A majestic skyscraper soaring amidst the modern buildings of Hong Kong, Hopewell Centre at Queen’s Roadis noted for having the first circular structure among the city’s skyscrapers. If you ever find yourself based at one of the Wan Chai hotels such as Cosmo Hotel Hong Kong, make it a point to pay a visit to this venue.
Having been the second tallest building in Asia, at the beginning, Hopewell Centre is positioned on the slope of a very steep hill. With a circular floor plan and private swimming pool on the roof, the building is home to a revolving restaurant on its sixty second floor. This restaurant offers an enchanting view of the cityscape. This venue, known as View 62 takes merely an hour to complete a 360 degree rotation.
Furthermore, Hopewell Centrehas lobbies on its third and seventeenth floors and consists of several groups of lifts. The lobbies are connected to Kennedy Road and Queen’s Road East. Serving a transfer floor for visitors heading to 60/F and 62/F restaurants is small sky lobby located on the 56th floor.
Having been a filming location for several music videos by renowned musicians of the region, the building is undoubtedly one of the premier attractions in the city. Apart from being the best option for those interested in dining while enjoying an unparalleled view of the city, this 64-story building also caters to some leisure requirements owing to its swimming pool and other facilities.
The Queen’s road is lined with several other places of interest, that a tourist is bound to enjoy. This street connects Happy Valley in the east to Admiralty in the west. The Road, which was the first of its kind in Hong Kong created by the British, has four sections and plays a significant role in the pop culture of the region.
Thanuja Silva is a travel writer who writes under the pen name Auburn Silver. She has a passion for fashion and a deep interest in admiring new and exotic attractions around the world.