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Hotel review: Four Seasons Hotel Hong Kong

1 Nov 2021 by Tamsin Cocks
Four Seasons Hotel Hong Kong

BACKGROUND

The Four Seasons is one of Hong Kong’s most prestigious addresses, famed for having eight Michelin stars under one roof. Completing the final stages of a renovation, the hotel features new rooms and suites, a lobby makeover and revamped drinking dens.

WHERE IS IT?

Adjoining the IFC shopping mall in Central, within walking distance of the main business hub and entertainment hotspots. Excellent transport options range from the Airport Express and MTR to taxis and nearby Star Ferry.

WHAT’S IT LIKE?

The hotel exudes luxury and elegance from the moment you arrive; staff greet you warmly as your luggage is whisked away. The new lobby now features Galley – an open-plan lounge and bar, where the lunchtime crowd are dressed head to toe in Versace, with a Rolex or two peeking from tailored cuffs.

ROOMS

The 399 rooms and suites are generously sized, starting at 45 sqm. I stayed in one of the newly renovated Grand Harbour View Suites: a 68 sqm corner unit.

The old traditional Chinese aesthetic has been replaced with a contemporary look by Remedios Studio: clean, sleek lines, modern leather furnishings and a soothing palette of moody blues and greys. But the starring feature is the view. Floor-to-ceiling windows offer a 180-degree panorama over Victoria Harbour, Kowloon and beyond.

Four Seasons Hotel Hong Kong

Smart flatscreen TVs feature in the bedroom and lounge, with mirroring technology to stream Netflix content. A circular table offers a place for working or dining, with power sockets nearby.

A cabinet area is fully stocked with Nespresso machine, pre-mixed Caprice Negroni (HK$290, £27) and an elegant range of chinaware and glasses. Complimentary Evian water bottles are replenished daily, along with a fruit bowl and pot of tea.

The bed is enormous, with a pillow and duvet menu to customise the perfect sleeping environment. Handy dimmer and blackout-blind switches are located on both sides, as well as double plugs and USB sockets. A dressing area is stocked with plush robes and slippers.

Beautiful marble bathrooms feature dual sinks, a soaking tub, (book your complimentary Himalayan Salt bath ritual before 5pm), separate rain shower and smart toilet. Fragrant Bulgari amenities and a Dyson hairdryer are notable treats.

Guests who upgrade to the 45th floor Executive Club can also enjoy breakfast, snacks, afternoon tea and a light supper, plus views from a wraparound balcony.

FOOD AND DRINK

The three Michelin-starred French fine dining restaurant Caprice served up an exquisite experience, with an ingredient list featuring Scottish langoustines, caviar and English lamb, presented by a discreet army of knowledgeable waiters and sommeliers.

The three-star Cantonese feast at Lung King Heen was just as delicous, and every dish was a treat.

Newcomer Argo bar replaces Blue Bar with a conservatory-style theme that offers a gorgeous, gilded hangout. Meanwhile, the classic Caprice bar has old-world glamour for a cosier setting, with a modern drinks and nibbles list. Reservations are recommended for all outlets.

MEETINGS

A range of fully equipped meeting spaces, including a 24-hour business centre and a 708 sqm ballroom.

LEISURE

An infinity pool, lap pool, hot tub and cold plunge pool overlook the harbour, with cabana day loungers. The spa features extensive facilities, though the sauna and steam room are closed during Covid.

VERDICT

Gorgeous new rooms, and a wealth of wellness-focused facilities, make the Four Seasons easily one of the best options in Hong Kong.

FACT FILE

  • BEST FOR Endless dining, wellness and spa offerings
  • DON’T MISS A one-on-one Chakra Meditation with in-house specialist Dr Tania Bardhan
  • PRICE Internet rates for a flexible midweek stay in December started from £780 (including service charge) for a newly renovated Grand Harbour View Suite
  • CONTACT 8 Finance Street, Central, Hong Kong; tel+(852) 3196 8333; fourseasons.com/hongkong
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