With more than 50 million visitors annually, Hong Kong is the most visited city in the world – take that London, New York and Paris. And to those of us who call Hong Kong home, it’s not a surprise. Our best restaurants are among the world’s finest and we have a huge list of great Hong Kong attractions too, from amazing beaches to fabulous hiking trails.
All those tourists means a lot of hotels, too. Hong Kong’s five-star hospitality is rightly famous and some of our local institutions – think the likes of The Peninsula or Mandarin Oriental – are among the best places to rest your head anywhere in the world. This list details which are the very best hotels in Hong Kong – and money is not an issue. In case you’re on more of a budget, check out our guide to the best cheap hotels in Hong Kong for a more economical stay in town.
Best luxury hotels in Hong Kong
Conrad Hong Kong is directly connected to Pacific Place, one of Hong Kong's most prestigious shopping and entertainment malls. Apart from stylish rooms, the Conrad houses award-winning food and beverage options, an outdoor heated swimming pool and a 24-hour fitness centre. With the new MTR South Island Line, it takes only four minutes to get to Ocean Park or to explore the rest of the southside of Hong Kong Island. Also of note, it's a mere 12-minute ride to the famous Ladies Market in Mong Kok by MTR and a 30-minute drive from Hong Kong International Airport.
Crowne Plaza Hong Kong Causeway Bay is conveniently situated five-minutes walk away from shopping mecca Times Square and Causeway Bay MTR station. Boasting stunning city views from floor-to-ceiling windows, rooms also feature a flat-screen TV, DVD player and a spacious bathroom with a bathtub. Other in-room amenities include a safe and iron. Guests can maintain their regular workouts at the hotel’s well-equipped fitness centre.
A brisk seven-minute walk from Hong Kong Station and the Airport Express MTR line, this convenient luxury hotel overlooking Victoria Harbour is also an eight-minute walk from Central Ferry Pier 7 for an easy way to Tsim Sha Tsui. Elegant rooms with harbour or Peak views come with flat-screen TVs, iPod docks, free Wi-Fi and Nespresso machines. Kids under-18 stay free in their parents' room. Also within the hotel are two restaurants, two bars, a brasserie and a pool terrace, as well as a spa and a gym.
Directly connected to the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre (HKCEC) and a five-minutes from Wan Chai MTR Station and Wan Chai's Star Ferry Pier, the luxurious Grand Hyatt Hong Kong offers a 50m-long heated outdoor pool and a spa. Its elegant rooms overlook Victoria Harbour from floor-to-ceiling windows. Free WiFi is provided throughout the property for anyone busy online. The well-equipped health club includes tennis and racquetball courts and a 24-hour fitness studio.
Located in chic art mall K11, one of the tallest skyscrapers in Tsim Sha Tsui, Hyatt Regency Hong Kong features an outdoor heated swimming pool and luxurious rooms and suites with spectacular views of Victoria Harbour, Hong Kong Island or Kowloon. Air-conditioned rooms with heat control have carpeted flooring and large windows. The en suite bathroom offers shower facilities with free toiletries and a hairdryer. Hugo's serves traditional European cuisine, while Hyatt Regency Hong Kong, Tsim Sha Tsui's cafe offers international fare. If you're thirsty for a tipple, guests can enjoy drinks at Chin Chin Bar, a Chinese-style lounge.
Occupying a prime waterfront location overlooking Victoria Harbour, InterContinental Grand Stanford Hong Kong offers elegant rooms with panoramic city skyline views and classic furnishings. Conveniently located in the entertainment hub of Tsim Sha Tsui East, the hotel offers a free shuttle to Nathan and Canton roads. Boasting stunning harbour or city views from over-sized windows, the spacious rooms at Grand Stanford are fitted with cable channels and a safe for valuables. Leisurely afternoons await on sun loungers situated by the rooftop outdoor pool. Award-winning dining highlights include Italian specialities at The Mistral and excellent Cantonese fare at Hoi King Heen.
The five-star InterContinental Hong Kong Hotel enjoys a fabulous waterfront location. It features a spa, a large infinity pool which overlooks Victoria Harbour and two celebrity restaurants which offer 24-hour in-room dining. Michelin Star Yan Toh Heen Restaurant serves Cantonese specialities, while the four other restaurants offer French, Japanese and Asian favourites. Rooms are elegantly decorated and feature floor-to-ceiling windows. Rooms come equipped with a Handy smartphone, which provides unlimited local calls and international calls for eight counties for anyone feeling a little homesick, and unlimited 3G mobile internet access. Guests can enjoy Hong Kong’s spectacular skyline from the hotel's three infinity spa pools.
Soaring 56 floors above Pacific Place in Admiralty, the Island Shangri-La offers luxurious accommodation and a Michelin-star restaurant to boot. A pampering spa, outdoor pool and 24-hour gym are also available. Island Shangri-La offers a free shuttle service to Central, Wan Chai and Admiralty MTR station. Enjoy 24-hour butler services, free WiFi, a flat-screen TV and minibar. The hotel's health club features Hatha yoga classes, indoor and outdoor spa pools, as well as relaxing massage treatments. Award-winning eateries at Hong Kong Island Shangri-La include the Michelin two-star, Summer Palace Cantonese restaurant.
Another hotel sitting atop the prestigious Pacific Place complex, the JW Marriott Hotel Hong Kong has direct access to the Admiralty MTR station and Pacific Place shopping mall. In addition to an outdoor pool, it offers free wired and wireless internet in rooms and free WiFi in the lobby. The rooms have large windows, presenting beautiful views of the cityscape, Victoria Harbour or the nearby mountains. Each room comes with a Bose audio system and a 42-inch flat-screen TV. The elegant marble bathroom has a bathtub and separate shower stall, complemented by bathrobes and toiletries. Guests can cool off at the outdoor swimming pool, which is heated throughout winter. The well-equipped health club also features a sauna, a steam room and massage services for extra relaxation.
Located in lively Tsim Sha Tsui and only steps from East Tsim Sha Tsui MTR station, Kowloon Shangri-La overlooks Victoria Harbour. The luxurious hotel boasts seven dining options, indoor pool and rooms with free wired internet. The hotel is a 15-minute walk from Star Ferry Pier, Ocean Terminal, the Museum of Art and Hong Kong Space Museum. Featuring elegant decor, spacious rooms here have floor-to-ceiling windows with views of the city or harbour. Each room is equipped with satellite TV, a large work desk and a tea/coffee maker. Shangri-La’s health club offers a 24-hour fitness centre, a swimming pool and massage services. Other facilities include a well-equipped business centre for any guests needing to get down to work.