In late March, the annual amfAR Gala Hong Kong, in its fourth year, coincided with Art Basel Hong Kong. This means many a bold-faced name certainly checked into the hippest of them all AKA the five-star The Upper House, which opened in 2009.
The contemporary and serene (bamboo paneling, nature-inspired art and marble sculptures in floating ponds) luxury hotel, designed by the Hong Kong-based Andre Fu, has already attracted A-Lister sartorial-slaying stars, like Victoria Beckham, Phillip Lim, and Gwyneth Paltrow. The latter shouted out The Upper House on Goop, which makes sense, considering very Paltrow yoga sessions are held on “The Lawn,” a secluded green space on the 6th floor.
Besides the studios and suites “that make you feel like you belong” (that’s a quote from their website) and the book-filled (thanks to the hotel’s partnership with Assouline) living room, it’s the MICHELIN award-winning Café Gray Deluxe and its bar with cinematic views of the city that are the hotel’s most fashionable of attractions.