Soho House — Hong Kong, China
Soho House’s gradual expansion into Asia continues with the arrival of its Hong Kong outpost, the group’s second foray into the continent and its first location outside London to host the brand’s Soho Works co-working concept.
And while the new Sheung Wan-based club bears all the design hallmarks of the longstanding group — cue jewel tones, deep woods and an abundance of textures — Hong Kong House stands out for its commitment to local art. Case in point; the curation of a permanent art collection by Kate Bryan, Soho House’s Head of Collections, who has filled the multi-level space with over 100 pieces from artists born or based in the locale, including big names like Lee Kit and Tsang Kin Wah, alongside up-and-comers such as Firenze Lai.
This same celebration of the city is also seen in the House menus, where siu mei and dim sum appear alongside the usual Soho House favourites — all served in both the House Brasserie and Pool Room. References to Hong Kong films pay additional homage to the locality, and are framed by parquet flooring, velvet draped club chairs and impossibly snug daybed nooks, while a shimmering disco ball infuses the space — the vision of Soho House Design — with a punch of glitz. Elsewhere, a three-floored gym, a main bar and an exhibition and show space complete the offerings in what is sure to be the city’s most sought after creative hub. §