Where to stay
38 Hung Luen Road, Hung Hom Bay, Kowloon
For an urban retreat away from the hustle and bustle of the city, look no further than Kerry Hotel, the newest offering from Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts.
The first hotel to open on the Kowloon waterfront since 1995, Kerry Hotel signifies one of the most exciting recent developments in Hong Kong’s hospitality sector, providing an urban escape for both visitors and locals alike.
First launched in Shanghai in 2011, the Kerry Hotel brand emphasises family, lifestyle and curated “inspirational experiences”. The Hong Kong property has achieved this goal, with its fluid design seamlessly incorporating indoor and outdoor spaces, an impressive food and beverage offering, and specially curated activities for families and kids to mimic a true resort experience.
Brought to life by renowned interior designer, Andre Fu, the design and layout are stunning. The grand lobby cascades from the multilevel atrium to the Lobby Lounge, where natural daylight filters through an 80-metre-wide glass façade. Here you’ll find reinterpretations of classic Hong Kong dishes including curry fish balls and a selection of hand-crafted bao. The lobby opens out to a vast garden lined with topiary hedges, while inside a 50-metre-long Turkish onyx marble wall leads to the Grand Staircase and Grand Ballroom.
While public spaces are plentiful, to experience the full luxury of the resort, you’ll need to book one of the 546 guestrooms. Ranging from the 42-square-metre Deluxe Sea View Room to the 294-square-metre Presidential Suite, over 60 percent of the rooms feature panoramic views of Victoria Harbour, and all are fitted with state-of-the-art amenities including a custom-built open closet, free videos on demand and complimentary minibar choices on arrival. Meanwhile, Club guests can enjoy access to the Club Lounge where daily breakfast, afternoon tea, evening cocktails and canapes await.
When hunger strikes, head to one of the five world-class outlets. The breezy Big Bay Café offers a global culinary experience with seven individual food pavilions serving up both Asian and Western fare at live cooking stations – watch the chefs in action as they prepare a feast right before your eyes. For pre-dinner drinks, there’s no better vantage point than Red Bar and its expansive terrace to enjoy the sun setting over the Hong Kong harbour with a well-crafted cocktail in hand.
For a fine dining experience, Hung Tong serves up traditional Cantonese dishes in an elegant setting inspired by the 19th-century shipyards that once peppered the Hung Hom Bay neighbourhood. Here you can get a feel of vintage Hong Kong, accompanied by exquisite dishes from Executive Chef Ken Yu.
With the city’s largest pillar-less Grand Ballroom – accommodating over 1,000 guests at 1,756 square metres – Kerry Hotel has you covered for everything from grand galas to corporate team-building events. If a dream wedding is what you’re after, you can tap into the team of dedicated event planners and organisers to handle everything from catering to logistics.
From personal training sessions at the 24-hour gym to evenings spent enjoying live music on the 270-degree wraparound terrace at Red Sugar, it’s easy to while away the days inside Kerry Hotel’s luxury resort. Whether you’re visiting Hong Kong for the first time or just looking for a mini staycation, Kerry Hotel is fully equipped to provide an unforgettable urban retreat.