Opulent Hong Kong has some of the most extravagant hotels in the world. If you're ready for an ultimate hotel experience (and mind-bending breakfast buffets), take a peek at these distinctive Hong Kong luxury hotels.
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The Conrad Hong Kong charms leisure travelers as well as briefcase-toting road warriors. It soars 61 stories above Hong Kong's vibrant business district, capturing views of the city's futuristic skyline and its primeval Victoria Peak.
The Conrad Hong Kong's 512 rooms and suites are comfortably furnished, with marble bathrooms and picture windows. Guest amenities include fast, free Wi-fi, a heated outdoor pool, and a 24-hour fitness suite with sauna, steam room, whirlpool, and massage cabins. Varied in-house dining spotlights modern Cantonese and traditional Tuscan cuisine. Bonus: you're steps from Hong Kong Park and from Pacific Place, a top destination for moviegoing and designer shopping.
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Tucked into in 42 floors of a shapely glass-and-steel tower, Cordis Hong Kong celebrates modern style. Its 665 rooms are sleek and stylish, with floor-to-ceiling windows, oversized bathrooms, sleep-inducing beds, and rocket-fast wireless.
The Cordis is set in Kowloon, Hong Kong's center for the arts, entertainment, and non-chain restaurants and shops. Yet the hotel is a short walk to the MTR station to "Central" (downtown Hong Kong), making it ideal for visitors who want to explore the city's two moods. A full 82% of TripAdvisor reviews give the Cordis an Excellent rating, with special praise for its club-level lounge, its lively Garage Bar (shown), and its Michelin-starred Ming Court restaurant's modern Cantonese food with wine pairings.
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EAST, Hong Kong's artistic bent is in sync with its creative neighbors in the city's Swire Island East: fashion studios, architectural firms, ad agencies, media headquarters. All the art in the hotel's public spaces and 345 rooms is by local artists. (If you have a suite, you also have a sculpted pink or yellow dinosaur.)
EAST Hong Kong caters to fashionable business travelers and vacationers. Lures include the hotel's Feast (Food by East) restaurant, Beast (body by East) gym, and Sugar, a rooftop bar that's one of Hong Kong's hottest. Cityplaza's shops, both local and global, beckon from across the road.
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Considered one of Asia's top luxury hotels, Four Seasons Hotel Hong Kong flaunts an ideal location in the Central district, with dazzling views and quick access to everywhere in town. The hotel's 399 guest rooms and suites are spacious and light-filled, with either Eastern or Western design touches. All have panoramic views, extravagant bathrooms, and cutting-edge tech.
Dining is star-studded, with two Michelin stars for Caprice's French cuisine and three stars for Lung King Heen, the world's first Chinese restaurant to be so honored. The Four Seasons' standout fitness offerings encompass a lovely spa, two outdoor pools plus a cold plunge, a 24/7 fitness center, and more. In keeping with the hotel's open view of Victoria Peak, staying here is a luxury traveler's peak experience.Continue to 5 of 20 below.
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Grand Hyatt Hong Kong is truly a grand hotel, with a brilliant central location and a see-and-be-seen lobby. TripAdvisor reviewers rave about the hotel's stupendous breakfast buffet and its club floors.
All 542 rooms, chicly renovated in 2016, offer free Wi-fi, deep soaking tubs, and a complimentary smartphone for free local (and some international) use. Guest amenities include the full-service Plateau Spa, a 24-hour gym, and a 50-meter (165-foot) heated pool. Guests can dine globally on refined Cantonese, Japanese, Indian, and on Grissini's renowned yet mid-priced Italian chow.
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Hong Kong Disneyland Hotel is an inspired choice if you're bringing your kids to Hong Kong and want to dedicate a few days just to them. The hotel is set near the airport on Lantau Island 40 or so minutes from Central Hong Kong.
This elegant property strongly resembles Disney's Grand Floridian Resort at Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando. It's the highest-end of Hong Kong Disneyland's three hotels, offering gracious traditional rooms, a tempting pool-and-cabana complex, and intriguing dining (you can try "Disney dim sum" at Crystal Lotus restaurant). The hotel's topmost story is a club floor called the Kingdom Club, with round-the-clock food service, priority access to various Disneyland attractions, and a dedicated kids' program.
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Hotel ICON is Hong Kong's best-known design hotel, with a rare 86% Excellent rating on TripAdvisor. It's run by the hospitality program at Hong Kong Polytechnic University, and its students staff the hotel, finessing details like your bathroom toiletries (subtly scented) and the breakfast buffet (exceptional). Guest freebies include room minibars, VIP lounge access, and shuttles around the hotel's exciting Tsim Sha Tsui surroundings just across Victoria Harbour from Central Hong Kong.
As suits a hotel staffed by the next generation of hotel managers, ICON's design is futuristic. One TripAdvisor member writes that her standard single room looked "like the Starship Enterprise."
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InterContinental Hong Kong caters to a mix of business and leisure travelers. Situated in the trendy Tsim Sha Tsui district across Kowloon Bay from Central, the hotel boasts the skyline view that everyone wants (and which makes the hotel's penthouse pool irresistible.) The 503 rooms and suites are comfortable and well-appointed, with spa-like marble bathrooms.
Where the InterContinental shines brightly is in dining. Its Rech restaurant, helmed by Alain Ducasse, won a Michelin star after only a year. With two Michelin stars, Yah Toh Heen is one of Hong Kong's most-praised Cantonese eateries. You'll also find a Nobu restaurant, a steakhouse, and a buzzy lobby lounge.Continue to 9 of 20 below.
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Island Shangri-La, Hong Kong is a legendarily opulent Hong Kong hotel. Its soaring, crystal-chandeliered lobby, with the world's biggest tapestry ––16 stories of silk –– conveys supreme grandeur. With its private entrance to the Pacific Place designer mall, the hotel lures Hong Kong visitors with black-label shopping high on their list.
Island Shangri-La's 565 rooms and suites are among Hong Kong's biggest, with harmonious East-meets-West decor. A world's worth of culinary options offer Cantonese, Japanese, Thai, French, seafood, and a gourmet buffet. Though it perches minutes from the heart of Hong Kong's Central district, this sumptuous hotel makes it easy to stay put.
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JW Marriott Hong Kong is ideally set in the Admiralty section of the Central district, with views of Victoria Harbour, an MTR transit station moments steps away, and private access to Pacific Place Mall's designer shopping.
This is a big, bustling hotel with a sophisticated international clientele and a standout executive lounge (shown). The 602 rooms and suites are comfortable, quiet, and contemporary, with tech amenities like Bose sound systems. Dining is a highlight of a JW Marriott Hong Kong stay. TripAdvisor members rave about JW Cafe's breakfast, The Lounge's noodle bar, and the artisanal cocktails at Flint Gill & Bar.
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Kowloon Shangri-La, Hong Kong has earned top-10-in-Hong-Kong honors from Condé Nast Traveler (2017) and Travel + Leisure (2016). It perches on the waterfront of Tsim Sha Tsui, the vibrant leisure-oriented neighborhood across Victoria Harbour from Central Hong Kong. Guests are moments from a transit station and ferry pier.
The hotel's soaring marble-and-gilt lobby announces the luxury within. Its 688 rooms and suites, plushly decorated in subtle hues, feature bay windows framing the postcard view. Extensive fitness offerings include a 24-hour gym, mosaic-tiled indoor pool (a Hong Kong rarity), spa, and solarium. Two executive lounges proffer nonstop food and drink, one until midnight. Restaurants cover Cantonese, Japanese, Italian, and an indoor-outdoor tapas bar for watching Hong Kong sail by.
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The Landmark Mandarin Oriental is one of two Hong Kong flagship hotels of the Mandarin Oriental brand. This Central-district property is named for the top-tier fashion and entertainment complex in its midst, and the hotel delivers serious luxury.
With 113 accommodations, the Landmark has the size and spirit of a boutique hotel, with strong modernist style and personal service. Its glamorously modern, ultra-techy rooms, averaging 540 square feet, are notably spacious for Hong Kong. The gym and duplex spa are state-of-the-art, and the 59-foot pool is one of the few indoor lap pools in Central Hong Kong. The hotel houses the first-anywhere branch of PDT, the New York bar that kickstarted the speakeasy revival. The name stands for Please Don't Tell, but quite a few guests post every moment of their Landmark stay.Continue to 13 of 20 below.
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The Langham, Hong Kong is an up-to-the-minute take on a classic Hong Kong luxury hotel, recalling the pageantry of the city's British Royal Crown Colony past. The Langham's just-right design is opulent but not frilly, with a restored gold-leaf lobby, quiet, elegant rooms that feel like retreats, and Palm Court, a photo-ready lobby lounge (shown) that serves an updated Victorian high tea (or pastries and Champagne).
The Langham is set in the heart of lively, restaurant-packed Tsim Sha Tsui tourism district. But the neighborhood's best dining is right in The Langham. T'ang Dynasty restaurant maintains the culinary world's highest honors (three Michelin stars), and the brunch at Bostonian is one of Sunday's hottest tickets.
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Possibly Hong Kong’s most famous hotel, Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong is the flagship of a British company that began trading with Imperial China 200 years ago. Set on a glittering boulevard in the Central district near Victoria Harbour, the hotel is connected via footbridges to shopping, entertainment, and historic sites.
Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong's 501 posh accommodations feature coffered ceilings, marble bathrooms, and seamless technology. The hotel wins peak awards annually, and for its spa and dining, too. Four of its ten restaurants own a five-star Forbes rating, and three have Michelin stars: Pierre (run by French celeb chef Pierre Gagnaire), Mandarin Grill + Bar (steak and seafood), and Man Wah (Cantonese and dim sum).
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The Murray's January 2018 debut was Hong Kong's first luxury hotel opening in nearly a decade. It occupies a modernist landmark: a white-clad 25-story tower from 1969, newly updated and glossed by "starchitect" Sir Norman Foster. The 336 rooms and suites are tranquil and airy, with yards of white stone: design so chic, The Murray was the official hotel of Art Basel Hong Kong 2018.
Tucked away between the high-rise Central district and verdant Hong Kong Park, The Murray captures stupendous views of city, sea, and forest. The vista is on the house for patrons at Popinjays rooftop lounge, an instant Hong Kong hotspot. Other lures at The Murray: the Michelin-starred Cantonese kitchen Guo Fu Lou and a 78-foot indoor lap pool.
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Regally set on the Tsim Cha Tsui waterfront across Victoria Harbour from the Central district, The Peninsula Hong Kong is a legendary grand hotel. It combines British Empire splendor with Roaring Twenties flair, and guests feel a part of its charismatic aura. Two words recur continually in TripAdvisor reviews: "perfect" and "perfection."
Spacious, tasteful rooms, many flaunting Hong Kong's iconic harbor-and-skyline view, feature handsome Art Deco lines softened by rose-gold accents. (Tip: rooms in the original 1928 edifice have more character than those in the 1990s towers.)
The hotel's Peninsula Spa is one of Asia's best, and dining ranges from time-honored English high tea to a trendy rooftop bistro designed by modern master Philippe Starck. A transit station is steps away, but The Peninsula has a Rolls Royce fleet and a helipad ready.Continue to 17 of 20 below.
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The Renaissance Hong Kong Harbour View is connected to the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre. But quite a few leisure travelers choose this hotel for its standout service and its less-touristy location in Wanchai, a couple of miles (and one MTR stop) east of the Central district, but with its own vibrant restaurant and nightlife scene.
Rooms are sunny, modern, and uncluttered (though the typical room is soon filled with shopping bags). Over half bestow dazzling sea-and-skyline views. Diverse fitness options include a round-the-clock gym, tennis courts, jogging trail, and heated lagoon-style pool (shown). Hungry guests savor varied "harbourview" dining like Dynasty for Cantonese specialties and Mirage for breakfast, bistro dishes, and late-night bar bites.
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Since opening in 2011, The Ritz-Carlton, Hong Kong has remained the world's highest hotel. It occupies the top 16 floors of Hong Kong's tallest building, the 118-story International Commerce Centre in the West Kowloon Cultural District, an arts and cultural hub one transit stop across Victoria Harbour from Central Hong Kong.
The hotel is as high-tech as it's high-altitude, with remarkably fast Wi-fi in its 312 sleek, sunny accommodations. Each is equipped with a telescope. The ethereal Hong Kong panorama is showcased in the hotel spa, penthouse infinity pool, and exquisitely appointed dining venues: Tin Lung Heen (Cantonese, with two Michelin stars) and Tosca (Italian, one Michelin star). In more ways than one, The Ritz-Carlton, Hong Kong is a peak experience.
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The Upper House may be near the end of the alphabet, but it is uppermost in visitors' eyes. It was ranked No. 1 Top Hotel in China by Condé Nast Traveler (2018 Gold List) and #1 Hotel in Hong Kong (of 729) by TripAdvisor members. The Upper House is one of four hotels (all included in this article) set in Pacific Place, a sumptuous shopping and lifestyle hub on the eastern edge of the Central district.
Masterminded by Cambridge-educated architect and Hong Kong native Andre Fu, this high-design, highly relaxing boutique hotel has 117 studios and suites. They begin at a massive 730 square feet and soothe the soul with handsome wood-accented decor, indulgent bathrooms, and picture windows framing city and harbor views. The hotel's talked-about Cafe Gray Deluxe and Cafe Gray Bar are run by Swiss top chef Gray Kunz, whose Manhattan restaurant Lespinasse earned the ultimate rave: four stars from the New York Times.
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Since it opened in 2008, W Hong Kong has curated a reputation as a lifestyle hotel whose vibe is more like a club's, complete with a DJ. Day and night, fun-seekers relish the 76th floor's rooftop infinity pool, hot tub, bar, and ravishing vistas.
The hotel's 393 accommodations range from minimalist yet comfy rooms to fantasy suites. All offer views and jazzy black slate bathrooms. Still, this is not the place to channel inner peace in your room. Even guests intending to get some work done on the lobby's Living Room couches end up immersed in conversation (and perhaps a Sichuan-spiced house cocktail) with locals or other visitors. Fittingly, W Hong Kong is set in a particularly happening section of the Tsim Sha Tsui neighborhood across Victoria Harbour from Central Hong Kong.