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Where to Stay, Eat and Play in Hong Kong for Art Basel

Heading to Art Basel Hong Kong this weekend? Have no idea where to stay? Wonder what the locals go to have the best Cantonese food and dim sums? Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered. Below is a list of our favorite hotels and bars in Hong Kong. We also threw in our favorite tea parlor for authentic Cantonese food and fun things to check out.

 

Hotels

TUVE Hotel

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TUVE highlights minimalist and timeless design sensibilities.  A poetic space built on elements in their truest, purest form. Natural lighting merges seamlessly with the sensuous interior lighting, accentuating the subtle textures of the concrete, oxidized copper, marble and wood grain. The finest details, tailored to perfection.

TUVE Hotel No:16 Tsing Fung Street | Tin HauHong Kong, China

 

 

Mira Moon Hotel

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Mira Moon provides an easy, relaxed atmosphere with highly personalized details. Showcasing distinctive design characteristics that stand in bold contrast to more conventional hotels, Mira Moon is a member of Design Hotels™ and will appeal to those craving a unique, individualized experience. Located in the heart of metropolitan Causeway Bay, Mira Moon features 90 contemporary guestrooms and the penthouse Moonshine Suite.

Mira Moon Hotel No.388 Jaffe Road, Causeway BayHong Kong, China

 

 

The Upper House

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This award-winning hotel is designed by architect André Fu to create an understated feeling of residential calmness. A calming contemporary hotel, The Upper House is a haven within the city. The hotel’s 117 studios and suites are surprisingly spacious, featuring natural materials and gorgeous bathrooms. Visitors can also enjoy thrilling views from Level 49 at Café Gray Deluxe.

The Upper House Pacific Place, 88, Queensway, Admiralty, Hong Kong

 

 

Tea Parlors and Restaurants

Lung King Heen (龍景軒)

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This Forbes five-star and Michelin three-star Chinese restaurant is led by Executive Chef Chan Yan Tak. The tea parlor is a must-visit for everyone who would like to experience authentic Cantonese cuisine. Located on the fourth floor of Four Season Hotel, Lung King Heen is the world’s first Chinese restaurant to be awarded the coveted Michelin three-star rating. The restaurant also provides spectacular harbor views.

Lung King Heen 4th Floor 8 Finance Street, Central Hong Kong

 

 

Fook Lam Moon Restaurant (福臨門)

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If you are in the mood for experiencing how the local residents dine, Fook Lam Moon is the place to go. This Michelin one-star Chinese/Cantonese restaurant is the local’s favorite place. From celebrities and politicians to art students, Fook Lam Moon is an iconic restaurant that carries history and tradition of Cantonese food. The restaurant was founded by the legendary chef Chui Fook Chuen, who was the head chef for the royalties in Qin Dynasty and the prominent Ho Tung family.

Fook Lam Moon 35-45 Johnston Road, Wanchai, Hong Kong

 

 

House of Jasmine (八月居)

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This trendy restaurant is hidden in Harbor City by the beautiful view of the ocean. A Michelin one-star rated restaurant, House of Jasmine is known for attracting young and trendy crowds by the modern atmosphere and fusion cuisines. This restaurant also provides an outdoor seating for a more relaxing and casual dining experience. Visitors will have authentic Cantonese cuisine with a twist of creativity and contemporary presentation.

House of Jasmine Shop 401, Level 4, Ocean Centre, Harbour City, Tsim Sha Tsui
Hong Kong

 

 

Bars

Quinary

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Constantly awarded as the “World’s 50 Best Bars” for years, Quinary is the coolest bar that you can’t miss in Hong Kong. Quinary is known for combining unexpected flavors and textures with exotic liquors. The long bar extends to Antonio Lai’s lab showcasing the rotary evaporator and equipment redistilling and slow-cooking our own flavored spirits, and the caviar box for the signature Earl Grey Caviar Martini.

Quinary 56-58 Hollywood Rd, Central, Hong Kong

 

 

Ned Kelly’s Last Stand

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Lots of people come to Ned Kelly’s Last Stand for live music and its history. It is the oldest pub in Hong Kong. This is a perfect place to go to after an exhausting day at the art fair. Good-old jazz tunes and casual vibe will help you unwind and relax.

Ned Kelly’s Last Stand 11A Ashley Rd, Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong

 

 

Ping Pong 129 

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Photo // courtesy of Ping Pong 219

Nestling in happening Sai Ying Pun, with its spacious, urban chic interior,
and nostalgic vibe, Ping Pong Gintonería is the hip spot for stylish sip-smiths and cocktail aficionados alike. This place is hard to find because it’s hidden in a basement without any sign. Once you find the red door, you will be led to 1920’s Hong Kong.

Ping Pong 129 129 Second St, Sai Ying Pun, Hong Kong

 

 

Things to Do

Afternoon Tea at Cafe 103

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Located on the 103rd floor (yes, a-hundred-and-third floor), Cafe 103 is an elegant yet relaxed cafe that offers signature afternoon tea. The cafe is known for its beautiful view of Hong Kong. Many fashion brands and designers have also collaborated with Cafe 103 to create seasonal and limited cuisine. It is the chicest cafe in Hong Kong and you can’t afford to miss it!

 

 

Touring Victoria Harbor

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Photo // courtesy of Hong Kong Tourism Board

Even locals can’t get enough of Hong Kong’s magnificent skyline at dusk. It looks incredibly serene as it’s cast in hues of orange and pink, yet continues to bubble with action like recently popped champagne. This wonderful and romantic panorama is best experienced from the water on board a Hong Kong evening harbor cruise. The night cruise at Victoria Harbor is a must-do when you visit Hong Kong.

Evening Harbor Cruise