Hong Kong has been high on our list of places to visit for a long time now, and we finally made it out there recently to check out all it had to offer. When planning where to stay, we knew it had to include a night or two at The Upper House, a hotel that’s been on our wish list almost as long as Hong Kong itself.

The Upper House is part of Swire’s House Collective, which also includes The Opposite House in Beijing and The Temple House in Chengdu. Having read a lot about it and heard great things from friends that had visited before, expectations were high, and The Upper House definitely lived up to them. The hotel’s design is very swish, with a sleek minimal design by Andre Fu, complemented by several art pieces throughout the hotel. It’s all designed to create a very peaceful feeling from the moment you step inside – just as well in a hectic city such as Hong Kong.

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We loved our huge room which was split roughly in half, with an amazing spa-like bathroom one side and a bedroom/living room on the other. In the bathroom, there’s tons of REN products, a dedicated wardrobe/dressing area, a giant walk in rain-shower, and a freestanding limestone-clad bath where you can have a long soak and enjoy panoramic views of Hong Kong (or watch the bathroom TV). Back in the bedroom there’s one of the biggest beds we’ve ever seen, a complimentary mini bar (apart from champagne and wine), and a sleek long sofa set right by the windows for more city-gazing.

Service was five-star slick throughout, with in-room check in and nightly turn down service, making everything a breeze. For a luxurious, relaxing stay in Hong Kong, The Upper House is the house you want to live in.