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48 hours in ... Hong Kong
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Like a tropical New York, Hong Kong’s sultry mix of skyscrapers, islands and superb shopping makes for a fabulous, fast-paced break...
Sleep: Centrally located in Causeway Bay, 56-room J Plus Boutique Hotel feels like swish serviced apartments, with Philippe Starck interiors, kitchenettes in all boudoirs, and elegant meeting rooms.
Shop: Pacific Place mall in Admiralty has big-hitting brands Burberry, Chloé, Marc by Marc Jacobs, Miu Miu and a Harvey Nichols branch. Local label Shanghai Tang has an outlet here, or check out the beautiful flagship mansion at 1 Duddell Street in Central. Hollywood Road and Cat Street in Sheung Wan are the go for antiques and curios.
Snack: J Plus rates include afternoon cakes and evening wine in the lobby. Ultra-glam Sevva, on the 25th floor of Prince’s Building, at 10 Chater Road, Central, is cool for cakes and cocktails with a view.
See: A chic, white art space, Agnès B Librairie Gallery, at 1/F Wing Fung Street in Wan Chai, hosts photography, sculpture and video installations.
Stroll: Ride the Star Ferry to Kowloon come sunset to watch the light show on Hong Kong Island. Alternatively, board the Peak Tram up to the Peak for nature walks and striking views.
Spa: Take a day-trip to the former Portuguese colony of Macau and indulge in trad pasties de nata tarts at Lord Stow's Bakery. Let the therapists at the Banyan Tree’s spa work it off for you afterwards.
Savour: For meetings over a meal, opt for the Principal , or chic Cépage , both in Wan Chai’s funky Star Street precinct. Try Bloom in the LKF Tower for weekend brunch, and Lung King Heen for Michelin-starred dim sum at the Four Seasons.
Sip: Café Gray Deluxe, atop boutique hotel the Upper House, offers delicious food, sexy cocktails and wow-worthy harbour views.
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