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First Look: Rosewood Hong Kong

Rosewood Hong Kong opened its doors this year as a magnificent new ultra-luxury property in the heart of the Victoria Dockside arts and design district on the shores of Victoria Harbour.

Situated on one of Hong Kong’s most significant waterfront locations in Tsim Sha Tsui, the property is set to become a grand icon for the city, celebrating the area’s role as Hong Kong’s new creative and cultural epicentre.

Guests can experience the first urban outpost of the brand’s pioneering wellness concept; gastronomic innovation showcasing locally grown and artisanal ingredients; masterworks by the most highly acclaimed artists of our generation; and supremely stylish living spaces.

Rosewood’s opening in Hong Kong marks the evolution of another meaningful historic legacy. The site is the former Holt’s Wharf, dating back to 1910, which was subsequently acquired and developed into New World Centre, a lifestyle magnet for the city in the 1980s.

New World Centre - a proud expression of Hong Kong’s transition to modernity and establishment as a regional business hub - was the creation of Dr Cheng Yu-tung and Dr Henry Cheng, the grandfather and father (respectively) or Rosewood Hotel Group Chief Executive Officer, Sonia Cheng.

“With Hong Kong evolving from a business and financial centre to become a true global cultural capital, I wanted to create an iconic property that not only showcases the city’s rich history but also reflects its bright future,” says Sonia Cheng.

The Kohn Pedersen Fox-designed, 65-storey exterior pays homage to the city’s impressive verticality. In lush counterpoint are the beautifully landscaped lawn, verdant gardens and terraces with spellbinding harbour views.

Paying homage to Rosewood’s origins as an aristocratic manor, the entire hotel is conceived as a “vertical estate” which incorporates significant green spaces and outdoor areas throughout, creating openness and room to breathe as a defining element.

At reception, a large window overlooks an ornamental bonsai tree, framing the harbour beyond.

An auxiliary guest lobby evokes the grand rooms of Europe’s stately homes, showcasing oak marquetry ceiling panels, coconut wood columns and art by contemporary Indian female artist Bharti Kerr.

Masterful and important art throughout the property includes works by Henry Moore, British artist Damien Hirst, as well as China’s Wang Keping and homegrown Hong Kong artist Wilson Shieh.

The majority of the hotel’s rooms boast standout harbour vistas, with the remainder featuring verdant Kowloon Peak views overlooking the fabled Lion Rock and distant, scenic mountains.

Generous space and residential luxury are the hallmarks of Rosewood’s 322 light-filled guestrooms, which start at 53 square metres and include the Grand Harbour View Rooms, boasting panoramic views of Hong Kong Island.

Elevated homely comforts include eclectic curios and objets d’art, curated interior details, considered amenities, marble bathrooms with freestanding soaking bath and separate, freestanding vanities with hammered copper sinks and twin towers, as well as spacious walk-in closets.

Rosewood Hong Kong is home to the highest number of suites of any Hong Kong luxury hotel and also some of the largest. The 91 suites offer carefully curated stays, bespoke services, and inviting, artful interiors.

Suite guests enjoy exclusive services including access to Rosewood’s Manor Club executive lounge, personal butler service, monogrammed pillowcases and robes, along with personalised amenities from arrival to departure.

Extended stays for the ultimate in fuss-free city living will be amply catered to by the exclusive Rosewood Residences. Introducing 186 spacious, inspired interiors and uniquely positioned luxury accommodations designed for longer-term stays.

The Residences will offer a separate private entrance and dedicated 53rd-floor club facilities, including an indoor swimming pool and private fitness centre, along with a host of special services and amenities for guests.

Each of the Rosewood Hong Kong’s eight dining concepts possesses a distinctive character and showcases creativity and a contemporary interpretation of accessible gastronomy and refined beverage craft.

For more information, or to book your ultimate city escape, get in touch.

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