Characterised by its cobbled stone steps and rows of quirky costume stalls that hit particular peak crowds during Halloween, Pottinger Street is a quintessential staple in Hong Kong's CBD. With a history dating back to the 1850s, the street was named after Hong Kong's first governor Sir Henry Eldred Curwen Pottinger and is one of the oldest recognised streets in the city. Though, it has seen some vast new changes, from its busy new restaurants to its plethora of boutiques, hair salons and the lot, its namesake hotel sits quietly amid the bustle. The Pottinger, Hong Kong honours its heritage street with a mix of colonial British interiors mixed with contemporary Chinese elements. We check in to the urban sanctuary for a one-night stay in one of the hotel's luxury Signature Suites.
Location, location, location. One of the most notable features of The Pottinger. To have a luxury boutique hotel smack bang in the middle of Central, only footsteps away from Queen's Road, is unheard of and an ultimate rarity in Hong Kong. The Pottinger fills this gap and provides a sleek hideaway for guests wanting to sta