With an incredible array of luxury hotels in a relatively small city on both sides of the harbour, choosing the right hotel for each type of traveller can be difficult. We’ve broken it down for you…
Note: Due to Covid-19, some facilities at the hotels described below may be temporarily closed
THE SUITE LIFE
Rosewoood Hong Kong’s Harbour House (pictured) is arguably the most incredible presidential suite in the city – it is both, the largest (1,150sqm/12,000 sqft) and also currently the only one at a luxury hotel with a private pool (following the InterContinental Hong Kong’s rebranding to The Regent and the subsequent temporary closure). The suite combines with the Garden House for full floor privacy. But also be sure to check out the other suites and residences in the hotel, including the Grand Harbour Corner Suite, from Level 24-39 – and whatever you do, please do book into a room with Manor Club access, one of the most incredible club lounges we have EVER seen.
VIEWS FOR DAYS (AND NIGHTS)
For all the new hotels that have opened up in the last few years, many with incredible views of Hong Kong, The Ritz-Carlton Hong Kong might still have its best – from over 100 floors above sea-level (when the clouds and weather allows).
HOME AWAY FROM HOME
The hotel that put local designer Andre Fu on the international map, The Upper House‘s residential style design is more akin to a luxury apartment or serviced apartment than a hotel, complemented by some of the largest entry level rooms and entry level suites in the city. Add in the warm and welcoming staff, and you truly have a home away from home.
THE COMPLETE PACKAGE
Want a little bit of everything but can’t decide on a hotel? Then stay at the Four Seasons Hotel Hong Kong – from its location in downtown Central to its array of world-class food and dining options, sizeable rooms (many with harbour views), its resort-styled pool, the spa and more, it really is the complete package.
Hong Kong’s grand dame, The Peninsula Hong Kong offers a glimpse of old Hong Kong, the colonial-era architecture, the throwback to old times with classic afternoon tea sets and more. But that doesn’t mean it’s been left behind – much like the multi-storeyed extension in 1994 that seamlessly added to the existing iconic structure, the hotel also offers some of the city’s most incredible excursions to the more remote areas of Hong Kong (in typical Peninsula-luxe style) thanks to its private yacht and by being the only hotel in the city with its own helipad.
Formerly the Marine Police Headquarters, the restored FWD House 1881 offers a tribute to Hong Kong’s past courtesy of a Victoria-era facade. Set in the heart of Tsim Sha Tsui, the hotel also hosts one of Hong Kong’s most stylish Japanese restaurants, Araki.
CENTRAL BUZZ AND FOODIES
Perhaps Hong Kong’s most conveniently located hotel, The Landmark Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong has easy access to some of the city’s best food, including the in-house Amber. Rooms are stylishly designed and spacious especially It’s older sister, the classic and iconic Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong, offers a similar location with better views from most rooms.
Read our review of Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong here
When something is designed by Foster+Partners (led by Sir Norman Foster), the world takes note. The Murray Hong Kong, a Niccolo Hotel, arguably Hong Kong’s most stylishly- and strikingly-designed hotel, is no different. The hotel is almost built for Instagram, with a picturesquely framed angle or corner at every turn, to go with the all the amenities of a luxury hotel, in a rather unique location with one of Hong Kong’s most unique views.
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