About the Hotel
Above the busy streets of Hong Kong, The Upper House is an enchanting and calming haven that sits atop mega-mall Pacific Place. The interior, designed by interior architect Andre Fu, uses natural materials and subtle lighting to create a serene atmosphere of modern luxury. A number of contemporary Asian artworks complement Fu’s design, including sandstone, ceramic and bronze sculptures. The Upper House’s location on Queensway is ideal for exploring Hong Kong.
Picked up at the airport by our driver, we are handed a menu and asked to choose something to eat, which will be waiting for us in our room on arrival. This sets the tone for our experience at Upper House, which was warm and inviting. Even our check-in was easy and streamlined, completed in our room using an iPad.
The hotel’s restaurant and bar, Cafe Grey, is beautiful and located on the 48th and top floor. It offers modern European dining and panoramic views of the parks, city and across the harbour to Kowloon. It has a very active bar scene and Sunday brunch should not be missed. Breakfast is à la carte with plenty to choose from. Those relaxing on The Lawn, a secluded garden on the sixth floor, can order from a small menu of picnic treats and cocktails.
The hotel doesn’t have a spa.
The bathroom is particularly spectacular, with a large oval free-standing tub and shower. There is a large flat-screen TV built into the glass panels in the bathroom that you can watch if you tire of the views of either the harbour or the Peak, depending on where you are standing.
Could do better
There are few facilities, with no pool or spa, and only a small gym.
Guests can opt to stay in the penthouse, with spectacular city and harbour views. The 182-square-metre space features a living room, two bedrooms and ensuite bathrooms, all furnished with bespoke pieces and original artworks.
Take advantage of complimentary revitalising yoga sessions held every Saturday and Sunday morning on The Lawn, led by Yoga master Wayne Yeh. Yoga mats, towels and water are all provided by the hotel.