Hong Kong is one of the premier Asian cities to visit for work, play, and everything in between. Located along the Pearl River near one of our other favorite Asian cities, Macao, this massive metropolitan area has been home to humans for at least the last six millennia. This historic city is one of the largest trading ports in the world and serves as a gateway for doing business between Eastern and Western countries, especially the United States and China. Whatever leads you to Hong Kong, suitable accommodations are going to be a necessity, but we’ve taken it a step further and selected what we consider the very best in the city.
Our top three resorts to ensure you have the most luxurious stay possible in Hong Kong:
- The Ritz-Carlton
- A name as synonymous with luxury as The Ritz-Carlton may seem like an obvious choice, but when it comes to their Hong Kong hotel, it’s really something else. It occupies 16 floors in the International Commerce Centre, high above the city’s magnificent skyline. Featuring luxury and elegance in every aspect of its design, The Ritz-Carlton Hong Kong is simply the first choice for any affluent businessman.
- The Suites here offer some of the best views of the city and an understated grace that will have you feeling right at home. Apart from the luxurious accommodations, the Ritz-Carlton also provides its guest with some of the best food in the city. Two Michelin-starred restaurants, Tosca and Tin Lung Heen, feature cuisine even more elegant than their decor. If you’re in the mood for Italian, make a reservation at Tosca. They serve lunch and dinner with a view of Victoria Harbour. Tin Lung Heen on the other hand is just the place if you’re hungry for authentic Cantonese cuisine. Try their traditional Dim Sum, one of their award-winning tasting menus, or come by for lunch for a Chef’s Premium Selection.
- If you’re feeling thirsty, they also have several different extravagant bar options. One is Ozone, the world’s highest bar that features a thriving nightlife, and you can also visit and the more laid back Cafe 103. It’s the perfect place for taking tea while looking down over the sprawling metropolis.
- Island Shangri-La
- Looking for an urban sanctuary in the heart of Hong Kong where you can take in the picturesque Victoria Harbour and iconic Peak? Look no further than the Island Shangi-La hotel. While quite suitable for business, it’s our favorite place to stay when visiting for casual travel as well. We just can’t say enough about their world-class suites. They are some of the most spacious in Hong Kong and the views are easily among the best you’ll find in any metropolitan area.
- When you’re not busy taking in the stunning views of both the city and the harbor, be sure and carve out plenty of time for shopping, dining, and entertainment. There are enough restaurants and bars on the premises to ensure you never go hungry. For casual dining, they have a lobby lounge, Waterside Terrace, and the Cafe Too. For a more upscale dining experience, try the Lobster Bar and Grill, Nadaman, Restaurant Petrus, Island Gourmet, and the Michelin-starred Summer Palace.
- When you’re not indulging in tasty cuisines, stroll through their spectacular gardens, take a dip in the outdoor pool, or relax in the spa. There is so much to do here that you may not even want to leave the facilities. When you do get around to exploring the city, however, the hotel features it’s own fleet of limousines so you can sight-see or shop in style.
- Four Seasons Hotel Hong Kong
- Another excellent place to stay in Hong Kong is by far the Four Seasons Hotel. Besides it’s stellar reputation for service and fine accommodations, many people are drawn to the hotel for its incredible infinity pool. We can’t imagine why – it has a clear view of Victoria Harbour, has underwater speakers, and is heated year-round.
- The luxury hotel is situated in central Hong Kong, just steps away from Star Ferry and minutes away from the International Finance Center. If you wish to see old Hong Kong, the hotel will arrange for you to tour Tai O, a place where the traditional Chinese still thrive today. It’s an unforgettable getaway that will allow you to catch a glimpse of heritage homes built on stilts, temples that permeate the air with fragrant incense, and Lantau Island’s ancient rock carvings.
- Besides its chic lodging and most refined rooms and suites in the world, the Four Seasons earns its status as “luxurious” because it’s the only hotel in the world with not one, but two Michelin three-starred restaurants. For an elegant meal to remember, book a table at Caprice where you can enjoy delicacies like King Crab, Racan pigeon, and other fine French fare such as Beluga caviar, foie gras, and souffle. For the meat-lover, Caprice offers a fine selection, including Miyazaki ribeye, Kagoshima beef sirloin, and roasted duck breast. Notably, it is the only hotel in the world that has earned eight Michelin stars.