A stay at the ultra-luxurious Four Seasons Hotel Hong Kong is always to die for. We check out its newly renovated Superior Harbour-View Suite.
When it comes to hotel accommodations in Hong Kong, the vibrant and bustling Asian metropolis offers a wide range of options that cater to different tastes, budgets and preferences. But if you’re looking for luxury? Four Seasons Hotel Hong Kong puts the luxe in luxury.
Located in the Central district of the main island of Hong Kong, this prestigious property by Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts always emerges as a top choice of eminent business executives, extravagant honeymooners and other discerning travellers willing to splash the cash for the ultimate indulgence.
Just consider the room types on offer. Four Seasons Hotel Hong Kong offers a total of 10 different room configurations. All of them punch above far their weight class. Regular guest rooms, such as the Premier Peak-View Room and Deluxe Harbour-View Room, are already drool-worthy. Then there are suite configurations such as the Premier Harbour-View Suite and stunning Imperial Suite, all the way to the most opulent Presidential Suite.
We had the opportunity to stay at the slightly more modest Superior Harbour-View Suite, which is still miles more luxurious an experience than most top-end suites in many other hotels. This suite comes in at a whopping 68sqm, offering a spacious living area, a large bedroom with a walk-in closet, along with a sweeping bathroom. It’s so big, two of you can spread out all the clothes you’ve brought along, and still not cover every surface. It’s an utter luxury in space-starved Hong Kong.
Recent refurbishments, completed back in 2021, means you’ll be luxuriating in spanking new furnishing and fittings with a contemporary yet timeless flavour. Acclaimed Hong Kong design firm Remedios Studio has also cleverly worked in classic Oriental touches such as traditional Chinese landscape paintings, Chinese patterns, and other architectural elements to remind you that you’re in the Pearl of the Orient, after all.
The biggest reminder, though? Floor-to-ceiling windows offering the perfect view of Victoria Harbour and the surrounding cityscape, and right across Kowloon to the mountain ranges beyond. You’ll spend many a moment – over a cup of tea, or a glass of wine – appreciating the scenic view right from your living room or bedroom, watching as the busy ferries sail across the narrow strait. (This is also the vantage point where we witnessed Typhoon Talim rear its ugly head over Hong Kong, which thankfully caused little damage.)
But what sets a great hotel apart are the little touches. There’s the slick automatic controls that manage everything from room lights to the curtains that shut out that bay view. The bathtub has handy bars and cutouts that make entering and exiting the tub a lot safer. And while many hotels boast about their tech, few – not even some of those that have completed recent renovations – can boast future-proof bedside USB-C ports for charging your devices.
The in-room amenities are top-notch. The mini bar is well stocked, and you can tell Hong Kong loves its wine when the in-room bottle is a left bank Bordeaux (which you can enjoy in proper branded, style-specific stemware unlike the generic wine glasses you get elsewhere). You get to pick from six different pillow types to suit your sleeping style. And for those for whom such things matter, your bathroom amenities hail from luxury French perfume house Frédéric Malle. Fancy.
There’s also the incredible Four Seasons hospitality. We loved the classic traditional snacks and Hong Kong-style milk tea that were arrayed on our table upon our arrival, along with a bottled cocktail from the hotel’s award-winning cocktail lounge Argo.
As for hotel facilities? There’s ‘The Spa at Four Seasons’, a surprising oasis of tranquility and indulgence that provides a range of treatments and therapies to relax and rejuvenate guests. Steam rooms, saunas, and even a heated infinity pool, are available for guests to unwind and recharge.
You do not have to step outside of Four Seasons Hotel Hong Kong to dine well. Four Seasons Hotel Hong Kong is one of those few hotel properties in Hong Kong – or the rest of the world – that comes complete with an entire stable of dining establishments. An eye-popping number of them are award-winning as well. These include three Michelin-starred contemporary French restaurant Caprice, two Michelin-starred Cantonese restaurant Lung King Heen, one Michelin-starred Japanese restaurant Sushi Saito and Italian restaurant Noi, and cocktail bar Argo (which came in at No.8 on the recently announced Asia’s 50 Best Bars 2023 rankings), among others.
But if you do want to venture out, you’re still in luck. Four Seasons is connected to Hong Kong’s sprawling IFC Mall, an upscale shopping and dining complex that offers pretty much any kind of shopping or dining you may desire. Even better? The hotel is also linked to Central MTR Station – which connects you to the rest of Hong Kong’s excellent public train system – as well as the airport express train that takes you direct to Hong Kong International Airport. There’s even an express airport check-in counter within IFC Mall itself, so you don’t even have to drag your own luggage to the airport.
Talk about convenience.
From its fabulous in-room amenities and fabulous city views to gastronomically excellent dining options and an unbeatable prime location, Four Seasons Hotel Hong Kong oozes absolute class. A stay here is to immerse yourself in the best of what the ‘Fragrant Harbour’ has to offer.
[Photos courtesy of Four Seasons Hotel Hong Kong]
Four Seasons Hotel Hong Kong