The New St. Regis HK Joins A Growing List Of Ultra Luxury Developments

28-Mar-2019 Intellasia | Forbes | 6:00 AM Print This Post

One of the most dynamic, energetic, and cultural cities in the world, Hong Kong offers up a spectacular contrast with its famous city skyline surrounded by dramatic green mountains. On my first visit to Hong Kong, I instantly fell in love with its people, its cuisine and its wild markets.

Among the new luxury hotel openings is the beautiful St. Regis Hong Kong which joins a growing list of developments in the city. Located in the vibrant Wan Chai district, the St. Regis Hong Kong assimilates a curated mansion that celebrates cultural diversity and elegance all from the expertise of interior designer Andre Fu.

A residentially inspired retreat, the 27-story St. Regis offers 129 guest rooms and suites all reflecting the vision of world-renowned interior designer Andre Fu. The spacious 2,800sf Presidential Suite was designed as an elegant, contemporary Hong Kong private residence, a tribute to the city’s past and present. The elegant interiors of the suite include marble, oak and bronze fittings, as well as floor-to-ceiling windows that look out to city and harbor views. The hotel also includes a heated swimming pool, and a poolside bar as well as a health club with a spa treatment room.

The St. Regis Hong Kong will introduce four new dining options including; French haute cuisine in L’Envol by award-winning chef Olivier Elzer. Elzer is one of the top French chefs in Hong Kong, acclaimed with a combined 24 Michelin stars to his experience. Run, the signature Cantonese restaurant is led by renowned chef Hung Chi-Kwong and The Drawing Room where guests can enjoy a reimagined Afternoon Tea experience.

The recently opened Rosewood Hong Kong is the newest luxury hotel on the harbor. The 65-story building is located within Victoria Dockside in Tsim Sha Tsui and showcased an artsy design towering over the renovated Avenue of the Stars. The hotel’s 322 rooms, 92 suites on 43 of the 65 floors, and 18 signature suites are all perfectly designed. Harbour House will be Rosewood’s Presidential suite on the 57th floor when it is completed later this year. The suite will have its own private pool and garden. There are also four duplexes on top of the tower.

I was fortunate to have met The Rosewood Hotel Group’s millennial CEO Sonia Cheng on a recent trip to Hong Kong, and she has created a fantastic new property. Sonia is a dynamic creative force in the Rosewood world, her late grandfather Dr Cheng Yu-tung built an empire that made the family one of Asia’s wealthiest. As owners of jewellery chain Chow Tai Fook, the family is worth an estimated $22.5 billion.

Among the extravagant developments going on in Hong Kong is National Properties newest luxury residential development at 45 Tai Tam Road on Hong Kong Island. The site has a private access road surrounded by a green belt. There are no adjoining buildings, so views from the seven detached, three-story houses are all protected.

Each house has approximately 4,750 square feet of interior living space, including five bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms. Additionally, each house comes with an elevator, two balconies facing the sea, a private heated infinity pool, a private garden, and an underground parking space. Two of the seven houses in the development are fully furnished with each expected to list for over $77 million. One is designed by Gilles & Boissier, who designed the Baccarat Hotel in New York among many other high profile projects, while the other is designed by Joseph Fung of Hong Kong design firm Studio Pantheon II.

The area from Deep Water Bay to Repulse Bay and Chung Hom Kok is known as Billionaires Row where numerous Chinese tycoons own mansions. One outrageous listing is for a townhouse/villa at 110 Repulse Bay Road and listed by Christie’s for $101.9 million. Another new development is the spectacular 1165 Repulse Bay including an eight-house residential development designed by Aedas. The houses, all with a highly sculptural design enjoy spectaculars views of Repulse Bay.

And the future is heavy with development including a planned $80 billion private island near the island of Lantau which will provide up to 260,000 residential units.

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