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An Insider’s Guide to Hong Kong

One of the world’s busiest and most significant financial centres, Hong Kong is an unmistakable metropolis where Eastern and Western worlds collide. From traditional Cantonese cultural attractions to sleek rooftop bars atop the city’s skyscraper-peppered skyline, explore our insider’s guide for everything you need to know about travelling to Hong Kong.

Hong Kong Night Views

When to Travel

Hong Kong’s summer season is characterised by regular bouts of rain and lasts from late May to mid-September, with temperatures averaging in the low 30’s. In contrast, December to February sees a cooler, drier climate, but larger crowds.

Where to Stay

The Landmark Mandarin Oriental Hong Kong, situated in the heart of the city’s bustling business and fashion districts, offers convenient access to landmarks and attractions while standing out as an idyllic respite against the high energy of Hong Kong. Spacious guest suites come equipped with features to fulfill the needs and desires of business and leisure travellers alike: state-of-the-art technology, spa-inspired bathrooms, and a sleek, urban design, to name a few.

The Rosewood Hong Kong, soaring over Victoria Harbour, is a new centre of gravity on the Kowloon waterfront; the crown jewel of the Victoria Dockside arts and design district. On passing the gate and traversing the cobblestoned drive, the urban din falls away, revealing lush topiary and a serene forecourt that commands the harbour. A warm welcome heralds a stay of unparalleled comfort and distinctive hospitality.

The Upper House, starting on the 38th level of Hong Kong’s iconic Pacific Place complex, is sure to elevate every traveller’s experience of the city. Above and away from the busy world of shopping and entertainment venues, this innovative hotel offers an intimate escape from which to admire it all. Enjoy stunning harbour or island panoramic views from expansive windows in every guest room, unwind with an in-room spa treatment, or immerse yourself in the lavish works of Asia’s leading contemporary artists — either way, a night’s stay is sure to leave you feeling revitalized and recharged for both business and play.

The Langham, Hong Kong epitomises timeless European elegance and is located in the heart of vibrant Kowloon. Situated next to Canton Road in the Tsim Sha Tsui district, the hotel is surrounded by the luxury flagship stores of the world’s most famous designer labels and mere minutes away from the historic Star Ferry with glittering Victoria Harbour as its backdrop. Discerning guests are welcomed with a bespoke design incorporating fine fabrics and silk drapes where no detail has been overlooked, as well as innovative amenities and sincere service that create unique guest experiences with supreme comfort and convenience.

Where to Eat & Drink

Duddel’s, a creative, Art Deco inspired space featuring a refined Cantonese menu, this trendy Michelin-starred restaurant offers some of the city’s best dim sum and a vibrant atmosphere.
Cafe Gray Bar, Velvet couches, a 14-metre stone bar, and sweeping high-rise views create a sophisticated after-hours ambience atop The Upper House hotel.

 

What Not to Miss

Afternoon Tea Peninsula

Experience the everlasting influence of the British colonies on Hong Kong with afternoon tea at afternoon tea at The Peninsula Hotel, served daily from 2:00pm-6:00pm.

Landmark Mall Hong Kong
Indulge in the ultimate shopping experience and shop some of the world’s most exclusive and premium luxury international designer brands at The Landmark Mall, or perhaps have your robes custom-made at the legendary Sam’s Tailor.

 

Witness the world’s largest and Hong Kong’s signature light and sound show, a Symphony of Lights, projected every night from the city’s skyscrapers over Victoria Harbour.

 

Tai O Fishing Village
Tai O, situated on the west coast of Lantau Island was, until about a century ago, once an important fishing and trading port for China. With beautiful stilted houses, many traditional sampan fishing boats and a warm welcome Tai O has been fondly called “the Venice of Hong Kong”.

 

Hong Kong offers visitors one of the most iconic skylines, opportunity to savour some of the most sumptuous international cuisine, and the island is a lush, protected paradise where colourful traditions thrive in harmony with nature.

 

For a tailored experience that showcases the best Hong Kong has to offer, plan your upcoming trip with @luxurylondonguy today. With over 20 years of experience in luxury hospitality, we offer our clients insights and personally curated itineraries that take the stress out of travel, allowing more time to decompress and discover and explore your chosen destination while you’re on the road.