Conceived by design-wunderkind Andre Fu, this luxe boutique hotel was devised to maximise the scenic vistas of Hong Kong. In the 117 rooms and suites, sleek interiors and a palette of soothing neutrals act as a backdrop to the island and harbour panoramas. Little luxuries give this property an edge: most rooms have rain showers and free-standings tubs, and the hotel offers complimentary yoga classes on weekends and free bikes to explore surrounding locales. While there’s no spa or pool, there is a small gym – and those in need a respite from the bustling city will find a peaceful private garden called The Lawn on the 6th floor. Foodies should make a point of dining at the 49th floor restaurant, Café Gray Deluxe. The setting and views are pure glamour and the menu offers seasonally driven fare.
For business travellers
Business centre No but the Sky Lounge on the 49th floor is a peaceful spot for small meetings or writing emails.
Wi-fi: Free and fast in all rooms.
Food and wine The hotel’s glamorous bar and restaurant attracts a sophisticated mix of local and international guests. Both establishments are on the 49th floor with views over the city from floor-to-ceiling windows. The restaurant Café Gray Deluxe serves modern European classics, as well as a superb prixe fixe lunch menu at HK$395 ($65) for three courses. Ask for one of the corner tables for the best views. Pre-dinner drinks are served at the bar on the same floor.
Fitness and wellbeing No pool or spa but a small 24-hour gym. Complimentary yoga is held in the garden on weekends.
Run route Turn right up Justice Drive and climb the steps to reach Kennedy Road. Turn into Bowen Drive and run along tranquil Bowen Road (one of Hong Kong’s most popular jogging routes) before arriving at Bowen Road Park. The round trip is four kilometres.
The Upper House boasts a central location above the glossy Pacific Place shopping centre (you’ll find an emporium of designer brands, here, plus Harvey Nichols). Admiralty MTR is mere metres away, while the verdant Hong Kong Park is behind the hotel.
Pacific Place, 88, Queensway, Admiralty, Hong Kong