The dense urban jungle known as Hong Kong can be very overwhelming, especially at first. The city streets are alive with every possible sound, sight and scent. When that inevitable culture shock strikes, it’s best to have an escape plan. My favorite escape in HK is a room with a view at 99 Bonham, one of my favorite hotels, located in the lively Sheung Wan neighborhood.
After a long day of exploring the vast metropolis below, this room was a sanctuary for me. High above the bustling streets of the city everything felt different, felt calm, safe. Every day I would slap my iPhone into the dock on the speakers and listen to Willow Smith’s life-changing Ardipithecus again and again and again, all the while peaking down at the city beneath or looking up into the clear blue skies.
With a view like this, spying on residents of the neighboring buildings is also a fantastic pastime!
99 Bonham has an amazing rooftop, offering even more astonishing views of Hong Kong. These unrivaled views are beautiful day and night, above and below.
The rooms at 99 Bonham are not the largest, but every inch is utilized smartly and packed with an air of decadent luxury. It’s all about floor-to-ceiling windows, reflective surfaces, marble and chrome and mirrored doors. It feels like you’re inside a commercial for a trashy-classy Italian perfume, in the best possible way.
The hotel’s rooftop offers amazing views during sunset and even more amazing views after dark
With this mesmerizing view from bed you don’t really want to fall asleep