Hong Kong’s rental market is one of the most expensive—and competitive in the world. For this reason, many of the city’s younger residents are looking for alternative living arrangements that offer more bang for their buck. To meet this demand, the city has seen a proliferation of “co-living” properties. Enter WEAVE SUITES.
Although not a new concept, the idea of “co-living” is still new in Hong Kong. The concept sees residents living in an apartment-style complex; most will have their own apartments and share public spaces. The latest addition to Hong Kong’s “co-living” scene is WEAVE SUITES—CENTRAL WEST, a chic, subtle property that sits between the popular Sheung Wan and Sai Ying Pun neighborhoods.
Tucked into a very accessible position on Queen’s Road West, WEAVE SUITES—CENTRAL West is a chic 26-floor building boasting 83 fully-furnished suites that bring together high-quality design, superb functionality, and—perhaps most enticing of all—flexible leases. Acknowledging the history of its location, the property celebrates the local art scene with specially commissioned works by young local arts. On arrival, residents and visitors are greeted by a sweeping mural inspired by the film “In the Mood for Love” by local artist Noble Sketchbook
Inside, residents have a choice of five suite styles, ranging from the 150sqft Urban Suites to the 450sqft One-Bedroom Luxe Suites. Created in collaboration with Hong Kong design agency DEFT, each suite boasts a contemporary yet minimal and functional aesthetic—even in the smallest suite, you’ll find space for everything you need. A color palette of dark green and cream dominates, complemented by plenty of natural light through massive windows, walnut wood cabinetry, and stylish copper-trim accents. All suites also come with private bathrooms featuring high-end amenities, including Rituals products and Dyson hairdryers, as well as Smart flatscreen TVs and WiFi.
The bigger suites operate as stand-alone apartments, complete with a sitting area, dining space, and kitchen. In the One-Bedroom Luxe Suite, the sitting area boasts a cozy couch and coffee table, along with a massive TV and media storage unit; next to this, the open-plan kitchen features a cleverly-concealed full-size fridge, a separate wine fridge, built-in microwave, and electric stove, along with appliances like a kettle, Nespresso coffee machine, and LG washer-dryer. The bedroom holds a very comfortable king-size bed, as well as a spacious workdesk.
To ensure residents get the full WEAVE experience, each suite also has access to an array of useful services. This includes weekly linen changes (on-demand services are available at extra cost), regular housekeeping, 24-hour security, and a concierge service. The WEAVE app allows residents to schedule services, purchase extra amenities, and otherwise manage their stay.
The “co-living” aspect of WEAVE SUITES—CENTRAL WEST comes in the form of shared spaces that are designed for work and socializing. These facilities are spread across three floors and include a state-of-the-art kitchen fitted with everything from fridges and stoves to dishwashers and ovens; separate dining areas; a cosy lounge with its own wine bar and pantry; a reading nook; two meeting rooms for the business-minded; and cozy reading nooks. Of course, there’s also a shared laundry and gym.
In a city like Hong Kong, WEAVE SUITES—CENTRAL WEST may seem like an unconventional living choice—but it’s a good one. Still, it seems like it would be more popular with the long-stay visitors and business travelers that normally visit the city when its borders are open.
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Written by The Loop HK for WEAVE SUITES.