The 5 most Beautiful Private Clubs of Hong Kong
“There’ll be nothing but beauty, wealth, pleasure,
With all things in order and measure.”
Charles Baudelaire, l’invitation au voyage, (in Les Fleurs du mal)
Kee Club could be the exact embodiment of Charles Baudelaire’s poem from which the lines above are extracted. This club is indeed a real ‘Invitation to the Voyage’: a classical European residence with African sculptures and pieces of arts from the greatest (Pablo Picasso and Anthony Quinn to name but a few), richly decorated with precious colors and Bauhaus designed 1940’s furnishings.
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China Club will make you travel at the heart of 1930’s Shanghai. Each room astonishes and enchants: the lime green staircase and its Chinese artists gallery, the art deco restaurant and its Roaring Twenties singer accompanied by a grand piano, the “Long March Bar” and its trinkets from another time, the library and its thousands of books devoted to Chinese art and culture, the terrace and its breathtaking view on the illuminated skyscrapers…
Red Chamber Cigar Divan
Although it is not strictly speaking a private club, the Red Chamber Cigar Divan deserves to appear in this selection. This chamber will delight cigar and brandy lovers: large Club armchairs, a refined decoration at the crossroad of Asia and Western influences, and a selection of the finest cigars and liquors.
Hong Kong Royal Yacht Club
Originally situated on an island in the middle of Victoria Bay, the Yacht Club has been progressively reattached to the coast but is still floating on the sea. The commanding view of the Bay and the Titanic-like decoration give the impression to board a prestigious cruising ship. An anchorage which brings together sailing and sea lovers from all over the globe.
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The Foreign Correspondents’ Club is not reserved to the sole reporters and journalists anymore but it is still bustling with effervescence and the press photos covering the walls recall some of the most memorable moments of the recent past. A place steeped in history which remains full of energy.
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- Kee Club, 32 Wellington St, Central, (+852) 2810 9000.
- China Club, 12/F, The Old Bank of China Building, Bank Street, Central, (+852) 2521 8888.
- Red Chamber Cigar Divan, Shop 405-406A, Pedder Building, 12 Pedder Street, Central, (+852) 2165 6630.
- Yacht Club, Kellett Island, Causeway Bay, (+852) 2832 2817.
- FCC, 2 Lower Albert Rd, Central, (+852) 2521 1511.