Top 10 Hong Kong Luxury Hotels
Hong Kong has some of the most extravagant hotels in the world. The sort of places that often find themselves on global hotel top ten lists. These hotels know how to spoil you, and if your wallet is deep enough you can take your pick of these Hong Kong luxury hotels.
Erected in the 1920 s during the heyday of colonialism, The Peninsula has a charm and charisma that most other hotels would like to bottle and buy. Spacious and tasteful suites are designed with Victorian granduer in mind and have lost little of their stately appeal. Be sure to ask for a room in the original building, otherwise you may be stored in the somewhat lackluster new towers. The building itself is recognized as one of the most historic in Hong Kong, while the cream teas served in an English dining room are an essential Hong Kong experience,
She s back. Bigger, bolder and in some people s opinion better than ever. Set inside the International Commerce Centre – the city s tallest skyscraper – the Ritz Carlton can now claim to be the highest hotel in the world. A complete departure from the dark woods and antique fixtures in their original Hong Kong property, the new Ritz Carlton is staggeringly contemporary. Alongside a designer interior, you ll find they ve gone the extra mile in luxury with in-room telescopes to see the skyline and Nespresso coffee machines
Address: 3 Connaught Road, Central
Bags of character, and you don t have to compromise on quality – the Langham is a god send. An opulent design full of domed ceilings and chandeliers is the highlight of the flawless design. Rooms are classic and simple, although the views outside of traffic are one of the few downsides. The location in Tsim Sha Tsui is right in the centre of the tourist district, with several major shopping malls and streets and plenty of dining right on the doorstep.
Address: 8 Peking Road, Tsim Sha Tsui
The Four Seasons
Hailed as a breakthrough in luxury when it opened, the Four Seasons continues to be considered one of the premier leaders in Hong Kong s luxury hotel market. Rooms are well-designed with contemporary decor, the highlight of which is the wall-to-wall windows that deliver breathtaking views of the harbour or Peak. With art gallery sculptures and Chinese ink paintings no two rooms are quote the same. Location-wise the hotel is ideal for transport, sat above the Airport Express subway station and opposite the Star Ferry pier.
Address: 8 Finance Street, Central
The Island Shangri-La combines wonderful opulence with all the amenities of the best business hotels. Rooms in hues of orange and red are warm and spacious, with outstanding views of either the Peak or the Harbour. Attached to Pacific Place , one of the most upmarket malls in Hong Kong, the hotel is perfectly placed if you want a little peace and quiet from the city but still be on the doorstep of the bright lights.
Where: HK Island – Admiralty
Address: Pacific Place, Supreme Court, Central
After an eight-month renovation the famed Mandarin Oriental has reopened its doors. The renovation has sadly done away with the in-room balconies, but in return guests can look forward to more spacious rooms; something that is at a premium in Hong Kong. Located right in the middle of Central the hotel can probably boast the best location in the city. Its 500 luxury rooms are full of opulent touches (just check out the antique ice bucket) and the service is impeccable.
Address: 5 Connaught Road, Central
Rennaisance Harbour View Hotel
The Renaissance is all about location, location, location. Attached to the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre , you could conceivably be here for a three day convention and never leave the building. Rooms are simple, but attractive, and splashes of red make them far more warming than most business focused hotels. One of the big pluses of the Renaissance is the stellar service – staff are some of the friendliest and most attentive in the city.
Address: 1 Harbour Road, Wanchai
Langham Place Hotel
A hotel that has received rave reviews since its opening and rightly so. Innovation is the key word at Langham Place, and you ll find the hotel literally on the cutting edge of technology – from in room iHomes, where you can plug in your iPhone, to booking over Skype. The hotel hasn t let the gimmicks affect its bread and butter operations and expect faultless service, spacious and fashionable rooms and a spa that is unmatched in Hong Kong.
Address: 555 Shanghai Street, Mongkok
Regal Airport Hotel
If you re just passing through the city or visiting the Asia-World Expo, the Regal Airport Hotel is the best place to stay. Unlike most airport hotels that simply rely on their convenience to sell the place, the Regal has gone the full nine yards and is a quality hotel in its own right. Rooms are sparse with lots of whites and browns, and it can feel like you re sleeping in a boardroom, but what the hotel lacks in character, it makes up for in amenities. There are several award winning restaurants and a fully equipped spa to make it the pick of the airport hotels.
Address: 9 Cheong Tat Road, HKIA
Once the creme de la creme of Hong Kong hotels the, Excelsior has fallen from the leader board in recent years. However, the excellent service that got in noticed in the first place still make it one of the best value four-star hotels in the city. Rooms are well-appointed, if a little cosy , with some offering excellent harbour views. The upside of the hotel being competitively priced also has a downside, in that the lobby can be more like a cattle market.
Address: 281 Gloucester Road, Causeway Bay
Several of the hotels below will boast views over Victoria Harbour, but if you’re looking for a dedicated room with a view, take a look at our Top Five Hong Kong Hotels with a Harbour View for some breathtaking vistas.