Whether it’s a luxury residence or an artisanal home, K11 Artus is not the hotel you think it might be.
K11 Artus officially opened its doors at the end of last year as Hong Kong’s first ‘artisanal home’ concept made for cultural creatives from around the world. Its name reflects this vision by combining the words art and the Latin term for home, domus, to become Artus. So, rather than a hotel in the conventional sense, K11 Artus is really a full serviced residence with all the privacy and luxury that a five-star hotel would have.
The newly developed Victoria Dockside lends its phenomenal harbour vistas to K11 Artus, gifting it with a view worth staying the night for. Directly linked to the huge retail destination that is K11 Musea, and only a few steps away from the Avenue of Stars promenade, the luxury residences benefit from prime location. It’s also conveniently situated in close proximity to Tsim Sha Tsui station and the Star Ferry Pier which makes coming and going extremely easy. Furthermore, the location offers plenty of entertainment in the form of other shopping malls, designer boutiques and museums nearby.
A super sleek and ridged exterior wraps the building before revealing an eclectic interior developed by Hong Kong’s celebrated designer Andre Fu. Inside, the 21-floored residence boasts high ceilings which allows a lot of natural light to come through, creating bright and lofty spaces which are filled with modern design elements, especially on the 10th floor lobby-library. Here, neutral tones meet warm earthy accents enriched with lush textures and furnishings. Similar sentiments run throughout the residences, with Asian decorative touches and objets dotted across all the rooms. The spaces are so intriguing you can spend a fair few minutes to hours in awe of the design as a whole.
K11 Artus is the newest cool kid on the luxury living block and stepping into the building makes you feel like one too. Possessing the right amount of style, which actually feels very cultural but not in the hush hush gallery sense, combined with an overall luxurious ambience, Artus feels opulent yet inviting. During our stay, it felt very peaceful during the day and through the evening with mostly younger families and couples spotted.
Arranged over 14 floors, K11 Artus’ 287 residences span comfortable studios to practical one, two and three-bedroom spaces, to 3 uniquely designed penthouses, 80 percent of which, offer wrap-around balconies. We stayed in the harbour-facing one bedroom residence which came complete with a study room and balcony. Individually furnished and decorated, all the rooms are fitted out with all the home and hotel comforts you can think of: minibar, espresso maker, TV, cable channels, refrigerator, kitchenette, designer toiletries and slippers. It’s just a shame that the bathtub in our room had a plug issue, which wasn’t resolved.
Service & Facilities: 9/10
The service at K11 Artus is very warm. The team know your name, always smile and seem genuinely happy to help and chat. They’re quick too, considering they aren’t exactly a hotel. However, this was obvious in other areas such as the aforementioned bathroom issue. Facilities include a 24-hour fitness centre, 24-hour front desk, and concierge service, as well as dry cleaning and laundry service. The restaurant offers breakfast, with continental or Chinese options, at an additional cost.
Food & Drink: 7/10
Within K11 Artus there is one restaurant: The Commune, a bar and lounge: The Chamber and a snack/bar area: The Living Salon. Luckily, K11 Musea itself has some great eateries to choose from, but within the hotel, options are limited. There is also an option to order in, from selected K11 Musea restaurants, directly from your TV. At The Commune, in which we had lunch, both European and Chinese options are available. We opted to share a sandwich and pasta dish, both of which had room for improvement.
Rates: start from HK$3,600/night for the Artus Studio to HK$28,000/night for the Artus Three Bedroom with Harbour View. Prices for penthouse options require a quote depending on dates. The price may vary depending on availability and season.