A night out in Kowloon
A night out in Kowloon… so many fun options to choose from! Walking from the ferry stop, I found that downtown Kowloon bears a striking resemblance to Las Vegas. In addition to the glitzy, high end shops, there were lots of fountains and opulent structures. It just had a dash of Caesars’s Palace!
Our first stop of the night was The Penninsula Hotel to check out Felix Bar. Designed by Philippe Starck, it’s quite swanky. We came to check out the views, but while The Penninsula has a prime location, they have unexplicably covered up the windows with blinds! It was a bit disappointing.
You’d think that they would at least pull them up for the duration of the light show, but alas, that was not the case. Had they not stretched the length of two stories, we would have shut them ourselves! But we still got a glimpse of the skyline, so I can’t complain too much.
Oddly enough, the best (and unobstructed) view in the house was in the women’s bathroom… go figure!
Next, we headed to the Sky Lounge, located in the Sheraton. The minute we walked in, I knew it was a good choice! This seemed to be the hottest spot of the night, packed with lots of people. The lounge area was huge, dimly lit, and had stunning views, thanks to the floor to ceiling glass windows.
For our last destination, we made a special stop to check out the highest bar in all of Asia (and the 2nd highest bar in the world!). Located on the 118th floor of the Ritz Carlton, Ozone is so high up that it requires two elevators to get to!
The decor in this place is show stopping; designed by Japan’s Wonderwall Design, the bar does convey a futuristic Wonderland!
This place was incredible… the decor, the music, the service, the whole nine yards. Unfortunately, the view was terrible! The caveat of having a bar on the 118th floor is that it’s above cloud cover. I briefly explored the outdoor portion of the bar, and was shocked at how different the weather was up there, compared to ground level! It was rainy, cold, and the fog was so dense that you could barely see 5 feet in front of you. Needless to say, this part of the bar was empty, save for a few curious folks like myself. Luckily, it was so much fun inside, that we didn’t miss the views too much! We had such a great time in Kowloon; a night to remember!