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Ritz-Carlton Hong Kong

Last updated: 27 December, 2023

At 484m, this is one of the tallest hotels in the world and many guests check in for that reason alone. The views are astonishing; cargo ships the size of bathtub toys, Hong Kong island in miniature, the densely-packed skyscrapers a circuit board of rooftops. Sit in the window box of your room and you’ll see helicopters flying past at eye level.

But a lofty location is not all the hotel has to offer. The six restaurants and bars offer everything from afternoon tea to caviar tasting, all in predictably opulent surroundings.

Service is flawless, the interiors are strikingly modern, and the spa – located 116 floors up – is home to the world’s highest swimming pool, perched on the 118th floor.

Surrounding area

The hotel is located on the West Kowloon peninsula, on the top floors of the International Commerce Centre, which is, in turn, connected to the glitzy Elements Mall, Kowloon MTR station and the Airport Express train. One stop on the subway will take you to Hong Kong Station in Central.

Until recently, West Kowloon was a bit of ghost town, but having recently emerged from over a decade of land reclamation and development, it is now home to some of Hong Kong’s biggest cultural hits, including the Xiqu Centre Cantonese opera house, the Herzog + de Muron-designed M+ Museum (celebrating visual culture).

What you don’t get is much in the way of local culture – there are no street markets or family-run restaurants in the immediate area – but there is a splendid waterfront park with exhibitions spaces, sunny lawns and a beautiful harbourfront promenade.


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General amenities

Key facilities

Airport transfers: Not available
Beach: None
Fitness centre
Fitness classes
Golf course
Hot tub
Kids club
: On-site *
Pool (adults only)
Pool (indoor)
Pool (outdoor)
Pool (kids)
Tennis courts
WiFi: Free

Food & drink

All inclusive
Kids menu
Restaurant on-site
Self catering
Additional charge

Room amenities

Room types


Room facilities

Air conditioning
Flat screen TV
Hot tub (private)
Pool (private)
Tea & coffee making facilities

Bedding options

2+ bedrooms
3+ beds
Connecting rooms
Rollaway/sofa bed