A former colony of the British Empire, Hong Kong glows with a gritty glamour. The city is animated by 7.4 million inhabitants living in one of the world’s most densely-populated regions, steeped in both Eastern and Western influences. Chinese dispensaries operate next to hipster coffee shops. The architecture on Hong Kong’s stunning waterfront defies a colonial past and demonstrates the city’s bold ambitions.
Hong Kong’s reputation as a modern financial power is well-deserved. Its celebrities, politicians, and entertainers are larger-than-life, thanks to a cutthroat media landscape and unforgiving paparazzi. But an intimate knowledge of Hong Kong will tell you she is greater than the sum of her parts.
Book through the Keyyes App to experience modern European at Cafè Grey Deluxe at The Upper House Photo by The Upper House
There’s the glitzy Hong Kong Island, which sums up the country’s sophisticated, camera-ready persona. It’s the fashion-forward, capitalist heart of the country and a magnet for intrepid investors, start-ups and social climbers. The bustling business and luxury shopping district of Central lives nearby on the waterfront.
Across from the Island’s Victoria Harbour lies Kowloon, Hong Kong’s notorious underbelly. Some would argue that it defines the more charismatic, seedier side of the city. The scene is less buttoned up, while high-end retailers, local cuisine, and independent businesses find their tribes here.
Book a dinner via the Keyyes App to try the exquisite tenderloin with side of Jalapeño mash pak choi at Beefbar in Hong Kong Photo by Beefbar HK
Just north of Hong Kong Island and Kowloon lies the New Territories, where half of the city’s total population live in large rural areas and quiet satellite towns. It’s home to idyllic beaches with fine, white sand, and sleepy cul-de-sacs, perfect for lazy afternoons.
As with the Keyyes Tokyo launch, you can use the Keyyes App to book authentic experiences with quality partners, including a Cantonese meal at The Chairman, or experience modern Australian with Shane Osborn’s Arcane. For killer views of Hong Kong’s waterfront, you can’t go wrong with contemporary European at the sexy Café Gray Deluxe at the top of The Upper House.
Experience the amazing list of Keyyes partners right here. Change your city location at the top right corner of the Keyyes’ App to ‘Hong Kong’, to discover more.
Over the next few months, Keyyes will launch in new cities, with Shanghai, Osaka, Kyoto and Niseko on the slate. New York, Paris, Dubai, Miami, Los Angeles and London will follow.