Tried & Tested

Hotel review: The Ritz-Carlton, Hong Kong

8 Dec 2023 by Ravi Lalwani
The Ritz-Carlton Hong Kong, image taken from the official website's gallery

Background

Occupying floors 102 to 118 of the International Commerce Centre (ICC) in Kowloon, The Ritz-Carlton, Hong Kong is one of the highest hotels in the world offering spectacular city and harbour views.

Where is it?

The Ritz-Carlton, Hong Kong offers direct connections to Hong Kong International Airport in just 20 minutes and Central Hong Kong in five minutes. It is strategically situated on the West Kowloon waterfront, a prestigious address with luxury residential development as well as modern financial and retail space.

What’s it like?

The Ritz-Carlton, Hong Kong seamlessly blends modern design, comfort, luxury, and grandeur making it the perfect choice for discerning travellers. The majesty of the hotel is nothing short of breathtaking.

The Ritz-Carlton Hong Kong, image taken from the official website's gallery

Rooms

The hotel has 312 luxurious guest rooms and suites providing spectacular views of the city and harbour views. I stayed in the opulent Deluxe Suite, Club level, 1 Bedroom Suite, 1 King, Sea view with a breathtaking view of Victoria Harbour, spanning 73 sqm.

It was fitted with floor-to-ceiling windows which bathed the suite in natural sunlight, a separate living area and plush bedroom, a stylish bathroom with premium toiletries, free high-speed wifi and internet, a spacious writing desk with an ergonomic chair, 24-hour room service, a minibar, coffee and tea maker, and many other amenities and services that made my stay extremely comfortable and relaxing. I also had privileged access to The Ritz-Carlton Club Lounge and its complimentary offerings.

Food and Drink

At The Lounge & Bar, I started my day with over-hard-fried eggs, a huge bowl of yoghurt with fresh berries and strawberries washed down with a decadent cup of hot chocolate. The Lounge & Bar is an all-day dining venue with spectacular views of Victoria Harbour. The Ritz-Carlton, Hong Kong also offers other elegant dining experiences in beautifully designed spaces such as the futuristic rooftop bar Ozone, the Michelin starred Tin Lung Heen and Tosca di Angelo restaurants which overlook Victoria Harbour and the city skyline. Café 103 is a refined lounge renowned for lunch and dinner buffets featuring local and international specialities.

Meetings

The Ritz-Carlton, Hong Kong offers more than 1,300 sqm of event and meeting spaces to accommodate any type of gathering with state-of-the art audio and video visual equipment and technicians. It also has one of the largest ballrooms in the city spanning 870 sqm and six-metre-high ceilings to add to its grandeur. Dedicated planners, event concierges, audiovisual experts and a talented culinary team assist with customising every celebration, grand wedding ceremony or meeting with the smallest of details.

The Ritz-Carlton Hong Kong, image taken from the official website's gallery

Leisure

Located on the hotel’s 116th floor, The Ritz-Carlton Spa, offers a collection of signature spa and massage treatments in a tranquil setting. 11 lavish treatment rooms including two couple’s suites provide a getaway from the busy world below. The fitness centre, indoor pool and whirlpool are also located on the 118th floor according guests sweeping views of the surreal Hong Kong skyline.

Verdict

A stay in this hotel was nothing short of opulent and abundant in pampering the senses. The refined ambience of the hotel made my stay a luxurious and memorable one.

The Ritz-Carlton Hong Kong, image taken from the hotel's official website

FACT BOX

Best for: Its stunning views and spacious suites.
Don’t miss: The F&B offerings and tranquil spa treatments.
Price: Internet rates are upwards of 47,551
Contact: International Commerce Centre, 1 Austin Road West, Kowloon, Hong Kong, China
ritzcarlton.com

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