For a city with such a world-class waterfront, Hong Kong is lousy at actually enjoying it. Everything is built away from the shoreline. That's what makes the Kerry, one of the only hotels that's right on the harbor, with no road blocking access, such a revelation. There's nowhere else in this city where you can swim in an infinity pool with a view of that indelible skyline. The Kerry knows the advantage of such a location, and it makes good use of it, stocking itself with a huge range of luxury amenities that define it more as an urban resort than a mere hotel: popular waterfront terrace bar, traditional Chinese restaurants with outdoor spaces, and a window-filled gym that has a spectacular city view that would be appropriate for the fanciest corner office in town. In fact, in a city of dark stacked cubes, the Kerry's architecture is the opposite of claustrophobic, since spacious public spaces and rooms were designed to let the Hong Kong view flood inside. You definitely want to pay a little extra for the Sea View category to access that skyline (60% of the rooms face that way, anyway). Every unit has a very large bathroom, solid amenities, luxe fittings, and is a good value. If there's a downside, it's that the neighborhood, on the Kowloon side, is ho-hum and residential, but that's nothing an extra few minutes on the MTR won't solve (in some hours, there are also ferries across the water from a dock next door), and it's worth the extra effort to come home to that only-in-Hong Kong view filling your bedroom.
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Kerry Hotel, Hong Kong
38 Hung Luen Road, Hung Hom Bay
Our Rating Neighborhood Hung Hom Transportation MTR: Whampoa or Hung Hom Phone (852) 2252 5888 Prices From US$300 (City View) to US$380 (Sea View), from US$195 (City View) to US$235 (Sea View) with 3-week advance purchase Amenities 5 restaurants, 3 bars, pan-Asian food court, co-working business space, 24-hr. fitness center, spa, outdoor pool, men's salon, free Wi-Fi Units 546 units Web site Kerry Hotel, Hong Kong
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