Minimalistic Boutique & Arts Hub at Hotel Stage

Boutique hotels have been cropping up on Hong Kong’s radar more than ever before, celebrated for their unique features and homey hospitality. A slightly more-niche category, boutique art hotels, are making their mark, too. Situated in the historic (and now, trendy) Yau Ma Tei district, Hotel Stage aims to provide a hub for local artists to thrive and showcase their work to travellers and stoppers-by. We stayed for one night to experience the art scene and the hotel facilities.

Image courtesy of Mr Ping | Cha Siu Papers

Buzzing Location

Yau Ma Tei neighbourhood is an up-and-coming location within a community of family-owned traditional shops and herbal medicine apothecaries. Hotel Stage embraces the historical surroundings which can be noticed throughout the property—from the Hong Kong guidebooks to the displays of city artisans. Guests can visit local eateries and shops around the area, or venture out further to the city—the hotel is conveniently propped next to Jordan MTR Station for easy access.

Image courtesy of Mr Ping | Cha Siu Papers

Stylish Décor

Hotel Stage was designed by Alen Chen, resulting in a sophisticated yet intimate space with just the right amount of artistic flair. The lobby windows featured quirky stickers of citizen sketches whilst the lift area hosted several sculptures. White, grey and teak dominate the palette here to emphasise its minimalistic touch, with sleek furnishings throughout the property—it feels very fresh and new. The hotel hosts 97 guest rooms over 13 floors, some with different imaginative themes, again paying homage to local artists and photographers.