First Look: New Luxury Hotel The Hari Hong Kong
The opening of The Hari, a new luxury hotel in the heart of Wan Chai, has been confirmed for winter 2020. While some may not consider 2020 to be the best year to be opening a new hotel, chairman and CEO of Harilela Group Aron Harilela disagrees, commenting: “The decision to open The Hari Hong Kong after a year of protests and the pandemic represents a vote of confidence in Hong Kong’s future as a city.”
Speaking of the opening, Harilela states: “We're excited to bring The Hari to Hong Kong. Our second property, the hotel represents a homecoming to the place I’ve always called home. Beyond a perfect night’s stay, The Hari Hong Kong aims to foster a deeper appreciation for the neighbourhood and city — it will be the best way for locals to get reacquainted with Hong Kong and for discerning travellers who want to do more than scratch the surface of the city.”
With one location already under the brand’s belt––The Hari London opened in August 2016––the second opening hopes to bring the charm and elegance of the London property to Hong Kong, while injecting the Wan Chai district with a touch of modern luxury and social dynamism.
The new hotel will feature 210 guest rooms including three signature rooftop suites, with the spacious rooms complemented by marble bathrooms, each with its own rainfall shower. Throughout the hotel, acclaimed British interior designer Tara Bernerd showcases a layered approach to the design, with the material palettes in the hotel said to be inspired by Harilela’s layered approach to tailoring.
Once open, the Hari will also feature several social spaces, including a lobby lounge; Zoku, a Japanese restaurant and terrace bar; and Lucciola, an Italian restaurant.
Zoku, which means clan in Japanese, promises to take diners on a culinary journey through Japan. The menu is set to highlight fresh ingredients translated into popular Japanese favourites, featuring everything from robata grilled dishes and tempura to sushi. The restaurant will feature a formal dining area with booth seating, a bar lounge and a terrace bar with pink palette contrasting luxuriously with the khaki velvet banquettes, leathers, patterned fabrics and sculptural furniture.
Lucciola will be a relaxed yet refined gathering spot for friends and family. Embodying the comfort of Italian dining, the menu will pay tribute to beloved regional classics of the country. The restaurant will be defined by its bold palette of ambers and green.
The Hari | 330 Lockhart Road, Wan Chai, Hong Kong
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