Almost 500 meters above the ground: The Ritz-Carlton, Hong Kong – Stellar Living

When it takes exactly 52 seconds to get from the ground to the top of one of the tallest hotels in the World

At The Ritz-Carlton, Hong Kong, 52 seconds is enough to journey to a different World. The elevator ride to the 102nd floor of Kowloon’s International Commerce Centre brings guests to the hotel lobby, where a ceiling mural and panoramic city view are among the first things to capture their attention. This inclination to look outward pulls at guests throughout their stay, as nearly every area of the hotel embraces its location among the clouds.

Located in the tallest building in Hong Kong – the International Commerce Centre (ICC) in Kowloon, your stay promises to be a real visual treat. Featuring breathtaking views of Victoria Harbour, you have the whole iconic Hong Kong skyline as your backdrop.

Aside from being visually dazzled, the hotel takes spa retreats to new heights with the world’s highest hotel spa, complete with floor-to-ceiling windows offering the panoramic views of Hong Kong.

The hotel boasts 312 rooms that are magnificently furbished, each boasting panoramic views of Hong Kong’s cityline. Grand and Deluxe Harbour Rooms feature spacious, contemporary interiors, with large windows that provide spectacular views of the Victoria Harbour, while Club Harbour Rooms also feature ocean vistas plus 24-hour Club Lounge access. The hotel’s suites comprise of spacious living, dining and working areas with panoramic views of Hong Kong skyline or Hong Kong Island. The most luxurious, Ritz-Carlton Suite, features 270-degree panoramic city views and a personal butler service.

Located on the waterfront, The Ritz-Carlton, Hong Kong offers stunning views of the metropolitan area that Hong Kong is known for. It is a luxury experience with sweeping views of the city below along with state-of-the-art food and beverage options that reflect the upscale and vibrant culture of the surrounding area.

The richness of Hong Kong’s food and culture lies just minutes away from the hotel. Located across Victoria Harbour from Hong Kong Island, guests can explore the vibrant west Kowloon, shop till they drop at Temple Street Night Market and Jade Market, sample Hong Kong’s world-class nightlife at Lan Kwai Fong or simply head to one of the many outlying islands for a hike. An abundant of other tourist attractions are bound to keep guests well entertained throughout their holiday.

Guests travel far and wide for the Michelin-star dim sum restaurant Tin Lung Heen for Chef de Cuisine Paul Lau’s double-boiled chicken soup with fish maw in baby coconut. Another top dish is his steamed spotted garoupa (grouper) dumpling with coriander, and barbecued Iberian pork with honey.

Following its success a few years ago at the Ritz-Carlton, Kyoto, the Alsatian haute pâtisserie Pierre Hermé opened an outpost in the Hong Kong property’s level 9 arrival Lobby.

At the Ritz-Carlton Club Lounge on the 116th floor (home to the Espa spa as well), guests enjoy private check-in. They can also book a comp town car ride within Kowloon, upon availability. For more wonderful city and mountain views, you may find yourself up there in the lounge at the crack of dawn for breakfast, where even if clouds are swirling about it’s a thrill to see the city at that hour.