This week, we’re setting our sights on a mid-year minibreak full of rest, relaxation and retail therapy. Celebrate the solstice with a stay in the heart of Hong Kong, at boutique city hotel Ovolo 2 Arbuthnot Road.
Style Futuristic city slicker
Setting In-the-thick-of-it Central
Why this week? Take cue from the changing weather and skip town for a new season shopping spree. Forward planners can take advantage of Smith’s exclusive advance purchase offer, valid for stays before 31 December 2013. Book at least 21 days before your arrival to receive 15 per cent off room rates, plus free breakfast at Café O, use of the 24-hour gym, and a happy-hour drink on the house.
Our favourite bits Smack bang in the middle of the buzzing Hong Kong, stylish Ovolo 2 Arbuthnot Road is the perfect base to set out from on a city expedition. Hit Sheung Wan for boutiques and galleries; go heirloom-hunting in Hollywood Road’s antique shops and flea markets; or splurge on designer threads aplenty in Central and Admirality. All that pavement-pounding is bound to leave you thirsty, so head to sky high Azure Bar for post-purchasing cocktails and spectacular cityscape views.
Mr & Mrs Smith say… ‘Working a muted palette of metallics, brown and beige, the Executive Deluxe rooms feel sleekly modern and spacious and will be your oasis in Hong Kong. Beds are seriously comfy, with appealing linen, and there’s a slick desk, but it’s the bathrooms that are the real highlight, combining sumptuous marbles, tactile furnishings and hits of natural woods. We heart the wide-brimmed shower and Malin+Goetz toiletries.’
*Copy compiled by Sophie Young