Oh that sunset over Victoria Harbour. It’s been the signature memory of THE REGENT HONG KONG since the 16-floor beauty opened in 1977. Look out then, from the Lobby Lounge, and look out now. Ibid. The hotel went through a name change, as InterContinental, 2001 to 2021. Now it is, bar five bedroom floors still to come, re-opened, once again The Regent.
The designer of the 497-room legend is Chi Wing Lo, known for his furniture. One outstanding feature of end room 701 was the chairs, whose circular seats swivel as needed. Chi used a blend of black granite. pale wood and matching soft carpeting for the flooring, extending the neutral colouring to long window seats, walls (devoid of any art at all), and everything. Sitting or lying on that window seat, look out immediate, on the outer sill, at a unique 50cm-high wire tree, hand-crafted and illuminated at night. Stitched leather panels for closet doors and elsewhere breathe discreet luxury, as do the single opaque windows set into both pale wood trellises that can slide across end windows for privacy.
The hotel has so many plus points. The outside pool now has living surround walls – and its adjacent hob tub is sexiest in town, cantilevered the water and looking over to Central. The indoor gym is 24/7 and has absolutely the latest Technogym. Plenty of it and it all works. Next door to the east is K11 Museo retail and to the west is a giant Legoland.
What more can one want? Food? The Regent Hong has THE best. Join the conversation tomorrow…