We arrived in Hong Kong late, at around 8PM. We took the Airport Express to Central and took Bus 90 to Wong Chuk Hang. We found ourselves located in Hong Kong’s soon to be art district near Ocean Park. After a 3-minute walk in 13 degrees of cold and wind, we were able to find the boutique art hotel, Ovolo Southside. The building used to be a warehouse / office before it was converted to the beauty that it is now. Ovolo Southside on the outside looks like an ordinary office space. Unassuming and reserved are just a few of the many words that you can describe the hotel’s facade.
Once you enter, you’ll be greeted by fantastic art, interior design and sculptures. The lobby alone is adorned by books and magazines on art and design. The lighting is fantastic and moody. The positions and angling are thought off, resembling a modern British pub. The furniture is beautiful and it’s evident whoever chose them had great taste. The Lo Lounge bar has free-flowing food and drinks, ranging from Chinese beer, entry level wines and finger food. The happy hours starts at 6PM and ends at 8PM. What’s more amazing than the free stuff is that you get to play pool for free as well. To play pool in Hong Kong is a luxury to say the least, but to offer it for free, is a god sent.