We cannot quite put a finger to Wan Chai when we first set foot in that neighbourhood. It is bustling like many other areas in Hong Kong, but for the lack of a better description – Wan Chai is quite distinctly Hong Kong. Forget about how people discount Wan Chai for its red light district (because it is really just one lane that you can easily miss), because there is so much more to look out for.
We love Wan Chai for its little gems and unexpected finds – comfort Hong Kong cuisine in humble settings, locals peddling their wares and arts, executives loosening their ties to unwind over a good lunch… and all these make up Hotel Indigo.
A relatively new baby in the local hotel scene, Hotel Indigo Hong Kong Island is everything Wan Chai is. It reflects snippets of its characteristic neighbourhood, and this is precisely what Hotel Indigo wants to create, so that guests feel blended in to the local culture, and locals resonate with the comforting familiarity.
Lushly furnished with resplendent hues, step into a whimsical world of arts right in the heart of Wan Chai. The rooms in Hotel Indigo quite unlike your typical commercialised properties. Every room has its unique configuration, together with a collection of art pieces and local touches to boast. Catch glimpses of the bustling vicinity from their ceiling-to-floor windows, and sip tea on the furry couches while reading your favourite magazines in the quiet corner of your room.
We enjoyed meals at the in-house restaurant too, where the kitchen dishes out a mix of continental and international cuisines. If you are feeling Eastern, their boiled soups are lovely. And to satisfy your Western palates, they have pretty mean salads, too!
Our favourite part about staying at Hotel Indigo? The location is superb. Just a stone’s throw from the MTR station, getting around is a breeze and we really enjoyed our little strolls back home every night. And it is really refreshing to stay out of the popular and typical districts for a change.
The next time you plan a trip to Hong Kong, book a stay with Hotel Indigo and experience what it is truly like to breathe in the essence of a neighbourhood; a charming one, at it!
Hotel Indigo Hong Kong
242 – 246 Queen’s Road East
Wanchai, Hong Kong
Tel: +852 3926 3888
Note: This was an invited media stay