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The Olympian Hong Kong

With its quiet launch in the 8th of March 2016, it is quite surprising that Sino Hotels’ newest property has already made the headlines. Press and media have been hailing it as one of Hong Kong’s most private accommodations. In a city teeming with hotel options, how does The Olympian…

Spring Moon @ The Peninsula Hong Kong

In 1986, The Peninsula Hong Kong opened its very own Cantonese restaurant, Spring Moon. Glamorous Shanghainese dining was all the rage back then. Quite predictably, Spring Moon’s interior designer ascribed to the Pearl of the Orient’s Francophilic tendencies. Banquet halls were designed in a balanced mix of French and Oriental…

EAST Hong Kong

Anyone who has wandered far into the northeastern coast of Hong Kong Island might already have chanced upon Swire Hotels’ 2nd Hong Kong property, EAST. The 32-storey glass structure stands tall amidst a wonderland of concrete residential buildings in Taikoo Shing. Away from crowded Central and touristy Kowloon, a stranger…

The Review: Andaz Tokyo Toranomon Hills

Housed atop Tokyo’s tallest building and Mori Building Company’s newest crowning glory, Toranomon Hills, Andaz Tokyo seems to be well-positioned for a warm welcome. Truth be told, Andaz Tokyo Toranomon Hills is not the brand’s first venture into the Asian hospitality scene, but it is indeed the first in the Japanese market. It’s big sister in Shanghai is attracting a lot of interest and rounds of applause, that everyone cannot help but hold the Tokyo property to a higher standard....

Glimpse into Kita-Kamakura

In the 20th of May 1927, Japanese Government Railways (JGR), the pre-war predecessor of the Japanese National Railways (JNR), opened Kita-Kamakura Station in Yamanouchi to connect the American Naval Arsenal in Yokosuka to the Tokyo capital. Since then, the area has been known as Kita-Kamakura....

mAAch ecute

mAAch ecute, a mixed-use commercial facility in Kanda, might seem like a normal, old brick and cement structure from the outside, but what lies within its walls is a long history waiting to be told....

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