Where to Stay in Hong Kong





Hong Kong


I have stayed in three hotels in Hong Kong, over the years, and all were on the Kowloon side. My favorite is The Peninsula. It is located in Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon and is the flagship property of the The Peninsula Hotels group. It has been offering luxury to travelers since 1928. You will love the traditional decor, the Rolls Royce limos from the airport, afternoon tea in the lobby and the views of Central from the upper floors.

The famed Regent Hotel. opened in 1980, became the Intercontinental in 2001. I loved staying there on my first trip to Hong Kong in 1996 as the views are really spectacular. Just hang out in the lobby lounge and experience the stunning views of Central at night. As of April, 2020 it is closed for renovations until 2020 and will reopen under the original Regent brand. Yan Toh Heen, the hotel’s 1-Michelin star Cantonese restaurant, will remain open throughout the renovation, with access via the adjoining K11 Musea.

On my last trip, I stayed at the Shangri-La Kowloon where I also had a nice room with great views. The location was excellent.

The Mandarin Oriental in Central is also a wonderful property. It is at 5 Connaught Road, a short walk from the Star Ferry. It was this luxury chain’s first hotel dating from 1963. It was recently totally renovated.

These are all more traditional hotels.

Recently there have been a number of newer, hipper and more contemporary hotels. Those getting great reviews include the Hotel Icon, The Cosmo in Wan Chai, The Mira, The Jervois, The Upper House, The East Hotel and the Pentahotel. The luxury Tribute Hotel was included on Wallpaper* Magazine’s list of Best Urban Hotels.