Staying in a serviced suite can be a great option for all kinds of scenarios. For example, many newcomers to Hong Kong choose this kind of accommodation because their work contract stipulates an end-date and they don’t want to enter into a lengthy lease. Some people simply prefer to live in a place that’s furnished and has all the mod cons at their fingertips, while others may just want to test the waters for a few months in a particular area.
Signature Homes is the leasing arm of Sun Hung Kai Properties, the largest purveyor of luxury residential accommodation in Hong Kong. It has over 1,000 serviced suites across its portfolio, in properties that provide guests with world-class premises in prime locations. Here, we explore some of the company’s current offerings.
Four Seasons Place
Location: Atop the Airport Express Link at Hong Kong Station
Room Charge: From HK$54,600 a month
Type: Serviced Suite Hotel
Gross Size: 547 to 3,562 sq. ft.
Bedrooms: From Studios to 3-Bedroom and Penthouses
Locations don’t get much better than this! Four Seasons Place is right in the heart of Hong Kong, yet you still have immediate access to the Airport Express Link – which means the airport is just 24 minutes away. Designed by the renowned Yabu Pushelberg and Bilkey Llinas Design, the 519 serviced suites ooze elegance – and they come with stunning Victoria Harbour views. In the immediate neighbourhood is a fabulous array of dining and entertainment options – for example, the property is adjacent to the IFC Mall and the Four Seasons Hotel, home to Michelin-starred restaurants. Guests have access to state-of-the-art facilities including a rooftop heated pool, with a jacuzzi and a 24-hour fully-equipped gym.
The HarbourView Place
Location: Atop MTR/AEL Kowloon Station
Room Charge: From HK$39,000 a month (short-stay packages available)
Type: Serviced Suite Hotel
Gross Size: 464 to 3,270 sq. ft.
Bedrooms: From Studios to 3-Bedroom and Presidential Suites
The HarbourView Place is a serviced suite hotel combining the convenience of hotel living with the comfort of home. The suites are thoughtfully appointed with artistic décor and modern in-room amenities – plus, you get a comprehensive kitchenette with a washing and drying unit.
Central is five minutes away by train, and the airport just 22 minutes. The property sits above the luxury Elements shopping mall, adjacent to the ICC and international hotels, so you have a huge range of fine dining and entertainment options on the doorstep. In-house facilities include a heated rooftop pool and jacuzzi on the 76th floor, a well-equipped 24- hour gym and sauna, and a cosy lounge with reading room.
Victoria Harbour Residence
Location: Near MTR North Point Station
Rent: From HK$32,000 a month
Type: Serviced Residence
Saleable Size: 361 to 1,063 sq. ft.
Bedrooms: From 1-Bedroom to 3-Bedroom apartments (including special units with roof)
Located in Tower 6 of luxury residential project Victoria Harbour, this is an exceptional living experience in a world-class integrated complex by the harbour. Each flat is furnished with stylish décor, from furniture and high-quality appliances to comprehensive home entertainment systems. There’s not only free Wi-Fi but an intelligent home system for each unit, where you can use voice control or a specially designed app to operate and remotely control lights, audio-visuals, air-conditioning, and, in the three-bedroom units, electric curtains. There’s also Club Vici, Victoria Harbour’s exclusive private clubhouse, with indoor and outdoor heated pool, jacuzzi and a gym with great equipment.
Location: Atop MTR Tseung Kwan O Station Room
Charge: From HK$20,800 a month
Type: Serviced Suite Hotel
Gross Size: 372 to 1,560 sq. ft.
Bedrooms: From Studios to 3-Bedroom Suites
Vega Suites is part of an integrated development complex in Kowloon East, offering both urban convenience and a tranquil lifestyle. Kowloon Bay, Quarry Bay and North Point are 11 to 15 minutes by MTR; with Admiralty, Central and Tsim Sha Tsui around 25 to 30 minutes away. International hotels and trendy shopping malls like PopCorn and PopWalk are a short walk. Designed by Philip Liao, the stylish property has chic contemporary interiors, comprehensive in-room provisions and modern furnishings, including a kitchenette. There’s a spacious Green Terrace, a barbecue corner for private functions, and a workout corner, or you can use the pool and gym at neighbouring Crowne Plaza Hong Kong Kowloon East.
Location: 18 Caine Road, Central
Rent: From HK$22,000 a month
Type: Serviced Apartments, Furnished and Unfurnished Apartments
Gross Size: 354 to 1,299 sq. ft.
Bedrooms: From Studios to 4-Bedroom Apartments
Located a stone’s throw from the CBD and a three-minute stroll to Lan Kwai Fong, this new residential leasing property gives you instant connection to IFC, Admiralty and ICC at Kowloon Station. Young professionals have the option of flexible lease terms from one month to years and you can also choose from Serviced, Furnished and Unfurnished categories at different rates. Each residence features home automation, wireless mobile charging and a Bluetooth speaker in the bathroom for hassle-free living. A great bonus here is the TOWNPLACE Duo Social Space concept, which allows residents to enjoy a huge 30,000 square feet of communal space in conjunction with residents from the sister property in Kennedy Town (below). There’s free business-grade Wi-Fi covering every apartment, plus the common areas across both properties, with a seamless login experience.
TOWNPLACE KENNEDY TOWN
Location: 97 Belcher’s Street, Kennedy Town
Rent: From HK$24,000 a month
Type: Furnished and Unfurnished Apartments
Gross Size: 463 to 1,025 sq. ft.
Bedrooms: From 1-Bedroom to 3-Bedroom Apartments
This new residential leasing concept is just three minutes from MTR Kennedy Town station, from where you can quickly reach the CBD and airport. It has one of the highest clubhouses on Hong Kong Island, and a sky gym with a panoramic sea view. Flexible leasing options here are along the same lines as the Soho property (above), with plenty of variety depending on your needs. There are more of those magnificent sea views from the three-bedroom apartments, plus a range of handy amenities and mod cons. And the aforementioned Duo Social Space concept means you have access to the community living spaces at Soho. There’s also a resident-exclusive app with a range of residents’ privileges, from home automation to a social network platform.
For more info on these properties or to see more options, go to signaturehomes.com.hk/servicedapartments.
This article first appeared in the Autumn 2020 issue of Expat Living magazine. Subscribe now so you never miss an issue.