Hotel Mira Moon Hong Kong, China
Contributed by Ben Harris.
Great to be here, a stylish and functional airport and a great place to check-in.
A fairytale design themes, secret garden lounge, and an amazing in-room cocktail treasure chests, the latest player in the rapid revitalization of Wan Chai is a whimsical newcomer to this former red-light district.
The 91-room hotel is the first project by nascent hotelier Martin Lee, and with it he entrusted creative reign to international design team Wanders & Yoo, who took the once drab office tower and transformed it with a lavish interpretation of the Mid-Autumn Moon Festival’s ancient legend.
We had such a beautiful room, fantastic.
Rabbit motifs are carved in latticework wood walls and embroidered into hanging lanterns; peonies weave through corridor carpeting and bathroom tile mosaics. Local fashion designer Grace Choi has dressed the staff in custom chinoiserie, while Spanish chef Guillermo Delavault’s Chinese-Spanish fusion food is worth a night in from the city’s vibrant restaurant scene. So far there is no spa yet, but in-room massages are just a phone call away.
Its worth it, I love Hong Kong.
It is just a walk to Hong Kong underground station (MTR) and not far away from Star Ferry.
Nearby business district, the Hong Kong Museum of Art, the Hong Kong Cultural Centre, the Hong Kong Space Museum, the Avenue of Stars and the breathtaking scenery of Victoria Harbour at 8pm.
The Mira Moon is my place to be, located on 388 Jaffe Rd., Wan Chai; 852/2643-8888.
Photos: Marina Noble, Ben Harris & Jens Hoffmann