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In the Tsim Sha Tsui area in Kowloon, with tons of shopping and restaurants nearby
The Luxe Manor is located in the heart of Tsim Sha Tsui, a popular tourist area on the Kowloon Peninsula with high-end shopping and entertainment. The hotel is near to transport systems and within walking distance of harbour and its ferry service.
Trekking through Hong Kong is truly a feast for the senses. Much like Times Square and the blinking neon lights of the Las Vegas Strip, Hong Kong could at first be a sensory overload, but areas outside the statuesque skyscrapers showcase the true charm and beauty of the city.
After exploring the city's tightly packed streets and navigating the ever-present stream of traffic, one great place to escape is The Peak, Hong Kong's most popular attraction. Visitors arrive at The Peak via the Peak Tram, which rises 1,300 feat above sea level to provide outrageous views of the city. Once at the top, The Peak Tower offers shopping and dining, and The Sky Gallery displays artwork by local Hong Kong artists.
Another way to take in the sights of Hong Kong is to ride the Star Ferry across Victoria Harbour, one of the world's busiest harbors. It's an essential part of local commuter life, but also an important aspect of the city's tourism. Once at Victoria Harbour's waterfront, visitors can seek the Avenue of the Stars -- Hong Kong's version of Hollywood's Walk of Fame. Avenue of the Stars is accompanied by the Symphony of the Stars, a sound and light show that pays tribute to the city's film industry. Experience thrill rides at Ocean Park Theme Park, or get lost in the magic at Hong Kong Disneyland, which incorporates the different lands of Disney World's Magic Kingdom. Should shopping or sightseeing become tiresome, Hong Kong has several beaches for quiet relaxation outside the city.
The Luxe Manor is a true sensory experience for the eyes. This upscale boutique hotel is designed to look like Salvador Dali's imagination -- and the result is certainly surreal, if a bit busy and over-the-top. The lobby is decorated in bold colors, there's a lip-shaped sofa in the bar, and the rooms have details such as busy animal-print carpets, and flat-screen TVs hanging in frames above faux fireplaces. The decor is quirky, to be sure, but might but it may not be to everyone's taste, and can have a sort of dizzying effect. The Luxe Manor is certainly a one-of-a-kind hotel, and has a convenient location in the popular tourist area Tsim Sha Tsui.