ESCAPE TO W HONG KONG
Where vibrant and modern meets classic and colonial, where the pleasures of the east come together like the harmony of the yin and yang, where one of Asia's most important financial centres overlooks the hustle and bustle of Hong Kong's street markets. Part sophisticated metropolis, part cultural epicentre and a total feast for the senses; you'll find it all in Hong Kong.
West Kowloon provides a getaway to the rest of Hong Kong. Sitting pretty amid the city's most happening nightlife, historical art districts, intriguing heritage sites, and the World’s third tallest building (the International Commerce Centre or ICC if you didn’t know); and all just mere steps away from the majestic waterfront icon, W Hong Kong. Make sure to experience the West Kowloon Waterfront Promenade and mingle amongst the runners and cyclists as you enjoy the breath-taking views.
ELEMENTS HONG KONG
Launch a stone as far as you can, and chances are you’ll probably hit a marginally irritated commuter in the city’s most lavish lifestyle shopping mall. The proverbial stone’s throw away, Elements at Kowloon Station offers a one stop shop for all things luxury fashion. A place where fashion infuses with art, and the elements of wood, water, fire, earth, and metal intertwine to provide a shopping experience that touches all of your senses.
REACH FOR THE SKIES AT sky100
Where birds meet Gods. The observation deck on sky100 offers the very best views, from Hong Kong’s tallest observation tower. Connected to W Hong Kong, sky100 is the place where you can soar high above the city. With a striking view of the waterfront boulevard, a city skyline provides the perfect backdrop for the gastronomic adventure that awaits you as you explore the al fresco restaurants.
MEET THE STARS IN TSIM SHA TSUI (TST)
When you venture beyond the hotel's Union Square neighborhood you're only moments away from the legendary Tsim Sha Tsui area, where Nathan and Canton Road's "golden mile of shopping" awaits you. You'll also find Kowloon Park, the Avenue of Stars, the famous Star Ferry Pier, the Hong Kong Cultural Centre and Temple Street, all of which exude legendary charm and world-class specialty cuisine.
BRUSH UP ON YOUR HISTORY
Special mention must go to the Hong Kong History Museum in TST. There is a permanent exhibition detailing the rise of modern Hong Kong from the earliest ancestors of the Prehistoric Age right through to the modern metropolis it has become. Whilst the History Museum will rotate between temporary exhibitions focusing on specific periods or events in Hong Kong and Chinese history. So make sure to head to the Hong Kong History Museum official site to check availability.
CENTRAL HONG KONG
The main Central district sits across the waterfront and is easily accessible via ferry; here you'll discover architectural wonders such as the HSBC and Bank of China buildings. Towering symbols of China's recent success, and bright future on the global scene. It doesn't stop there, global entertainment hotspots Lan Kwai Fong and SoHo dance to the DJs beat in the spirit of Bourbon Street, Shibuya, the namesake SoHo Square, and New York's Meatpacking District.
Or you can always choose to explore what lies beyond the glimmer of the city's neon lights. You'll encounter sampans, Chinese junks and a massive floating restaurant in the former fishing village of Aberdeen that offers a glimpse of Hong Kong's yesteryear. Then head to Stanley Market and relax on the beach. A picturesque seaside stroll across the promenade and twisted bazaar streets are where you'll discover the unimaginable variety of wares for sale.
In a city that Fortune 500 and blue chip companies call home, why not mix business and pleasure? After all, it's easy to find the perfect balance between glitz and glamour in the city that never sleeps.
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