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EAST Hong Kong

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 might consider the location a bit peculiar – far-flung, even – but a Hong Kong native would find it a breath of fresh air.

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EAST may not be the perfect starting point for exploring the city, but its strong sense of place more than makes up for it. Design and art enthusiasts would even dare say that EAST is a destination in itself. With the award winning architectural and interior design firm CL3 pulling the strings behind the scene, it doesn’t come as a surprise that the tableau impeccably unfolds before your very eyes. A well-curated collection of contemporary art pieces by the likes of Kum Chi Keung, Sui Jianguo, Jayne Dyer, Lincoln Seligman, and George & Ilza Burchett attests to, and somehow makes a strong comment on Hong Kong’s rapid growth and development.

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Look at EAST beyond the artsy glamour, and you’ll notice that its heart seems to be in the right place. From floor-to-ceiling glass windows and paperless check-in to made-to-order food choices at breakfast, guests take part in the property’s sustainability efforts from arrival to departure. This passion and dedication is worthy for an award.

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Being modern, sexy, and chic is usually enough to pique interest, but to capture attention, beauty and substance can never go without the other. In this regard, EAST Hong Kong seems to be the complete package.


EAST Hong Kong

29 Taikoo Shing Rd,

Taikoo Shing, Hong Kong

http://www.east-hongkong.com


Special thanks to EAST Hong Kong for partnering in this story.
This story is written solely for the intents and purposes of Passport Out Asia.

William @ Passport Out

William is the Editor-in-Chief of The Passport Out.

36 Comments
  1. Michael Penn

    November 14, 2016 2:50 am

    Stayed at east just last week! The beds are comfortable, the staff is efficient and attentive, the restaurant is very good.
    Great photos and write up! Tuned in for your review!

    • Jillian at Passport Out

      November 25, 2016 5:53 pm

      How would you rate EAST HK on a scale of 1-10? We’ll be publishing the review in a few. Would love to hear your thoughts before we do! Thanks for dropping by here, Michael!

  2. dale j.

    November 14, 2016 3:32 am

    that hotel looks amazing!..and your shoes too!

    • Jillian at Passport Out

      November 25, 2016 5:51 pm

      Agree with both comments! William breathes in wingtips like those.

  3. darlene chiu

    November 14, 2016 4:05 am

    stayed at their beijing property during my trip a few months ago – i can see they have a lot in common.
    thinking of staying here on my next hk trip thanks to these pics.
    beautiful view!

    • Jillian at Passport Out

      November 25, 2016 5:50 pm

      How would you rate EAST Beijing on a scale of 1-10? We haven’t tried them, but we heard good things about them. Let us know what you think about EAST HK when you’re there! Thanks, Darlene!

  4. juliusnewmann

    November 14, 2016 4:08 am

    Looks like a museum!

    • Jillian at Passport Out

      November 25, 2016 5:49 pm

      Right?! It’s definitely a good idea to drop by EAST if you like contemporary art.

  5. clyde s.

    November 14, 2016 4:09 am

    Good one! How’d you rate it? That view looks topnotch! Must be hard to wake up…

    • Jillian at Passport Out

      November 25, 2016 5:48 pm

      Hey, Clyde! We’ll be serving up a review of EAST pretty soon. You might be interested in what we’ll prattle on about. Thanks for dropping by here!

  6. Stevenlam

    November 14, 2016 2:31 pm

    their sister property in the city, upper house is also a great hotel!

    • Jillian at Passport Out

      November 25, 2016 5:47 pm

      Yup, agree with your comment! Upper House is beyond. EAST is Swire’s newest in HK, though!

  7. Kyle Choa

    November 14, 2016 2:32 pm

    When will you come to Sg?!?! I think sg properties are ready for your team!

    • Jillian at Passport Out

      November 25, 2016 5:45 pm

      Soon, hopefully! Which hotels do you like best, Kyle?

  8. wanderlusttravelr

    November 14, 2016 2:52 pm

    Great hotel! And saw its reasonable price too! You got me there! Would be awesome to try this soon

    • Jillian at Passport Out

      November 25, 2016 5:44 pm

      We’ll be publishing a review on this hotel soon! You might be interested in reading more about them before booking.

  9. Carla D.

    November 14, 2016 4:10 pm

    Very well thought of. With that view and all those art, it makes it a place to visit all on its own. Beautiful

    • Jillian at Passport Out

      November 25, 2016 5:43 pm

      Thank you for the kind words! Totally agree that the art and the room views are worth going all the way here for!

  10. ddester

    November 14, 2016 4:50 pm

    Good one yet again! Keep it up!

    • Jillian at Passport Out

      November 25, 2016 5:42 pm

      Thanks! Glad you like this feature! We’ll be serving up a review on EAST soon!

  11. Eleanor Leow

    November 14, 2016 5:57 pm

    Never knew this side of hk can be this nice! Been living here all my life but I havent visited.

    • Jillian at Passport Out

      November 25, 2016 5:41 pm

      There have been new developments here, lately. You might like the restaurants and bars near EAST as well. Let us know what you think when you find yourself here one of these days!

  12. Anna brady

    November 14, 2016 6:23 pm

    Great photos and very interesting place!

    • Jillian at Passport Out

      November 25, 2016 5:40 pm

      Thanks, Anna! Let us know what you think when you find yourself here one of these days!

  13. simonfadden88

    November 14, 2016 9:28 pm

    you feature the most interesting places – cheers to more of these passport out

    • Jillian at Passport Out

      November 25, 2016 5:40 pm

      I’m glad you like what we have here, Simon! We’ll try our best to keep ’em coming!

  14. 細川 忠利

    November 14, 2016 9:38 pm

    きれいで有名な場所

    • Jillian at Passport Out

      November 25, 2016 5:39 pm

      EASTはとてもきれいな場所!ありがとうございます、忠利さん!

  15. RHYTHMPILATES69

    November 14, 2016 11:13 pm

    BEAUTIFUL!!!!! luv all those room views! must be amazing to just look at the window before you retire to bed!

    • Jillian at Passport Out

      November 25, 2016 5:35 pm

      Most people come here for the lovely view! Thanks for dropping by here!

  16. November 14, 2016 11:21 pm

    あれはいい写真ですね !
    日本からのご挨拶 !

    • Jillian at Passport Out

      November 25, 2016 5:32 pm

      ありがとうございます、湊さん!

  17. Jung Hanah

    November 15, 2016 12:47 am

    멋진 사진이네요~!
    홍콩은 아름다운 도시입니다

    • Jillian at Passport Out

      November 25, 2016 5:34 pm

      감사합니다 !

  18. Aaron Yang

    November 15, 2016 12:55 am

    EAST is a beautiful hotel, but need to improve service.

    • Jillian at Passport Out

      November 25, 2016 5:31 pm

      Totally agree with your point, Aaron!

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