You can't miss Rosewood Hong Kong – the most recent and highly anticipated accessory for the Rosewood Hotels portfolio opened in March this year. Found in the trendy arts-and-design district, the 65-story building soars into the sky. It stands on the Kowloon waterfront and boasts astonishing views over the harbor and the twinkling Hong Kong cityscape beyond.
With 322 guest rooms and 91 suites, you're spoiled for choice. Most suites have a fantastic view, but be sure to book the Manor Suite: Regular guests of Rosewood hotels realize that the Manor Suites will always be the most spectacular, and this 1,873-sq-ft, one-bedroom suite isn't any exception.
Relish the gorgeous elements of design; Taiwanese-born, New York-based designer Tony Chi is renowned for his eye for detail (also, he designed Rosewood London's chic interiors, describing that hotel like a city house and Rosewood Hong Kong as a country house).
The marble-clad bathroom is to die for with monochrome diamond-shaped flooring, a giant Arabescotto free-standing tub and hammered-copper, his-and-her sinks. As the Manor Suite is on the 30th floor, the views with the floor-to-ceiling windows are so exceptional that you might find it difficult to tear yourself away, but that's okay – your butler can arrange a sumptuous dinner inside your suite's dining room.
If you are in town for any bit more time, the Rosewood Residences are among the most spacious in Hong Kong with large, luxurious areas and private outdoor terraces.
Whatever you're in the mood for, the hotel's five restaurants will a lot more than satisfy. The Butterfly Room is a whimsical location for afternoon tea (check out the mounted butterflies from Damien Hirst's Zodiac series) and Butterfly Patisserie sells delectable treats in a space more akin to a high-jewelry store.
The Legacy House serves Chinese and Shunde cuisine in cool, sleek surroundings – reserve a private room for an intimate evening. Holt's Café is really a modern twist on Hong Kong's traditional Cha Chaan Teng experience (traditionally an eclectic mixture of cuisines served within an informal, homey setting). Darkside is really a sultry and seductive bar clad in purple velvet and green leather. Enjoy a cigar and a glass of Grande Champagne cognac while listening to live jazz.
Asaya, meaning 'to set an intention or hope' in Sanskrit, is the brand's first urban outpost where you can embark on an all-encompassing wellness retreat. Tailor-made plans can be produced for the individual needs – expect holistic therapies and alternative treatments, healthy cuisine along with a membership program for residents and returning guests.
Set over two floors, it comprises an enormous gym (2,798 sq ft) as well as an 82-ft infinity pool on the sixth floor that overlooks the harbor.
Manor Suite from $4,475 per night. Contact Alexander Lahmer, hotel manager, email@example.com, +852 389 188 88, rosewoodhotels.com