Hong Kong is a city that knows how to do hospitality. Sleazy motels and run-down inns aren't on the agenda: this is a place of luxury, comfort, and just the right amount of old-school glamour. English afternoon teas, glasses of welcome champagne, heaving fruit bowls, and marble bathrooms are in; understocked minibars, dirty bed linen, and week-old towels are out. It all comes at a price, of course, but let's face it, if you wanted cheap, you wouldn't be going to Hong Kong. As to which of the city's hotels rank as the very finest, find out as we reveal the 10 best hotels in Hong Kong.
10. Four Seasons Hotel Hong Kong
If you're traveling to Hong Kong on business, there's an obvious choice when it comes to accommodation - the Four Seasons Hotel. Located just minutes from the International Finance Centre, it's about as convenient as it's possible to get. Even leaving the location to one side, it's a stunning hotel. Dripping in luxury from floor to ceiling, it offers numerous dining options (including the very swanky three-Michelin-starred Lung King Heen) along with a divine rooftop bar, opulent guest rooms, and just about every convenience and comfort you can imagine. It's not cheap, and neither are the guests (if you're not wearing at least one piece of Chanel, don't expect to fit in), but if you're looking for a dose of sheer luxury, it's worth the hit to your wallet.
9. Grand Hyatt Hong Kong
Huge, luxurious, and set in a fabulous location overlooking the Star Fery Pier and Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, the Grand Hyatt is a dream come true for guests with high expectations and big budgets. Along with 542 rooms running across 46 floors, the hotel offers a full-service spa with a tempting array of treatments, nine outstanding dining options, and a 24-hour fitness center to work off all the first-rate food you'll be filling up on. For those who prefer to exercise in nature, there's even a garden with a running track.
8. Mandarin Oriental Hong Kong
From its dramatic black marble lobby to its sumptuous guest rooms, the Mandarin Oriental combines old-school sophistication with 21st comfort to outstanding effect. As one of the very first luxury hotels to take up residence in the city, it has a prestige and a reputation that newer additions to the hospitality scene can't compete with. Neither can many compete with its prime location near the shopping and business districts, nor its legendary afternoon tea. If you want cocktails, glamor, and unadulterated luxury, the Mandarin Oriental is the hotel for you.
7. The Murray Hong Kong
If The Murray's central location near Hong Kong St. wasn't enough to tempt you, its comfortable, well-equipped guest rooms certainly will. Each room comes complete with refrigerators and minibars, down comforters and designer bedding, wired and wireless Internet access, premium toiletries and hair dryers, and Smart televisions with digital programming. If you manage to drag yourself away from the comfort of your room, you'll find a 24-hour health club, a lovely rooftop terrace and garden, and several excellent dining options.
6. InterContinental Hong Kong
Ranked as one of the 10 best luxury hotels in Hong Kong by theluxurytravelexpert.com, InterContinental Hong Kong offers premium accommodation with a premium price tag. Cheap it isn't, but then with 500 luxurious rooms, spacious private bathrooms, award-winning restaurants, an impeccably equipped fitness center, and a spectacular location near the business, entertainment and shopping districts, would you really expect it to be?
5. The Mira Hong Kong
If stylish boutiques float your boat, look no further than The Mira, a stunning hotel located at the very center of Tsimshatsui. An oasis of calm at the center of Hong Kong's inner-city madness, guests are offered the chance to rest, relax and rejuvenate in bright, spacious rooms, an award-winning spa, and the intimate Vibes bar. It's crisp, it's contemporary, and it's guaranteed to provide you with a memorable stay.
4. Hotel ICON Hong Kong
As journeyera.com notes, Hotel ICON is one of the top-rated luxury hotels in Hong Kong. Consisting of 262 bright, spacious rooms, an Instagram-worthy vertical garden, a heated rooftop infinity pool, and a supremely tempting restaurant styled to resemble an authentic street market, it offers first-class accommodation at a surprisingly affordable price.
3. Kerry Hotel Hong Kong
Located on Kowloon’s waterfront at the very heart of Hung Hom Bay, Kerry Hotel boasts one of the most attractive settings of any hotel in the city. That's not all it has to boast about either: its creative dining venues, spacious, exquisitely contemporary rooms, and first-class service are guaranteed to tick your boxes. If you're planning a wedding or an event, there's an added reason to choose it: it has the largest meeting and event facilities of any hotel in Hong Kong.
2. The Upper House Hong Kong
Ranked as one of the best hotels in Hong Kong by theculturetrip.com, The Upper House is the kind of hotel that dreams are made of. With glass-fronted apartments, a crisply minimalist lobby, and a light, bright feel, it offers contemporary styling without sacrificing an ounce of traditional comfort. Rooms feature private bathrooms with deep soaking tubs, rainfall showers, and premium toiletries, Frette Italian sheets, Select Comfort beds, refrigerators, and plasma TVs. Elsewhere in the hotel, you'll find a Michelin-starred fusion restaurant, a 46th-floor bar, a 24-hour fitness center, shopping outlets, a terrace, and a garden. If you want a hotel that knows how to marry style with convenience, it's perfect.
1. The Langham Hong Kong
If you plan on indulging in plenty of retail therapy while you're in Hong Kong, The Langam's central location next to the shopping district of Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon is ideal. Winner of the 2020 Conde Nast Traveler Readers' Choice Award, the hotel offers 498 opulent rooms that boast every kind of modern convenience and home comfort you could wish for. Its marble-floored and chandelier bedecked lobby sets the tone for the air of refined luxury that's evident throughout the hotel. If you were hoping for a funky, party hotel, you're out of luck. If, on the other hand, you like the idea of treating yourself to a pampering session at one of the city's best wellness sanctuaries, dining on authentic Cantonese cuisine at a three Michelin- starred restaurant, and indulging in an English afternoon tea at the cozy Palm Court, you've met your perfect match.
Written by Dana Hanson
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