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
- 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
We stayed for one night at the Ritz Carlton for the last night on our honeymoon.
It was simply outstanding, and as a lot of people have already commented, it wasn’t just the hotel itself but the staff which made this stay exceptional.
There were so many staff who made it special with a couple of mentions going to Christopher who showed us around our room and gave us some great city recommendations. Jonathan in the executive club lounge was also outstanding, and always kept our drinks topped up! So many little touches from the room upgrade to all the staff addressing you by your name (impressive given we were there for only one night).
The amenities are also amazing! Gym, pool, restaurants, ozone bar, they are all superb.
It’s up there as one of the most expensive hotels we’ve stayed in but worth every penny!
This is my 5th stay at the hotel since August 2016. In the interim I have also tried the landmark mandarin, prudential and mira. This is by far the very best hotel in Hong Kong. The rooms are sensational. All with astonishing views. The best fixtures and fittings of any hotel in Hong Kong. Fabulous service. Make sure you get the club lounge which is top notch. Will be back again soon :)
What exactly means be the best hotel in Hong Kong, such an upscale city with so many upscale hotels? You have to beat all being wonderful and excellent in everything. You have to be in the tallest floors of the tallest building so you view must be incomparable, You have to be out of reach with the best restaurants, must have a first class gym, an almost olympic size pool in a 116 floor, top end bar, wonderful pillows, finest bedding, full top end technology, smily and attentive but not intrusive service, must be the best of the best asian style service and you got the Ritz Carlton Hong Kong. I was there for my 25th wedding anniversary and the staff were wonderful people with no detail missing. Just waiting for the 26th to repeat the visit.
Stayed on the 109th floor. Everything about this hotel was five star. The staff is extremely attentive and people oriented. Breakfast buffet is not to be missed. This was possibly the best hotel I have ever stayed in.
The hotel was easy to find from Kowloon station passing thru The Elements shopping center. Checking in at the 103 th floor was a true pleasure. As i was checking in early about 9am my room was not ready. But i was offered to upgrade my deluxe room to a room with Viktoria Harbour room with Club Access at the 108th floor for a fair price. Nicely decorated rooms. Topnotch service. The Club Lounge at the 116th floor had delicious dim sums and other dishes. The local area is a bit complicated, but fun when to find out where to walk from the hotel thru the Ellements and over to Austin MTR station and further out to the pulsating streets of Kowloon. All in all the stay was a true pleasure.