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Tsim Sha Tsui

Establishment neighborhood
Afternoon Tea at the Peninsula
Salisbury Rd., Tsim Sha Tsui
The Hong Kong location in Tsim Sha Tsui is actually the Peninsula's original location (the building was built back in 1828), and considering the highly British-influenced history of Hong Kong, it's no surprise that high tea here is a big deal. To complete the full-on fancy experience, the hotel brings in a string quartet—lovingly called the Lobby Strings—for daily performances, and serves finger sandwiches, pastries, and champagne alongside its Earl Grey.
The Peninsula
Salisbury Rd., Tsim Sha Tsui
Perched on the harbor in Kowloon near the famed Star Ferry Terminal, this Deco-era hotel (not only is it Hong Kong’s oldest, but the location gives the entire hotel group its name) got a tech-y upgrade a few years ago with state-of-the-art TVs and touch-screen in-room lighting systems. Ask for a harbor suite for prime views of brightly lit Hong Kong Island. Bonus: if you book your airport transfer through the hotel, you’ll be picked up in a tricked-out Mini Cooper, Rolls Royce, or if you're lucky, one of the fourteen Rolls Royce Phantoms. While they whisk you into the city, you can pre-order your room service upon arrival—no guarantees it will stave off jet-lag, but the lobster bisque soothes after a long flight. Keep an eye out for the Chinese lions and door gods painted on the doors at the entrance: According to Chinese tradition, they guard against evil spirits.
Felix
The Peninsula Hong Kong, Salisbury Rd., Tsim Sha Tsui
The Felix, located on the 28th floor of The Peninsula hotel, is the work of iconic French designer Philippe Starck. His touch can be felt throughout the space, from the dramatic dual-spiral staircase to the sleek white chairs that carry black prints of the faces of long-serving Peninsula employees. The views are probably more famous, though, as you get a panorama of Victoria Harbour. Signature dishes from Chef Yoshiharu Kaji include caviar and sea urchin with red tuna tartar, Japanese beef tenderloin with pickled red onions, and green tea mousse. Note: This is not a kid-friendly spot—children under the age of twelve are not permitted.
Homeless
The One, 100 Nathan Rd., Tsim Sha Tsui
This quickly-growing string of shops are like mini-department stores for modern home goods, and as such, they’ve pretty much cornered the market on every big name in design, from Hay to Seletti to Tom Dixon to Artecnica. The spaces are moody and industrial (one of the outposts is actually housed in a string of shipping containers), which makes the experience all the more fun to browse. There are also outposts in Central, Causeway Bay, and Stanley.
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