Frenetic and perpetually buzzing, Hong Kong presents one thing for everybody. It’s the Asian hub of commerce, tradition, meals, and artwork, with a lodge scene to match. It’s additionally a crossroads, the place vacationers typically have a layover on their option to even farther-flung locations — which implies motels are all the time on the prime of their sport, with loads of wholesome competitors to be able to appeal to bookings.
Every yr for our World’s Best Awards survey, T+L asks readers to weigh in on journey experiences across the globe — to share their opinions on the highest motels, resorts, cities, islands, cruise ships, spas, airways, and extra. Hotels were rated on their amenities, location, service, meals, and general worth. Properties had been categorized as metropolis or resort primarily based on their places and facilities.
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“Remarkable on every level” is how one reader described the Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong. “It caters to a very discerning guest.” The lodge group’s flagship property got here in at No. Three on the listing this yr, and though it’s been open since 1963, it nonetheless dazzles with enjoyable traditions just like the opulent champagne brunch each Sunday within the clubby Clipper Lounge. And the placement within the Central neighborhood places Hong Kong’s finest procuring, galleries, and eating places inside strolling distance.
Across Victoria Harbour in Kowloon, the Peninsula (No. 2) is one other grande dame. Opened in 1928, it nonetheless possesses a way of Art Deco glamour, particularly in its hovering, palm-fringed foyer, dwelling of its famed afternoon tea, which is accompanied by a string quartet. “It’s among the most luxurious and elegant properties at which I have ever stayed,” wrote one reader. “Fantastic service, rooms, food, views, and location.” Airport pickup in a home Rolls-Royce is one other of the Peninsula’s over-the-top perks.
For the complete listing of the highest motels in Hong Kong, together with this yr’s winner, scroll down.
5. Four Seasons Hotel Hong Kong
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4. The Upper House
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3. Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong
WBA Hall of Fame honoree. Score: 93.75
More info: mandarinoriental.com
2. The Peninsula Hong Kong
WBA Hall of Fame honoree. Score: 93.83
More info: peninsula.com
1. The Ritz-Carlton, Hong Kong
More info: ritzcarlton.com
As you’d anticipate from a lodge occupying the 102nd to 118th flooring of a mega high-rise — one of many tallest buildings on the earth — the views from all 312 rooms and the widespread areas on the Ritz-Carlton are spectacular. But readers appeared to like every little thing else concerning the Kowloon property, too. There are two Michelin-starred eating places, Tosca (for Italian) and Tin Lung Heen (Cantonese and dim sum); a 116th-floor spa with 9 remedy rooms and an indoor infinity pool; and Ozone, the self-proclaimed “world’s highest bar,” for Asian tapas, cocktails, and an unbelievable panorama of the Hong Kong skyline.
See all of our readers’ favourite motels, cities, airways, cruise strains, and extra within the World’s Best Awards for 2019.