The Best Hotels in Hong Kong in 2016

The Peninsula Hong Kong
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Hong Kong is experiencing a massive transformation—culturally, economically, politically–and there are no signs of it slowing down. (Check out this piece about Hong Kong's new generation.) These days, young Chinese entrepreneurs and foreigners are flocking to the dynamic city to open museums and restaurants, to start bands and to act, to paint and to build. Hong Kong has always been known for its high standards of hospitality, and hotels continue to go above and beyond. After all, they have to keep up with all the new lavish cocktail bars, international restaurants, and high-end art galleries. Every year for our World’s Best Awards survey, T+L asks readers to weigh in on travel experiences around the globe—to share their opinions on the top hotels, resorts, cities, islands, cruise lines, spas, airlines, and more. In the hotels category, readers rated properties on their rooms and facilities, location, service, food and drink, and overall value. Perhaps reflecting Hong Kong's status as an international business destination, all of the top 10 hotels were part of major brands—from the InterContinental Hong Kong, with its three Michelin-starred restaurants, to the Four Seasons Hong Kong, which offers expansive views of Victoria Harbour. In a city where you can do or get just about anything your heart desires—whether that's Nordic cuisine, masterfully designed tattoos, or fish tacos—amenities rule over all. Properties with multiple restaurants, spas, pools, and high-tech bathrooms received top marks. Voters raved about the amenities at this year’s winning property, the Peninsula Hong Kong: the afternoon tea, the chocolate room, and the hotel’s fleet of Rolls-Royces. “This is the most technologically advanced hotel I’ve ever stayed in," one voter said, "with first-class service from everyone.”

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No. 10: InterContinental Hong Kong

Intercontinental Hong Kong
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Score: 87.08

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No. 9: JW Marriott Hotel, Hong Kong

JW Marriott Hotel Hong Kong
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Score: 87.83

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No. 8: Island Shangri-La Hong Kong

Island Shangri-La Hong Kong
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Score: 88.40

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No. 7: Kowloon Shangri-La

Kowloon Shangri-La Hong Kong
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Score: 88.70

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No. 6: The Ritz-Carlton, Hong Kong

The Ritz-Carlton Hong Kong
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Score: 89.75

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No. 5: The Upper House

The Upper House Hong Kong
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Score: 90.22

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No. 4: The Langham Hong Kong

The Langham Hong Kong
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Score: 90.48

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No. 3: Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong

Mandarin Oriental Hong Kong
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Score: 91.63

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No. 2: Four Seasons Hotel Hong Kong

Four Seasons Hotel Hong Kong
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Score: 91.84

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No. 1: The Peninsula Hong Kong

The Peninsula Hong Kong
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Score: 92.61

Dating back to 1928, the flagship of the Peninsula brand has long been a local standard-bearer. One voter summed up the Peninsula Hong Kong very well: “this iconic hotel has delivered outstanding service for decades. The smallest details are executed with perfection.” Others praised everything from the furniture to the food, location to the high-tech controls (in both the bedroom and bathroom), not to mention its friendly, attentive staff. The hotel doesn't just offer a plethora of dining options, spa, swimming pool, and panoramic city views—it even has its own helicopter.

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