Hong Kong, a stunning city sprouting skyscrapers, with a beautiful natural harbour is the perfect setting for the richest races in the world. The luxury hotels in Hong Kong compete to showcase their exclusivity in design and service. They offer decadent luxury in the middle of a bustling cosmopolitan metropolis. Secretariat’s World explores some of the biggest hotel names in the luxury industry including The Four Seasons, The Pottinger, Mandarin Oriental, Island Shangri-la, The Ritz Carlton, The Upper House and The Peninsula Hotel.
The award winning Ritz Carlton, promises to awe first time visitors & horse racing enthusiasts. After a thrilling ride to the 102nd floor lobby, eyes alight on a stunning celling mural - “Horse Galloping Across the Sky”. The 360-degree views alone will take your breath away. But that contented sigh comes from knowing this is a place that elevates the spirit with genuine awe. The Ritz Carlton offer a contemporary and exclusive haven of East meets West modern décor, highlighted by local artwork. Soaring 490 meters above Kowloon, their luxury accommodations, are enhanced by some of the most mesmerizing views of Hong Kong.
The fine dining hotel restaurants at The Ritz-Carlton, Hong Kong are as diverse as the world-savvy guests who frequent them – an impressive global culinary repertoire that ranges from Michelin Star restaurants to a sleek futuristic lounge providing a feast for the eyes as well as the palate.
The Ritz Carlton
International Commerce Centre, 1 Austin Road West, Hong Kong, China
Tel: +85 2226 3226
A sense of arrival awaits guests at Swire Hotels’ new small luxury hotel in Hong Kong, The Upper House. Rising above Pacific Place in Admiralty, the hotel’s Asian influenced and timeless design reveals an understated calmness throughout. Andre Fu of AFSO, hailed by Vogue UK as ‘Design Wunderkind’ and Conde Nast Traveler US as an ‘Asian Design Sensation’, is behind the design of The Upper House.
Café Gray Deluxe, a 21st century ‘grand café’, located on the 49th floor overlooking Victoria Harbour, signals the return to Hong Kong of Chef Gray Kunz with his cuisine – a unique style of European classics and signature dishes from a lifetime leading the very finest kitchens in Europe, Asia and America.
The Upper House
Pacific Place, 88 Queensway, Hong Kong
Tel - +852 2918 1838
Four Seasons offers unmatched luxury in the heart of Hong Kong. With floor-to-ceiling windows, inviting light into guest rooms and public areas, this luxury property offers sweeping views of Victoria Harbour and city skyline. The interiors are set in contemporary design with modern art, Asian accents. Guests are offered a choice between guest rooms with a contemporary Chinese décor or a more modern Western-style design.
The art collection of Four Seasons Hotel Hong Kong is extensive and eclectic, consisting of magnificent sculptures, oil paintings, photography, lithographs and more. Hundreds of portfolios of artists were reviewed to acquire unique commissions that best reflect the style of the Hotel. When finally mounted, these pieces beautify every corner of the Hotel.
They boast of two restaurants with Michelin-stars – Caprice & Lung King Heen. Caprice offers a French cuisine in modern Chinoiserie décor designed by Spin Design Studio. The wine list at Caprice features the finest French wines as well as other European and New World wines from renowned vineyards. They also have Hong Kong's first cheese cellar, which houses a vast selection of artisanal French cheeses sourced straight from the most passionate affineurs. Whereas Lung King Heen is an ethnic Cantonese restaurant designed by Chhada, Siembieda and Associates. Their signature Cantonese dishes include Wok-fried prawns with organic black garlic and dried chilli, baked whole abalone puff with diced chicken and chilled mango and sago cream with pomelo
Four Seasons Hotel Hong Kong
8 Finance Street, Central, Hong Kong, China
Tel +852 3196 8888
The Peninsula is notably one of the oldest and most luxurious hotels in Hong Kong. With an in-house helipad and a stable of the latest Rolls Royces, guests arrive in exclusive & elegant style. Opened on 11 December, 1928, The Peninsula was built as “the finest hotel east of Suez”. The Peninsula Suite on the 26th floor lends itself to a study in architectural harmony, featuring interiors that meld restrained minimalism with pristine elegance and refinement. Elevating The Peninsula guest experience to the next level of in-room comfort are luxurious interiors and top digital technology for ultimate sensory-enjoyment, further enhanced by the vaulted ceilings and spatial majesty in evidence. The Peninsula Suite is dotted with works of art & furniture by fine artists including Pat Steir, Alfred Ko, Sun Yi, Poltrona Frau, Jolynn Krystosek and Trine Bumiller. The foyer welcomes the visitor, into an impressive living and dining area with soaring ceilings adorned by a hand-blown Lasvit Bohemian glass chandelier, artfully suspended as if in flight. An enduring feature of The Peninsula Suite is its own private balcony, affording spellbinding, unimpaired views of Victoria Harbour. For movie buffs, a dedicated screening room brings the private-cinema experience to life. Additionally,a cocoon-like private office and private fitness area inspiring new levels of guest comfort and well-being.
The Peninsula offers an extensive list of very exclusive restaurants, including Gaddi’s with French haute cuisine with a venerated fine wine list. Other venerated resturants include, The Verandah, Chesa, Spring Moon, Imasa and Felix — An exciting rooftop restaurant created by celebrated French designer Philippe Starck.
The Peninsula Hong Kong;
Address - Salisbury Rd, Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong
Tel: +852 2920 2888
The Pottinger Hong Kong is a luxury boutique hotel situated in the historic heart of Hong Kong where bespoke service goes hand in hand with culture and comfort. This World Boutique Hotel Awards – 2014 (Asia’s Best City Boutique Hotel) sits on one of the city’s oldest ‘stone slab’ street, framed by a heritage landscape unique to Hong Kong’s culture of timeless elegance. Surrounded by intriguing scenes of century-old tenement buildings, the hotel is in the centre of the dining, shopping, cultural and business hub of the city. The charm and style of The Pottinger’s guestrooms celebrate a historically rich era with walls adorned with works from world-acclaimed Hong Kong photographer Fan Ho. The iconic black and white images have captured old street scenes, providing a glimpse into Central Hong Kong of yesteryear.
Gradini Ristorante E Bar Italiano specialises in time-honoured Italian dishes. Hearty Italian flavours are amplified by the elegant ambience and intimate old-world charm of The Pottinger Hong Kong, where East meets West and heritage meets modernity. Adjacent to the dining room is the Gradini Bar, home to Italian-inspired cocktails providing a sophisticated escape from the hustle and bustle of Central Hong Kong to catch up with friends or enjoy a pre-dinner drink.
THE POTTINGER HONG KONG
74 Queen’s Road Central, Central, Hong Kong
Tel: +852 2308 3188
The iconic Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong is the epitome of contemporary luxury combined with Oriental heritage. Having delighted guests with award-winning services and impressive facilities for over 50 years, it is a much-loved address for those seeking exclusive experiences in this dynamic city. The hotel’s spacious rooms and suites offer magnificent views of the famous Victoria Harbour and Hong Kong’s skyline. A collection of 10 outstanding restaurants and bars, including three with Michelin stars, a Shanghainese-inspired holistic spa, make Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong the quintessential “home away from home” for discerning leisure and business travellers alike.
Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong is home to the only Krug Room in the world and boasts the largest collection of Krug Champagne in Asia. They also house three Michelin-starred restaurants under one roof. Pierre - Pierre Gagnaire’s pied-à-terre in Hong Kong providing innovative French gastronomy; Mandarin Grill + Bar, serves an exciting adaptation of grill specialties combined with a dash of progressive gastronomy; and Man Wah mastering in creating authentic Cantonese dishes that are local favourites, alongside seasonal specialties, and all with flair and a modern touch.
During the week of The Hong Kong International Races, this award winning resturants has many delights for the racing traveller. M bar has curated new experiences for our guests by sourcing rare small batch spirits from around the world, liqueurs handcrafted in-house, re-imagined classic cocktails, and cuisine by Chef Pierre Gagnaire. Also, Maison Chaudun Chocolatier from Paris will have a Pop Up at The Mandarin Cake Shop. Chef Gilles Marchal, the current custodian of a veritable treasure trove of savoir-faire, will bring his selection of the world’s greatest cult classic chocolates including dark, milk and pavés.
5 Connaught Rd Central, Central, Hong Kong
Tel: +852 2522 0111
Award winning Island Shangri-La Hotel Island soars 56 floors above the city's most prestigious shopping and entertainment complex in the Central district of Hong Kong. Guests are whisked from the airport in their fleet of luxury cars including a Rolls-Royce Phantom and Mercedes-Benz S-Class saloons. Designed by Leese Robertson Freeman Designers Limited, Island Shangri-La, Hong Kong houses more than 770 chandeliers and 900 artworks, including the world's largest indoor Chinese silk mural, The Great Motherland of China which consists of 250 panels of Chinese silk. and was created by 40 artists from the Beijing Arts and Crafts Research Institute who worked diligently for six months to craft the masterpiece. The Island Shangri-La offers tastefully decorated suites with traditional Chinese paintings, tasteful objets d’art and in some cases a quaint fireplace as well in the study.
Pacific Place, Supreme Court Road, Central, Hong Kong
Tel: +852 2877 3838