EAST was designed with business travellers in mind. Slick, chic and well run, the hotel’s 345 rooms are carefully thought out with a workstation, iPod touch and free wi-fi; some even have Apple TV. After hours, work up a sweat at Beast, the 24-hour fitness centre on the 4th floor or chill out by the adjoining pool before heading upstairs to Sugar, the bar on the 32nd floor – an ideal spot for cocktails and tapas with a harbour view.
For business travellers
Business centre No but business services available on request.
Wi-fi Free and fast in every room.
Food and wine The hotel’s relaxed café restaurant, Feast, serves a global semi-buffet from an open kitchen between 6.30am and 11pm. There’s a communal table for solo diners and two semi-private rooms for informal business dinners. For after-work drinks head to Sugar, the rooftop bar with a fabulous outdoor terrace overlooking Victoria Harbour and the old Kai Tak Airport – now operating as a cruise terminal.
Fitness and wellbeing Excellent heated pool on the roof and 24-hour gym.
Run route Head for the nearby Quarry Bay waterfront promenade. The four-kilometre run from Quarry Bay Park to Soho East at Sai Wan Ho takes about 30 minutes with scenic harbour views all the way.
EAST is in the heart of the Taikoo Place, Hong Kong’s eastern business district. A Tai Koo MTR entrance is next door to the hotel; trains can whizz you into Central in about 15 minutes.
29 Taikoo Shing Road, Taikoo Shing | +852 3968 3968