The Upper House
More pied-à-terre than hotel, this contemporary 117-room property in a Central tower is all about subtle details. Although the look is minimalist, there's nothing pared-down about the quality of the materials or the size of the rooms—the smallest is 730 square feet. There are limestone-covered bathrooms (beware of the toe-trapping floating steps leading up to the tub), shoji glass, glistening pale wood surfaces, and lacquered paper panels. All this, and a restaurant by star chef Gray Kunz, formerly of the St. Regis and Café Gray in New York. Room to Book: Because the rooms start at floor 38, there is hardly a bad view here. Book one of the Upper Suites and enjoy harbor views from a bespoke L-shaped couch in the living room, or take in Hong Kong's skyline while soaking in a limestone free-standing bathtub.