Now on lease by insurance company FWD Group, the historic hotel housed within 1881 Heritage in Tsim Sha Tsui is set to undergo a revitalisation and reopen under the new name, House 1881.
Previously known as Hullett House, the heritage building comprises a boutique hotel and five dining concepts.
In the coming months, House 1881 will undergo a complete revitalisation in phases, including a revamp of the restaurants and a renovation of the guest suites. The refurbishment is scheduled for completion in April and FWD will host a celebratory event in May to mark the historic site’s new direction.
Tim Oliver, FWD Group chief customer & marketing officer, said: “In acquiring the lease for House 1881, we have a unique opportunity to preserve an important landmark and engage with the community. We’re planning to host regular activities that take full advantage of the property’s historic courtyard and surrounding gardens and showcase its enduring legacy and charm to both locals and overseas visitors alike.”
Built in 1884, the former Marine Police Headquarters is one of 120 Declared Monuments of Hong Kong. Today, it is a cultural and shopping attraction in a prime location in Canton Road, surrounded by high-end malls, luxury boutiques and museums.