While its proximity to the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre and reputation as a smart, spacious hotel has made it a favourite among business travellers, the Grand Hyatt’s actually got the luxury amenities of a resort hotel. Just check out the 11th floor where a tropical garden gives way to a 50m lagoon pool, Jacuzzi, waterfall and 400m jogging path. If you fancy getting pampered, you can’t go wrong at the Hyatt’s excellent Plateau Spa, which is one of only two spas in Hong Kong that provide overnight accommodation. Pro tip: If the Grand Hyatt is out of your budget (or booked out), try the neighbouring Renaissance Harbour View, which shares the Hyatt’s pool and its many accompanying delights.
It’s no secret that Hongkongers are water babies – with our beaches, waterfalls, and annual junk trip season, can you blame us? It stands to reason, then, that the city’s most luxurious hotels (and even one beach bar) come equipped with an arsenal of pools to splash around in. But none are more relaxing than a hot tub (also known as vitality pools and whirlpools in more rarefied circles). Hong Kong’s got something for everyone, whether you want a high-tech hydrotherapy tub to soothe tired muscles, an infinity hot tub with stunning views or a spa day beyond your wildest dreams. By Annette Chan