Somewhere between a design hotel, social enterprise, and creatives’ clubhouse, Eaton HK is an experience that stands out from the city’s usual glut of international ‘cut & paste’ accommodations. What exactly do we mean? For starters, the property is located on the Kowloon Peninsula — sandwiched between the frenetic, neon-washed districts of Jordan and Yau Ma Tei. Few indications that this used to be a business hotel remain: instead, guests mingle with local tastemakers in a series of spaces that espouse a grassroots philosophy. At Foodhall, you’ll find a plethora of independent vendors hawking everything from congee to locally-roasted espresso, while the upper levels are home to Eaton House — founder Katharine Lo’s culty co-working space aimed at members of the Hong Kong creative community. Even dyed-in-the-wool islanders should consider a trip across the harbour, if for no other reason than to sample the city’s best espresso martini at Terrible Baby.