Hong Kong has become a top travel destination for Americans. In fact, the U.S. is ranked #5 in terms of visits to Hong Kong with 1.2 million tourists visiting in 2017 (and growing each year). This week, a newly-built twin-tower hotel featuring 671 guestrooms and suites, launched in Hong Kong North Point district.
A stunning new landmark on the North Point waterfront, Hotel VIC on the Harbour, opens in Hong Kong on 16 July, 2018. Hotel VIC celebrates North Point as the soul of the city, inviting visitors to travel like a local and stay like a fashionista in a definitive Hong Kong neighborhood brimming with undiscovered fashion, food and culture.
The newly-built twin-tower hotel, featuring 671 guestrooms and suites, sees every room boasting a spectacular panoramic view of the harbor and the city. During their stay, guests can enjoy access to a 24-hour gym, rooftop outdoor swimming pool, sauna and steam rooms. All rooms include a deluxe rain shower and in-room Nespresso coffee machine.
A tailor-made smartphone app with in-room services, chat, and reservation capabilities, offers instantaneous service in the palm of your hand, while the hotel’s free lightning-fast WiFi and online check-in and out feature provides guests with a slick and uninterrupted experience from day to night. In addition, Hotel VIC is the first hotel in Hong Kong to provide a key card kiosk, so that guests can simply access their room key with a QR code sent to them following online check-in prior to their arrival.
Memorable dining experiences
A long-awaited dining destination in the North Point district, Hotel VIC will offer three signature locations that provide sumptuous eating in a stylish atmosphere. The Farmhouse is an all-day international dining restaurant, located on the 2nd floor with indoor and outdoor seating overlooking the harbor, offering scrumptious buffets and international cuisine. Adjoining the restaurant is The Farmhouse Deli, where a mouth-watering selection of freshly made pastries and cakes complement special house-brewed coffee and a wide range of teas.
For a sophisticated dining experience, head up to the 23rd floor where the Cruise restaurant features a romantic outdoor area, providing panoramic views of Victoria Harbour – and the only rooftop bar in North Point! With a wide choice of cocktails and wine, and a menu specially prepared by talented chefs, this is the perfect place to while away a relaxed evening under the city lights.
Stylish harbourside accommodation
The hotel is the latest property to join the Sun Hung Kai Properties portfolio. Hotel VIC can truly be described as a lifestyle hotel, offering guests everything they could want for a chic stay in Hong Kong.
The arrival lobby, alongside the three destination dining venues, has been created by internationally acclaimed design studio AFSO. Inspired to capture the spirit of ‘Urban Reflections’, the hotel’s harbourside location is reflected throughout the interiors – from a spectrum of interlocking marble screens that are inspired by the cityscape reflection, to the textured glass fittings that refract light like the shimmering water ripples. Key contemporary artworks are also curated across the property, including the sculpture by Mexican sculptor Aldo Chaparro placed on top of the water to reflect the urban reflection, welcoming guests who ascend from the ground floor lobby. Canadian artist David Sprigg’s modern 3D installation ‘Epoch’ is on display at the entrance of the Cruise.
Guestroom interiors are the work of international hospitality design firm Hirsch Bedner Associates. With every guestroom enjoying an elegant harbour view, the contemporary décor exudes a refined yet vibrant energy from the moment guests step inside. It has been built to the most exacting standards by the local project architect Rocco Design Architects Ltd.
For those who enjoy a spot of shopping, the ultimate retail destination Harbour North is only moments away, located on the podium level.
VIC Loves program
The opening of Hotel VIC also marks the launch of the VIC Loves program – a seal of approval for mustdo, lesser explored experiences across the vibrant North Point district. Visitors who want to travel like a local, and Hong Kongers seeking a different side of the city, can spot the VIC Loves symbol throughout the area; marking out unique dining, shopping, entertainment, art hubs and more.
Chosen for their craft, authenticity and personality, approved VIC Loves destinations are selected by a dynamic collective of VIC Insiders, specializing in style, food and culture. The hidden gems and local favorites include:
• Mak Kee, for traditional dim sum made fresh daily
• Duck Shing Ho, famed for its moreish egg rolls
• Kings Co Slippers, selling beautifully stitched slippers adorned with classic Chinese motifs
• VR Arena CWB, Hong Kong’s virtual reality experience centre and party room
• Sam Kee Bookstore’s curated collection genres galore
• 2000 Fun Flagship Shop, a physical haven for online gaming
• Harbour North Shopping Mall, Hong Kong’s shopping paradise
• Tung Po Kitchen, for no-frills delicious eats, and beer served in bowls
• Princess Optical, a one-of-a-kind collection of unique glasses frames
• Midwest Vintage, Hong Kong’s go-to destination for retro style lovers
• Kiu Kwun Barbershop, the oldest and largest Shanghai-style salon and a nostalgic piece of history
Hotel VIC officially launches on 16 July, 2018; as a celebratory opening offer, guests will be gifted with a limited souvenir luggage tag. Room rate starts from HK$1,500 plus 10% service charge; a special discount of up to 20% on standard rooms and 25% on rooms at Club floors and suites can be enjoyed by those who book in advance.