The Upper House
The creative vision of young designer Andre Fu, The Upper House is more boutique than a large luxury hotel. Furnished with natural materials and bespoke furniture, all public areas are smart and sophisticated with splashes of colour introduced through an array of original artwork. Spacious bedrooms feature large windows looking directly out onto the harbour and large bathrooms boast walk-in rain showers and giant stand-alone baths. Up on the sixth floor there’s a secret garden where you can lounge around on giant bean bags, cocktail in hand, and enjoy incredible views out over the island. We love the individual iPod Touches found in every room, filled with important information about the hotel as well as the city itself, this is a great way to get some insider knowledge and suggestions about Hong Kong’s top attractions.
W Hong Kong
With signature W style, the Hong Kong outpost of this popular chain is a great place to retire to at the end of a busy day. Situated in West Kowloon, W‘s sleek, contemporary rooms look out over a lively cityscape teaming with bars and restaurants. All rooms feature cosy king size beds as well as a special pillow menu that offers up every kind of pillow you could possible need to ensure a great night’s sleep. Sample the Spa, set yourself up at the rooftop pool or work out high up in the sky at the state-of-the-art fitness centre on the 73rd floor. Another great feature is the W Hotel App, which offers local weather forecasts and maps of the area, as well innovative functions like allowing you to order breakfast in bed without even having to speak to anyone.
InterContinental Hong Kong
Set right on the Harbour front with postcard perfect views of Hong Kong Island, the interiors of the InterContinental are decidedly eastern, with rooms covered in rich silks and Asian art as well as sleek modern bathrooms housing spacious showers and sunken tubs. Start your day with a Tai Chi class out on the pool terrace overlooking the city…or alternatively sleep as late as possible in your king size bed before heading downstairs for breakfast. Come night time choose from a whole range of in-house dinning and drinking options, from world famous Japanese chain NOBU to 2-Michelin Star restaurant SPOON. If you’re after something a little more bespoke, private dinning rooms can be arranged and catered by your cuisine of choice. With some of the town’s best viewing opportunities of the Symphony of Lights, make sure to head out onto the terrace at 8pm sharp to catch Hong Kong’s famous light show.
The Peninsula Hotel
One of Hong Kong’s original hotels, The Peninsula dates back to 1928 and is definitely the place to come for a touch of classical grandeur. Public areas are awash with artefacts and antique furniture, whilst elegant bedrooms feature heavy curtains, oriental rugs and imposing black and white marble bathrooms. With nine different bars and restaurants to choose from across the hotel, there are plenty of culinary options available, as well as an afternoon tea that attracts visitors from far and wide – we always try and make time for the tea in particular at The Peninsula. With two helipads available for guests, we can also arrange private transfers direct to the hotel door.
The Mira Hong Kong
When you first walk into The Mira, take the time to look up into the white-washed vaulted ceiling and drink in the serenity. Designed in stark contrast to the fast-paced environment just outside of its doors, this hotel is the ultimate inner-city sanctuary. Choose your room according to your mood from vibrant reds and purples to soothing silver tones, all of which feature spacious bathrooms and tropical rain showers. After a busy day out exploring the city, head up to the rooftop bar and relax with a couple of cocktails in a private cabana overlooking the city. Boasting Michelin-rated restaurant Cuisine at The Mira as well as award winning eatery WHISK, this hotel offers up some of the finest culinary treats in town.
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- JIA Boutique Hotel, Hong Kong
- Lanson Place Hotel, Hong Kong
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