Hong Kong is the financial hub of Asia and has some truly phenomenal hotels that will make you want to stay longer. Fortunately, you can find luxury places to stay at a variety of price ranges and locations throughout the different neighborhoods of Hong Kong.
You will find Hong Kong has attractive hotel options on both sides of Victoria Harbour with plenty of top activities and restaurants to fill your time.
Best Luxury Hotels in Hong Kong
As a leading international city, Hong Kong knows how to host its tourists. It’s full of some of the most luxurious hotels in the world. The hotels mentioned are places we recommend if you are interested in spending your time exploring museums, art galleries, and local markets as well s shopping, eating, and taking in some fun nightlife.
Here is a reference map of the Hong Kong Metro illustrating where neighborhoods are located. Be sure to grab the Octopus Card, which can be used for all public transportation as well as fast food, pharmacies, and convenience stores.
This Hong Kong luxury hotel list is not all-inclusive and we will happily adjust the list as other places are brought to our attention. The best thing we can recommend is to do your research.
Below we cover the top hotels within these 4 popular districts to stay in Hong Kong:
- Causeway Bay
- Central District
- Tsim Sha Tsui
- Sheung Wan
Causeway Bay’s Top Hotels
Causeway Bay is located on Hong Kong island bordering the Eastern District. This is the place you want to stay if shopping is your top priority. Be prepared to handle large crowds of people as you bounce from one boutique shop to the next. Here are a few recommended hotels and neighborhoods with Causeway Bay:
Grand Hyatt Hong Kong
This beautiful hotel overlooking Victoria Harbour is the Asian flagship of Hyatt International described by the New York Times as a “world-famous prestige” property. The Grand Hyatt offers a plethora of dining options from the elegant poolside Waterfall Bar to the Michelin-rated Grand Hyatt Steakhouse.
A heated swimming pool with spectacular views of the Hong Kong skyline is located on the 11th floor – open from sunrise to sunset. You have access to a workout facility 24 hours a day and the Plateau Spa, also located on the 11th floor. Be sure to visit Wan Chai located just south of the hotel for additional restaurants and bars if you seek nightlife entertainment.
- 1 Harbour Rd, Wan Chai, Hong Kong | +852 2588 1234
- Check prices, availability or book Grand Hyatt Hong Kong
Central District’s Top Hotels
Central is the business district of Hong Kong where you will find no shortage of plush hotels – many of these hotels are home to Michelin-star restaurants. Here you will be surrounded by the Bank of China, HSBC, and International Finance Center skyscrapers as you look across the Victoria Harbour toward Kowloon.
Don’t dismiss staying in the urban jungle of the Central District because it has much more to offer than opulent hotels, restaurants, bars, and shopping. From here you can hop on the central mid-level escalators and bounce all over town with ease.
A tourist favorite is heading up to Victoria Peak to take the breathtaking views of Hong Kong high above the lush tree line surrounding the city. Once you are finished at Victoria Peak, travel over to Lan Kwai Fong for a bespoke cocktail at a rooftop bar. As for the best place to stay, we recommend the following:
Four Seasons Hotel Hong Kong
The Four Seasons Hotel Hong Kong delivers unending serenity and pleasure in the heart of the city. Room accommodations spare no expense with a spectacular view of Victoria Harbour. Within the hotel, you’ll find several Michelin-starred restaurants.
Awarded two stars, Caprice offers classic French cuisine. Boasting exquisite seafood and dim sum, Lung King Heen was the world’s first Chinese restaurant to earn three stars. Sushi Saito, a branch of Tokyo’s three Michelin-starred restaurants, offers fresh seafood hand selected by the chef every morning from Tokyo’s Tsukji Market and delivered to Hong Kong daily.
As you would imagine, these restaurants are perpetually booked out so plan accordingly. In addition to world-class dining options, The Four Seasons Hong Kong has arguably the best pool in the city, a first-class spa, and a fitness center open 24 hours a day.
- 8 Finance St, Central, Hong Kong | +852 3196 8888
- Check prices, availability or book Four Seasons Hotel Hong Kong
The Mandarin Oriental is another excellent choice if you prefer to stay in the Central District and have no problem shelling out some extra shekels for a 5-star luxury hotel experience. As the flagship hotel, you will have easy access to plenty of fine dining options on location.
Mandarin Grill and Bar, which has retained its Michelin star for nine straight years, offers amazing views overlooking Statue Square and Chater Garden. Pierre is a two-Michelin-starred french restaurant while Mah Way is a one-Michelin-starred Cantonese restaurant where guests can enjoy local and regional specialties surrounded by panoramic views of Victoria Harbour and the Hong Kong skyline.
After dinner, venture over to Mandarin Oriental’s M bar on the 25th floor where mixologists are serving up a long list of thirst-quenching cocktails with a view. The Chinnery is another fun spot if you prefer to sip an after-dinner port or single malt whiskey in a relaxed club-like environment.
Aside from Michelin-starred dining options, Mandarin Oriental offers a fully equipped fitness center open 24 hours a day to hotel guests. They also have a counter-current jet system and a video wall illustrating views of Victoria Harbour that makes swimming laps a high-tech experience.
- 5 Connaught Road, Central, Hong Kong | +852 2522 0111
- Check prices, availability or book Mandarin Oriental Hong Kong
The Pottinger Hong Kong
The Pottinger Hong Kong, situated on the historic stone slab street, is another option in the Central District that has a strong reputation for immaculate rooms, pleasing décor, comfort, and a staff that places high importance on treating guests like royalty. Here you will find three restaurants guaranteed to leave you satisfied.
Ta Vie is located at The Pottinger where a two-Michelin-starred dining experience is prepared by world-renowned Chef Hideaki Sato. Try the spirited libations on a spacious outdoor terrace at The Envoy before or after Ta Vie. Stay here if you want a home base close to the PMQ art scene, shopping malls, street markets, museums, and nightlife in Lan Kwai Fong.
- 74 Queen’s Road Central, Hong Kong | +852 2308 3188
- Check prices, availability or book The Pottinger Hong Kong
Tsim Sha Tsui’s Top Hotels
Tsim Sha Tsui is situated on the southern end of the Kowloon peninsula. Known as the Hong Kong Cultural Center, this is the play to stay if taking in art, history, science, and space museums are at the top of your priority list.
The Kowloon Shangri-La is in Tsim Sha Tsui conveniently located next to Kowloon Park as well as a number of museums and cultural centers. You will get a wonderful skyline view across Victoria Harbour to Hong Kong island and the towering skyscrapers in the Central District.
The waterfront hotel has seven dining options including Shang Place, which is a two-Michelin-starred Cantonese restaurant. Executive Chef Cheung Long Yin has over 32 years of experience in traditional Cantonese cuisine.
On-site, there is an indoor swimming pool, sauna, steam bath, and whirlpool as well as a full-service gym open 24 hours a day. Take in high tea next to the lobby fountain and beautiful silk mural. You are guaranteed to be well taken care of at the Kowloon Shangri-La.
- 64 Mody Rd, Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong | +852 2721 2111
- Check prices, availability or book Kowloon Shangri-La
Sheung Wan’s Top Hotels
Sheung Wan is located just west of the Central District on Hong Kong Island. This area can be described as a low-key, hipster-esque version of Lang Kwai Fong. In the area, you’ll find many options to eat, drink, shop, and take in culture at local museums, contemporary art galleries, and markets.
Be adventurous – book a tour where you will travel the neighborhood sampling delicious foods from six different culinary destinations led by an expert guide and local foodie you may otherwise overlook. The recommended destination to stay is The Jervois.
The Jervois is a great spot if you are planning an extended stay in Hong Kong. One and two modernly designed bedrooms are available with pantries and dining areas each occupying an entire penthouse level floor with views of Victoria Harbour. A gym with cardio and free weights is available to guests.
- 89 Jervois St, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong | +852 3994 9000
- Check prices, availability or book The Jervois
Hong Kong is an exciting, vibrant place to be at any time of year. With the right planning and timing, you can assure yourself of a vacation in true luxury at one of the city’s top hotels. Afterward, explore more of the country you love. Look up vacation ideas and spots in China, for our complete rundown of luxury travel destinations in the most populated country in the world.
What’s your favorite place to stay in Hong Kong? Enjoy your travels.