Artsy Hotel in Hong Kong
The J Plus by Yoo is a lovely boutique hotel in Causeway Bay, Hong Kong Island.
The hotel, located in the trendy fashion area of the island, was originally designed by the fabulous Philippe Starck, and was reinvented 4 years ago by his team of protégés at YOO Design Studio, teaming the J Plus hotel with the beautiful YOO Hotels.
Very playful, eclectic, brightly colorful, and avant-garde designs are found all across the hotel; with a fun and vibrant welcoming lobby, and beautifully designed studios and suites. For Hong Kong standards, the studios are quite spacious, and the suites are huge! And the layout and furniture are insanely funky, colorful, and fun.
The free breakfast, all day cakes, free evening wines are all a great plus, but what I loved most is being connected to wifi all day through the mobile phone they provide you with. For work, it was great being connected at all times, and I could make unlimited local calls, and even free calls to a few countries around the world. I used that opportunity, of course, to chat to my mom in Germany and fill her in on all the fun attractions of Hong Kong.
With cool outdoor facade and indoor ceiling graffiti by Graffiti4hire, fun and supercool artworks in the lobby and the rooms, and really edgy furniture pieces and design layout, I felt quite in my element as an art lover.
Plus it's a great location! All the cool shopping around the corner, 5 minute drive from the Convention Center for Art Basel Hong Kong, 30 minutes each way in opposite directions to Victoria Peak and the beaches on the east coast.