Rosewood Hong Kong opened in the Victoria Dockside arts and design district on the shores of Victoria Harbour. The site is the former Holt’s Wharf, dating back to 1910, which was subsequently acquired and developed into New World Centre, a lifestyle magnet for the city in the 1980s. New World was the creation of Dr. Cheng Yu-tung and Dr. Henry Cheng, the grandfather and father (respectively) of Rosewood Hotel Group CEO Sonia Cheng.
“With Hong Kong evolving from a business and financial centre to become a true global cultural capital, I wanted to create an iconic property that not only showcases the city’s rich history but also reflects its bright future,” said Sonia Cheng. “New World Centre was conceived as my grandfather’s ultimate gift to Hong Kong, a celebration of its progress, vibrancy and spirit. I hope that Rosewood Hong Kong enhances this legacy and helps fulfill his and my father’s vision for the city that they loved.”
The Kohn Pedersen Fox-designed, 65-story exterior pays homage to the city’s impressive verticality. Guests are greeted by a semi-abstract bronze sculpture by the late British sculptor Henry Moore. “Three Piece Reclining Figure, Draped” in the courtyard, featuring one of the artist's key themes -- the human figure in repose – is a mid-century sculptural masterpiece.
At the hotel’s entrance on the second floor, a magnificent bronze façade frames the lobby doors with Rosewood Hong Kong’s signature “seal of the house” on the door handles. At reception, a large window overlooks an ornamental bonsai tree, framing the harbour beyond. Two contemporary works by American artist Joe Bradley surround the lobby, with their vaulted limestone walls and marbles floors lending an air of soulful, storied elegance.
The property boasts 413 guest rooms, many of which have standout harbor views, with the remainder overlooking Kowloon Peak and mountains in the distance.
Rosewood’s signature executive lounge concept, the Manor Club, is on the 40th floor. There are multiple outdoor terraces and 24-hour service and amenities.
Rosewood Hong Kong offers eight dining concepts, including Holt’s Café, named after the historic Holt’s Wharf upon which Rosewood Hong Kong stands today; The Legacy House, a Chinese restaurant; and The Butterfly Room, an all-day lounge.
On the third and fourth floors, there is 34,450 square feet of meeting and event space, including the 10,700-square-foot pillarless Grand Ballroom.
The Pavilion on the fourth floor offers residential style event space including the Pavilion Hall with dramatic floor-to-ceiling windows.
In addition to Rosewood Hong Kong’s outdoor infinity pool and fitness center overlooking the harbor, the property will host the first urban outpost of Asaya, Rosewood’s signature integrative wellness offering, in Autumn 2019.
Information is based off a news release from Rosewood Hong Kong.