In the thick of Hong Kong’s shopping and dining hub and on some of the world’s prime real estate. With the MTR, tram, bus stops and Victoria Park mere minutes’ away, it doesn’t get more accessible.
You could give yourself a migraine trying to work out how they did it and the answer is: don’t. The locals are masters at creative use of space – which is why the studios manage to squeeze a living, dining and working area along with a marble-finished kitchen and bathroom into a shoebox of a space. Far from feeling cramped the overall look is ‘chic apartment’ rather than hotel room. The 54 rooms include two duplex penthouses.
In Mandarin Jia means ‘home’ and this isn’t far off. With its satin sofas, silk curtains and eccentric furniture the small-ish lobby manages to strike the right balance between cosy and chic and the second-floor sundeck with barbecue is a boon.
Eating and drinking
Serving Michelin-starred Italian and doubling as an art gallery The Drawing Room is something of a hot spot among design-conscious locals.
Simply not space for them, sadly. Victoria Park provides plenty of room to jog, do tai chi and there's a public pool too.
Who stays there
Younger holidaymakers and style-conscious leisure and business travellers (including quite a few long-stayers) eschewing big-brand fuss and frills.
You may get a better bang for your buck - specifically more space - at non-designer hotels.
Pros & Cons
- Shopping central
- Crowds and noise go with the territory