Flying high in Hong Kong

Presenting some stiff competition to the glut of high-luxe hotels in Central Hong Kong, the recently opened Upper House - sister property to Beijing’s already legendary Opposite House - is the city’s hottest new property.

Conceived by Chinese designer, Andre Fu with recession-scoffing luxury in mind, the 117-room hotel need have no interior features at all thanks to the stellar views in each and every room. Alongside panoramic scenes of both the peak and Victoria Harbour, the Pacific Place-based Upper House also boasts the largest hotel rooms in Hong Kong – the bathrooms alone are 300 sq ft and feature, and we quote, ‘walk-in rain showers’.

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With plenty of understated woodiness and faded shades of lime, lilac and slate throughout, the only (rather limp) complaint is the 49-floor slog to the watering hole at chef Gray Kunz’s eponymous restaurant. But with a 14 meter cocktail bar awaiting - and views to stop your ticker - all downbeat thoughts will melt into your martini. www.upperhouse.com

Words by Teo van den Broeke

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