While contemporary, hip style and cutting-edge design may compose W Hotel chain’s identity, its Hong Kong property truly epitomizes the brand, pushes the envelope, and buzzes with cool. Local and visiting fashion, film, music, art, media types, and tastemakers regularly gather here for events and social occasions. Located in West Kowloon, overlooking Victoria Harbour and Hong Kong Island, W Hong Kong (www.w-hongkong.com) is conveniently attached to both the sassy, modern Elements mall and Kowloon Station, a stop for the ultra-speedy airport express train and MTR (subway). In house, W boasts a SWEAT gym, WET pool, WIRED business center, and BLISS spa. The design throughout the property is straight out of a sci-fi flick—and functional to boot. The 393 guestrooms’ amenities include a pillow menu, rainforest shower, and separate bathtub with an LCD TV, Bliss spa amenities, and 5.1 surround- sound a/v system.