The Ritz Carlton Hong Kong
What We Love
- Skyline and Victoria Harbor views from its 102-118–floor rooms
- Sipping champagne and watching the sun set in the open-air Jacuzzi
- Cocktails at Ozone, the world’s highest bar
- The location directly above a Mass Transit Railway (metro) station
What To Know
- The hotel is in Kowloon, 10 minutes by metro to Central
- Free WiFi
- Views can be elusive on foggy days, common in Hong Kong
- Free WiFi
- Handicap Accessible
- Parking On Site
Opulence is the byword at the world’s highest hotel, sequestered in the top floors of a sleek tower smack the middle of Hong Kong’s financial center. The two lobbies are all crystal artwork, dark wood, recessed lighting, and high ceilings, with an appropriately Asian twist to the ceramic art and sculpture. In a city that’s so tightly packed, the spaciousness of its public areas (driven home by oversized chandeliers) and guestrooms feels extra-decadent, while floor-to-ceiling windows put the spectacular views on full display.
Bed and Bath
There are an astounding 13 different room categories, but all have bathtubs with separate showers, Nespresso machines, Asprey amenities, and jaw-dropping views of the city, mountains, or Victoria Harbour. The aesthetic, typical of the Ritz-Carlton brand, is classic yet subdued: neutral shades of beige and cream, plush furnishings (including chaise lounges from which to enjoy the vistas), and marble bathrooms with rainforest showerheads and LCD televisions.
Foodies won’t be wanting for a good meal heres—both restaurants are spangled with Michelin stars: Tosca earned one star for its creative Italian food while Tin Lung Heen holds two thanks to sublime Cantonese fine dining. For extra romance, book ahead for a seat at the tiny Almas Caviar bar, which serves Balik salmon as well as a selection of high-grade caviar accompanied by Champagne or vodka. On the top floor, Ozone (the world’s highest bar) stays open until 3 a.m. with DJs spinning for the beautiful people – a scene that might be topped only by the spa’s infinity swimming pool, which reaches to the walls of the building and creates the feeling of floating above the city.
In the Area
Navigating Kowloon’s jam-packed streets, markets, and buildings – all crowded with an astounding number of small shops and businesses – could take days. Alternatively (and especially for those with kids, spend a day exploring Hong Kong Disneyland, just a short metro ride from the hotel. Nothing, however, beats a cruise around the harbor, which provides ample opportunity for gawking at Hong Kong’s futuristic skyline – just ask the concierge to help you buy tickets.
How to Get There
An unforgettable experience all around. From the exceptional professionalism and kindness of the staff, to the breathtaking views of the Hong Kong bay, every detail of this hotel is without equal. The rooms are spacious and extremely comfortable, the pool on the 118th floor (!) with views on the harbor and its adjacent outdoor sundeck are just incredible. The breakfast has one of the best selection of Asian and western dishes, an insane amount of delicious pastries and a chef on deck ready to make your eggs just the way you like them. Thanks RC team for an amazing weekend! We will be back.
Our experience at The Ritz-Carlton was amazing! From arrival to departure the staff went above and beyond any expectation of service. I would like to personally thank Anthony for his outstanding hospitality at the front desk and to Sam for being such a delight at the fitness centre. Both employees contributed to the experience of our stay and are most definitely a huge asset to The Ritz Carlton.
Ritz-Carlton is always my first choice when in HK, considering the great location and night view. This time, the experience was even better thanks to Mr. Anthony Ng, the Rooms Voyager. Anthony has warmly welcomed me, kindly upgrated my room, and provided excellent services throughout my stay there. Such a memorable experience! will surely choose Ritz-Carlton when I travel to HK again.
One of the worlds truly amazing hotels. The room we are staying in is on Level 106, with stunning view over Victoria Harbour.
The rooms are spacious, and beautifully decorated.
Most impressive are the staff who genuinely make the experience stand out from your typical high end luxury hotel. Nothing is too much trouble, and all staff from Front Desk, Service, Managers and Room attendants cannot do enough to make the experience extra special.
The food, breakfast and restaurants are magnificent, including both the Chinese & Italian which both have Michelin Stars.
The pool on the 118th floor is just spectacular too.
Well done to the Ritz HK team for making such an amazing, exceptional experience.
The Ritz Carlton is the highest hotel in the world so I had to try it. Whilst the views are incredible and the lobby is impressive the rest of the experience was just average, the hotel is not well maintained and was missing luxury touches. I also stayed at The Rosewood hotel during this stay which was FAR superior.
Here’s what I liked:
- Views are breathtaking.
- Lobby and Check-in experience. The lobby has a real wow factor and check-in was excellent. I appreciated the early check-in, drinks voucher and spa discount.
- Location - a short taxi from the sights and shops of Kowloon and attached to a luxury mall.
- Service - whilst not exceptional, service was generally very good!
However, this hotel did not live up to expectations in several areas:
- Maintenance - this hotel needs some serious attention, love and care. It was covered in scrapes, scratches, chips. It looked very tired.
- Room - whilst the views and bed were excellent. The room was dull and drab in terms of decor. The cheap robe was frayed, the towels were hard and the slippers were basic and unbranded.
- Breakfast - the buffet breakfast was beyond awful. I could hardly eat anything. In my mind a 5 star hotel should offer a la carte breakfast instead of a buffet. Again the breakfast room has seen better days.
- Tosca - ate here one night and was not worth the price. Average Italian food. You pay for the view and the service.
- Pool. Needs maintenance ASAP.
All in all, I’d recommend staying at The Rosewood. It may cost slightly more but the basic room is more of a suite and the experience is 3 times better than the Ritz-Carlton!