If you took a walk in the Western District a couple of years ago, you would see mostly grocery shops and Hong Kong-style cafes. The old neighborhood remained untouched for years, retaining its traditional characteristics.
When three new MTR stations—Sai Ying Pun, HKU and Kennedy Town—opened in the area in 2014, the Western district has transformed. Numerous high-end eateries, apartments, and offices drew in crowds of millennials. Today we’re telling a new narrative about the Western District, with a list of modern developments in the area.
Restaurants and Bars:
BBM Lounge, Sai Wan
At the bottom of Hill Road and behind the HKU MTR Station B2 exit is Sai Wan's newest cocktail bar. BBM Lounge is the perfect venue to unwind after a long day in the office or simply just the place to chill out with friends. You will find a lot of millennials here from all over the world.
KYO Japanese, Sai Wan
KYO Japanese is one of the newest and most popular restaurants in the area. The restaurant is known for its delicious sashimi and good service. The chief will serve you with fresh food and a sense of humor. If you are feeling boujee, try their famous omakase, which prizes at over $1000.
Shoreditch, Kennedy Town
Shoreditch is a newly opened urban eatery located in the heart of Kennedy Town. They aim to bring a taste of London east end dining culture to this area of Hong Kong. The restaurant has started to establish itself as a more relaxed alternative to the hustle and bustle SOHO and its surrounding area.
Apartments and Hotels:
Beak Lane, Sheung Wan
Beak Lane serviced apartments are located on the precipice of Sheung Wan. Designed to offer utmost privacy, each apartment spans the entire floor, creating an environment that is personal and intimate. The apartments are fully furnished with a minimalist aesthetic. The average size of the units is 700 sq.ft and the monthly rate ranges from $34,200 to $38,000.
AKVO Hotel, Sheung Wan
AKVO Hotel is one of the newest luxury hotels with serviced apartments in Hong Kong. Inspired by the Esperanto vision, AKVO Hotel aims to be a venue where travelers worldwide could come together in a perfect balance of comfort and luxury. Their hotel rooms are priced at around $1500, and the monthly rate for the service apartments ranges from $38,000 to $140,000.
Skyla, Kennedy Town
Skyla is one of the most luxurious boltholes in the midst of a rapidly gentrifying town. It is located in a neighborhood full of hip restaurants and bars, and the apartments are priced at $27,000 to $61,000 per month.
Serviced offices and coworking spaces:
Uptown Co-workshop, Kennedy Town
Just a stone’s throw away from HKU, UpTown is located in the heart of dynamic Kennedy Town. They provide ideal interactive space for fresh graduates and professionals of all kinds, particularly those from fashion or IT fields.
Hong Kong Plaza, Sai Wan
Hong Kong Plaza is a multi-purpose commercial complex located 300 meters away from the HKU Station. Hong Kong Plaza's prime location makes it a desirable workspace in the district. With a high standard business scheme, Hong Kong Plaza provides advanced communication facilities and outstanding management.
theDesk, Sai Wan
At Sai Wan, theDesk invites professionals, entrepreneurs, SMEs to MNCs to get creative and produce their best work. Its minimalistic design offers a bright, tranquil and uncluttered workspace for those who want a well-focused and productive work environment. Their event space has housed both small gatherings and corporate functions for 250 people.
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