A HOTEL TO MOON OVER
Located in Wan Chai, one of Hong Kong’s most up-and-coming neighbourhoods, the Mira Moon (388 Jaffe Rd, Hong Kong;+852 2643 8888; www.miramoonhotel.com)is one of the city’s hottest new openings. Inspired by the Chinese moon festival legend of Chang’er and the jade rabbit, the 91-room hotel features eclectic decor courtesy of Wanders & yoo, the company led by innovative Dutch designer Marcel Wanders. The building embodies Chinese Modernism through the clever use of Chinese motifs and handicrafts, while also offering a modern take on the Moon Festival fable.
The sleek and compact 32-storey high-rise features the moon and jade rabbit as stylized decorative motifs at the end of every corridor. From bespoke carpets and handcrafted columns to glazed ceramics and glass shards, exquisite craftsmanship is showcased throughout the hotel. Inside the 91 rooms—dubbed Half Moon, Full Moon and New Moon—handcrafted furnishings are offset by smart high-tech amenities, including an Air Play music system and pre-installed apps on the iPad mini to access hotel services and the city’s latest hotspots. The minibar has shake-it-yourself cocktail recipes and room amenity packs that come in violet and tabak scents.
Female guests also get special treatment on dedicated ladies-only floors. From beauty items such as perfumed talcum powder and creams, curling irons and facial steamers to emergency fixes like heels, leggings and fashion tapes, ladies get pampered with an extensive and thoughtful array of products.