The Upper House – Hong Kong
The Upper House Hotel is fast becoming one of the hottest spots to stay in Hong Kong. This luxury yet modern hotel is a haven within the bustling city as it towers over Pacific Place the hotel has been converted from the top 13 storeys of a 50 floor 1980’s tower.
‘The name Upper House is derived from the design philosophy of an upward journey through Pacific Place, above the bustling city to a serene house of intriguing spaces, natural materials and subtle yet playful lighting’
Based in the central business district, this hotel is smart and stylish after being designed by young Hong Kong designer Andre Fu. The look is contemporary Asian, filled with polished bamboo, shoji glass and a 10 story stainless steel sculpture by Japanese artist Hiroshiwata Sawada. This also allows for full attention to go to the incredible views of the Harbour on one side and the mountains on the other.
The whole hotel operation is sleek, with staff using Ipad’s for check in and the hotel cars being Lexus hybrids equipped with wireless internet, making it the perfect destination for business or leisure.
Each room is equally well kitted out with Ipads in every room, espresso machines and free for all snack bars full of M&M’s and sodas. The bathrooms are spacious and tranquil with remote control televisions, automated curtains and pillowed headrests in the deep limestone bath as well as stocked with products from British brand REN.
The hotel has a small fitness centre which includes basic machines and weights. however there is no pool (there has been talk that there may be one in the future!) However there is a roof garden on the 6th floor, or for a slightly more authentic touch of green head to the Hong Kong local park which is just a 10 minute walk away and is home to the iconic Victoria Peak Tram.
The restaurant is top of its game and one of the buzziest in Hong Kong with both hotel guests and local residents. Michelin starred Cafe Gray Deluxe on the 49th floor is headed up by top chef Gray Kunz, who has created a menu of simple yet exceptionally well executed international dishes! If you would rather just a drink then head to the city’s longest bar, which is always filled with a glamorous crowd come cocktail hour.
Certainly a recommended spot to head to in Hong Kong!