Getting a new and memorable view of dynamic Hong Kong

[SPONSORED CONTENT]

Hyatt Centric Victoria Harbour Hong Kong

Jan 8, 2020

This electric city—with its beloved mix of good eats, commerce, history, culture and nature—has been centered on the sea for centuries. Hyatt Centric Victoria Harbour Hong Kong offers an easy access, upscale stay where there are seriously no bad views.

SEE+DO

Courtesy of Hyatt Centric Victoria Harbour Hong Kong.

Bustling Chun Yeung Street is the place to go to time-travel into the Hong Kong of yore. Tram lines bisect this narrow market road filled with old tenement buildings and stalls selling all manner of food. If that quaintness isn’t photogenic enough, keep those likes coming with a few snaps at the so-called Monster Building. One of Hong Kong’s most Instagrammed spots is five connecting high-rises where the city’s density overtakes you. Take in an enthralling Cantonese opera show at the landmark Sunbeam Theatre, founded by Shanghainese émigrés in 1972.

SHOP

Courtesy of Hyatt Centric Victoria Harbour Hong Kong.

For out-of-the-ordinary souvenirs with a true local flavour, gifts that will bring back a flood of memories, and, indeed, unforgettable shopping experiences, visit Wah Fung Chinese Goods Centre, once Hong Kong’s largest department store, where you’ll be hard-pressed to hear any English but easily find unique buys. More modern shopaholics will be glad of the hotel’s proximity to the gleaming, upscale Harbour North megamall.

EAT+DRINK

Courtesy of Hyatt Centric Victoria Harbour Hong Kong.

Location, location, location! Hyatt Centric Victoria Harbour Hong Kong is adjacent to the North Point Ferry pier in a city whose soul is steeped in the maritime. What better name for a restaurant than Cruise? Here the sharing plates are inspired by ports of call across Asia, and you’ll swoon for the paroramic water views. Meanwhile, in The Farmhouse, homemade farm-to-table fare provides comfort, and in The Farmhouse Deli, local street-food is deliciously reimagined.

STAY

Courtesy of Hyatt Centric Victoria Harbour Hong Kong.

It would be pretty hard for a hotel to better live up to its name than Hyatt Centric Victoria Harbour Hong Kong, two towers that are together central to all things authentic to the city, energizing about a visit, and integral to smooth travel. All 665 of the modern, elegant guest rooms have insane harbour views—though if you really want to soak up your smart choice of staying here, head to the top-floor infinity pool. If you can tear yourself away from the social areas and eateries designed by star André Fu, a new waterfront promenade awaits.

See more at travelandleisuresea.com/hyatt/

Hotels & Resorts

Marriott Moxy Honmachi, Osaka

Marriott hits a millennial home run with this new 155-room Moxy property, which opened last year. The hotel occupies a former 11-story undergarment warehouse in Osaka’s shabby-chic Honmachi district, minutes away from the station and chock-a-block with izakaya and kushikatsu joints.

Spa

Three New Purveyors of Vedic-Inspired Healing

Three new purveyors of wellness have sprouted up around the region with their own modernized takes on ancient health and beauty wisdom.

Hotels & Resorts

Fairmont Maldives Sirru Fen Fusi

“Secret water island” is the direct translation of the name of this all-villa resort.

Food & Drink

3 Singaporean Distilleries Serving Up Unique Gin Flavors

By Shamilee Vallu. MOVE OVER, SINGAPORE SLING—new twists on gin have edged out the tourist go-to as the nation’s de rigueur drink. Local bars such as Native infuse gin with everything from matcha to laksa leaf, while others, like Atlas (with its staggering 1,000-plus labels), build menus around their sizable collections of mother’s ruin. Now, […]