ROSEWOOD HONG KONG ANNOUNCES 17 MARCH 2019 OPENING DATE
Eagerly anticipated ultra-luxury hotel, a vertical private estate on the majestic Victoria Harbour, is the landmark debut of the Rosewood Hotels & Resorts® brand in its home city of Hong Kong
Rosewood Hong Kong, a magnificent new ultra-luxury property situated within the Victoria Dockside arts, design and conceptual retail district, will open 17 March 2019, heralding a series of inaugural “firsts” for the brand and setting Rosewood apart in Hong Kong’s luxury hospitality landscape. Ramping up to the hotel’s fêted opening, reservations are now being accepted as of today’s launch of the hotel’s booking channels. In quick succession, a coffee table book: “Hong Kong: Heritage, Art & Dreams” in conjunction with the publishing house Assouline, will celebrate the city’s indomitable spirit and unrivalled cultural vibrancy; and the brand is also introducing three specially-curated experiences and limited-time offers which showcase Rosewood’s signature A Sense of Place® philosophy and the property’s unique proposition as Asia’s World City.
“As the ultra-luxury hospitality jewel of Victoria Dockside and also the latest and most comprehensive expression of my vision for the Rosewood brand, Rosewood Hong Kong will play an important role in the future narrative of Hong Kong and for the group,” said Sonia Cheng, chief executive officer of Rosewood Hotel Group. “The hotel’s creative, innovative and distinctive offerings will bring new vibrancy to Hong Kong, establishing a compelling destination within Tsim Sha Tsui and the Kowloon waterfront and adding an important new and differentiated voice to the city’s luxury arena.”
Revealing a new and expansive iteration of Rosewood’s signature hospitality concept on the 40th floor, ringed by outdoor terraces with spellbinding Victoria Harbour views; the Manor Club will be an exclusive lounge that extends a sense of warm, clubby refinement, in an exclusive space that will tease the palate with complimentary food presentations and handcrafted beverages throughout the day, a lively bar, a games room with a pool table, as well as a host of personalised auxiliary amenities.
In keeping with Rosewood’s overarching ethos around creative, elevated-yet-accessible, and authentic food and beverage concepts, Rosewood Hong Kong will unveil 8 dining concepts, each possessing a distinctive character and unique flavour, with the majority of venues featuring al fresco terraces and views overlooking the water. At launch, Rosewood will showcase its creative and contemporary interpretation of Hong Kong’s unique culinary history with Chinese tea house Holt’s Café; refined regional Cantonese cuisine at The Legacy House; and creative cocktails at the hotel’s discreet, richly ambient bar, DarkSide.
Rosewood Hong Kong will also host the first urban outpost of Asaya, Rosewood’s signature integrative wellness offering. Translated from Sanskrit, asaya means setting an intention or hope – here, to propel self-change and transformation. Set over two dedicated floors, Asaya will revolve around specific individual wellness goals, supported by alternative therapies and rituals, enriching fitness and lifestyle activities, healthy eating plans, a dedication to pure, authentic ingredients and specially designed social spaces for relaxation and reflection with a membership programme that aims to build a sense of community both for local residents and global Asaya guests alike.
Showcasing Rosewood’s signature progressive event philosophy, and reflecting the refined spirit of the estate, 3,200 square metres (34,450-square-feet) of expansive meetings and event space will be enhanced by one of Hong Kong’s few truly private garden venues: an elegantly landscaped lawn with immersive views overlooking glittering Victoria Harbour. In addition, the 1,000-square-metre (10,700-square-foot), pillarless Grand Ballroom situated on the third floor, and The Pavilion on the fourth will offer 1,000 square metres (10,700-square-foot) of residential style event space including the 300-square-metre (3,122-square-feet) Pavilion Hall with dramatic floor-to-ceiling windows, and 118 square metres (1,270-square-foot) of ultra-exclusive private event space in The Orangery, with its own abundant covered terrace overlooking the lawn.
Introducing Rosewood Residences Designed for Longer-Term Stays
Rosewood Hong Kong’s exclusive Rosewood Residences will introduce 186 spacious, inspired interiors and uniquely positioned luxury accommodations designed for longer-term stays. Designed to facilitate fuss-free living and a smooth city sojourn, Rosewood Residences will offer a separate private entrance and dedicated 53rd floor club facilities, including an indoor swimming pool and private fitness centre, along with a host of special services and amenities for guests. Providing the ultimate key to flexible living, Rosewood Residences will accommodate four-legged friends-as-family, with trusted care options to cater to guests’ treasured pets.
Hong Kong: Heritage, Art & Dreams in Partnership with Assouline
Paying homage to Rosewood Hong Kong’s celebration of the city’s history and successes as a global capital for over a century, in partnership with the art publishing house Assouline, Rosewood Hotel Group will launch a new coffee table book Hong Kong: Heritage, Art & Dreams. A paean to Hong Kong, the book is a fascinating take on the city’s defining qualities; and how its living history has shaped the cultural, commercial and creative voices that have cemented Hong Kong’s enduring and celebrated appeal on the global stage. Featuring a foreword by Sonia Cheng, in conjunction with Hong Kong-based architecture, design and art writer Catherine Shaw, and photographer, author and director Robyn Lea, Hong Kong: Heritage, Art & Dreams will retail via pre-order on the Assouline website and at booksellers worldwide from January 2019.
A glittering marker for the resurgence of Kowloon – gateway to China and “City of the Nine Dragons” – Rosewood Hong Kong will celebrate Tsim Sha Tsui’s emerging role as Hong Kong’s creative and cultural epi-centre as the city reinforces its position as a global cultural capital from its former role as a commercial and financial hub. This series of opening events will dovetail with successive launches of the Hong Kong Museum of Art and the Xiqu Centre in the West Kowloon Cultural District – set to open in early 2019 – followed by the M+ Museum of Visual Culture in 2020.
Unique Experiences and Introductory Offers to Discover Rosewood Hong Kong
Establishing Rosewood’s distinctive voice in its home city, the hotel reveals an opportunity for festive gifting with a difference. As part of Rosewood Hotels & Resorts 2018 edition of 12 Days of Rosewood, this preview stay package is an enticing taste of the programming to come, capturing the fashion zeitgeist in Hong Kong with a stylish excursion that spotlights up-and-coming fashion designer Anaïs Jourden Mak; taking guests behind-the-scenes to create a bespoke piece of apparel with Jourden Mak at her atelier in Hong Kong’s garment district, twinned with a signature suite stay at Rosewood Hong Kong. Guests will then jet off on Cathay Pacific to one of the world’s fashion capitals, Paris. Here, they will be able to experience the designer’s fashion show, complete with exclusive backstage access and a stay in the palatial Duc de Crillon suite at the legendary Hôtel de Crillon, A Rosewood Hotel.
A prelude to the hotel’s opening offer, “Rosewood Discovery” will enable inaugural guests to discover Hong Kong and the fascinating neighbourhoods of Kowloon through a new and in-depth lens, with a butler welcome and airport or in-town transfers in Rosewood Hong Kong’s signature Jaguar XJ 3. Available for a limited time only, this room package includes bespoke amenities, daily breakfast for two, as well as HKD500 hotel credit to be used during the stay.
Elevating the inaugural stay experience further, the exclusive “Definitive Kowloon” Suite offer will highlight a stay in the hotel’s 123-square-metre (1,324-square-foot) Grand Harbour View Corner Suites, airport or in-town transfers in one of Rosewood Hong Kong’s signature Range Rover Supercharged Long Wheelbase house cars, including four hours’ daily luxury car use.
Setting the tone for Rosewood’s distinctive breed of hospitality, this Suite stay will include bespoke amenities created by Rosewood Hong Kong’s director of culinary operations Sandro Gamba; daily breakfast for two in The Manor Club; lunch or dinner at The Legacy House; an Asaya integrative wellness experience for two; with cocktails for two in DarkSide for the experiential finishing touch.
A bespoke tour showcasing mesmerising glimpses of authentic Kowloon will lend the ultimate authoritative, in-depth taste of Rosewood Hong Kong’s richly nuanced neighbourhood locale to each Definitive Kowloon Suite stay.