Alex Catarinella


Hong Kong

by: Alex Catarinella

  • Why

    Because I was in town for Hong Kong Fashion Week and the TUVE is the best hotel on the planet earth.

  • When

    Early September.

  • Who

    Just me.

Highs + Lows

  • Fantastic views and incredible natural light!

  • Literally the best bed and pillows.

  • The hotel smells so good. Seriously. I don't know what's pumping in the elevators but it's intoxicating in a zen kind of way.

  • The room design details. Marble bathroom. Light fixtures. Bed. Furniture. And that quirky contraption of a mini bar.

  • The mood and design of the entire hotel. From the spooky chic lobby to the hidden blink-and-you'll-miss-it gated entrance.

  • The non-touristy neighborhood. It feels so authentic. So colorful. So many cheap bakeries. Sensory overload. And it's way less crowded compared to the neighboring Causeway Bay. I could/want to live here.

  • Superb customer service.

  • The bathrobe.

  • The exquisite everything.

: 50/50
  • Design

  • Website

  • Life Changing

  • Environmental Consciousness

  • Overall Value

  • Night's Sleep

  • Service

  • Amenities

  • Stealable Stuff

  • Refer a Friend

Important Bits

  • Type

    TUVE's website actually describes the cinematic hidden gem of a boutique hotel the best: "timeless, placeless and genderless" and "minimally furnished with finesse." I'm surprised Rick Owens didn't design TUVE/doesn't live here. (I googled Rick's apartment and, like the TUVE, he's clearly very into minimal and marble).

  • Vibe

    This might not make sense, but it's haunting and relaxing at the same time. Super goth chic meets ethereal angelic, kind of hip as heaven/hell.

  • Location

    The non-touristy Tin Hau neighborhood. Bakeries, markets, temples, dumplings, parks. It's all happening. It's fantastic.

  • Rooms


  • Music

    Very whispery tunes involving what sounded like opera singers and hymns over dreamy industrial beats. Exquisite, tbh.

  • Year Opened


  • Designed By

    Rick Owns. Just kidding. Design Systmes Ltd.

  • Pool/Gym

    No. Put on your sneakers and explore. Take a jog in the super close Victoria Park!

  • Restaurant

    The stylishly casual and intimate SILVER ROOM, serving Italian dishes and located on the ground floor.

  • Bar

    No, but the mini-bar has got you covered.

  • Minibar


  • Wifi

    Yes and it's free.

  • Children

    Please no! It's so zen inside. Let's keep it that way.

  • Price

    Not too bad for what it is. And it's everything.

In the Area

Cheap, authentic hole-in-the-wall.  Get the beef brisket and the Wonton soup.

Sister Wah

Sister Wah Beef Brisket, Hong Kong

Cheap, authentic hole-in-the-wall. Get the beef brisket and the Wonton soup.

At Yau Ma Tei Tin Hau Temple.

Get your prayer on

Tin Hau Temple, Shanghai Street, Yau Ma Tei, Hong Kong

At Yau Ma Tei Tin Hau Temple.

Don't forget SPF and loads of water.

Victoria Park!

Victoria Park, Hong Kong

Don't forget SPF and loads of water.



TUVE, Hong Kong

Must Haves

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