JIA, Hong Kong
The JIA Hong Kong, located in the Causeway Bay shopping district, is the first boutique hotel in Asia designed by French designer Philippe Starck. Jia means “home” in Mandarin, which is reflected in the hotel’s 54 apartment-like studios, one-bedroom suites, and duplex penthouses decorated in crisp whites offset by warm teak floors and golden yellow accents. If you really want to feel at home, whip something up in the in-room kitchenette with the help of an electric stove or sleek Smeg microwave.
Room to Book: If you prefer space and privacy, book a suite. They are much roomier than the studio rooms—an extra 400 square feet, exactly.
Congratulations to Mei Lin, winner of Top Chef Season 12.