Modernity and tradition come together at the Pottinger Hong Kong
Rising on the uphill elevation of the Pottinger Street in the heart of Hong-Kong’s Central district, The Pottinger Hong Kong is a pivotal hub of business and nance, shopping, dining, culture and entertainment. We asked Hotel Manager, Gina Tam, to tell us more.
The hotel stands amidst rich culture in a lively neighbourhood on a Grade 1 historical site rated by Antiquities Advisory Board of Hong Kong. Radiating from its front portal, The Pottinger Hong Kong has been adorned by a collection of specialty street stalls, paving a heritage landscape of a classic elegance of Hong Kong. To ascend or descend further around The Pottinger Hong Kong, one can discover other intriguing scenes of century-old tenement buildings, stylish and upscale international and local labels, all lined up within the ease of a pleasant stroll.
THE POTTINGER HONG KONG IS RECOMMENDED BY THE FORBES TRAVEL GUIDE. IT IS WHERE EAST MEETS WEST, WHERE MODERNITY MEETS HERITAGE.
What are the main characteristics of this property?
The 68 luxury guest rooms and suites, ranging from 23 sq m to 68 sq m, offer a warm and pleasant stay to the guests. “Pottinger Suite” and six cosy suites named after the streets around the Central neighbourhood are designed with a touch of oriental avour, heritage and a sense of home, in celebration of Hong Kong’s rich heritage and diverse cultures. The Pottinger Hong Kong is recommended by The Forbes Travel Guide. It is where East meets West, where modernity meets heritage. It also hosts the award-winning Italian restaurant Gradini Ristorante E Bar Italiano, the Michelin-starred Ta Vie, the visually- stunning The Envoy, Room 309 and Venchi.
The Pottinger Hong Kong features a number of striking images by one of Hong Kong’s most famous sons, photographer and lm director Fan Ho. Can you tell us more about this?
After moving to Hong Kong in 1949, he began taking photographs of the streets and alleys of old Central, and of other markets and street stalls in the Hong Kong of the time. His creative output in the 1950s and 1960s included what are now recognised as some of Hong Kong’s most iconic photographic images. Between 1958 and 1965, he was eight times named one of the Top Ten Photographers of the World by the Photographic Society of America. His pictures depict both the hardship and the can-do spirit of Hong Kong, one that has characterised this city for many generations. Today, his masterpieces are showcased in his most favourite place on earth, Central Hong Kong, at The Pottinger Hong Kong.
Photo: Gina Tam Hotel Manager, The Pottinger Hong Kong