Are you looking for the perfect combination of luxury and art in Hong Kong? Look no further than the W Hong Kong and the nearby West Kowloon Cultural District. Indulge in a world-class hotel experience at the W Hong Kong before immersing yourself in the vibrant art scene just a stone’s throw away.
The W Hong Kong in the International Commerce Centre is renowned for its contemporary style and impeccable service. From the moment you enter the hotel, you’ll be greeted with modern decor inspired by an enchanted forest, breathtaking city or Kowloon waterfront views, and a range of luxurious amenities. Treat yourself to a stay in one of their stylish rooms or suites, featuring cutting-edge designs and all the comforts you could desire. We stayed in the Fabulous Room.
Luxuriate in the mildly scented MOMO bath amenities. The high-pressured showers offer a nice hot cleanse before bed or freshen up before heading out.
Indulge in a luxurious afternoon tea experience at the lively and energetic WOOBAR, located within W Hong Kong. Treat yourself to an array of visually appealing savoury and sweet delicacies while the floor-to-ceiling glass windows fill the space with an abundance of natural light. Prepare to be captivated by the vibrant atmosphere as you savour your delectable treats. When the sunsets, WOOBAR is transformed into a vibrant cocktail bar where energetic DJs spin original beats and dance tracks.
Once you’ve pampered yourself at the hotel, venture over to the West Kowloon Cultural District, a hub that celebrates art in all its forms. This massive waterfront complex is home to several new world-class museums, performance venues, and outdoor spaces. Marvel at the stunning architecture, which includes the iconic M+ Museum, designed by Herzog & de Meuron.
Explore the M+ Museum, dedicated to visual culture, with its extensive collection of contemporary art, design, architecture, and moving image works. Discover thought-provoking exhibitions that showcase local and international talents, and engage with the interactive installations that push boundaries and challenge conventional notions of art.
Visit the Hong Kong Palace Museum to admire remarkable artworks and also deepen your understanding of Chinese history, culture, and artistic heritage. It is a must-visit destination for anyone interested in art, history, or the fascinating world of Chinese civilisation. View over 800 ancient artefacts and national treasures that are on loan from the original Palace Museum in Beijing.
If you’re in the mood for a live performance, head to the Xiqu Centre, a state-of-the-art venue dedicated to Cantonese opera and other traditional Chinese performing arts. Experience the rich cultural heritage of Hong Kong through mesmerising performances and immersive theatrical experiences.
For those seeking outdoor activities, the West Kowloon Art District offers expansive parks and green spaces, such as the Art Park and Freespace, where you can relax amidst stunning landscapes while enjoying art installations, exhibitions, and live performances.
After a day filled with art and culture, return to the W Hong Kong for a luxurious dining experience. Indulge in gourmet cuisine at one of their signature restaurants. Dinner at Sing Yin Cantonese Dining is a must.
Chinese Executive Chef Simon Wong showcases his tales and encounters by means of the latest distinctive culinary creations. According to Chef Wong, he constantly revisits his recipes, exploring various ingredient combinations and techniques to bring about a unique fusion. With an impressive career spanning over three decades, Chef Wong has garnered valuable experience working at renowned establishments such as Langham Hotel Xiamen, XI’AN Airport Hotel, Howard Johnson Hotel Fuzhou, and The Grand Hyatt Hong Kong.
Designed by world-renowned architect and interior designer Steve Leung, the 120-seat restaurant artfully captures the distinctive essence of Hong Kong’s streetscape. The entrance is adorned with a bar reminiscent of a traditional Chinese tea house, showcasing an array of wines and spirits on elegant wooden shelves. Above, the ceiling is adorned with a meticulously hand-drawn cityscape of Hong Kong, adding a unique touch to the ambience. Within the restaurant, patrons can enjoy various settings, including a semi-private room, the main dining area, and a VIP room that pays homage to the scenic countryside of Hong Kong.
And don’t skip breakfast at Kitchen. There’s quite a spread at the all-you-can-it breakfast in this all-day dining modern bistro that serves bountiful buffets and an a la carte menu.
Spoil yourself at the W Hong Kong and immerse yourself in the artistic wonders of the West Kowloon Art District. It’s the perfect blend of opulence, creativity, and cultural exploration that will leave you with unforgettable memories of your time in Hong Kong.
Also check out our story of culinary options in Hong Kong.
Do take some time to relax by the WET Swimming Pool on level 76 or 211 metres above ground level and enjoy the views. Trees on the deck shade some of the chairs if you prefer to lie away from direct sunlight. We didn’t have time to check out the pool in the night. I am sure it would have been a stunning purple shade.
W Hong Kong
1 Austin Road West Kowloon Station