Unrivaled views of Victoria Harbour and Hong Kong's skyline greet guests from almost everywhere in this hotel smack dab on the water's edge, including its lobby with a soaring glass facade, signature restaurants, and 70 percent of its rooms. Its waterfront location also imparts a sense of spaciousness and isolation not easily found in densely populated Tsim Sha Tsui, lending a resort-like atmosphere to its outdoor pool surrounded by greenery and infinity hot tubs overlooking the harbor. Other diversions at this urban getaway include spa rejuvenation treatments (its Jet Lag Recovery and Oriental Healing treatments are especially popular), complimentary tai chi and yoga classes on the pool terrace, tours of local markets, and cooking classes taught by chefs from the hotel's acclaimed restaurants, including SPOON by Alain Ducasse, NOBU, and Yan Toh Heen. Hotel guests also get priority seating and a waived minimum evening charge at the Lobby Lounge, popular for its harbor views, afternoon tea, and evening cocktails. Accommodations are spacious and comfortable, with more expensive rooms overlooking the harbor and less expensive ones facing the pool. But no matter which room you book, paying an extra charge gains entrance to the Club Lounge with its—what else?—harbor views and special concierge service, as well as complimentary breakfast, afternoon tea, and evening cocktails and appetizers that are so generous they can double as dinner. Tip: Become a Priority Club member (membership is free), and in-room Wi-Fi is complimentary.
- Beth Reiber