Why Staying At The Jervois Feels Like Your Own HK Apartment

Ever wonder what it’d be like to have your own posh nest in Hong Kong?

Why We Love This: Living like a Hong Konger. Since Airbnb isn’t as prevalent in Hong Kong, The Jervois offers a local experience in a stylish ambiance. The entire hotel offers solely one-bedroom or two-bedroom suites, with tremendous space. The special guest service is customized and personalized to unique needs and desires.

Suitable For: Business, family and long-term travelers. Honeymooners and couples.

The Story:

Strolling through the streets of the multifaceted Sheung Wan neighborhood, a traveler can be, in many ways, relieved that a boisterous Central atmosphere has been auspiciously left behind. The doors that unveil The Jervois may be obscure, but such discretion somehow delivers the experience of living in Hong Kong like a local. One would even say, a local who has entered an apartment elevator which opens to the front door of a designer suite. However long a stay can be, such sentiments of a VIP local is completely yours. Nothing is too fussy, but just enough to feel that you’ve truly arrived.

As part of Hong Kong’s National Hotels franchise which also conceived The Putnam, 99 Bonham, and One 96, The Jervois boasts an European minimalist quality which transmits through slick interior design and its subtle splendor.

Becoming a home for the continuous influx of business and long-term travelers in Hong Kong derives from the hotel originally built as an apartment complex. As it gracefully transformed itself into a modern staycation hotspot in recent years, The Jervois provides premier amenities that easily strike the balance between home and a jetsetting life. All of this comes at room rates 30%-40% less than most luxury hotels in Central. Hence, it’s not a surprise that many repeat guests have returned to The Jervois for a few weeks at a time.

The Experience:

The Style: Sleek and modern, The Jervois was designed by Christian Liaigre. The French interior designer is known for his immaculate use of space and lighting. He has also conceived homes for Calvin Klein, Karl Lagerfeld, Bryan Adams, Rupert Murdoch, and Kenzo. Inspired by nature and perfect craftsmanship, Liaigre delivers The Jervois with polished yet cozy furniture.

The Personalization: Since Hong Kong can be an overwhelming city to undertake, The Jervois has become a familiar place for repeat guests with the expectation that their faces will be recognized by the staff and their preferences and travel habits will be accommodated. Before arrival, the staff contacts guests regarding their needs so their Hong Kong experiences can be further customized.

The Neighborhood: In 1842, Sheung Wan was one of the earliest settled districts by the British, near Possession Street and Hollywood Road. Situated next to the bustling Central, Sheung Wan is a delightful alternative for travelers yearning for a sense of artistic authenticity. Today’s Sheung Wan exudes a mixture of upperclass and local shops that sell anything from spices, perfumes, and vintage crafts to a famous bowl of beef noodle soup.

The Jervois Hong Kong
Throughout The Jervois, Christian Liaigre’s signature use of fine leather and richly grained wood conveys casual refinement.

The One-bedroom Suites: Elegantly designed with a contemporary touch, each one-bedroom suite has a marbled ensuite bathroom, a kitchen, and a living room area that overlooks the breathtaking cityscape. Each bed frame is refinely integrated with reading lights paired with Italian sheets by Frette and Simmons mattresses.

The Two-bedroom Suite: Occupying an entire penthouse-level and a private elevator, the two-bedroom suites are ideal for family travelers. Each bedroom gazes the magnificent view of Victoria Harbour and The Peak. There are multiple bathrooms and bedrooms in every roomy suite for large gatherings or luxurious getaways allowing visitors to indulge in massive space that’s hard to come by in Hong Kong’s typical minuscule living quarters.

The Rooftop: Adorned with relaxing lounge chairs, the rooftop at The Jervois cannot be missed as a serene escape in the clouds. A 360-degree spectrum of Hong Kong’s layers of high-rise architecture, taking a moment to kick back above the city’s chaos sets the hotel apart from many accommodations that don’t highlight exclusivity in addition to tranquility. In this global metropolis, the view of Victoria Harbour is hard to come by, possibly only saved for the rich and privileged. At The Jervois, though, it is only an elevator ride away to relish this savored scene.

The Jervois Hong Kong
All suites are entered via private lift lobbies.

Amenities & Services:

The Tour Guide: In the case of travelers who live to explore hidden gems that aren’t typically highlighted in guidebooks, The Jervois offers the utmost lovely guest service. Ask for Katya, who will provide a personalized list of recommendations that most hotels wouldn’t imagine to accommodate. Consume her enthusiasm and an undeniable love for Hong Kong, Katya can happily assist in elevating any Hong Kong experience to last a lifetime.

The Complimentary:

  • Wi-Fi.
  • “Handy” smartphone with free IDD calls to 13 selected countries, unlimited local mobile data and WiFi hotspot feature.
  • JBL Bluetooth clock radio with USB charging.
  • Welcome snacks
  • Coffee capsules and tea with coffee machine and electric kettle.
  • Laundry service.
Wendy Hung


As the founder of Jetset Times, Wendy is an avid traveler and fluent in five languages. When she's not traveling, Wendy calls Paris and Taipei home. Her favorite countries so far from her travels have been: Bhutan, Iran, and St. Bart's because they were all so different!

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