It’s been years in the making but this week, the uber-luxurious Rosewood Hong Kong has officially opened to take its place in prime position on the Tsim Sha Tsui harborfront. Opening with a big bang, the hotel will host the wedding for the daughter of former Thai Prime Minister Taksin Shinawatra on its first weekend.
Its position holds special memories for many Hongkongers who were around in the 1980s – it was lifestyle destination titled New World Centre. And fittingly, Sonia Cheng, scion of the family who own the land, was the one spearheading the area’s opulent redevelopment.
Designed by Kohn Petersen Fox, the grand 65-floor building is a modern masterpiece. Inside, the hotel was conceptualised by famed New York-based designer Tony Chi, who has attended to every detail of this hotel.
There are 413 guest rooms here, including 91 stunning suites. Each offers panoramic views through floor-to-ceiling windows, gorgeous objets d’art and intriguing coffee table books, the ultra-high-quality furnishings and finishings, and the most opulent marble bathrooms with freestanding tubs. The design is best described as modern Chinese Art Deco, with sleek motifs, clean lines and lovely textures coming together to create an unparalleled experience. Suite stays also get access to a personal butler service and the Manor Club executive lounge on the hotel’s top floor.
The Rosewood Hong Kong will feature seven restaurants in total; four are already open, with the remaining set to roll out by September. The Legacy House is a chic Chinese eatery; Holt’s Café is an elegant take on the Hong Kong classic cha chaan teng; while The Butterfly Room is a sophisticated all-day dining destination. Sporting its own outdoor terrace, DarkSide is the hotel’s main bar, a handsome space offering craft drinks and live jazz.
There’s also a glamorous Grand Ballroom featuring dramatic chandeliers and catering up to 700 guests, while Rosewood’s signature wellness offering, Asaya is set to open in the fall.
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