UR­BAN ES­CAPE

Lo­ca­tion is king at Shangri-la Ho­tels and Re­sorts, which has given its lat­est five-star out­let one of the world’s favourite views – Hong Kong’s Vic­to­ria Har­bour.

Robb Report (Malaysia) - - Luxe Travel - By Re­becca Mor­ris

It’s more than two decades since a new ho­tel opened on Kowloon wa­ter­front and Kerry Ho­tel looks set to draw in the crowds with its cool blend of nos­tal­gia and in­no­va­tion.

Renowned lo­cal ar­chi­tect and in­te­rior de­signer An­dre Fu is be­hind the 16-storey ‘ur­ban re­sort’ on Hung Hom Bay. A multi-level podium with el­e­vated out­door land­scap­ing makes the most of the fab­u­lous vista and most gue­strooms en­joy panoramic views. In­doors, 1,000-plus art­works are a fur­ther feast for the eyes and soul.

In­door and al fresco din­ing are avail­able in all five restau­rants and bars, from Hong Kong com­fort food with tea and cock­tails to mod­ern Chi­nese fare dished up in a set­ting that re­flects the area’s in­dus­trial ship­yard his­tory. In­ter­na­tional cui­sine can be found at the all-day restau­rant and a food mar­ket hall. A sun­downer? It has to be Red Sugar bar with its 270-de­gree har­bour views.

Yes, there’s a pool, spa and fit­ness equip­ment – but that’s just the be­gin­ning. Kerry Sports Base Camp or­gan­ises sport­ing ad­ven­tures from run­ning clubs, boat­ing and hik­ing.

And for an event with some buzz, the ho­tel has the city’s largest LED wall. www.shangri- la.com/hongkong/kerry ≠

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