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Hong Kong is home to some of the best luxury hotels in all of Asia. Here are our Forbes Travel Guide editors’ picks for the best of the bunch:
Four Seasons Hotel Hong Kong is ideally located in the city’s Central district, overlooking Victoria Harbour and the Kowloon Peninsula. This Forbes Travel Guide Five-Star hotel offers 399 well-appointed guest rooms and suites outfitted with posh king beds, 42-inch flat-screen televisions, spacious bathrooms with walk-in rain showers and a host of other first-class amenities. All rooms feature either floor-to-ceiling views of the harbor or Victoria Peak. You’ll also find a decadent Five-Star spa, a gorgeous heated outdoor infinity pool and two of Hong Kong’s top-rated restaurants, Caprice and Lung King Heen. Also a Five-Star hotel, the Island Shangri-La, on the far eastern side of Hong Kong’s Central district, has an elegant Old-World style, family-friendly service and guest room and suite amenities that include a daily-replenished mini-bar (you’ll find complimentary soft drinks and local beers). The 90-foot-long outdoor pool is a true urban oasis. Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong is a longtime, Hong Kong luxury hotel mainstay (it has been open since 1963). The stylish Five-Star hotel features 501 lavish guest rooms with amenities that include duck-feather pillows, goose down duvets and state-of-the-art technology supported by the hotel’s team of IT butlers. The Five-Star Mandarin Spa, with its 1930s Shanghai-inspired design, is particularly famous for its heavenly pedicures; the sexy rooftop M Bar is one of the best spots in Hong Kong to take in the stunning Victoria Harbour views over wine or cocktails. While Forbes Travel Guide Five-Star The Landmark Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong is on the smaller side of Hong Kong properties with just 113 guest rooms, the rooms have one of the most unique designs of any in this elite class. Powder rooms are some of the biggest we’ve seen just about anywhere, taking up almost a third of the room’s living space and created with the use of a curved padded wall that divides the room into separate seating, sleeping and bathing spaces. Beyond the accommodations, The Landmark Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong also features a 25,000-square-foot duplex spa, indoor pool and an excellent French restaurant. The Peninsula Hong Kong, aka “The Pen,” opened in 1928 and is the oldest hotel in Hong Kong. From the palm-filled lobby to the string quartet serenading the gallery, this Five-Star gem exudes colonial decadence around every turn. Modern amenities in the hotel’s 300 guest rooms include multi-language wall and bedside touch-screen panels, a flat-screen Blu-ray 3D television, an iPod/iPad docking station and complimentary Wi-Fi and movies. Afternoon tea in The Lobby is a Hong Kong dining institution, and lingering over cocktails at The Verandah is also well advised. Perhaps The Ritz-Carlton Hong Kong’s best feature is its height — the Forbes Travel Guide Five-Star hotel occupies floors 102 to 118 of the iconic International Commerce Center, which means amazing views from every single guest room. With six onsite restaurants and a rooftop bar with panoramic views of Victoria Harbor, you may feel like staying in at this luxurious Forbes Travel Guide Five-Star hotel. For dim sum and tea, hit Tin Lung Heen, and for a chocolate afternoon tea, visit Café 103. InterContinental Hong Kong provides a grand stay in the Hong Kong area, with amazing views of the Victoria Harbour and the nightly Symphony of Lights. Start your day with a complimentary yoga or tai chi class on the pool terrace. And don't miss Nobu InterContinental Hong Kong, by famed chef Nobu Matushisa, whose sushi and upscale Japanese cuisine is renowned the world over. Also well worth a stay in the Hong Kong area are Forbes Travel Guide Four-Star hotels Conrad Hong Kong, Grand Hyatt Hong Kong, The Upper House and Kowloon Shangri-La, which all offer luxury accommodations sure to please any discerning traveler.