What are five things I should know about Four Seasons Hotel Hong Kong?

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With its reputation for delivering top-notch service, Four Seasons Hotel Hong Kong is the kind of place where you can arrive completely unprepared for business or leisure, and still be able to source whatever you need thanks to the attentive, accommodating staff. That said, here are five things you should know before you check into Four Seasons Hotel Hong Kong:

1. Plan ahead for your arrival. Though the Forbes Travel Guide Five-Star hotel’s website says it is only a three-minute walk from the MTR or Airport Express train through IFC mall, the hotel is actually a bit of a distance and it will cause too much zigzagging through subway tunnels and designer boutiques if you have a lot of luggage. Instead, take the complimentary shuttle from Hong Kong Station, or book a private car to take you there.

2. Taste local flavor. The hotel is the location of Lung King Heen, which is considered the best Cantonese restaurant in the city, and perhaps the world. The elegant dining room with Victoria Harbour views is a favorite spot for sampling dim sum; there’s an age-appropriate kids’s menu, which makes the restaurant popular with families.

3. There’s water everywhere. Besides its super views of Victoria Harbour, Four Seasons Hotel Hong Kong is a quick jaunt to the storied Star Ferry, the historic boat service that runs between Hong Kong Island and Kowloon. You’ll want to make this trip at least once; it’s the best way to see the waterfront view of your hotel room from the outside in.

4. Work it out. About those views: You’ll be able to take them in from your treadmill when you fit in a workout at the hotel’s large and fully stocked fitness center. The staff will keep you hydrated with icy bottled water and supplied with everything from earphones to newspapers.

5. There are sweet rewards. The pastries at this Five-Star hotel are made fresh in-house every day, and the chef spent close to a year perfecting his croissant. Reap the benefits of all that effort by biting in to a flaky, buttery croissant au chocolat when you have room service breakfast each morning.

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