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Heated 50m outdoor pool | Courtesy of the Grand Hyatt
Heated 50m outdoor pool | Courtesy of the Grand Hyatt
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The Hotels in Hong Kong You'll Never Want to Leave

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Updated: 30 January 2017
As one of the most popular tourist destinations in Asia as well as a major financial and business hub, Hong Kong is packed with hotels that know a little something about luxury. From flagship international properties to exclusive boutique hotels, these glitzy hotels are the best of the best, featuring breathtaking views, impeccable service, heavenly spa treatments, capacious infinity pools and more.

The Peninsula

Built in the 1920s, the Peninsula, or the Pen, as it’s fondly known, is one of Hong Kong’s most well-regarded institutions. Just mentioning its name evokes a sense of old world grandeur. The palatial lobby, a high-ceilinged chamber designed with soaring, gilded columns, is where the Peninsula’s time-honored and much acclaimed afternoon tea is served.

The Peninsula Suite Bathroom/Courtesy of the Peninsula Hotel
The Peninsula Suite Bathroom/Courtesy of the Peninsula Hotel

The hotel owns a fleet of custom Rolls-Royce Phantoms, used to chauffeur guests to and from the airport, as well as a private rooftop helipad for truly VIP clients. From the state-of-the-art interactive tablets equipped in every room, to the indoor pool inspired by classical Roman architecture, to the restaurant’s six fine dining restaurants, every aspect of a stay at the Peninsula is guaranteed to inspire envy.

Courtesy of the Peninsula Hotel
Courtesy of the Peninsula Hotel

The Ritz-Carlton

Located at dizzying heights, between the 102nd and 118th floors of the city’s tallest building, the Ritz-Carlton Hong Kong boasts an indoor infinity pool, state-of-the-art fitness and spa facilities, and panoramic views of the city below. The 302 luxurious rooms and suites, which offer some of the most spectacular views of Hong Kong’s harbor, city and mountains, are outfitted with 42-inch LCD TV screens in the bedroom and 17-inch TVs in the bathroom.

Club Grand Victoria Harbour Room/Courtesy of the Ritz-Carlton
Club Grand Victoria Harbour Room/Courtesy of the Ritz-Carlton

Hotel guests enjoy next-door access to establishments such as OZONE, the highest bar in the world, as well as Tin Lung Heen, a Michelin-starred Cantonese restaurant offering traditional dim sum as well as lunch and dinner menus.

Courtesy of the Ritz-Carlton
Courtesy of the Ritz-Carlton

Mandarin Oriental

The flagship hotel of the Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group, the Mandarin is synonymous with sophistication and comfort, offering 434 luxury guest rooms and 67 suites designed in taupe and caramel tones, with warm walnut wall paneling and hints of Chinese lacquer and art for an Oriental touch.

Harbour View Room | Courtesy of the Mandarin Oriental
Harbour View Room | Courtesy of the Mandarin Oriental

The hotel is famed for its exceptional spa facilities, boasting a two-floor retreat including a tea lounge, indoor swimming pool, Thai Massage room, and a Chinese herbal steam room designed to pamper, relax and restore.

Spa | Courtesy of the Mandarin Oriental
Spa | Courtesy of the Mandarin Oriental

Grand Hyatt

Located on the waterfront of Wan Chai, one of Hong Kong’s busiest commercial districts, the Grand Hyatt is the luxury hotel of choice for corporate executives and well-heeled business travelers. It’s one of Hyatt’s flagship international properties and been known to host luminaries such as Bill Clinton and Chinese president Hu Jintao.

Lobby | Courtesy of the Grand Hyatt
Lobby | Courtesy of the Grand Hyatt

This is the home of the iconic Italian restaurant Grissini, the acclaimed Japanese restaurant Kaetsu and the renowned Cantonese dining room, One Harbour Road. Hotel guests are welcome to dip into the Olympic-size outdoor heated pool, or to take advantage of the hotel’s impressive athletic facilities, including a 24-hour fitness studio, a 400-meter jogging path, two tennis courts and two squash courts.

Heated 50m outdoor pool | Courtesy of the Grand Hyatt
Heated 50m outdoor pool | Courtesy of the Grand Hyatt

The Pottinger

Named Asia’s Best City Boutique Hotel in 2014, The Pottinger is a sleek, intimate haven for those who want to enjoy a five-star experience but don’t necessarily need extra facilities such as pools and spas. After all, you’re traveling to go out, not stay in, right? Located on the historic Pottinger Street in Central, its location at the heart of the city lays the best of Hong Kong’s shopping, dining and wining spots at your doorstep.

Studio suite | Courtesy of the Pottinger
Studio suite | Courtesy of the Pottinger

The Pottinger has only 68 rooms and suites, but is home to three restaurants, including the two Michelin-starred Ta Vie, and the hotel’s walls display a number of photographs by the celebrated photographer and filmmaker Fan Ho.

Gradini Ristorante E Bar | Courtesy of the Pottinger
Gradini Ristorante E Bar | Courtesy of the Pottinger

W Hong Kong

Perched above the stylish Elements shopping mall, the W favors a hip vibe geared towards a younger clientele and is famous for its parties, from poolside extravaganzas on the Wet Deck to glamorous fetes at WOOBAR. There are 393 guest rooms, and each ensuite bathroom is equipped with a flatscreen TV.

WOOBAR | Courtesy of the W Hotel
WOOBAR | Courtesy of the W Hotel

The pool and jacuzzi are located on the 76th floor. Almost 700 feet above street level, the Wet Deck is the highest outdoor pool in Hong Kong, and comes with a poolside bar that offers an incredible vista of the city below. The gym is staffed by a team of experienced coaches, and there’s also an award-winning spa for all your rejuvenation and detoxifying needs.

Wet Deck | Courtesy of the W Hotel
Wet Deck | Courtesy of the W Hotel

Four Seasons Hotel

If your idea of the perfect vacation involves lots and lots of pool time, then the Four Seasons Hong Kong is the getaway for you. This hotel boasts multiple outdoor and indoor pools, including a lap pool, an infinity pool, a whirlpool, and a cold plunge pool, as well as cold and hot jacuzzis. What’s more, the plunge pool and lap pool are equipped with state-of-the-art underwater speakers, while every machine in the fitness centre is outfitted with an individual LCD touch screen and headphones.

Courtesy of the Four Seasons
Courtesy of the Four Seasons

The 399 rooms offer wall-to-wall views of the city and harbor. Unlike the more business-oriented hotels, the Four Seasons is remarkably child-friendly and allows young children into its Michelin-starred restaurants and lounges.

Courtesy of the Four Seasons
Courtesy of the Four Seasons

The Upper House

Featuring 117 rooms and suites, this friendly and intimate hotel is a tranquil yet lavish retreat. It was designed by acclaimed architect Andre Fu, and each room is filled with natural light, wood tones and natural materials such as wood, glass and limestone.

Bathroom view | Courtesy of the Upper House
Bathroom view | Courtesy of the Upper House

The rooms are spacious, ranging from 730 square feet for a standard room to almost 2,000 square feet for a penthouse suite. While it lacks some of the opulent amenities of a big chain hotel, The Upper House has a well-equipped gym and offers a range of boutique touches, such as weekend yoga sessions on the lawn, complimentary house bicycles, and original modern artwork on the walls.

The Upper Suite | Courtesy of the Upper House
The Upper Suite | Courtesy of the Upper House