Hongkongers are known for our love affair with efficiency — in our work ethic, in our way of life and in our public transportation (our MTR is often touted as the most advanced on the planet). We are all about achieving things quick and easily in Hong Kong. Similarly, staying at a convenient hotel can make or break your stay. A prime location is key, and pairing that with stellar hotel service means it’s easier than ever to max out your stay and explore every inch of the city. These fantastically located Hong Kong hotels are sure to make your visit here an absolute breeze.
The Landmark Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong
Best for: Staying in the heart of Central
Whether you’re in Hong Kong for work or play, staying in Central — Hong Kong’s CBD — puts you at a short walking distance from the city’s best offerings. The Landmark Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong in particular is a popular choice for its premium address right in the middle of the Central, just steps away from the MTR, as well as for all its countless indulgences. The 111 rooms and suites have recently undergone a contemporary makeover by Hong Kong designer Joyce Wang. Guest rooms all start at a roomy 600 sq. ft., and are all equipped with spa-inspired bathrooms — a necessity to wash off a long day of exploring the city, if you’re not already indulging in therapeutic bliss at The Oriental Spa, that is. Upstairs, you’ve got one of the most respected chefs in the world, Richard Ekkebus dishing up two-Michelin-starred French cuisine at Amber, the only restaurant in Hong Kong on the World’s 50 Best Restaurants list last year. The hotel has also just launched the Hong Kong outpost of widely acclaimed New York speakeasy, PDT (Please Don’t Tell). You’re sure to be fed, watered and absolutely pampered, without barely lifting a finger.
Conrad Hong Kong
Best for: The high life above Admiralty
If a stunning harbour view room and easy, direct access to town is on top of your list of requirements, Conrad Hong Kong should have your attention. Perched on top of Pacific Place just on the edge of Hong Kong’s CBD, it’s equally convenient for business or luxury shopping. As one of Hong Kong’s most prestigious shopping complexes, you’ll find all your stylish necessities, luxury homeware and premium dining choices here. Meanwhile, just a hop and skip away is the Hong Kong Zoological and Botanical Gardens, in case you’re looking for a quick respite in the midst of greenery and wildlife.
EAST, Hong Kong
Best for: Work-life balance in buzzy Taikoo Shing
Head east on Hong Kong Island, and right in the middle of the business and up and coming dining hub that is Taikoo Place is EAST, Hong Kong. You can spend days just browsing one of Hong Kong’s largest shopping centres, Cityplaza, but perhaps the sky-high harbour views of the hotel’s slinky rooftop bar Sugar (Bar.Deck.Lounge.) will be too hard to resist. On most Sundays, nearby Tong Chong Street also transforms into a farmer’s market where local vendors bring their best organic produce and hipster eats from all around town. Meanwhile, with the MTR just at your doorstep, the rest of town is just a few minutes away.
Cordis, Hong Kong
Best for: Being in the middle of all the action in Mong Kok
Managed by Langham Hospitality Group, the 5-star Cordis, Hong Kong offers 665 upscale renovated rooms in its sky-high location, right in the heart of the lively streets of Mong Kok. A busy and vibrant district condensed with designer boutiques, small independent stores, iconic market streets — not to mention a burgeoning craft beer scene — the prime location makes Cordis, Hong Kong equally popular as a hotspot for locals and visitors. The MTR is just downstairs from the hotel, to boot, connecting you to Hong Kong Island in under 10 minutes. After a hectic day, a session to unwind at Chuan Spa is a must.
Harbour Grand Kowloon
Best for: Seeing scenic Hung Hom
Accessible by MTR at the new Whampoa Station, ferry to and from North Point, a free downtown shuttle bus to Tsim Sha Tsui and airport shuttles, Harbour Grand Kowloon is not only convenient, but also offers a unique vantage point of Victoria Harbour. Comfortably spacious rooms and VIP suites as well as serviced suites are available and popular with longer staying guests. It’s not hard to see why. Alongside the harbour, the rooftop swimming pool is fashioned with a glass wall, seemingly allowing you to swim right into the blue of the harbour. Not looking to dip in? Deck chairs make the rooftop a popular waterside location to lounge away a lazy weekend. Stunning views, luxury comforts at arm’s reach, and the cosy neighbourhood vibe of Whampoa will make you feel like you belong here in no time.