W Hong Kong

A trendy Victoria Harbour escape

Towering over the western edge of Victoria Harbour, W Hong Kong has no shortage of bragging rights. Not only does the hotel boast the highest rooftop pool in the city (where it throws epic parties all summer long), but it’s also home to a delicious Chinese restaurant, international DJ performances, designer rooms and one of the best afternoon teas in town.

From top to bottom, the 393-room address exudes whimsical wonder in its larger-than-life décor. Designed by Yasumichi Morita of Japan’s Glamorous Co. and Nic Graham of G+A in Australia, the property’s enchanted forest theme comes alive with twinkling timber LED lights, oversized mosquito sculptures (designed by Australian James Angus), black-and-white holograms and sky-high ceilings lined with woodland motifs.

The dazzling experience begins in the lobby, where a 130-foot-tall twig column appears to grow like a vine up the side of the hotel and glass bubble elevators provide unforgettable views of Hong Kong’s dense and colorful shipping docks.

Our Inspector's Highlights

  • The 2,100-square-foot Extreme Wow Suite is what dreams are made of: there’s a private bar, a dining room, an elevated bedroom and one of the largest hotel bathtubs we’ve seen (about 10 feet long) — all with harbor-facing views.
  • On the 76th floor, Wet Deck is among the most famous rooftops in Hong Kong. Not only is it home to the city’s highest outdoor pool, but this hot spot is known for throwing monthly DJ pool parties throughout the summer.
  • Take in stunning harbor views from almost anywhere in this stylish hotel. Grab a seat (and a cocktail) to watch the mesmerizing movements of Hong Kong’s Lego-like cargo containers.
  • Equipped with the W brand’s own Bliss Spa (Asia’s first), the Hong Kong hotel’s relaxing 9,000-square-foot retreat sits on the 72nd floor — providing panoramic harbor views from the relaxation lounge, nail salon and nine treatment rooms.
  • It seems a small detail, but we love the thoughtful elevator lobbies. A few sets of stark white bookshelves channel Alice in Wonderland, providing a surprisingly calm common area.

Things to Know

  • W Hong Kong is connected to Elements Mall, where you can find all the top international designers, excellent restaurants and even an ice skating rink.
  • Getting around is relatively easy: from Kowloon Station, take the MTR to Central in just one stop, hop on a bus through the Western tunnel or catch a cab outside.
  • To enjoy sunset views over the ocean or the harbor, request a Fabulous room (or higher) and a bottle of bubbly.
  • Love the music at Woobar? Ask about the hotel’s dedicated Spotify playlists. W Hong Kong has its own resident music curator, so you can tune into new finds even after your stay.
  • A stylish and eco-sensitive option, W Hong Kong has a fleet of sleek Teslas for all of its transfers.

The Rooms

  • The Hong Kong hotels sports a kind of dual identity: half the rooms feel feminine and ethereal at the hand of interior designer firm Glamorous, while the rest exude electric energy thanks to G+A’s bold aesthetic.
  • Whether designed by Glamorous or G+A, the rooms share a few common features: floor-to-ceiling windows, mixed textures, etched wall panels and nature motifs.
  • Roughly two-thirds of the accommodations come with harbor views, though the city and port vistas are also fascinating.
  • Aside from the top suites, our favorite spot is the Cool Corner Room. There’s a comfortable window seat overlooking both the city and harbor, as well as an oversized tub with panoramas.
  • While they vary in design, each room maintains the standard W amenities: keyless entry using the SPG app, a Munchie Box full of quirky snacks, a comprehensive mini-bar brimming with premium spirits and Bang & Olufsen speakers to fill the room with your favorite tunes.

The Restaurants

  • The luxury hotel is a foodie mecca, drawing local residents and travelers alike to the sixth floor, where Kitchen provides a massive buffet spread at breakfast, lunch and dinner.
  • Inside Kitchen, expect a wonderful Alice in Wonderland design narrative. There’s a wall full of 5,000 golden eggs (plus a few white ones), as well as a Mad Hatter display of precariously positioned towers of white plates.
  • At energy-packed Woobar, sip on delicious cocktails in a whimsical setting.
  • Another popular dining destination, Sing Yin (on the ground floor) serves up contemporary Cantonese and a slew of avant-garde artwork from up-and-coming artists around the region.

24-hour room service
Fitness classes
Meeting rooms
Outdoor pool
Getting There
1 Austin Road West Kowloon Station, Kowloon, Hong Kong
NeighborhoodTsim Sha Tsui, Central
HKG (20-30 min)  
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