Apartment O: enters Hong Kong’s luxury serviced apartments arena

A home is a private space that brings comfort, safety and stability. Yet, hunting for an appropriate living space is always stressful and time-consuming. Apartment O with two locations on Hong Kong Island provide a one-stop solution for the weary tenant

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With one of the densest populations across a little over 1,100 square kilometres patch of land, one would assume that finding a viable and comfortable abode doesn’t translate to too much of a challenge.

However, finding the right living space can still be daunting, especially in a city such as Hong Kong when there is a multitude of factors that need to be taken into consideration before committing.

Location is one.

Those aiming to stay close to the city’s main attractions and action prefer to stay on Hong Kong Island, especially people having just arrived in the city or who are on secondment for business would opt for serviced apartments, which have a hotel makeup with basic services. While luxury serviced apartments are far and few between.

And as if on cue: entering the luxury serviced facilities arena is Apartment O. With locations in Causeway and Happy Valley, veins of a busy commercial hub and laidback living respectively, the two properties with upscale, vintage designs could be the answer to living close and comfortably in the heart of Hong Kong.

Causeway Bay, Hong Kong Island

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The first location of Apartment O can be found in Hong Kong’s energetic retail heart, Causeway Bay. A wide range of restaurants and shopping malls in this area may make you wonder how serviced apartments ensure privacy and exclusivity. However, the property comprises of two units per floor in a low-rise building with only eight storeys and promises minimal noise or crowdedness.

Meanwhile, Scandinavian minimalism and exorbitant lavishness are things of the recent past. Instead, demure luxury with a reflection of local culture and customs is here to stay. Apartment O delivers this.

Its units contain details of traditional Shanghai and old Hong Kong architectural references that were used by the affluent. Once you step foot into the space, you feel transported to the golden era of China and Hong Kong with the finest quality of artworks and furniture.

Each unit comprises around 1,500 square feet that include a lounge, bedrooms, cigar room, a rooftop space for barbecue, and cosy balconies. Bathrooms present a Chinese-themed jacuzzi for optimum luxury.

For a city that is not always pet-friendly, Apartment O welcomes guests with pets. With a location right at the centre of downtown Causeway Bay, it only takes a five-minute walk to all means of public transportations, from the MTR and trams to the city’s bus system. In addition, supermarkets and shopping malls are just a short walk away from home.

Address: 5 Hoi Ping Road, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong

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Happy Valley, Hong Kong Island

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Adjacent to Causeway Bay in the south lies Happy Valley, famous for the city’s racecourse where every Wednesday the grounds come alive with the races. Apartment O provides the newest serviced apartments in this area and highly values the concept of “individuality”.

Compared to Causeway Bay, flats in Happy Valley are more compact with units around 670 square feet, still outfitted with high-end amenities and furnishings. A private bathroom and kitchen area with in-room washer and dryer are an added plus. The flat displays a simple, modern design that opens to panoramic views of Happy Valley racecourse. And a shared outdoor BBQ place is there for everyone to enjoy their nights.

Pet lovers and those with a workout schedule will find their fit with these new outfits of serviced apartments. Their clubhouse facilities include a gym with advanced TechnoGym machines. Not only are these properties pet-friendly, but in Happy Valley, you have quick access to pet care centres, salons, many dining concepts and local stores – making this an ideal option for a home-away-from-home lifestyle experience.

Address: 25 Wong Nai Chung Road, Happy Valley, Hong Kong

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