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As the financial hub of Asia, Hong Kong has some of the finest hotels in the world, Here are the top 5 luxury hotels in Hong Kong.
At the literal height of luxury, the Ritz-Carlton Hong Kong is the highest hotel in the world and certainly one of the most luxurious. Occupying the top floors of the International Commerce Centre in Kowloon, the hotel begins on the 103rd floor and continues up to the 108th floor.
Corner rooms and suites provide sweeping views of Victoria Harbour, Hong Kong Island, and Kowloon. Extending the luxury of the world-famous chain to the rooftop, DJs at (aptly-named) OZONE entertain at the best view in Hong Kong. On Sundays, brunch is offered at the venue instead.
If the highest hotel in the world from one of the most luxurious chains wasn’t enough to impress guests, they could try dining at one of the hotel’s two Michelin-starred restaurants, Tin Lung Heen (two-starred) or Tosca De Angelo (one-starred.)
Rates are surprisingly reasonable for this exclusive, once-in-a-lifetime property comparatively to other Ritz-Carlton properties globally and the elite company it keeps in the city. Though the chain is part of the Marriott family, not all elite benefits are extended to Bonvoy members. However, Bonvoy members will earn and may burn their points for their stay.
This boutique hotel chain prides itself on providing its guests homes and not hotel rooms. The award-winning Upper House Hong Kong has been the darling of elite travelers for its unique approach to the guest experience.
Warm lighting and light wood meet expansive glass windows with beautiful harbour views. Luxury bedding and high-quality in-room espresso machines are standard with luxury hotels, but to make the experience more personal, the Upper House invites guests to empty the complimentary “Maxi bar” and enjoy the surround sound in their rooms.
When leaving the residences, guests can participate in a variety of wellness activities on the hotel’s outdoor space. The property offers wellness classes including yoga with schedules available on their website. For those who may not have an accommodating availability, yoga mats are provided in guest residences as well as in-room massages.
Another luxury hotel’s slogan is “Luxury is personal” and that’s what the Upper House Hong Kong delivers.
If there is room for two iconic hotels in the city, The Peninsula Hong Kong has to be one of them. Opened in 1928, the Tsim Sha Tsui property is the oldest in Hong Kong and has captured and preserved its original roots.
Many luxury hotels offer premium cars to their guests, but the Peninsula holds the world record for the largest single fleet order of Rolls Royces which are available to shuttle guests as needed.
From Kowloon, the Peninsula is conveniently located near the Star Ferry terminal for quick rides to Hong Kong Island, keeping true to the era it embodies. Its harbor view rooms are some of the most exceptional in the city.
For those who want to experience everything the Peninsula has to offer, they must schedule an afternoon tea in the British tradition. A custom for visitors and locals alike, the afternoon tea is a holdover from British rule which lasted 99 years, ending in 1997. Contemporary takes on the service and seasonal approaches for the holidays give guests reason to repeat their visit.
If the Peninsula was one of two iconic hotels that embody the city, the Mandarin Oriental Hong Kong would be the other. Opposite the Peninsula on Hong Kong Island, the Mandarin makes “fans” of every guest that stays in the property.
Conveniently located connected to the Central MTR station, the Mandarin Oriental combines Asian service with contemporary luxury. The hotel is immaculate as is the white glove service staff provides. Elaborate chandeliers, large glass windows, double height ceilings all contribute to the sense of grandeur and arrival that the Mandarin is famous for offering.
As is standard for most of the five-star luxury properties in the city, the hotel is home to a Michelin-starred restaurant. However, unlike its stuffy peers, the Mandarin Grill + Bar offers grill classics that are unmatched in the city.
Have you really stayed in Hong Kong if you haven’t stayed at the Mandarin Oriental?
A brand new entrant to the luxury hotel scene is the St. Regis Hong Kong. The hotel might seem even more luxurious than the others due to its new construction and updated features. From the nosebleed height of the ceilings in the lobby, to the ornate details found in every room, the St. Regis is leading the way for how hotels in Hong Kong should and will look in the future.
Located in the expatriate hub Wan Chai on Hong Kong Island, the property is within walking distance to major commercial venues, making it an instant favorite for business travelers. Convenient MTR access and two-stop service to the Airport Express make the St. Regis hassle-free for guests short on time.
Leisure travelers can take advantage of the extensive fitness center and an outdoor pool. The rooftop pool offers excellent views of Victoria Harbour and fantastic sunlight year-round. But more impressive than the swimming pool alone is the service that awaits guests as they relax and take in a good book while lounging in the heat of the afternoon. Members of Marriott’s Bonvoy loyalty program can earn and spend points at the hotel. Elite members may be able to take advantage of 2 pm checkouts, complimentary breakfast, access to the lounge, and suite upgrades as available at check-in.
The Top 5 Luxury Hotels in Hong Kong, China
This is our collection of the best luxury hotels in Hong Kong, China, but it may differ from your experience. There are hundreds of hotels in the city and we couldn’t cover them all here, but this collection of the best luxury hotels in Hong Kong is in our experienced opinion, complete and touches on a variety of locations, price points, brands, and amenities.
What do you think? Do you have other luxury properties you prefer in Hong Kong?