Hike up the Morning Trail and catch the perfect view of the Hong Kong skyline. Follow that hike with some of the best dim sum in the world, explore the city’s street art, and take a break with a visit to one of its tranquil spots – a Buddhist hub. Of course, Hong Kong is known as an absolute mecca for great shopping, so you’ll need to put on some sturdy shoes and hit the shops. When you can’t shop anymore, relax with a late afternoon cocktail above that skyline you saw in the morning – Hong Kong boasts the world’s highest bar on the 118th floor of the Ritz Carlton. Speaking of the Ritz Carlton, where should you stay? We’ve chosen some of Hong Kong’s best luxury hotels to round out the perfect Hong Kong vacation.
We couldn’t make mention of the world’s highest bar, the Ozone Bar, without mentioning how stunning the hotel where it’s located is. Hong Kong’s Ritz Carlton deserves each of its five stars as it soars above the city. From gourmet dining and the best cocktails to its full-service spa and luxurious rooms, Hong Kong’s Ritz Carlton invites you to relax and indulge.
Considered to be a design hotel, The Mira overlooks Kowloon Park which fills the property with the scents of orchids. The Mira is described as being “in the heart of Hong Kong’s popular Tsim Sha Tsui” and that it “has been crafted to ignite your senses.” It most certainly does. The spa, the suites, the dining, and the fun of its own open-air lounge and music venue – Vibes – makes for a perfectly relaxing yet hip stay.
W Hong Kong
Style abounds at the W in Hong Kong. Where the old world meets the new sits the W. Located in West Kowloon, an area the W describes as Hong Kong’s most up-and-coming area, the W is a “spectacularly luxurious sanctuary oozing a passion for fashion, food and fun”. A complete oasis awaits with excellent dining, an amazing spa and gym, and even a rooftop bar that serves barbecue with views of the city’s skyline.
Leaning more toward the traditional, The Langham Hong Kong located in Kowloon’s Tsim Sha Tsui shopping district boasts lavish suites with traditional details and modern conveniences. A perfect spot to unwind after a long day shopping, the hotel’s facilities include a rooftop wellness sanctuary with treatment rooms, a fully equipped health club, and a massive outdoor pool. The icing on the cake, though, is the hotel’s three Michelin Star T’ang Court restaurant.
The Upper House
Designed by architect Andre Fu, The Upper House is a calming haven with a contemporary vibe with spacious studios and suites, a fitness center, yoga classes, and bicycles to borrow to explore the city. Its Café Gray Restaurant and bar of the same name are glamorous spots serving the best drinks and European fare. The Lawn is a “secret garden amid Hong Kong’s skyscrapers” where you can relax, have a cocktail, or even a picnic.
With a plethora of activities available as well as a wealth of luxury hotel options, Hong Kong is a luxury traveler’s dream destination. While in the area, you may want to explore beyond Hong Kong, read Sustainable Luxury: Eco-Conscious Hotels in China. So, tell us, which of these hotels will you choose for your next trip?