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10 Best Luxury Hotels in Hong Kong



Everyone needs a little "me" time. Enjoy yours by spoiling yourself at some of the most posh luxury hotels Hong Kong has to offer like The Peninsula. Indulge in ritzy, on-premises upscale dining or pamper yourself with plush king-sized beds and in-room deluxe hot tubs at luxury hotels like the Ritz-Carlton. If you travel extravagantly, Hong Kong luxury hotels are the only way to fly.

Almost all of Hong Kong's luxury hotels overlook Victoria Harbour, which is busy day and night as cruise liners, cargo ships, ferries, packet boats and pleasure yachts sail back and forth. So a harbor-view is an essential ingredient when you make your reservation.

Secondly, some of the city's finest restaurants are located in Hong Kong's luxury hotels. Nobu is the obvious name to conjure with, likewise Lung King Heen at the Four Seasons, the first Chinese restaurant in the world to be granted three Michelin stars.

And few visitors check out of Hong Kong's luxury hotels without praising the staff, dedicated professionals who make their workplaces some of the most delightful accommodations the world has to offer. Whether it's a grand dame like The Peninsula, or one of the younger generation, Hong Kong's luxury hotels rank among the best in the world.

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The Pottinger Hong Kong
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The Pottinger Hong Kong offers 68 luxury guestrooms and suites, ranging from 23 square metres to 68 square metres. The "Pottinger Suite" and six cozy suites feature a bespoke décor that celebrates Hong Kong's rich heritage and diverse cultures. Designed with both international travellers and locals in mind, The Pottinger offers visitors a modern heritage residence complete with an exceptional array of in-room facilities and services. Once guests are ready to venture forth from the comfort of the hotel, the dynamic and vibrant neighborhood of Central is right on the doorstep, offering shopping, entertainment and dining options galore. For visits further afield, the Central MTR station is just a short stroll away.

Recommended for Luxury Hotels because: Few other hotels have the immediacy of the absolutely downtown Pottinger.

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Kerry Hotel
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There's one word that really sums up the Kerry Hotel, and that is "original". It's right on the waterfront, with an infinity pool that looks across to Hong Kong Island and down the eastern side of the harbor. The architects realized the value of the views so each room has a magnificent floor-to-ceiling, wall-to-wall window that beats the television for multi-channel entertainment. Dining at the Kerry is amazing too, with a vast East-meets-West buffet at breakfast, and fun spaces like Dockyard (a gourmet food hall). The hotel is right above the Tsim Sha Tsui promenade, while a ferry shuttles across the water to North Point all day long. Design, location and ambiance are all just perfect.

Recommended for Luxury Hotels because: Space is one of the ultimate luxuries. Anyone staying at Kerry will soon appreciate this.

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The Peninsula Hong Kong
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The Peninsula is a born-and-bred Hong Kong hotel symbol and one of the finest hospitality brands in Asia. First opened in 1928 and later revamped in 1994, the luxury property offers impeccable room and concierge services in the original building and the 30-story modern tower. Internet access and international calls are free. All 300 guestrooms have stylish Chinese-accented interiors and cutting-edge technology (think touch-screen room control). Afternoon tea in the 85-year-old neoclassic lobby is a quintessential Hong Kong experience – in-house guests are allowed to jump the line. Fine-dining restaurant and bar Felix, on the 28th floor, directly faces the glittering, postcard-worthy Hong Kong Island skyline, but it doesn't admit children under 12. The majestic hotel is located in central Tsim Sha Tsui and is a stone's throw from the MTR subway station and Star Ferry Terminal.

Recommended for Luxury Hotels because: Hong Kong's oldest hotel is a true grande dame, with some very modern characteristics.

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Cordis Hong Kong at Langham Place


Connected directly to the Langham Place Shopping Centre, the Cordis Hong Kong provides guests with access to shopping, dining, and entertainment. Other local attractions include the Ladies Market, the Night Market, the Jade Market, Mongkok, Victoria Harbour, and the Fish Market. The amenities offered by the hotel include a traditional Chinese Spa, a fitness center, a swimming pool, a restaurant, a conference room, and landscaped gardens. The CordisHong Kong is connected to a mass transit station, and the hotel is less than 30 miles from the international airport. The amenities offered to guests by the 665 rooms of the hotel include plasma televisions, DVD players, telephones, wireless Internet access, and marble bathrooms with rainfall showerheads, kitchenettes, and floor to ceiling windows. Guests may choose from standard rooms, suites, and executive level rooms.

Recommended for Luxury Hotels because: In the heart of Mong Kok, the Langham Place delivers a very genuine inner city luxury experience.

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You will never realize this is a university-run hotel but for two things: the friendly rate (about 1/3 cheaper than five-stars) and the ever-lasting enthusiastic smiles from their staff. Situated in east part of Tsim Sha Tsui, the affiliation of Hong Kong Polytechnic University is designed by a combined force of Hong Kong's best creative minds. The state-of-art glass-walled lobby houses an impressive 18-meter-tall vertical garden draping from the second floor. All of the 262 rooms present textbook examples of what a modern and sleek hotel should look like. Among them, the Vivienne Tam Suite is a reproduction of the fashion designer's home in New York City. The 28-story building is a five-minute walk to Hung Hom Station, which is the terminal of cross-border trains from mainland China. The hotel runs free shuttle buses to and from Kowloon Station on Hong Kong Airport Express every 20 minutes.

Recommended for Luxury Hotels because: Hotel ICON's highly modern design has won a string of awards.

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Four Seasons Hotel Hong Kong
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The Four Seasons is right by Central Pier waterfront with a breath-taking view towards the Victoria Harbour and Kowloon. To enhance its blue-water appeal, the five-star brand installed two outdoor swimming pools (24 and 20 meters long respectively) on the sixth floor, both featuring speakers underwater and unbeatable vistas ashore. The hotel houses two three-Michelin-starred restaurants: French restaurant Caprice and Lung King Heen, the first Cantonese restaurant to reach this culinary achievement. The 322-room establishment is a crowd-pleasing choice for all types of travelers, from families to business executives. Rooms start from 45 square meters in size and are decked out either in a nostalgia Chinese style or a modern Western taste. The hotel is only steps away from subway station and Hong Kong Airport Express terminal.

Recommended for Luxury Hotels because: A delicious infinity pool, and equally delicious cuisine, make the Four Seasons a must-stay.

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The Langham, Hong Kong


The Star Ferry Terminal and Victoria Harbor are just minutes from the Langham Hotel Hongkong by foot. Guests will enjoy close proximity to such area attractions as the major shopping area of the city along Canton Road. Guests will find easy access to boutiques featuring designer labels along with the hundreds of shops located in Harbour City. Additionally, the hotel is near the Hong Kong Museum of Art. A railway station is minutes away from the Langham Hotel Hongkong, and the airport is close by as well. The hotel offers complimentary shuttle service to and from the airport. There are almost five hundred rooms at the Langham Hotel Hongkong. Each guestroom includes such amenities as satellite television, direct-dial telephones, high-speed Internet access, in-room safes, coffeemakers, minibars, complimentary bottled water, air-conditioning, and private bathrooms with bathrobes and slippers.

Recommended for Luxury Hotels because: Superlative service puts the Langham Hotel up at the front of the Hong Kong accommodation grid.

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Occupying the 102rd-118th floors of 488-meter-tall International Commerce Centre (ICC), the 312-room Ritz-Carlton is connected to the Kowloon station on Hong Kong Airport Express (about 20 minutes to the airport). Even the basic rooms here afford breathtaking views of the Victoria Harbour, Kowloon, New Territories or surrounding ocean on a nice day. All rooms have gigantic glass windows, telescopes and window-side cushioned chairs for you to enjoy this visual extravaganza. Make sure to take a dip in the hotel's swimming pool on the 118th floor which provides the most gravity-defying paddling experience on the planet. On the same level is Ozone, one of the world's highest bars. Sitting above the shimmering and sprawling city with a top-notch cocktail in hand, you'll truly feel like lord of the universe.

Recommended for Luxury Hotels because: This is the highest hotel in Hong Kong, with superb views of both the city and Victoria Harbour.

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The Landmark Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong
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The intimate 113-room property has the ambiance of a boutique hotel but the facilities of a five-star. Basic rooms are spacious (42 square meters in size) and come with contemporary design. If budget allows, try for the more deluxe L600 room, which contains a seven-feet-wide round bathtub. The hotel's spa, Oriental Spa, is one of the best in the city and delivers varied programs including Turkish Hammam and Roman Laconium. Michelin-starred restaurant Amber serves modern French cuisine. The chic hotel perches next to luxury shopping mall Landmark, where fashion houses like Louis Vuitton, Chanel and Dior vie for attention. Hong Kong's nightlife headquarters Lan Kwai Fong can be reached within 10 minutes' walk. The Hong Kong Airport Express is 350 meters to the north for travelers to check in flights, drop bags and whiz to the airport in 24 minutes.

Recommended for Luxury Hotels because: The Landmark Mandarin Oriental is perfect for shopaholics, as it is right next to one of Hong Kong's top malls.

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Grand Hyatt Hong Kong
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Exuding class and sophistication, the Grand Hyatt Hong Kong is a luxurious five-star hotel promising the warmest hospitality, unparalleled service and stylish accommodation in the heart of Hong Kong. Boasting an unrivaled waterfront location with magnificent panoramic views of Victoria Harbour, the hotel is situated in the dynamic Wan Chai district. The hotel is directly connected to the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre and is only minutes away from Central, Pacific Place and Causeway Bay business and shopping areas. With easy access to different modes of public transport which provide fast routes to all points of interest on Hong Kong Island and Kowloon, it is an ideal starting point for those who wish to explore an abundant offering of famous landmarks and cultural treasures.

Recommended for Luxury Hotels because: The Grand Hyatt is adjacent to the Convention Centre, and is perfect for business or pleasure.

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