If you have yet to venture out to Hong Kong Island's quieter eastside, then EAST, Hong Kong should be on your next-visit list for an urban escape. With its direct access to Cityplaza and Taikoo MTR station, the hotel has no shortage of eateries around, including its very own iconic rooftop bar Sugar and café Domain (which have recently joined forces to create the BAO Beer, inspired by both menus). We checked in to experience the interactive art programme “City Symphony" followed by a cocktails evening at Sugar.
Gathering creativity, community and urbanism elements, Art at EAST is an initiative to explore sustainability and urban living in artistic form. In the latest interactive exhibition, City Symphony, the hotel teamed up with local artists and brought in five 'sound monsters' to the hotel lobby, marrying the visual of an imaginative sculpture with sounds recorded from the Taikoo neighbourhood. Activate the monsters with a group of five and you'll hear the full City Symphony – and head over soon, it's open to the public until 29th September 2021.