Shack up in Hong Kong's hottest hotelTin Hau, Hong Kong
Patterned marble, galvanised steel, textured concrete and raw timber are the over-riding materials used in the 66 rooms of this boutique hotel, Tuve. It seems like minimalism in the extreme, with local architects Design Systems using a series of photos of a Swedish lake – rocks partly submerged and mists swirling – as the unlikely inspiration. Natural light is also utilised, with translucent wired glass, a material more often seen in offices, separating bed and bathroom. In the ground floor restaurant, Silver Room, where folds of metal create privacy between tables, the menu has a decidedly Japan-meets-Italy vibe. It won’t be everyone’s stripped-back glass of fizzy water, but it’s certainly a game changer
in bigger-is-better Hong Kong.
- The stark angles of this new hotel are most definitely Instagram-worthy
- The location – it’s only a four-minute walk to the nearest Metro station
- Rooms are generous for Hong Kong
- The bare feel of this hotel won’t appease those who are used to cosy country house style properties
- It wasn’t built with families in mind, so those travelling with children would be best off looking at other local options
- Free wi-fi
- Complimentary tea and coffee
- 40 inch HDTV
- A high-end in-house Italian restaurant
From AU$165 a night.