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Ritz-Carlton to scale new heights in Hong Kong
Hotel to be world's highest when it opens. Until then, we've got two other lofty perches for you
The hotel industry has been buzzing recently about The Ritz-Carlton's announcement of its re-opening next year (last quarter). The luxury hotel will perch at the top of the towering International Commerce Center (ICC), becoming the highest hotel in the world.
Occupying floors 102 to 118 of the ICC, the hotel has 312 guest rooms, which we hope will be priced competitively against Hong Kong’s other ridiculously luxe hotel rooms.
But we expect the true star to be the hotel's indoor and outdoor rooftop swimming pool and the yet to be named alfresco rooftop bar, where we intend to drink while high over Hong Kong at a whopping 490 meters above sea level.
If you want a side of vertigo with your stay in Hong Kong before the Ritz-Carlton opens, try one of these existent magic beanstalk accommodations:
Four Seasons Hotel
You know it’s tall when 'French Spiderman' Alain Robert’s climbs it. The Four Seasons Hotel stands 215 meters tall with an incredible infinity pool for those lucky enough -- and moneyed enough -- to swim in it and pretend they’re diving right into Victoria Harbour.
The Four Seasons Hotel also sets standards in dining with two Michelin-starred restaurants, Caprice and Lung King Heen.
8 Finance Street, Central
+852 3196 8888
Langham Place Hotel
Reaching 170 meters, the 42 floors of the Langham Place Hotel is a five star oasis in Mongkok. Each room guarantees a spectacular view and the comfy Big Dream Bed, plus an infinity bath. When this comfort zone gets too mellow, the restless can head down to the crazy maze of shopping in the Mongkok streets below.
555 Shanghai Street, Mongkok
+852 3552 3388