Where To Stay During Hong Kong Art Week 2017
March 14, 2017 | BY Grace Chee
Our favourite hotels for great art and design
Hong Kong Art Week 2017 is almost upon us. If you still haven't finalised your travel plans yet, don't panic—there might still be rooms available. We can't make any promises, but we suggest trying these places first for great art, great design or a great location. See the best places to stay during Art Week in Hong Kong below:
Mandarin Oriental Hong Kong
Warhol fans can enjoy access to the “Warhol in China” photography exhibition from March 20 to April 2, which will feature over 200 rare photographs taken by the inimitable Andy Warhol during his visit to China and Hong Kong in 1982. They also have a Hong Kong Art Week package (available March 19 to April 2) that includes VIP access to Art Central and three-day passes for Art Basel.
Four Seasons Hong Kong
Throughout Hong Kong Art Week, guests staying in suites will receive complimentary VIP tickets to Art Central. You can also take advantage of their Spring Awakening package, which includes up to HKD 1,500 of hotel credit that can be used towards their Michelin-starred restaurant Caprice (a perennial favourite) or their award-winning spa.
The Upper House
Designed by T-lister and Maison & Objet Asia’s 2016 Designer of the Year André Fu, The Upper House is one of Hong Kong’s best boutique hotels. The rooms put the spotlight on panoramic views of the city’s habourfront, and the soft, soothing design scheme makes it the perfect retreat for some R&R at the end of the day’s parties.
The Peninsula Hong Kong
For its fourth annual “Love Art” initiative, The Peninsula is partnering again with Britain’s Royal Academy of Arts to install a four-metre-high steel light bulb created by Irish contemporary conceptual artist Sir Michael Craig-Martin. Entitled “Bright Idea”, the large-scale art piece challenges how we view everyday objects—and you can have it right on your doorstep.
Conrad Hong Kong
Get a front row seat to the bi-annual Asia Contemporary Art Show, which will be held from March 17 to 20 at Conrad hotel. Artworks from more than 80 galleries will be displayed—rather unconventionally—on beds, dressers and bathroom sinks, in bedrooms across the 40th to 43rd floors. You might even bump into some of the artists.
Lanson Place Hotel
Boutique hotel Lanson Place is hosting its own satellite exhibition in collaboration with Design Pier and Design Anthology. “Design with Character” will present a collection of objects by a host of designers, including Zaha Hadid and Verner Panton. They also have a gorgeous façade, stylish Parisian-inspired rooms, and a promotional “CLUB 133” package, if you need more reasons to stay.
Grand Hyatt Hong Kong
If location is your number one priority, it doesn’t get any more convenient than Grand Hyatt. It’s directly connected to the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, where Art Basel is held. You could literally just roll out of bed and walk down the hallway to get to the show.
The Langham Hong Kong
The Langham is conveniently located just a short ferry ride away from Art Central, across the Victoria Harbour. Their art retreat package (offered from March 13 through 26) comes with tickets to Art Central, as well as afternoon tea for two. If you fancy having your portrait drawn, British illustrator Tanya Bennett will be doing watercolour sketches at the hotel throughout March 25 and 26.
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