The Hari Hong Kong is located between the bustling area of Causeway Bay and buzzing Wan Chai. Gaining ground as the epicentre to experience these vibrancy, the hotel combines the urban sophistication of a downtown art studio alongside all the creature comforts of a luxurious upscale hotel.
Step through the hotel's entrance and be greeted by lush leather booth seats and bookcases lined with art-inspiring tomes. British interior architect Tara Bernerd and Dr Aron Harilela, chairman and CEO of Harilela Hotels, conceptualised the decor.
Head to the hotel's third floor lobby, where the design approach is extended with plush mid-century modern interiors. An extensive display of artworks on the walls are curated by London-based art consultancy, A Space for Art. A modern luxury and social dynamism surrounds the bustling bar and restaurant scene. Mixed with old and new architecture, the charm of The Hari London is married with the vitality of Hong Kong.
The Hari Hong Kong boasts 210 guest rooms across 30 floors. Including three signature rooftop suites, which are all accorded the same design story of luxury comfort. From large plush beds decked out in Mühldorfer bedding to marble bathrooms fitted with rainforest showers. The Hari-scented La Bottega products fill the air. The Corner Rooms and Premium Corner Rooms offer a bird's eye view of Causeway Bay, Admiralty and Wan Chai in their neon-lit glory.
Feast at The Hari Hong Kong's two dining establishments: Italian restaurant, Luccioloa and Japanese izakaya, Zoku. Helmed by Piedmont-born chef Francesco Gava, Lucciola is a contemporary ode to heritage flavours. It showcases the best seasonal Italian produce in classic pasta dishes and mains, like Pennette al Ragu di Peperone Calabrese e 'Nduja and Orata di Orbetello in Crosta di Sale.
Oozing a bastion of old-world glamour with a modern, sumptuous interior and a bold palette of gold and green, a visit to Lucciola is not complete without a tipple or two. Choose from an aged liquor picked from the digestif trolley. Opt for a classic cocktail shaken tableside by the suave, crisp-white-jacket-donning bartender or a red selected from a list that takes diners on an insider's tour to the Italian regions. Conviviality is literally right outside your (hotel) room's door.
On the other hand, Zoku dispenses with the trappings of austerity and zen. Instead, it's an elegant, richly designed space with a palette of pinks and plays off khaki velvet banquettes and leathers. Keeping with modern dining styles, the restaurant is split into a more traditionally formal dining area. There's an angled booth seating to one side and more lounge seating to the other. The centerpiece is an asymmetrical origami ceiling carved in slatted wood as a sophisticated tribute to Japan.
Drawing upon chef de cuisine, Edwin Guzman's over-a-decade experience and work alongside renowned Nikkei chef Mitsuharu Tsumura, Zoku introduces guests to a delicious convergence of culinary cultures. A Zoku dinner brings together the freshness of Japanese ingredients and colourful heritage of chef Edwin's Peruvian roots. Each course is paired with a cocktail or spirit that hints to the restaurant's Japanese roots. Concocted by beverage manager Sabrina Cantini Budden and her team of mixologists, it's an experience Instagram can't capture.
After dinner, take your drink (or before if you prefer) to the al fresco terrace bar. This area is a wall of patterned book-matched marble that's set on the façade. On top of that, a three-storey green surface brings an oasis-in-the-city-feel as you take in the sights of Wan Chai.
With all that The Hari Hong Kong is offering, you might be finding some difficulties trying to book a stay there for your next Hong Kong vacay.