A day in Hong Kong is like travelling the world in 24 hours.
One minute you’re walking down the Apliu street market, watching locals haggle for everything from vinyl, to IPhones; the next you’re rubbing shoulders with strangers and huddled over a bowl of Dim Sum in Tim Ho Wan, the world’s cheapest Michelin Star restaurant, until it’s time to jump in a cable car and head to the greenery of Lantau Island, which – if you erase the image of skyscrapers of the mainland- feels like it could be a far flung outpost in the Indian Ocean. And that’s just the beginning of it.
Whether you want to experience adventure or the luxuries that one of the world’s leading international financial centers offers, multifaceted Hong Kong doesn’t disappoint… so don’t let yourself down by picking the wrong hotel.
Home to legends such as the Peninsula or the Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong, will spoil you for choice if you’re in the market for a luxury getaway and with so many great options there’s really no excuse to get this part of your travel wrong. To further help you along, we’ve prepared a selection of some of our favorite one-bedroom entry level suites in the country. Perfect for the couple on a bleisure trip or for the lone traveler who wants more space than what a standard or deluxe room offers, these options are among the best in the country. Oh and the views outside your window… just incredible.
With its lavish designs, Michelin Star restaurants and towering height, the Ritz Carlton Hong Kong is the perfect poster boy for Hong Kong hotels. Home to the highest hotel bar in the world, and sitting just on top of the Elements shopping center, there’s a lot to do here, and after a day out and about, the Ritz Carlton’s entry level suite is a joy to return to. The Superior Suite’s floor to ceiling windows will treat you to amazing views of the city and mountains and with 800 sq ft of space to enjoy, there’s clearly a lot to love.
The Peninsula is the Grand Dame that paved the way for luxury hotels in Hong Kong. Opened in 1928 with the ambition of being the finest hotel east of the Suez, there’s no doubt that the Peninsula has succeeded in its endeavor and it’s considered a benchmark of the industry to this day.
Part hotel and part wonderland of luxury, the Peninsula never ceases to amaze with the services and amenities it offers. 14 bespoke Rolls Royce Phantoms ferry guests to where they need to be and for those who don’t want to be inconvenienced by traffic, the hotel’s private helicopter and helipad is always available. Some of the most iconic restaurants can also be found in this timeless hotel, and afternoon tea in the hotel’s lobby is an unofficial cultural event.
Understandably the hotel’s suites reflect all of that panache and opulence. With its incredible 944 sqm of space, the Peninsula’s Superior suite is a generous option with contemporary looks and an airy atmosphere which make it feel more like a modern apartment than a regular hotel room.
Located in the landmark International Finance Centre (IFC) the Four Seasons Hotel Hong Kong manages the incredible feat of being at the heart of the city, but in a location that’s quiet enough that you won’t be dodging traffic right out your hotel door.
With two Michelin Star restaurants in its midst and an infinity pool with incredible views of the Hong Kong skyline to keep you busy on your downtime, the Four Seasons never gets old, and one stay is enough to have you booking again for your next stay. As for your room, the Harbor Suite’s incredible views over Victoria Harbor and Kowloon will have you spellbound the minute you walk in.
The Mandarin Oriental’s flagship property is loved by local and international elite travelers alike. And with very good reason. If you want to know where this incredible hotel group gets its soul, look no further than this hotel.
Friendly and experienced staff make the transition from the outside world to the lobby feel like stepping on a little pink cloud which you’ll hate leaving when it’s time to walk out again. If Asian hospitality has such a great reputation, the staff of the Mandarin Oriental have no doubt contributed to it. With no less than three Michelin star restaurants in its midst, and the privilege of an air conditioned walkway leading straight to the CBD, the Mandarin Oriental is one of the best options for the business or leisure traveler in Hong Kong and its Superior Suite is one of the city’s top hotel rooms.
Artistic, poetic, surreal… I’ve exhausted my known adjectives in a previous article on the Upper House and I’m half tempted to fish out the Collin’s for some more, but i’ll spare you the pain. Located in the Admiralty district and designed by Andre Fu, the Upper House is the kind of hotel where one stay just isn’t enough.
The regular haunt of the cool and savvy crowd, the Upper House delights with an excellent location in the Admiralty and arresting looks which ought to have you taking notes for your own home. For an exceptional hotel experience, look no further than the Upper Suite. Great views and an incredible amount of space make this one of our favorite’s.