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
Booked the Ritz-Carlton for the final night of our honeymoon. Top marks to the staff who went out of their way for myself and my wife (who had a troublesome cough at the time).
Sold on the RC brand and service and plan to stay at the HK hotel and also the one in New York when we go in April 2020.
My beautiful wife booked a night as a surprise which we used to reveal the Dr’s report that stated our baby’s sex! As first time visitors, we were blown away by the awesomeness of it all. The 118Fl suite, the views, the pool, ozone! The buffet dinner was delicious but average considering the price. Service was friendly and spot on. Our only gripe was the hazy weather who clouded our view and that they didn’t have de-caffeinated breakfast tea for my wife. I guess a return visit will be due for baby 2! BTW, a boy!! :))
I was staying on 112th floor which showed me best view in town.
It has 115 floor, and swimming pool located just on the top floor.
Scenery was awesome, breakfast was amazing, dinner also super good.
Located attached with a shopping mall made me easy to travel anywhere in town.
All staff showed 5 class experience.