Hong Kong is one of the most exciting cities in the world, keeping pace with the likes of New York, Tokyo and London. This former British colony has, since the 1997 handover, been a “Special Administrative Region” (SAR) of China operating under a different set of regulations from the mainland. Neighboring Macau, also a city-state and known mainly for its casinos, became an SAR in 1999 after its handover from Portugal which colonized the city since 1557.
Long-known as a nexus of Far Eastern commerce and the Asian base of many multinational corporations, Hong Kong has emerged as “Asia’s World City” featuring world-class hotels, dining, architecture, culture and the arts. Hong Kong is a major center of the vibrant Asia contemporary art scene, and is home to many fine galleries and collections. Hong Kong is a gateway city for China and the rest of Asia through its massively efficient airport, with one of the world's busiest passenger terminals.
Hong Kong Regions
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Hong Kong Itineraries
- 13 days / 12 nights
- Price Per Person
- From $20,900
- 3 days / 2 nights
- Price Per Person
- Extension: Optional add-on to your itinerary.
- 6 days / 5 nights
- Price Per Person
- From $6,600
- 12 days / 11 nights
- Price Per Person
- From $8,300
- 12 days / 11 nights
- Price Per Person
- From $63,000
The Four Seasons Hong Kong's unique location on the Hong Kong side of Victoria Harbour offers the breathtaking perspective of viewing both the Kowloon and Hong Kong Island skylines. There are 399 guest rooms, including 54 suites, each reflecting signature Four Seasons comfort and luxury in two styles, modern chic and classic Chinese design. Every room and suite offers media amenities such as a DVD player, plasma/LCD screen television and wired or wireless Internet access, and the property itself has a state-of-the-art fitness center with tai chi, yoga and pilates classes, four pools (infinity pool, lap pool, plunge pool and whirlpool, all outdoors although the infinity pool is heated during the winter), a 24-hour business center, and a sumptuous, 22,000-square-foot spa. Dining options include Caprice, a modern French restaurant with open kitchens and an extensive wine list focused on France that also includes other Old and New World options; Lung King Heen, a Cantonese restaurant that serves classic Chinese breakfast items such as rice porridge and dumplings, dim sum for lunch, and a fresh seafood focus on dinner entrees; The Lounge, which serves all-day dining including one of Hong Kong’s top afternoon tea services; Inagiku, the Hong Kong branch of one of the oldest and best known restaurants in Japan; and Blue Bar, famed for its 88 signature blue cocktails, which bartenders shake out daily from noon onwards.
With just 111 guest rooms and suites, The Landmark Mandarin Oriental is a chic boutique retreat in the heart of Hong Kong’s business and fashion districts. Famed for its stunning contemporary design, peaceful ambience and impeccable service, it offers guests a highly exclusive experience that exudes style and serenity. With a striking contemporary décor, its rooms and suites are among the largest in Hong Kong and feature the latest in-room technology. Amber Restaurant offers contemporary French fine dining, while MO Bar has superb cocktails and fine dining. The hotel’s Spa is one of the finest in Asia.
The iconic Mandarin Oriental has been the standard-bearer for hotels in Hong Kong since it opened its doors in 1963. Just 40 minutes from Chek Lap Kok International Airport (HKG), the Mandarin Oriental sits in the heart of Central, Hong Kongs financial district, and has 502 rooms and suites decorated with modern Asian touches, such as Chinois day bed loungers that easily convert into sofa beds, and views of the city and/or Victoria Harbor. The Mandarin Spa offers a full suite of spa and beauty services based on traditional Chinese and Ayurvedic healing therapies, and has eight private treatment rooms including two couples' suites, each with private steam shower and tub. There are 10 distinct restaurants and bars, including Man Wah, the hotels exquisite Cantonese restaurant on the 25th floor, the elegant Krug Room, which serves special tasting menus paired with Krug champagnes, and The Mandarin Cake Shop, which displays its myriad of freshly baked treats like jewelry in gorgeous glass cases. Other facilities and amenities include a fitness center, indoor heated pool on the top floor, wi-fi access everywhere, and IT butlers to assist you with any technological queries you may have.
Opened in 2011 in the new West Kowloon Cultural District, the Ritz-Carlton has 312 rooms on floors 102 to 118 of the International Commerce Center, with breathtaking views over the city and harbour. The rooms come equipped with modern amenities such as a 42-inch flat-screen television, Blu-ray player, 160GB iPod with dock and 400 to 600 thread count sheets. The marble bathrooms come with a separate LCD television and separate tub and shower. Enjoy treatments at The Ritz-Carlton Spa by ESPA, located on the 116th floor in private deluxe or couples’ rooms. Dining options include a choice of six cafes and restaurants which serve your choice of Cantonese, Italian western fares. Guests can also enjoy afternoon tea and cocktails at the bar and lounge, which offers a sky-high view across the waters. The Ritz-Carlton is approximately 60 minutes from Chek Lap Kok International Airport (HKG).
The iconic Peninsula Hotel in Tsim Sha Tsui has been hosting dignitaries and other well-heeled travelers to Hong Kong since 1928 when it was deemed "the finest hotel east of Suez" Guests can stay in the classic structure still standing from that time, or in a room in the 30-story tower rising over the original hotel with sweeping views of Hong Kong Island and Victoria Harbour. There are 300 sumptuous rooms and eight restaurants, which are some of the best in the city: Spring Moon for Cantonese, Gaddi's for French, Felix for contemporary international cuisine, and the Lobby for afternoon tea, a Hong Kong institution. The ground floor and first floor constitute the Peninsula Shopping Arcade filled with boutiques offering the world's finest luxury items. The Peninsula Spa is another "must-do" on guests' itineraries, and the property's wellness facilities also include a fully equipped fitness center and indoor pool with sauna. The hotel is also distinguished by its fleet of signature Rolls Royces, painted in a distinctive hue known as "Peninsula green" and which guests may hire. The property is an hour away from Chek Lap Kok airport (HKG).
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Weather in Hong Kong
The best time to visit Hong Kong is March/April and mid-October to November, when humidity is lower and the weather is pleasant.
- Hong Kong and Macao lie off the southeast coast of Mainland China, where the climate is subtropical with relatively warm temperatures and higher humidity all year round. Weather patterns often shift rapidly, pushed by coastal currents, and it is possible to experience myriad weather conditions in the same day. All public interiors and many homes are air-conditioned year round, which is especially necessary during the extremely muggy months of July and August. There are, however, four distinct seasons:
- Fall: from late September to mid-December it is warm and dry with low rainfall and average temperatures in the vicinity of 75°F (24°C).
- Winter: from December to February is the coolest time of the year, with little rainfall, low humidity, and relatively cool temperatures of around 64°F (17° C). It is possible, though unlikely, for the temperature to occasionally fall below this and for frost to appear on the highest peaks in the New Territories.
- Spring: from March to May, spring brings heavy rainfall, sporadic thunderstorms, and temperatures rising from 60° to 86°F (15° to 30°C) by June.
- Summer: from June to August is not a recommended time to visit, as both the humidity and the temperatures soar, rainfall is heavy, and there is the possibility of typhoons —tropical cyclones that can be as severe as Atlantic hurricanes — that occasionally bring high winds, pelting rain, and the threat of power outages, floods, and landslides.
- The local authorities have a comprehensive tracking and warning system, and in the event of a typhoon, broadcast symbols from T1 (a storm is several days off) to T10 (direct hit) appear on all TV stations. T10s are rare, however, and the area is very accustomed to this part of its annual weather; everything will be business as usual until a warning of T3 or higher. Typhoon Season, like Hurricane Season, lasts through September and occasionally tails into October or November.
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