Located at the heart of Hong Kong’s business district is Swire Hotel’s luxury hotel, The Upper House. Sitting atop Pacific Place, The Upper House is equipped with 117 hotel rooms (including 21 suites and 2 penthouses), and also premiere lounges and state-of-the-art facilities. Designed by renowned Hong-Kong based architect Andre Fu, The Upper House is as calming as it is contemporary. The breath-taking views of the harbour, Kowloon and the surrounding hills that can be viewed from the rooms, add on to this relaxing and luxurious experience.
Another notable feature about The Upper House is its size. These spacious rooms, ranging from 730sqf to 1,960sqf, are not commonly found in Hong Kong, where compact living is the norm, and is the perfect haven for whether you’re in town for work or play, to re-charge and breathe before you take on the city again.
Overlooking the cityscape, the huge limestone spa tub is a necessary addition to the bathroom. Information nuggets are printed on cool paperweight-sized clear resin blocks; by the tub, guests will notice a helpful reminder to close the curtains. The Upper House is also big on scents, with the custom-designed ginger verbena scent enveloping your senses once you step into the hotel, and English-made Bamford bath products being featured in the hotel rooms, while you take a soak in the tub.
Most can agree that Café Gray Deluxe is one of the best things about The Upper House. Located on the 49th floor, Café Gray Deluxe is a modern café and restaurant that serves signature European dishes by Chef Gray Kunz, and offers a glorious, inhibited view of the Victoria Harbour. The bar, aptly named Cafe Gray Bar, is stocked with some of the best wines in the world and serves amazing cocktails to boot. This restaurant is perfect if you're looking to feast with loved ones, or to wind down with a nightcap and a snack. Private dining rooms are also available for those who want a little privacy or looking to throw a party or two.
Art lovers will be delighted to know that The Upper House is also home to a collection of contemporary artworks and installations. Both local and international artists such as Mang Fung Yi (Hong Kong), Armen Agop (Egypt) and Hiroshiwata Sawada (Japan), just to name a few, have had their works showcased around the hotel lobby and in the suites. In addition, The Upper House is located a stone’s throw from the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre (HKCEC) where Art Basel Hong Kong is held every year. And just a little bit further up is the Central District, where most of Hong Kong’s best art galleries are located.
If you're looking to plan ahead for that special day, The Upper House has unveiled "Your Wedding Journey", inspiring couples who seek intimate wedding vanes, offering various wedding setups, one-on-one consultations and curated experiences from their hand-selected partners.
Located on Level 6, The Lawn is a secret garden tucked away from the hustle and bustle of the city. Surrounded by lush greenery, warm sunlight and with a grand stairway leading up to the floor, it is the ideal setting for an intimate outdoor wedding ceremony or cocktail party, accommodating up to 60 seated guests or 100 standing guests.
Those who are looking to host their wedding ceremony or dinner reception indoors can check out the Sky Lounge on Level 49. A warm and sophisticated space accentuated with a fireplace centrepiece makes it the perfect backdrop for exchanging vows, accommodating up to 60 seated guests. And a wedding is not complete without a feast of delectable modern European cuisine, curated by world-renowned Chef Gray Kunz and the team from Café Gray Deluxe, to continue the celebrations into the night.
Now take all of the above and add to it a tight-knit family of some of the best service staff in the world; luxury hotel experiences really don’t get any better than this!
The Upper House, Pacific Place, 88 Queensway, Hong Kong – +852 2918 1838