Taste of Edesia

A Gleaming Oasis

This Chinese New Year, many covid restrictions are lifted and we can finally visit Hong Kong without having to quarantine. For those who are thinking of a new hotel to stay, one of the latest additions to the cool hotels in the city that is worth mentioning is MGallery Hotel Collection’s Aki. The name of the hotel Aki means clear, bright crystal – a reference to its glistening glass structure that shines above the streets of the vibrant multicultural district of Wanchai. 

Impressing visitors and residents of Hong Kong with its stylish, smart living design, on-trend dining concepts, and thoughtful opportunities for wellness and self-care rituals woven throughout a stay, it is a discreet and stylish cocoon in the busy city, minutes away from the chic shopping district of Causeway Bay and the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre. The neighbourhood of Wanchai is one of Hong Kong’s most iconic and dynamic districts, rich in history, creativity, and multicultural influences. Nearby landmarks that are conveniently accessible also include the Hong Kong Arts Centre, Tamar Park, Wanchai Heritage Trail, and the many restaurants and bars of Lockhart Road.

Guest rooms at Aki are thoughtfully designed with a modern minimalist aesthetic, creating a natural, airy and chic retreat for each guest journey. Abundant natural light sweeps in through broad windows, most offering spectacular city views and some with amazing panoramas of the Hong Kong cityscape. Lofty ceilings, natural wood tones, and artful mood lighting, contribute to the calming décor. In a first for Hong Kong, the hotel offers signature Japanese style tatami rooms featuring sumptuous mattresses on tatami mat floors.

Designed as a low-energy consumption hotel, each of its rooms are equipped with a tablet control panel for guests to adjust the blinds, curtains, and temperature to their own preferences. When guests are out of their room, the smart living function will automatically close blinds and shut off air conditioning to conserve energy.

For foodies, Tangram restaurant gathers unique forms of cuisine and pieces them together to create a full picture of diverse, colourful and flavourful elements. Executive Chef Keith Chan oversees a multi-faceted range of interactive breakfasts and lively bento box lunches by day; and innovative small plates, international tapas and Japas for dinner, with a buzzy evening sake bar at night. Tangram’s open kitchen and diverse menus contribute to the restaurant’s upbeat and social vibe, bringing people together for delectable feasts and joyful rendezvous.

Uncle Ming’s Whisky Bar crowns the 25th top floor as an iconic expression of the city: a house of light suspended above the city where visitors will experience the unexpected but delightful mix of an engaging whisky tasting experience, and a sparkling backdrop of skyscrapers, mountains, and harbour. The sommelier will guide guests through tasting rituals and an extensive array of more than 80 international whiskies including rare single malts, as well as sake, fine wines and champagne. Guests will adore this high-altitude hangout, with its private cellars for storing their favourite bottles and an indulgent menu of cocktails and light fare.

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