As if you need another reason to make a trip to Hong Kong before this isolating year ends, a swanky new luxury hotel is all set for its debut in the city mid next month.
The Hari Hong Kong is the second property of independent hospitality group Harilela Hotels, which opened The Hari London in 2016. Described as “swish”, and “welcoming”, the group’s first looks like the sort of place modern-day Don Drapers would live in, with Mario Testino on the walls, opulent marbled surfaces, and plush furnishing in bold colours.
British interior designer Tara Bernerd is the mastermind behind The Hari London, and has followed up her work for its upcoming sibling in Wan Chai with an equally debonair style, albeit more refined. The 210 guest rooms, including three signature rooftop suites with killer views of the city skyline, feature a neutral palette of beige, brown and grey, accented by pops of colour from the contemporary artworks on the wall.
Extra attention is given to the social spaces of the new hotel, which includes a lobby lounge, Japanese restaurant and terrace bar Zoku and Italian restaurant Lucciola, to draw discerning locals into its stylish confines. “Beyond a perfect’s night’s stay, The Hari Hong Kong aims to foster a deeper appreciation for the neighbourhood and the city — it will be the best way for locals to get reacquainted with Hong Kong and for discerning travellers who want to do more than scratch the surface of the city,” says Dr. Aron Harilela, Chairman and CEO of Harilela Hotels.
(All images: The Hari Hong Kong)