Rosewood Hong Kong
What it is
An exquisite 413-room ultra-luxe retreat towering 65 floors over the Hong Kong skyline, with a holistic spa and sixth floor infinity pool that appears to blend into Victoria Harbour.
What it isn't
For acrophobics. In a skyscraper like this, they may want to book elsewhere—or risk losing their marbles on the
What we think
When a hotel’s nickname is “The Vertical Estate,” you know it’s going to be next-level amazing. And it is, literally. Take the 40th floor “Manor Club,” where guests can go for all manner of VIP coddling, any hour of the day (yes, there’s a pristine craft cocktail bar, shoe shines and 24-hour butler service). Or the plush interiors—designed by Tony Chi in what could easily be mistaken for Ralph Lauren goes to Hong Kong: blues and whites, with glossy blonde woods and mirrors at every turn that maximise space, plus deep soaking tubs in the marble-lined bathrooms. Ask for a view of Kowloon Peak and you’ll never want to leave.
You're here because
You’re an unabashed art geek, and the hotel’s museum-quality collection includes decidedly boldfaced names: Damien Hirst and Henry Moore among them. One particular jaw-dropper: Bharti Kher’s life-sized Indian elephant in a state of collapse.
By now, several days into your stay, you’ve tried every one of the five on-site restaurants—and decided The Butterfly Room is your favorite, and not just because of the strict dress code. Tucked into a channel-tufted settee, you smile as waiters buzz around you proffering the delicacies of pastry and confectionery trolleys—feeling quite like a butterfly yourself.
Restaurants & Bars
- Holt's Cafe - Traditional Chinese tea house
- The Legacy House - Refined regional Cantonese cuisine
- DarkSide - Creative cocktails at the hotel’s discreet, richly ambient bar
Set directly on Kowloon Harbour, you’re within a 12 minute stroll of Hung Hom train station and seconds from the outdoor sculptures of Salisbury Garden and the Hong Kong Museum of Art.