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Gay Hong Kong Hong Kong City Guide

A series of island territories south of Mainland China, Hong Kong creaks with a sort of compact chaos, where towering high-rises compete for space amid sprawling shopping malls, sparkling skyscrapers and ant-like crowds. Bespoke suit-wearing ants, that is. Slow down long enough however and you’ll discover that Asia’s most cosmopolitan city brims with old-world traditions and international cultural influences just waiting to win you over. Whether its Bamboo-scaffolding fronting a Nike Store or the awesome Tai Mo Shan mountain peak foregrounded by a world-class skyline, Hong Kong’s rich merchant history and east-meets-west culture will always keep you guessing. The veritable birthplace of dim sum, this foodie paradise also offers a heady mix of Michelin-starred eateries and no-frills street food. As for Hong Kong’s gay scene; while there is plenty of it dotted throughout the city, the Pride Parade and Pride Run are annual LGBTQ+ highlights. Looking for inspiration on what to see in Hong Kong? Mr Hudson’s Hong Kong gay scene guide is here for you.

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The best hotels in Hong Kong

Perhaps the hardest part of trip planning will be choosing a location close to all of Hong Kong’s best bits. There are countless hotels throughout the city, but for this Hong Kong gay travel guide, we’ve picked out a few of our favourites. The stylish and well-located Hotel ICON not only features a stunning view of the Kowloon Harbour, but it also boasts some of the finest service and hospitality in all of Hong Kong. Run by a local university, Hotel ICON is more affordable than most, also offering a selection of Hong Kong books in their 28/F Club Lounge and market-style dining at The Market restaurant. Its vertical garden in the lobby is another marvel. Our next choice is The Upper House, a luxurious 5-star hotel located in Hong Kong’s Central District and a prime spot for exploring the highlights of the city. You may not even want to leave the hotel, thanks to the thrilling panoramic views of Victoria Harbours at the on-site Cafe Grey Deluxe.

Combining modern maritime chic with a retro-industrial design is The Fleming, inspired by the city’s iconic Star Ferry and easily spotted thanks to its Broadway-esque signage and tall post-war factory windows. Inside however is a world of nautical styles, featuring porthole mirrors and brushed glass amid curving structures. Based in the once-gritty Wan Chai district, now one of Hong Kong’s hippest locales, The Fleming is a real gem. For more minimalist vibes, try Tuve, a design boutique hotel right in the centre of one of the island’s foodie hotspots, Tin Hau. The hotel itself has no sign, only a sparse arrangement of steel, marble and concrete, giving the space a clean, cool aesthetic. Despite the minimal feel, Tuve has all the creature comforts, including rain showers, plasma TVs and even rentable smartphones. Last but not least is an international meeting place Tung Nam Lou, a hotel and social hub that encourages art as a medium for communication. As well as being crammed with art and inspired individuals, the hotel often organises various cultural events to get involved in.

TUVE Hotel

TUVE Hotel

TUVE Hotel

TUVE Hotel

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