The Upper House, Hong Kong

Luxe Retreat
  • 09 Jun - 15 Jun, 2018
  • Mag The Weekly
  • High Life

This sleek, 117-room stopover was the first ‘paperless’ hotel in Hong Kong and although such technology has caught on elsewhere in the city, it still manages to be both, cutting-edge and an exceptionally comfy residence. As the name suggests, the idea is to lead you up and away from the city’s babble into your temporary home away from home which is a no-rush zone and a hushed Asian world of wood, glass and limestone. There’s one restaurant, Café Gray Deluxe, which serves exceptional European food with a slight Asian tang. It manages to be cosily sophisticated and is very popular with locals. Tea and coffee can be served fireside in the book-lined Sky Lounge, also on the 49th floor. Those looking for greater seclusion can retire to The Lawn on the sixth floor for alfresco cocktails. There’s no pool, no spa, and only a tiny gym. What guests come here for is 21st-century understated luxury combined with a more old-school level of service.