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LUXE x W Hotels: 24 Hours in Hong Kong

Hong Kong, former fishing village turned Asia’s predominant shopping, dining, art and style destination, is a city of remarkable contrasts. From its speedy cabs to leisurely trams; in-your-face skyscrapers to lush green country parks; and wok stars to Michelin stars, Hong Kong has got it all and dim sum. Here’s how to make the most of 24 hours in the Fragrant Harbour:

A dose of nostalgia

Jo sun! If you’re up early, head over to Kowloon Park, which is just a short cab ride from the W Hong Kong. This little green lung is good for a stroll and to watch groups of agile seniors practicing tai chi. Breakfast comes with a side of nostalgia at Mido Café, a 1950s-era cha chaan teng straight out of a film set. Order some French toast and milk tea, but here, it’s less about the food, more about your IG feed.

Photo: Mido Cafe

The West Kowloon Cultural District is a sprawling harbourfront culture hub that includes M+, a landmark modern and contemporary art museum that has just opened in November 2021.

Photo: @westkowloon/Instagram

In the same area is multi-genre performing arts venue Freespace, for dance, live music, theatre and more; Xiqu Centre for Chinese opera; and Art Park, a vibrant green space and waterfront promenade for everything from outdoor events to picnics and strolls. Thirsty? Stop by Rest Coffee Gin for a little pick-me-up.

Photo: Rest Coffee Gin/Facebook

Heritage & Art

Is it lunch already? Cab it to Duddell’s in Central for a bubbly, dim sum lunch.

Then, off you go to Tai Kwun, a fantastic heritage site that combines architecture, art, culture, drinking, dining and shopping (check out porcelain beauties Loveramics and the Taschen bookshop).

Photo: Loveramics

Hong Kong is Asia’s art capital, and H Queen’s steps away from Tai Kwun, houses some of the world’s leading galleries, including David Zwirner, Hauser & Wirth, and Pace.

Photo: @dangwenlihk/Instagram

Grab a Hong Kong-inspired pastry at Dang Wen Li and give your soles a break at Ten Feet Tall, which offers foot reflexology and pressure point massages.

Cocktail Hour

It’s cocktail hour, so make a beeline to Kyle & Bain, a tiny, hidden cocktail lounge that specialises in martinis – hurrah!

Photo: Kyle & Bain/Facebook

You could dine at Margo, the mod German restaurant downstairs, but why not treat yourself to dinner at Tate Dining Room where Vicky Lau, the first woman in Asia to win two Michelin stars, creates French x Chinese cuisine that’s almost too pretty to eat.

Photo: Tate Dining Room/Facebook

Bring the night to a close at Cassio nightclub where you can shake it with the city’s beautiful peeps.

See the full 24-hour itinerary for Hong Kong on W Hotels!

This article features the W Hong Kong and is part of the ‘W Hotels Unleash Your Curiosity campaign in partnership with LUXE.’ Head to W Hotels for more of our 24 hour itineraries featuring the hottest hangouts, best eats and greatest to-do lists across Asia Pacific.

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