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Whitewaller Hong Kong 2019: Where to Stay

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This week, art patrons from all over the globe are traveling to Hong Kong for Art Basel (March 29–31). For the occasion, Whitewaller is sharing a list of top hotels in the city to make reserving a room a little easier.

Mandarin Oriental Hong Kong
The Mandarin Oriental Hong Kong offers a luxurious home away from home environment, complemented by breathtaking views of Hong Kong’s skyline and the famous Victoria Harbour. The glamorous hotel boasts ten restaurants and bars (including three with Michelin stars), as well as a 24-hour fitness center and holistic spa that welcomes nine treatment rooms, jaccuzis, and a Chinese herbal steam room.

Whitewaller recommends: Booking the Art Affair package for two during Art Basel Hong Kong.

The Upper House
Designed by Andre Fu, the calm and contemporary interiors of The Upper House features 117 rooms, including 21 suites and two penthouses (which hold the record for the largest in size in Hong Kong). Refreshments and cocktails can be found on the 49th floor at the Sky Lounge and the Café Gray Bar. Additionally, The Lawn on the sixth floor offers a menu offers full of sustainably sourced organic snacks, including vegan and gluten free options.

Whitewaller recommends: Taking a complementary yoga class, held daily every Friday through Sunday.

The Ritz-Carlton Hong Kong
LTD Designworks
fashioned The Ritz-Carlton Hong Kong to embody a global metropolis that brings together the best of the East and the West, and highlights Hong Kong’s local flavors. From floors 102 to 118 of the International Commerce Centre, the hotel is home to 312 guest rooms and suites, designed to give optimal views of the city and harbor below. The hotel offers an array of food and drink options (including the rooftop bar Ozone, Almas Caviar Bar, and the Michelin-starred restaurants Tosca and Tin Lung Heen), as well as an indoor pool, fitness center, spa, and the largest ballroom in the city.

Whitewaller recommends: Utilizing the telescopes, provided in every suite.

The Langham
Located in the center of Hong Kong’s Tsim Sha Tsui neighborhood, The Langham is just minutes away from a number of attractions and shopping destinations, including luxury designer flagships, the Victoria Harbour, and the Star Ferry. A European-style hotel designed with a pristine attention to detail, the Langham’s rooms and suites feature attributes like submerged bathtubs and rainfall showers, fireplaces, and fresh flowers. And for the special visitors who book the Director suite, guests can enjoy photographic art from the suite’s very own film library. The establishment also plays host to a rooftop pool, the Chuan Body + Soul wellness sanctuary, and six restaurants and bars—including the three Michelin-starred Cantonese restaurant, T’ang Court, and London’s famed Palm Court.

Whitewaller recommends: Getting a Heaven facial treatment at Chuan Body + Soul.

The Park Lane Hong Kong
Offering 832 rooms and suites, The Park Lane Hong Kong, a Pullman hotel, is situated in the center of Hong Kong’s business, shopping, commercial, and entertainment districts, directly overlooking Victoria Park and Harbour. Whether visiting Hong Kong for work or play, guests can relax in the hotel’s sauna and stream room after a workout in the 24-hour fitness center, or schedule a meeting in the fully equipped business center. The hotel also welcomes visitors to: Playt, the delicious on-site restaurant with an a la carte and buffet menu offered all day; Ebb & Flow, the lounge with an art gallery that offers light meals, afternoon tea, and cocktails; and Skye, the hotel’s swanky rooftop bar and Mediterranean restaurant that stuns with extravagant views.

Whitewaller recommends: Engaging in a workout on the hotel’s in-room wellness TV channel.

The Peninsula Hotel
First opened in 1928, The Peninsula Hotel is Hong Kong’s oldest hotel, featuring 300 rooms—including 52 suites and two ultra-luxurious suites. In addition to eight restaurants and lounges (like Felix restaurant, the European eatery Gaddi’s, and the Cantonese restaurant Spring Moon), the hotel has a fitness center and spa with six VIP couples’ suites, a soundproofed music room with a grand piano, and a chauffeur service that employs a fleet of Rolls Royce Phantom cars. Guests can also fulfill all their shopping needs at The Peninsula Arcade, which is home to over 80 luxury brand boutiques.

Whitewaller recommends: Checking out the experiential “Art in Resonance” exhibition.

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