Up and away

In Esquire's humble opinion, the best way to enjoy Hong Kong island is at altitude, which might explain why we like the sound of new boutique hotel The Upper House so much.

This 117-room establishment begins at the 38th floor of its Pacific Place address, and ends a vertigo-inducing 12 stories above - ensuring guests are never likely to suffer anything so inconvenient as a duff view.

Other perks include generously-proportioned bathrooms and free Wi-Fi, but should this not be enough to entice you to undertake the 12,000 mile round trip, bear in mind that owners Swire Hotels plan to introduce their style of elevated urban living to the UK next year. Doubles from around £225 

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