It's sometimes said that Hong Kongers are more interested in reading balance sheets than love letters. Say it ain't so! This is a city that works hard and plays hard too, and play includes some time for romance. The city's hoteliers are well aware of this, and go out of their way to set the right mood, be it stacking the bath with champagne bottles, folding the towels into a pair of doves (really) or serving dinner in a discreet candle-lit alcove of a popular restaurant.
There are hotels to suit all romantic tastes in Hong Kong. For history buffs, it has to be The Peninsula, the oldest property in the city, or maybe the Tai O Heritage Hotel, a former police station that's been given a new lease of life. For harbor panoramas, somewhere like the InterContinental whose outdoor jacuzzi has long been Hong Kong's ultimate "pool with a view", is the automatic choice.
Wherever you decide to stay, it's precisely because Hong Kong is normally so frenetic that snuggling down in a romantic bolthole is so utterly delicious. Switch off the phone, the TV, and just about anything else that might intrude on the moment, and revel in the romance of Hong Kong, also known as the Fragrant Harbor.
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