Courtesy of Hullett House

The Kowloon neighborhood of Tsim Sha Tsui has long attracted travelers for its classic hotels. Now a clutch of boutiques and restaurants is giving the area a new twist.

May 07, 2010

Hullett House

Restaurateur David Yeo has turned the colonial-eraheadquarters of the Marine Police into a hotel with 10 individually themedsuites. Each has a terrace facing Central’s iconic skyline. Downstairs are fiverestaurants, ranging from the stylish Cantonese Loong Toh Yuen to adown-to-earth pub. Suites from $567.

Hugo’s

The revamped Hyatt Regency Tsim Sha Tsui houses Hugo’s, astalwart restaurant favored by the city’s power brokers. On the menu: standardssuch as lobster bisque and steak tartare,prepared tableside. Dinner for two $180.

Mira Hong Kong

Fresh from a $65 million makeover,this 492-room property has a sleek 18,000-square-foot spa and a restaurant bystar Singaporean chef Justin Quek. Each of the tech-savvy guest rooms containsa practical mobile phone for use in Hong Kong. Dinner for two $142.

Busy Suzie

A team of Japanese chefs prepare robatayaki, or grilled meats and seafood, in this atmospheric, lantern-lit restaurant, located ina 19th-century lighthouse. Standouts include Yamaguchi chicken, Kagoshima pork,and Australian Wagyu sirloin skewers. Dinner for two $150.

Bruuns Bazaar

The popular Danish label’s firstboutique in Asia has floaty summer dresses as well as staples for both sexeslike trenches and blazers in classic-meets-modern style.

Hullett House

In a city that prizes all things modern, Hullett House gives a nod to the past. At the tip of Kowloon's Tsim Sha Tsui district—not far from the high-end retail shops that line Canton Road—a colonnaded 19th-century building that once served as a marine police headquarters has been transformed into a 10-suite hotel. Half of the guest rooms (the smallest of which is 800 square feet) riff on a different era in China, whether it's Shanghai Art Deco or the country's edgy 21st-century art scene (a triptych of Chairman Mao blowing bubble gum). The coup de grâce? Views of Hong Kong's skyline from each suite's balcony.

Hugo’s

The revamped Hyatt Regency Tsim Sha Tsui houses Hugo’s, a stalwart restaurant favored by the city’s power brokers. On the menu: standards such as lobster bisque and steak tartare, prepared tableside.

Mira Hong Kong

Fresh from a $65 million makeover,this 492-room property has a sleek 18,000-square-foot spa and a restaurant by star Singaporean chef Justin Quek. Each of the tech-savvy guest rooms contains a practical mobile phone for use in Hong Kong.

Busy Suzie

A team of Japanese chefs prepare robatayaki, or grilled meats and seafood, in this atmospheric, lantern-lit restaurant, located ina 19th-century lighthouse. Standouts include Yamaguchi chicken, Kagoshima pork, and Australian Wagyu sirloin skewers.

Bruuns Bazaar

The popular Danish label’s firstboutique in Asia has floaty summer dresses as well as staples for both sexes like trenches and blazers in classic-meets-modern style.

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