Named for the Central district complex it's built above, the glass-sheathed, 113-room Landmark Mandarin Oriental elevates hotel style both figuratively and literally. Masculine guest rooms (zebrano and ebony cabinetry, wenge-wood floors) by Hong Kong interior designer Peter Remedios are complemented by his understated spa with tropical-rain saunas, a Turkish hammam, and amethyst crystalaccented steam rooms. In the mahogany-paneled Amber restaurant, a free-form chandelier of 3,000 hanging golden rods creates a honey-hued backdrop for dishes such as crisp chicken skin and sesame oilseared tuna with soy reduction by Dutch chef Richard Ekkebus. The hotel's long list of services—highly connected concierges, in-room shopping from the likes of Chanel and Celine—make the new Harvey Nichols next door seem extraneous. Who would have thought in this shopping mecca that fashion would come to you?Landmark Mandarin Oriental Hotel, 15 Queen's Rd., Central, Hong Kong; 852/2132-0188; www.mandarinoriental.com/landmark; doubles from $513. —ROB MCKEOWN
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