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100 must-see places around the world for design lovers – Part 2

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Welcome to part 2 of the article 100 must-see places around the world for design lovers! We have 5 more cities for you to explore. Take a look!

See Also: Design Adventure in London

Cities featured:

Saint Petersburg
Hong Kong


Top design Hotels

The capital of United Kingdom has a wide variety of luxury 5-star hotels and these businesses are crucial to tourism as many of the world’s wealthiest demand the highest standards for their visits to this region.

The Goring
Adress: 15 Beeston Pl, London SW1W 0JW, United Kingdom

The Goring stands out from the crowd as London’s last family-owned luxury hotel, with over a hundred years of passion for hospitality and commitment to service. At The Goring, they love to indulge their guests and make them feel at home, and after 105 years, they still continue to surprise and delight even the most frequent of guests.

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Corinthia Hotel London

Adress:  Whitehall Pl, London SW1A 2BD, United Kingdom

ituated in the very heart of London, close to the River Thames, Corinthia Hotel London is the undisputed jewel in our crown. Moments from Trafalgar Square, Westminster and Covent Garden, it is also within easy reach of Mayfair and the City. This grand Victorian building, dating from 1885, has been given new life with fine rooms, stylish suites and imaginative penthouses offering state-of-the-art 21st Century luxury.

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Claridge’s Hotel

Adress:  Brook St, London W1K 4HR, United Kingdom

Set in the heart of London’s Mayfair, Claridge’s is the epitome of timeless elegance and considered to be one of the best 5-star luxury hotels in the world.

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Top restaurants

In London, you are going to find the best, Michelin-star restaurants. We made a top 3 list of the best hotels in London, check them out!

Alain Ducasse

Adress: Alain Ducasse at The Dorchester , The Dorchester. Park Lane, London W1K 1QA

Alain Ducasse is one of the world’s most decorated chefs. Known not only for his incomparable French cuisine, Alain Ducasse has created innovative dining concepts reflecting international influences and consequently has earned a reputation for phenomenal cuisine.

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Adress: 34 Grosvenor Square (Entrance on South Audley St.) W1K 2HD

Located just off Grosvenor Square (entrance on South Audley Street) in the heart of Mayfair, 34 has become a modern-day classic since it opened in November 2011. Burned orange banquettes, oak parquet and a colourful contemporary art collection give the room a warm and inviting look, highlighted by the bespoke charcoal grill in the open kitchen. The grill, also known as a parrilla and fed by natural fuels, was custom-made and imported from Argentina.

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Adress: The Halkin by Como, Halkin Hotel London, Halkin St, London SW1X 7DJ, United Kingdom

Ametsa with Arzak Instruction is a unique collaboration between Elena Arzak – voted Veuve Clicquot World’s Best Female Chef in 2012 – along with her father Juan Mari Arzak, and Mikel Sorazu, Igor Zalakain, and Xabier Gutierrez.

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Top Design Galleries

London is immersed in history, with more than its share of mind-blowing antiquity and historic splendor, with a vast number of beautiful museums, galleries, and most iconic sights.

David Gill

Adress: David Gill Gallery, 2-4 King Street, St. James’s, London SW1Y 6QP

David Gill produced some of the first furniture collections from Zaha Hadid to Mattia Bonetti and was one of the first people to show the work of artist Grayson Perry. David Gill broke new ground in championing the work of designers who have become world famous, from Marc Newson to Tom Dixon and Ron Arad. His gallery in St James’s demonstrates the significant role he has played in changing the status and perception of contemporary design internationally.

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Hamiltons Gallery

Adress: 13 Carlos Place, London, W1K 2EU

Hamiltons is among the world’s foremost galleries of photography. For thirty years, the gallery has exhibited and represented modern masters, in particular, Irving Penn, Richard Avedon, Helmut Newton, and Robert Mapplethorpe.

The Mayor Gallery

Adress: 21 Cork Street, First Floor, London, 1S 3LZ, United Kingdom

The Mayor Gallery has been on Cork Street since 1925, premiering in London the works of such giants as Paul Klee, Francis Bacon, and Max Ernst. At the helm of the gallery since the early 1970s, James Mayor has a unique perspective on the way the market has changed in the British capital over the last few decades.

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Top Design Events


Adress: Brent Lea, Brentford TW8 8JF, United Kingdom

Decorex International is synonymous with luxury and is internationally renowned for being the event to discover the very best, and most coveted products from our unrivalled collection of 400 hand-selected exhibitors.

With a rich heritage of 39 years, Decorex’s long standing reputation has proven the test of time; growing and evolving to remain exciting and innovative.

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100% Design

Adress: Visit their website

100% Design is officially the biggest and longest running contemporary design event in the UK, with 27,088 visitors in 2013. First staged in 1995, the show celebrates its 20th edition with designers from the world over.

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Clerkenwell Design Week

Adress: Visit their website

The Clerkenwell Design Week celebrates the innovative design work coming out of the historic Clerkenwell design quarter.

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Madrid is the capital of Spain and the country’s largest and most populous city. It is located in the center of Spain, among the Castilian plateaus, in a very special enclave making it a starting point for other valuable historical and cultural destinations with great tourist appeal, such as Segovia, Toledo, Aranjuez, El Escorial and Cuenca. It’s a very happy city, full of culture things to do.

Top design Hotels

Looking for a place to stay in the big city? Best Design Guides points out the top 3 solutions and luxury options to stay in during your visit to Madrid.

Wellington Hotel

Address: Calle de Velázquez, 8, 28001 Madrid, Spain

In 1952, the year in which Spain joined UNESCO and Isabel II became queen after the death of her father, George VI, a transportation businessman and bullfighting breed founder named Baltasar Ibán Valdés realised his dream of opening a five star luxury hotel.

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Ritz Madrid

Address: Plaza de la Lealtad 5 , 28014 Madrid, Spain

When visiting Madrid there is only one place to stay: Hotel Ritz in the “Golden Triangle” at the heart of the city. One of Europe’s greatest hotels, it overlooks the Prado Museum, the Thyssen Bornemisza and the Reina Sofía with the Picasso collection. The Hotel is within walking distance of the old town, other major galleries, and key shopping.
Dating from 1910, this baroque palace is decorated with splendid antiques that reflect its position as the focus of Spanish high society. It is especially known for its excellent Spanish and International cuisine in the Goya serving traditional Spanish fare. The Lobby is famous for its afternoon tea.

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Hotel Urban

Address:  Carrera de S. Jerónimo, 34, 28014 Madrid, Spain

he Hotel Urban is a five-star Gran Luxe hotel located in the financial, political, cultural and commercial center of Madrid. In the heart of the city’s “Golden Triangle” formed by the Prado Museum, the Thyssen-Bornemisza and the Fundación Reina Sofia, the hotel puts Madrid’s main attractions within reach, including the Paseo del Prado, Puerta del Sol, Plaza Mayor and the Retiro Park.

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Top restaurants

If you are searching for places to eat in Madrid, Best Design Guides got you covered!


Address: NH Eurobuilding, Calle de Padre Damián, 23, 28036 Madrid, Spain

This three-Michelin-star restaurant fuses the cuisines of Spain and China. Its edgy décor includes flying pigs and walls of butterflies, which perfectly echo Chef David Muñoz’s artful fare. Upon trying Muñoz’s take on shumai dumplings, travel show host Anthony Bourdain proclaimed, “I love my wife, I love my daughter, and then I love this.” DiverXO ranks No. 59 on the 2015 World’s Best 50 Restaurants’ top 100 list.

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La Biblioteca

Address: Calle de Alcalá, 15, 28022 Madrid, Spain

A palatial 19C setting for a restaurant that boasts a more contemporary look nowadays. The chef here offers creative à la carte choices, evident from the starters through to the dessert menu, with everything cooked to perfection. Magnificent terrace!

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Sergi Arola Gastro

Address: Calle de Zurbano, 31, 28010 Madrid, Spain

Within three years of opening, the restaurant gained two Michelin stars and the menu changes monthly, with each classical dish specially created by Arola. In addition to the main restaurant there is a private dining room with a capacity for twelve people, and with a direct view of the kitchen, guests have an exclusive insight into the workings of the restaurant. There is a separate entrance and restroom for the utmost privacy and discretion.

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Top Design Galleries

If you are looking for some culture in the Spanish capital you are going to find the best galleries and museums. Go check out our selections!

Travesía Cuatro

Address: Calle San Mateo, 16, 28004 Madrid, Spain

Travesí­a Cuatro was founded by Silvia Ortiz and Inés López-Quesada in 2003 with the aim of promoting emerging and mid-career national and international artists, putting an emphasis on Latin American talents. Since then, Travesía Cuatro has consolidated its name and strengthened its presence on international markets and fairs such as ARCOmadrid, Art Basel Miami or Zona Maco. The work of the gallery is primarily related to building a bridge between the Latin American and European art scenes, and its program is constantly expanding with the recent opening of a new venue in Guadalajara, México.

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Mad is Mad

Address: Calle Pelayo 48, Madrid, Spain

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Mondo Galeria

Address: Calle San Lucas 9, Madrid, Spain

Mondo Galeriía is a versatile space for contemporary art, mainly focused on photography and design. As boundaries between disciplines, styles and trends disappear at high speed, this gallery pays close attention to what is happening in all areas in order to synthesize them within a single space, aware of the new needs and resources of 21st century and the power of photography to communicate emotions and stories. Mondo Galería hosts exhibitions of emerging and established talents such as Andrea Santolaya, Pep Bonet, Alfred Wertheimer or Lawrence Schiller. In addition to this, it is home to a photography bookshop and organizes seminars, workshops and masterclasses with its artists’ active participation.

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Top Design Events


Feria del Mueble de Madrid
Adress: Visit their website

Feria de Madrid is celebrated each year and it is one of the most important interior design fairs.  This fair creates a lot of business opportunities.

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Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Madrid

Adress: Visit their website

Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week is a celebration of fashion and culture. It happens in different cities around the globe and of those cities is Madrid.

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Today Moscow is not only the political centre of Russia but also the country’s most populous city and its industrial, cultural, scientific, and educational capital. For more than 600 years Moscow also has been the spiritual centre of the Russian Orthodox Church.

Top design Hotels

The 3 best hotels in Moscow choose by Best Design Guides. Choose wisely!

Four Seasons Moscow

Address: ul. Okhotnyy Ryad, 2, Moscow, Russia, 109012

A former Soviet-era hotel reimagined for the 21st century with an East-meets-West design aesthetic, a cool cocktail bar and top-notch spa. The hotel occupies one of the most enviable addresses in Moscow and the views from its suites of the Kremlin and other top sites are nothing short of astonishing.

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The Ritz-Carlton Moscow

Address: Tverskaya St, 3, Moscow, Russia, 125009

With an unbeatable location close to the Kremlin and Red Square, The Ritz-Carlton is one of Moscow’s most luxurious hotels. Rooms are large and formal, yet homely, and there’s a spa and personal butler service. The elegant Caviarterra restaurant hosts a much-talked-about Sunday brunch.

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The St. Regis Moscow Nikolskaya

Address: Nikolskaya St, 12, Moscow, Russia

An unassuming exterior hides a grand hotel minutes from Red Square. Such a central area of Moscow bustles with history, both pre- and post-revolution, and half the joy of a stay here is being immersed in that. The feel: Russian aristocracy of old. The hotel’s staff are polished and attentive.

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Top restaurants

The best selection of restaurants in Moscow.


Address: Tverskoy Blvd, 26, стр. 3, Moscow, Rússia

Bringing to mind luxury pursuits of the distant past, Turandot’s interiors, dominated by the late Baroque influence (the Chinoiserie Style – the most festival among all palatial styles) serve as a framework and an architectural analogue of the designer menu where the European and Asian cuisines are naturally integrated.

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Brasserie Most

Address: Kuznetsky Most, 6/3, bldg 3

This place is well known among both Moscow residents and foreigners for its miraculous atmosphere of the palace of Louis XIV in Versailles. Marble countertops which were distressed with a unique technique, fluorescent lamps, and panoramic windows make The Most one of the most beautiful restaurants in Moscow. At the restaurant, they serve dishes of French cuisine headed by a famous French chef Régis Trigel.

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Russkie Sezony

Address: Strastnoi Blvd, 8A, Moscow, Russia

Traditional Russian food in a contemporary way just in the heart of Moscow. The level of farming development in Russia and geographic capabilities of the country makes it possible to use seasonal products from different climatic zones in the menu. From Murmansk crab and cod to the Black Sea rapa whelks and flounder, from Belgorod beef and poultry to Magadan shrimps and Pacific sea urchins – Russia offers absolutely unique opportunities to create perfect Russian dishes, which are presented in the “Russian Seasons” restaurant.

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Top Design Galleries

Are you also interested in the cultural side of Moscow? Best Design Guides selected 3 top galleries to visit in the city.

Hall Oscar

Address: стр 9, Nizhnyaya Syromyatnicheskaya ul., 10, Moscow, Russia, 105120

Group furniture companies Hall Oscar, whose history has been known since 1992, is recognized as one of the leaders of the Russian market of elite furniture. Now in its composition in Moscow and St. Petersburg includes interior salons Hall Oscar, monobrand showrooms Poliform / Varenna, interior decoration textiles and wallpaper department on work with corporate clients and the Department of repair and restoration.

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Moscow Museum of Modern Art

Address: ul. Petrovka, 25, Moscow, Rússia, 125009

Moscow Museum of Modern Art is the first state museum in Russia that concentrates its activities exclusively on the art of the 20th and 21st centuries. Since its inauguration, the Museum has expanded its strategies and achieved a high level of public acknowledgement. Today the Museum is an energetic institution that plays an important part on the Moscow art scene.

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Winzavod Center for Contemporary Art

Address: 4-y Syromyatnicheskiy per., 1, стр. 6, Moscow, Russia, 105120

The building where this gallery is housed has had a long and eventful history. From a large farmstead originally, it spent time as the home of Princess Catherine Volkonskaya, passed through several merchants’ hands, was founded as a brewery in the early 18th century, a factory, winemakers, and an educational institution, before falling into disrepair under Soviet rule, when it became an industrial slum.

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Top Design Events

Moscow helds some of the best design events each year. Get to know the ones that you should attend to.

Moscow Design Week

Address: Visit their website

Russian market requires a particular approach that takes into account the needs of the constant life changes, modern social processes, historical, and cultural identity of Russia that represents the fusion and sometimes even conflicts of East and West, South and North. Thus, the Moscow Design Week mission is a establishing a platform for further development of culture, design and business in Russia.

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Address: Visit their website

For 20 years ARCH Moscow has been a place to demonstrate the best examples of Russian and foreign architecture, to hold professional discussions on the development of the quality architectural environment. The project fully reflects the latest architectural trends and contributes to the development of technical innovations, stylistic research, and experimentation of designer’s thought.In 2016 XXI International Exhibition of Architecture and Design ARCH Moscow is held concurrent with the 5 Moscow Biennale of Architecture.

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Salon Interiors Moscow

Address: Crocus Expo International Exhibition Center

This event showcases products like interior design: advanced Russian and international achievements in the field of design and interior design of premises; furniture: furniture, kitchen, furniture, children’s furniture, garden furniture, light in the interior – fireplaces : gas and electric fireplaces, Bio Fireplace; – Plumbing and ceramics: interiors of bathrooms, sanitary engineering, ceramic tiles, mosaic and stoneware; – wallpaper : paper, vinyl, non-woven, textile, and other types of wallpaper. Flooring varnishes.

Saint Petersburg

One of the world’s most beautiful cities, St. Petersburg has all the ingredients for an unforgettable travel experience: high art, lavish architecture, wild nightlife, an extraordinary history and rich cultural traditions that have inspired and nurtured some of the modern world’s greatest literature, music, and visual art.

Top design Hotels

If you need to know which hotel is the best in St. Petersburg you don’t have to worry, because Best Design Guides selected the perfect top 3 hotels here.

Hotel Indigo

Address: 191187, St. Petersburg, Russia,
17, Tchaikovskogo str.

Located amongst the stunning architecture and historical prestige of Russia’s capital of culture, our hotel is in the heart of the historic centre between the Neva and Fontanka rivers, the Summer Garden and Tavricheskiy Garden, just a few steps from Liteiny bridge – an ideal spot for guests wanting to explore the city. The main street of Nevskiy Prospect is just ten minutes away.

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The State Hermitage Museum Official Hotel

Address: ul. Pravdy, 10, St Petersburg, Leningrad Oblast, Rússia, 191119

The State Hermitage Museum Official Hotel in St Petersburg represents a new gateway to experience The State Hermitage Museum in St Petersburg. The values and traditions of the Museum are embedded in all that the hotel represents and offers.

The main goal of the concept was to create a link between the Hotel and the Museum, providing Guests with an opportunity not only to see the magnificence of the residence of Russian Emperors and Tsars but also plunge into this magical ambience and live through it.

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Four Seasons Hotel Lion Palace

Address: Voznesenskiy Ave., 1, São Petersburgo 190000, Russia

Within a 19th-century Russian royal palace, its entry guarded by two marble lions, Four Seasons reveals a restored luxury hotel treasure in historic Admiralteysky district.

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Top restaurants

Book a table on the best restaurants of St. Petersburg. See our top 3 selection!

Beau Rivage


This elegant and sophisticated establishment provides exemplary classical French cuisine to the city’s wealthy patrons, who turn up for the intimate atmosphere and classy décor which perfectly complements the fine food on offer.

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L’Europe Restaurant

Address: Belmond Grand Hotel Europe – Nevsky Prospekt, Mikhailovskaya Ulitsa 1/7, 191186 St Petersburg, Russia

Russia’s oldest continually serving restaurant, this culinary hotspot brims with timeless elegance.
The go-to destination for refined local delicacies and some of the finest ballet in St Petersburg, L’Europe transports diners to a time of indulgent decadence. Take a seat and admire the stunning art nouveau décor, crowned by the dramatic stained-glass mural of Apollo.

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Taleon Restaurant

Address: Nevsky Prospect, 15, St Petersburg, Rússia, 191186

With the reputation of a three time winner of the most luxurious restaurant in St Petersburg, you could be forgiven for expecting something a little special from the Taleon.


Top Design Galleries

Contemporary art collectors are flocking to St Petersburg for the latest masterpieces. Get to know the top 3 design galleries in the city.

San-Gally Decor

Address: St. Petersburg Ligovsky Prospect, 62

San-Gally Decor recreates a unique appearance, collecting the best samples of furniture collections under one roof, and opened to the public. San-Gally Decor – is not just a shop selling furniture. It’s a club where everyone can find something interesting for themselves.

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Bulthaup Center by Design Gallery

Address: Bolshaya Konyushennaya, 2, São Petersburgo, Rússia
Design Gallery – a special place where the world is represented by product design. Studio designers are designing not just the interiors – they create a unique atmosphere in their projects.

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Erarta Galleries

Address: 2, 29th Line, Vasilievsky Ostrov, Saint Petersburg, Russia, 199106

Erarta Contemporary Art Gallery St Petersburg occupies the ground floor of the galleries’ wing of the 10,000 sq. m Erarta building in Saint Petersburg and opened its doors at the same time as Erarta Museum, in September 2010. The exhibition turnover averages five weeks with each show being accompanied by a series of presentations and special viewings, welcoming everyone – art world novices and seasoned collectors alike.

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Top Design Events

St. Petersburg Design Week

Address: Visit their website

In one week you can see what is the design about in the city of St.Petersburg. It is a really interesting event for design lovers.

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Address: Visit their website

This event showcases products like finishing materials, paints and coverings, ceramics, doors and furniture, floor coverings, wall decor, architectural and decorative light, electrics, decorative textiles and window decor, interiors decor items, kitchens, bathrooms, interior furniture, fireplaces to name a few etc. in the Architecture & Designing, Building Construction, Home Furnishings & Home Textiles, Household Services, Real Estate industries.

Hong Kong

Hong Kong is one of the world’s most significant financial centres, having the highest Financial Development Index score and ranked as the world’s most competitive economy in the World Competitiveness Yearbook. It is also the world’s most visited city. Its service sector dominated economy is characterised by free trade and low taxation and has consistently been listed as the freest market economy in the world.

Top design Hotels

Kong hotels are filled with folks who enjoy both sophisticated restaurants and the old-world tranquility found at Taoist temples and afternoon tea. Let’s see Best Design Guides top 3 hotels selection for the city of Hong Kong.

Mandarin Oriental

Address: 5 Connaught Road Central, Hong Kong

Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong is as legendary as the city itself. With a Central location and five-star facilities, we are renowned for our sleek design, impressive service and exquisite blend of luxury, comfort, and style.

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JW Marriott Hotel

Address: One Pacific Place, 88 Queensway, Hong Kong

Refined luxury and modern convenience blend seamlessly here at the JW Marriott Hotel Hong Kong. Boasting a central location in the Admiralty area of the city, atop Pacific Place Mall and moments from the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, our hotel welcomes you with 602 beautifully designed rooms and suites and an unmatched level of service. Settle in to your luxury accommodation and enjoy free Wi-Fi access, 24-hour room service, modern technology, and marble bathrooms.

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The Ritz-Carlton Hong Kong

Address: International Commerce Centre (ICC), 1 Austin Rd W, Hong Kong

Situated in the heart of Kowloon in Tsim Sha Tsui, ten minutes to Central business district in Hong Kong Island by taking the Mass Transit Railway. The Ritz-Carlton, Hong Kong is conveniently located atop of Elements Shopping Mall, with upscale luxury fashion brands, Chinese and Western dining options, movie theatre, China coach terminus bus station from Hong Kong to Shenzhen airport in China.

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Top restaurants

Whether you’re in Hong Kong for business or pleasure, one thing’s for sure: you’re in for an amazing dining experience. Some say Hong Kong is worth visiting for its food scene alone and with a whopping 61 Michelin-starred restaurants, the choices are limitless.

Caprice (Four Seasons Hotel)

Address: Four Seasons Hotel Hong Kong, 8 Finance St, Central, Hong Kong

A taste of France in the heart of Hong Kong, Michelin two-star Caprice offers an extensive selection of wines from the Bordeaux and Burgundy regions, along with a cellar full of artisanal French cheeses. The team of 25 chefs creates innovative dishes that are light and refreshing yet rich in taste and flavour.

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TWENTY SIX by Liberty

Address: 26/F, Building,, Stanley 11, 11 Stanley St, Central, Hong Kong

Michelin-star chef, Bjoern Alexander, takes the helm at TWENTY SIX by Liberty as the Executive Chef.

No stranger to Michelin Stars, he started his career with internships at the 3-Michelin Star Schlosshotel Bensberg with Joachim Wissler and 3- Michelin Star French Laundry with Thomas Keller. In 2008, his hard work, talent and passion were rewarded with his own Michelin Star at Gabriele Restaurant in Berlin Germany.

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8½ Otto e Mezzo Bombana

Address: Central, Victoria City

Almost two years after the closure of the legendary Toscana at The Ritz-Carlton Hong Kong, its former Executive Chef—Hong Kong’s very own “Best Italian chef in Asia” Umberto Bombana is back with his most personal and distinctive project ever.

Japanese studio design post headed the interior design of 8 ½ Otto e Mezzo BOMBANA under the attentive supervision of Chef Bombana. Apart from the dining area, the restaurant features a cozy lounge and bar area with wooden decorations recreating the ambience of a “forest” and soft lightings.

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Top Design Galleries

Hong Kong’s cash-rich art scene features major international players.

Gagosian gallery

Address: 7F, Pedder Building, 12 Pedder St, Central, Hong Kong

Gagosian gallery opened in Hong Kong back in 2010 in the Pedder Building in Central shopping district. It has featured many important art projects from known names such as  Richard Prince, Roy Lichtenstein or Zheng Fanzhi.

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Gallery EXIT

Address: 3/F, Blue Box Factory Building, 25 Hing Wo St, Aberdeen, Hong Kong

Gallery EXIT was established in 2008 with a purpose to exhibit progressive and ambitious works in all media that seek to go beyond the boundaries of arts.

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White Cube

Address: 50 Connaught Rd Central, Central, Hong Kong

White Cube is located in a big building that was renovated and designed by London and Berlin-based architects Casper Mueller Kneer and includes three major exhibition spaces as well as private viewing rooms, office space, a warehouse, an auditorium and a bookshop. To accompany all the exhibitions, an education programme and an ongoing series of artists films, feature films and lectures takes place in the purpose-built 60 seat auditorium.

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Top Design Events

Hong Kong’s Business of Design Week

Address: 1樓, 72 Tat Chee Ave, Kowloon Tong, Hong Kong

The Business of Design Week (BODW) is a flagship event organised by Hong Kong Design Centre since 2002. Each year, BODW brings to Hong Kong some of the world’s most outstanding design masters and influential business figures to inspire the regional audience on creative thinking and design management. In addition, it also provides a valuable platform for participants to network, exchange ideas and explore business cooperation. Today, BODW enjoys the reputation as Asia’s leading annual event on design, innovation and brands.

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DesignEd Asia Conference

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The Conference aims to provide a practical platform for international design educators and professionals to share views, knowledge and experiences on Design Education. It continues to draw hundreds of international design educators, design researchers, practicing designers, design students, and design-related executives.

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Hong Kong Designers Association Global Design Awards Exhibition

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HKDA GDA has been one of the most established multi-disciplinary design competition in the Asia-Pacific region organized by HKDA since 1975. It is not simply a design competition to honour global design excellence, but also acts as an engine to energise a series of events as a yearlong campaign that aims to promote Hong Kong designs internationally and to enhance Hong Kong as one of the major creative hubs in Asia-Pacific.

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So, we’ve come to an end of our amazing article about the 100 must-see places around the world for design lovers – Part 2. To read the 1st part click HERE!

Tell us on the comment section below which places did you visit already?

See Also: Best Design Guides | Hong Kong

Sources: londondesignagenda; thegoring.com; claridges.co.uk; comohotels.com; davidgillgallery.com; hamiltonsgallery.com; news.artnet.com; londondesignfestival.com; mbfashionweek.com; telegraph.co.uk;saint-petersburg.com;marriott.com; bodw.com.

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