After a seven-year absence except for a quick jaunt there over Fourth of July weekend, I recently took a six-day trip to Hong Kong. The 16-hour plane ride combined with the 13-hour time difference can make it really hard to acclimate to your surroundings. But the good thing about Hong Kong is that it is a 24/7 city overflowing with energy so there isn’t much time to let yourself be jet-lagged.
I have stayed at the Intercontinental Hotel on the city’s Kowloon side for most of my past visits. What I love the most about it is the breathtaking view it offers of Hong Kong Harbor, including Hong Kong Island. It is truly one of the most outstanding cityscapes, and one that is rapidly changing. Every evening at 8 p.m. there is a 10-minute laser light show that takes place on the buildings’ facade so you are really in the front row seats from the hotel. It’s outstanding and really represents the electricity that this city has.
Editor’s Note: Designer Yigal Azrouel recently traveled to Hong Kong.