Whether it’s a luxury residence or an artisan home, the K11 Artus is not the hotel you imagine.
K11 Artus officially opened at the end of last year as Hong Kong’s first “craft house” concept designed for cultural creators around the world. Its name reflects this vision by combining the words art and the Latin term for house, domus, to become Artus. So, rather than a hotel in the conventional sense, K11 Artus is truly a full service residence with all the privacy and luxury that a five star hotel would have.
The newly developed Victoria Dockside offers its phenomenal harbor views to the K11 Artus, giving it a view worth spending the night. Directly linked to the immense shopping destination that is the K11 Musea, and only a few steps from the Avenue des Stars promenade, the luxury residences enjoy a prime location. It is also conveniently located near Tsim Sha Tsui Station and Star Ferry Pier, making getting in and out extremely easy. In addition, the location offers plenty of entertainment in the form of other shopping malls, designer shops and museums nearby.
A super sleek, striated exterior envelops the building before revealing an eclectic interior developed by acclaimed Hong Kong designer Andre Fu. Inside, the 21-story residence has high ceilings that let in plenty of natural light, creating bright, high spaces that are filled with modern design elements, especially in the 10th-floor library hall. Here, neutral tones meet warm earthy accents enriched with lush textures and furnishings. Similar sentiments run through all the residences, with Asian decorative touches and items sprinkled throughout the rooms. The spaces are so intriguing that you can spend anywhere from a few minutes to a few hours admiring the design as a whole.
K11 Artus is the newest cool kid in the luxury living block and stepping into the building makes you feel like one too. Possessing the right amount of style, which actually feels very cultural but not in the sense of a gallery of silence, combined with an overall luxurious vibe, Artus feels opulent yet inviting. During our stay we felt very peaceful during the day and all evening with mostly younger families and couples spotted.
Arranged over 14 floors, the 287 residences of K11 Artus range from comfortable studios to practical one, two and three bedroom spaces, to 3 uniquely designed penthouses, 80 percent of which offer wraparound balconies. We stayed in the one bedroom harbor front residence with study room and balcony. Furnished and individually decorated, all rooms are equipped with all the comforts of home and hotel: minibar, espresso machine, TV, cable channels, refrigerator, kitchenette, branded toiletries and slippers. It’s just a shame that the tub in our room had a problem with the socket, which was not resolved.
Services and facilities: 9/10
The service at K11 Artus is very warm. The team know your name, are always smiling and seem really happy to help and chat. They’re quick too, considering they’re not exactly a hotel. However, this was evident in other areas such as the aforementioned bathroom issue. Facilities include a 24-hour fitness center, 24-hour front desk and concierge service, as well as dry cleaning and laundry service. The restaurant offers breakfast, with continental or Chinese options, at an additional cost.
Food and drinks: 7/10
Within the K11 Artus, there is a restaurant: The Municipality, a bar and a lounge: Bedroom and a snack / bar area: The living room. Fortunately, the K11 Musea itself has some good dining options, but within the hotel options are limited. There is also an option to order in some K11 Musea restaurants, directly from your TV. At The Commune, where we had lunch, European and Chinese options are available. We chose to share a sandwich and a pasta dish, both of which could be improved.
Rates: from HK $ 3,600 / night for Artus Studio to HK $ 28,000 / night for Artus Three Bedroom with Harbor View. Prices for penthouse options require a quote based on dates. The price may vary depending on availability and season.