The Luxe List 2014

  • Abode, Mumbai, India

    Abode, Mumbai, India

  • Amano'i, Vinh Hy Bay, Vietnam

    Amano'i, Vinh Hy Bay, Vietnam

  • Cheval Blanc Randheli, Noonu Atoll, Maldives

    Cheval Blanc Randheli, Noonu Atoll, Maldives

  • Dwarika's Resort, Dhulikhel, Nepal

    Dwarika's Resort, Dhulikhel, Nepal

  • Gangtey Goenpa Lodge, Phobjikha Valley, Bhutan

    Gangtey Goenpa Lodge, Phobjikha Valley, Bhutan

  • Hotel Hotel, Canberra, Australia

    Hotel Hotel, Canberra, Australia

  • Hotel Indigo Lijiang Ancient Town, Lijiang, China

    Hotel Indigo Lijiang Ancient Town, Lijiang, China

  • Iniala, Phang-Nga, Thailand

    Iniala, Phang-Nga, Thailand

  • Jetwing Yala, Yala National Park, Sri Lanka

    Jetwing Yala, Yala National Park, Sri Lanka

  • Kata Rocks, Phuket, Thailand

    Kata Rocks, Phuket, Thailand

  • One&Only Hayman Island, Great Barrier Reef, Australia

    One&Only Hayman Island, Great Barrier Reef, Australia

  • Point Yamu by COMO, Phuket, Thailand

    Point Yamu by COMO, Phuket, Thailand

  • Ritz-Carlton, Kyoto, Japan

    Ritz-Carlton, Kyoto, Japan

  • Sala Lodges, Siem Reap, Cambodia

    Sala Lodges, Siem Reap, Cambodia

  • Sofitel So Singapore

    Sofitel So Singapore

  • Temple Hotel, Beijing, China

    Temple Hotel, Beijing, China

  • Velaa Private Island, Noonu Atoll, Maldives

    Velaa Private Island, Noonu Atoll, Maldives

  • Waldorf Astoria, Beijing, China

    Waldorf Astoria, Beijing, China

  • Mira Moon, Hong Kong, China

    Mira Moon, Hong Kong, China

  • Mira Moon, Hong Kong, China

    Mira Moon, Hong Kong, China

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The Luxe List 2014: Mira Moon, Hong Kong, China

With a fairytale design theme, Secret Garden lounge, and in-room cocktail treasure chests, the latest player in the rapid revitalization of Wan Chai is a whimsical newcomer to this former red-light district. But kitsch it is not. The 91-room hotel is the first project by nascent hotelier Martin Lee, and with it he entrusted creative reign to international design team Wanders & Yoo, who took the once drab office tower and transformed it with a lavish interpretation of the Mid-Autumn Moon Festival’s ancient legend. Rabbit motifs are carved in latticework wood walls and embroidered into hanging lanterns; peonies weave through corridor carpeting and bathroom tile mosaics. Local fashion designer Grace Choi has dressed the staff in custom chinoiserie, while Spanish chef Guillermo Delavault’s Chinese-Spanish fusion food is worth a night in from the city’s vibrant restaurant scene. The only thing missing here is a spa, though in-room massages are just a phone call away.

388 Jaffe Rd., Wan Chai; 852/2643-8888; Mira Moon; doubles from US$230

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