Hong Kong SAR offers an abundance of diverse exploits to experience — from arts and culture offerings to dining, shopping, nightlife, and even outdoor activities like hiking and boating. According to the Hong Kong tourism board, there are more than 300 hotels spread across Hong Kong. For those who want to explore beyond the airport area and check out what the greater city has to offer (and check into one of the city’s 300-plus hotels), these Hong Kong hotels offer the posh experience the city is known for – and provide great access to the entire city.
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Your journey to the 5-star Ritz Carlton Hong Kong begins with an 80-second elevator ride to the 103rd floor of Kowloon’s International Commerce Centre in the Yau Tsim Mong neighborhood. In the lobby, the ceiling mural immediately will immediately catch your attention — only to be stolen by the stunning views below, of the skyline and Victoria Harbor. The Ritz -Carlton Hong Kong is home to the world’s highest bar, OZONE rooftop lounge, which offers panoramic sights of the city with live DJs and fun, regular events like Sunday brunch — as well as a luxurious on-site spa. There are multiple on-site restaurants (two of which are Michelin awarded), and an indoor infinity pool with trippy mirrored ceilings and an LED wall display that makes the room feel like you’re on another planet. All 312 rooms offer comforts such as 24-hour room service and scenic views.
The Four Seasons Hotel Hong Kong feels like the ultimate 5-star luxury, and it sits in the center of all the action in the Central & Western District with easy access to landmarks like the International Finance Centre and IFC Mall. Collectively boasting seven Michelin stars (the highest number of stars under one roof in the city) each of the dozen on-site dining options is a unique experience. Visit the Lounge for an elegant afternoon tea session, or enjoy award-winning Italian fare at Noi. There are multiple pools — from the infinity pool, which is heated year-round and equipped with underwater speakers and overlooking Victoria Harbour to the lap pool where you’ll work up a sweat. Then, sink into the hot and cold whirlpools for a circuit that will wake up and relax your muscles. There’s also a 24-hour gym hosting fitness classes and a lavish spa with an impressive range of programming. When you’re ready to wind down in one of the 399 rooms, you’ll be able to sink into temperature-regulated Simmons mattresses with 24-hour room service and admire the authentic Chinese artwork on the walls. And of course, since this is the Four Seasons, the service is always extremely attentive.
Centrally located in the main business and shopping district — including at the site of Hong Kong’s most upscale mall, the 5-star The Landmark Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong is sleek and modern, boasting some of the largest rooms on the hospitality scene in Hong Kong. Immediately upon entering the lobby, you’ll be greeted with warm lighting and bright white marble tones accented by caramel-toned wood. This design trend carries throughout the property and into the light and airy guestrooms. There are multiple Michelin-star restaurants on-site, and the service is said to be impeccable (as in, “remembering the unique pronunciation of your name,” impeccable). Be sure to set an appointment at the spa which is so large, it’s spread over two different floors — blending traditional relaxation favorite treatments with the most upscale and modern wellness technology. All 111 rooms offer you over-the-top amenities like 24-hour room service, pillow menus, and thoughtful touches like yoga mats in the closet.
This 5-star hotel is self-described as a “curated mansion,” located in the heart of the bustling Wan Chai district just two blocks from the harborfront. Outside of the external chaos and Inside the building, this property feels like an urban oasis. Immediately when you step into the main lobby, which is called “The Great Room,” you’ll encounter 32-foot-high ceilings and towering windows amongst a purposefully residential-style design with “east meets west” design accents.” There’s an entire floor to health and wellness with a pool and a large gym. Be sure not to miss the regular evening “champagne sabering session,” at 5:30 which showcases the ancient art of popping a bubbly bottle open with just the swish of a sword (and then you’ll get to drink it after). There are several spots to eat on-site, including afternoon tea service in The Drawing Room, where there’s jazz in the evening — and multiple other restaurants serving Chinese, French and International cuisine. There are 129 sleek but comfortable rooms and suites starting at 538 square feet — and each is equipped with a trademark butler service accessible using the in-room phone.
This 4-star hotel is located in Wan Chai near the boardwalk, offering easy access to an abundance of shopping and entertainment beyond the property and convenient proximity to Victoria Harbor and Victoria Park (Hong Kong’s largest greenspace). Inside, the decor is modern with a sprinkle of contemporary art for admiring in both the public spaces and guestrooms. Guestrooms are clean and unpretentious, featuring all the necessities of an enjoyable overnight stay like WiFi and LED TVs. There are a range of rooms differing in price point from standard to deluxe suites, which feature more space – and certain rooms offer great views of the skyline. You should be forewarned that there’s no on-site pool, but there is a 24-hour gym, and an on-site restaurant serving a range of international cuisine.
This 393-room, 5-star property is located in Yau Tsim Mong district by the ocean, close to Kowloon Station, and offers easy access to explore the city by railway. This hotel features the highest rooftop pool on the 76th floor and is known for hosting epic monthly DJ pool parties during the summer. In true W brand fashion, the hotel exudes a sense of whimsical enchantment in its decor which some may say borders on “over-the-top” with its energy but does not cross the line — and instead, make you feel inspired and alive. And you don’t have to be at the enormous pool to admire the views — there are panoramic harbor views from nearly everywhere in this contemporary hotel. Spend time at the 9,000-square-foot spa, or dine at one of the multiple on-site restaurants — each of which serves impeccable food ranging from authentic Cantonese gastronomy to international cuisine in a setting with a perfectly fitting, colorful “W” design flair.
The Langham, Hong Kong is the Tsim Sha Tsui neighborhood, close to great shopping and with easy access to the beach, as well as Ocean Park and Victoria Harbour. As an added bonus, this property also provides guests with an airport shuttle. Immediately upon stepping into the lobby, you’ll be met with a European feeling of opulence in the property’s elegant decor featuring neo-classical detailing including a hand-painted ceiling, marble floors, sparkling light fixtures like chandeliers, and touches of velvet and gold tones. Spend time at the 15th-floor rooftop swimming pool, get a workout in at the well-appointed gym, or stop by the spa to relax and enjoy a lavish treatment. The 498 rooms are adorned with an art-deco feeling of classic design but furnished with the latest in technology — including the hotel’s signature Blissful Bed, and marble soaking tubs. When you’re hungry, dive into some Michelin-starred, Authentic Cantonese cuisine or sink your teeth into some classic American fare at the New York Style Deli or steaks and seafood house. And don’t miss afternoon tea or the award-winning cocktail bar.
for those who are looking to stay at or near the airport, The Regal Airport Hotel offers accommodations in the form of a 5-star luxury property that’s directly connected to the airport itself. This hotel offers free airport drop-off as well as some extras like on-site shopping, a spa, a 24-hour gym, a playground, an indoor pool and an outdoor pool — and it doesn’t matter what time you land or depart, because all 1,171 rooms offer 24-hour room service.
How does it take to get from the Hong Kong airport into the city?
An easy and economical method of getting to the city from the airport (or the other way around) is the airport express which travels the journey in less than 30 minutes, departing at approximately 15-30 minute intervals from 05:54 a.m. to 12:48 a.m., daily. Many of the below upscale hotels also offer dedicated airport shuttles, too, if you’re interested.