20 Dec 2023 By May Ng

A New Lifestyle Location In The Heart Of Causeway Bay “CONNECTED TO ALL EXPERIENCES”

Introducing The Concepts of #URBANHOOD Community

Connecting Hennessy Road And Causeway Bay MTR,  With An Unprecedented Focus In Fashion, Dining, And Contemporary Lifestyle

Hysan Place is building a brand-new lifestyle hub on its two basement floors. Inspired by the idea of #URBANHOOD, the new lifestyle location at B1/F and B2/F of the popular Hysan Place connects the bustling high-traffic Hennessy Road and Exit F2 of the Causeway Bay MTR station. Taking pride in building a gathering place with cafes and restaurants from Taiwan, Japan, Thailand and Korea; together with close to 40 lifestyle and entertainment brands and retail outlets. Taking after the success of #UrbanSky and #UrbanPark, Hysan Place’s semi-outdoor skateboarding space, #URBANHOOD connects popular culture and the creative generation of lifestyle individuals with the many lifestyle outlets, together with 120 local and international brands and dining outlets, to create an engaging experience fit for all generations.

Set to open in December 2023 to catch the festive seasons, #URBANHOOD aims to build connections among varying lifestyle demographics. It is a gathering place for all experiences from fashion to dining. The significance lies in ‘Connected To All Experiences”, highlighted in the two basement floors of Hysan Place, set to shatter existing boundaries and limitations of the conventional arcade shopping and inspire many to become more engaging in the experience.

The Iconic Urban Design

After winning design awards in Asia’s MIPIM and global recognition, #URBANHOOD takes after Hysan Place’s legacy in contemporary design ethos, highlighting the two-floor lifestyle space to be the connection between MTR transit and shopping district with ideas and designs of a multi-dimensional metropolitan city. Boasting Nordic elements and a minimalistic philosophy, complete with soft earth tones, #URBANHOOD introduces a lively spirit to the space. Collaborating with renowned local artist Bao Ho, the B2/F features Ho’s bespoke mural art, elevating the food hub into a lifestyle space.

Iconic Restaurants and Exclusive Dessert Shops For The Most Discerning Palates

The new #URBANHOOD is home to some of Japan, Korea, and Taiwan’s most popular cafes and restaurants. It is a social place where friends and family gather to relax and enjoy good dining options and great vibes. Among the new dining destinations at #URBANHOODare KANMIDOKORO KAMAKURA’s first Hong Kong outpost. Its warabi mochi is a signature, available as a standalone dessert as well as part of a signature beverage. Taiwan’s dessert brand Pa-Shih Mesona and the Thai-style noodle shop Ausra will both be opening in late December.

The lifestyle space is also home to a vibrant showcase of Japanese eateries and Zakka shops, notable including INEBI, a brand new Japanese restaurant that highlights sushi, chirashi bowls, and handrolls made with Hokkaido’s Nanatsuboshi rice. And 關西產直市場, SARASEI and 山手作 which specialize in a variety of exquisite Japanese snacks and desserts, satisfy everyone’s love for Japanese restaurants and delicate Japanese snacks. Meanwhile, we cannot overlook the beloved flavors that Hong Kong people adore, such as the Western-style gourmet burgers from Burger’s Friend Forever and the authentic Korean cuisine from 2 Kims’ Kitchen, which offers delicious signature soy sauce crab. We also have a wide range of popular Chinese, Taiwanese, and Japanese dishes, including hot pot selections from The Pot Spot.

KiKi Noodle Bar ’s Michelin-starred restaurant chef, Mitsuru Konishi (小西充), Daisuke Mori (森大祐) and Italian chef Valentino Ugolini is collaborating to create three limited edition noodle dishes, notably including Homemade Pesto Sauce, Sun-dried Tomato with KiKi Noodles, Miso Meat Sauce, Onsen Tamago with KiKi Scallion Noodles and Isoyaki Abalone Mixed Kiki Scallion Noodles. All three varieties fuses the best of Italian, Taiwanese and Japanese elements that are sure to impress the most discerning palates in town.

A Multi-Purpose Lifestyle Space For All Generations

As Causeway Bay continues to be a popular shopping and entertainment destination, #URBANHOOD is set to introduce dining and lifestyle brands that accentuate the significance of work-life balance, high-efficiency lifestyle and simple satisfaction. #URBANHOODis home to local brand Grandma’s Scones, realised and operated by Le Cordon Bleu-trained pastry artists; as well as popular cafes such as %Arabica (with a brand new look) and Patisserie Mellowdays, as well as healthy-eatery le jus, and Peek-a-poke set to elevate #URBANHOOD into a new breed of lifestyle-oriented space with quality offerings for a wider demographic.

Lifestyle brand Post General opens its first store in Hong Kong at #URBANHOOD. The everyday product store will share B1/F with trendsetting purveyor Tokyoto and POP MART.

Furthermore, #URBANHOOD proudly introduces the highly anticipated arrival of Slowood, a brand dedicated to promoting sustainability. Slowood’s flagship store in Causeway Bay will showcase a wide range of environmentally friendly products and lifestyle options, catering to individuals seeking greener and more conscious living choices. Also, RAZE 期間限定店 draws inspiration from yoga breathing techniques and collaborates with a French essential oil manufacturer with a history of 260 years. They have created a variety of fragrances using perfume-grade essential oils, aiming to help people alleviate the pressures of life.

The collective presence of these brands at #URBANHOOD establishes it as a premier destination for fashion-forward consumers, offering the latest and most sought-after items in line with contemporary trends.

The new #URBANHOOD lifestyle hub will connect with Hysan Place’s other floors, where over 120 local and foreign dining and lifestyle outlets such as Hong Kong’s first HUF store, The North Face Concept Store, i.t, Popcorn and the SONY shop, “Connecting All Experiences” ethos to build a larger, lifestyle-oriented community.