Hong Kong has few neighbourhoods left that are as charming and laid-back as Tai Hang, which is tucked away behind the bustling Causeway Bay district. With a strong community vibe and smattering of small boutique shops, restaurants and cafés, Tai Hang is becoming increasingly popular with both locals and tourists alike.
It’s the perfect location for the brainchild project of architect and cultural advocate Tommy Pao: Little Tai Hang, a multi-complex that houses a hotel, serviced apartments, and two notable F&B venues, Second Draft (opened by Asia’s Best Female Chef 2017 winner May Chow) and Italian comfort food restaurant BOND.
With final touches completed on the hotel and serviced apartments, Little Tai Hang will officially welcome its first guests on 27 March. The quaint hotel is all about offering an authentic slice of Hong Kong, blending the connection with local culture and community with the upscale hospitality and amenities of luxury properties. “Sophisticated yet down to earth, quiet yet in the heart of the city. These contrasts bring an edge to the property that we hope appeals to those looking for something off the beaten track yet totally accessible,” says Pao.
Located a brisk walk from Causeway Bay, Little Tai Hang provides accessibility to the major attractions, shopping centres and restaurants of the island’s more populated districts while offering a quiet respite for relaxing at the end of the day. For guests who want to stay around the area, the quaint streets of Tai Hang are worth a stroll. They’re you’ll find artisanal boutiques and quaint cafés — and the leafy green retreat called Victoria Park is also nearby.
From a browse on the website, Little Tai Hang certainly has character in spades, with the hotel branding revolving around four eccentric characters — Tiger, Toad, Duck and Monkey, each with a story and passion that connects them to the neighbourhood of Tai Hang (find out their stories here). They are depicted riding a bicycle together, symbolising the journey of everyone moving towards their own destination in life, but needing to work together in order to get there.
Stay at Little Tai Hang and you can follow the journey of these four lovable characters; if you don’t buy into the branding, you’ll still enjoy stylish accommodations for a much lower price than in other areas of Hong Kong. Designed with comfort and sophistication in mind, the spacious suites offer everything from floor-to-ceiling windows letting in a flood of natural light, to private balconies boasting both park and mountain views. In-room, guests can enjoy complimentary high-speed Wi-Fi, high-quality mattresses and bedding from Simmons, flat-screen TVs (including Apple TV), and a basket of welcome amenities.
In addition to the noteworthy F&B outlets on-site (as well as handful of great local eateries within walking distance), Little Tai Hang offers a 24/7 fully-equipped fitness studio, a lounge area offering complimentary tea and snacks, an in-house laundromat, and a multi-function room which can be booked out for parties and events.
In addition to Little Tai Hang, there are currently plans for six luxury residential properties to open in the immediate neighbourhood. With this strong push for local tourism and residential demand, we imagine Tai Hang will continue to blossom as one of the city’s up-and-coming destinations.
Room rates at Little Tai Hang start at HK$2,000 per night for suites. Reserve via the website here.
Little Tai Hang, 98 Tung Lo Wan Road, Tai Hang, Hong Kong, +852 3899 8800, littletaihang.com