A stunningly high-end “vertical estate” on Hong Kong’s Tsim Sha Tsui waterfront, Rosewood Hong Kong has been impressing visitors and locals alike since it opened in March 2019. While there’s no shortage of luxury hotels in the city, Rosewood’s prime location overlooking Victoria Harbour, its amazing culinary programme and superior wellness offerings as well as thoughtfully-curated experiences for guests (furry ones included) make it perhaps the most opulent place to spend the day. So, jump into one of the hotel’s chauffeured Jaguar XJ or custom Range Rovers and get ready to spend eight hours exploring the property’s hidden gems.
11am: Put on your explorer’s hat
Created by designer Tony Chi, Rosewood Hong Kong can be a maze for first-timers. Spend some time navigating the many nooks, crannies, and hallways that make up the public spaces. Along the way, take in the glamorous, detailed design, on which no expense has been spared. If you’re an art aficionado, you’ll stop every few minutes to admire works by the likes of Henry Moore, Joe Bradley, and Liu Guosong.
12pm: Break for lunch
With a property as expansive as this, you’ll have a hard time deciding where to sate your appetite. You can opt for “wellness cuisine” at Asaya Kitchen, where you can pair your personalised healthy Mediterranean meals with fresh juices (or a biodynamic wine) and enjoy it al fresco.
Perhaps you’ll duck into one of the private dining rooms at The Legacy House—each one represents a standout moment in the life of Cheng family patriarch Dr Cheng Yu-Tung—for elevated Cantonese dishes with a focus on Shunde cuisine. If you’re interested in something more filling, we suggest slipping into Henry for dry-aged steaks cooked to perfection on charcoal grills.
1pm: Enter a state of Zen
While away the afternoon at ASAYA, one of the best urban spas in Asia. Rosewood Hong Kong’s exquisite wellness offering has a menu that goes far beyond massages and facials (though these are exceptional, too). Work on your wellbeing with spa treatments and emotional, nutritional, and diagnostic sessions.
Our tip? Book some time with Head Practitioner Kit Shum, who specialises in expressive art therapy and focus meditations. Or, if your posture needs a few adjustments, ask to see Terry Burges for spinal mobilisation or restorative muscle therapy. Later, hit the infinity pool for a refreshing dip (and an Instagram moment, if you wish). Need to relax a little longer? Check into one of the Asaya Lodge boltholes nestled into the spa gardens for a full “Wellcation” with a personalised itinerary.
4pm: Time for some sweet treats
If you’re not full from lunch, sit down to Hong Kong’s most artistic afternoon tea at The Butterfly Room. Here, you’ll be treated to a symphony of creatively presented sweet and savoury treats in an elegant, living-room-like setting where Damien Hirst’s masterpiece, Zodiac, takes centre stage.
Suite guests will also have access to Rosewood Hong Kong’s sophisticated Manor Club, a residential-style space offering a must-try afternoon tea service—along with breakfast and evening cocktails. Step out onto the wraparound terrace for incredible views and see if you can spot the collection of Henry Moore artworks.
7pm: Enjoy Martinis and more
Kick off your evening with a well-crafted cocktail at one of the hotel bars. Nab a table at Darkside to enjoy classic cocktails alongside the smooth tunes of the house jazz band—ask for a personalised martini made with your choice of vodka or gin.
If you’re here with the girls, try and find XX—the female-only speakeasy—where you can enjoy botanically-driven tipples on the cosy balcony. Just be sure to get the entry password, first. Are you after an extra-exclusive experience? Find a member to get you into the exclusive Café Carlyle at Carlyle & Co., where you can indulge in live performances and drinks. There are sometimes ticketed performances that the public can access, so keep an eye out for this.
8pm: Savour Old Delhi’s Best
For dinner, there’s no better place to indulge than CHAAT, the contemporary Indian restaurant by Chef Manav Tuli. The restaurant just won its first Michelin star for its elevated, modern take on Indian chaat (street food), so why not book a table and sample the Old Delhi Butter Chicken, Lobster Tikka, and delightful baked samosas stuffed with jackfruit meat. Butter up the chef and you might even get access to off-menu specials—the Prawn Pulau is worth coming for on its own. End your meal with a Nikka Single Malt from the barrel, or perhaps a glass of the moreish Golden Masala Chai.
Plan on staying over?
If you need to sleep off your big day, book one of the glamorous guest rooms and suites, 80% of which come with jaw-dropping views through floor-to-ceiling windows. We recommend one of the Harbour Corner Suites, which come with unfettered views of Victoria Harbour and 24/7 butler service.
Pre-arrival, contact the concierge to ask for restaurant reservations and specific bedding or reading materials for your suite. And don’t worry about leaving Fido at home—pets are very welcome here and even get their own bedding and treats. While you’re here, ask your butler to draw a bath in the freestanding tub in the old Hollywood bathrooms and a tipple from the bar cart stocked with Rosewood-branded spirits.
Learn how to mix a proper cocktail or indulge in a wellness escape with our DayAway Experiences at Rosewood Hong Kong.