Exploring Hong Kong’s Tsim Sha Tsui
Published: May 2010
By Jennifer Chen
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.
Restaurateur David Yeo has turned the colonial-era
headquarters of the Marine Police into a hotel with 10 individually themed
suites. Each has a terrace facing Central’s iconic skyline. Downstairs are five
restaurants, ranging from the stylish Cantonese Loong Toh Yuen to a
down-to-earth pub. Suites from $567.
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. Dinner for two $180.
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. Dinner for two $142.
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.
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.