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The Peninsula Hong Kong, Hong Kong

$400 or more
Editor's Pick
Hong Kong, China, Asia
Salisbury Road
Hong Kong
Tel: 852 2920 2888
Tel: 866 382 8388's insider take:

We'll come right out and say it: The Peninsula is one of the finest hotels in the world, and has been since 1928. Upon arriving in Hong Kong, guests are whisked from the airport to the hotel's Clipper Lounge via a ten-minute helicopter ride (aerophobes can rough it in one of the Peninsula's Rolls-Royce limos). Set in the heart of Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon's shopping mecca, and across the street from the Cultural Centre and the Museum of Art, the hotel also has stunning harbor views (many of the 300 rooms come with their own telescopes for surveying Victoria Peak). The interiors epitomize postcolonial luxury, with heavy silk curtains, dark wood furniture, and porcelain antiques; scores of attentive yet discreet staffers are at your beck and call. In the bar, called the Lobby, a string quartet fiddles away to the accompaniment of clinking teaspoons; Felix, the Philippe Starck-designed Euro-Asian rooftop restaurant, is still a must-go, even though it's been around since 1994. For off-the-charts hedonism, hit the ESPA spa (opened in summer of 2006) for a Chinese balancing wrap and massage.

From the readers of Condé Nast Traveler:
Overall Score: 95.5
  • Design: 96.1
  • Food: 92.9
  • Location: 96.1
  • Rooms: 96.9
  • Service: 95.3
"This absolute icon is pure perfection." A neoclassical building topped by a modern tower, "the wonderfully maintained property is what other hotels strive to be." "Service is impeccable," even "the doorman greets you by name." Nine bars and restaurants mean that Chinese, Mediterranean, French, and Swiss cuisines are on-site. Rooms come in ivory, blue, green, or red, with gold-leaf decorative screens (upon request) and lacquered coffee tables.

(300 rooms)
—2011 Gold List

Amenities: Pool, Spa

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