tones, which were conjured by Milan-based Hong Kong designer Chi Wing Lo – to the rooftop pool that glitters to infinity over the city skyline. Dine at the hotel’s outpost of Nobu and sip a Negroni at the private Regent Club. But please indulge in a lavish meal at two Michelin-starred Lai Ching Heen; the restaurant’s famous golden stuffed crab shell served with Worcestershire sauce is faultless, as is the guidance offered from a dedicated tea sommelier.

Beyond the hotel, you’re right in the thick of the Tsim Sha Tsui shopping district, close to Cartier, Celine, Marni and more. You’re also only a few footsteps from the Star Ferry, which is the best way to chug from Kowloon to Hong Kong island with the locals, the salt air drifting in the open windows and, if you’re lucky, Dukling bobbing along beside you. If she’s not there, don’t fret. There’s a very good chance you’ll see her gliding past your window when you return.

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