An industrial district full of old warehouses; Hong Kong’s Wong Chuk Hang doesn’t look like the city’s most aesthetically pleasing at first glance. But like all industrial neighbourhoods in the 21st century, it’s been going through a spate of gentrification over the past few years – contemporary art galleries, experimental coffee shops and vintage Scandinavian furniture shops included.
Part of that is Ovolo Southside, a warehouse-turned-hotel that mixes the building’s original function with 1950s minimalist style. Smooth concrete, steel furniture and large heavy-duty fixtures feature throughout, while graffiti and art installations throughout the public spaces pay homage to the spurt in creativity in the area, and also add personality into the hotel.
One of the best elements of this hotel though, is its positioning. Its 162 rooms and suites offer unspoilt views across the city, while its outdoor terrace is one of the best places to soak up the surrounding areas of Aberdeen promenade, Deep Water Bay and Ocean Park.
To see more from Ovolo Southside, visit the hotel’s website.
Words by Angharad Jones. Images courtesy of Design Hotels™