If you’re the type of traveller who enjoys the finer things in life, then you’ll definitely want to add Hong Kong to your destination wish list.
We all love a bit of luxury and what better way to build lasting holiday memories than with some pampering? Whether you’re looking for a simple treat, or want to splash out in a big way, Hong Kong delivers like no other city.
All great escapes start with a fantastic hotel. A central location, 5-star amenities and extra special touches are all key.
Positioned on the corner of Salisbury and Nathan Roads, the glamorous 1920s The Peninsula Hotel remains one of the landmark Kowloon properties. With Rolls-Royce transfers, lavish spa facilities and sweeping harbour views, The Peninsula Hotel is a touch of old-world class.
A Peninsula tradition, guests can be found indulging in the classic afternoon tradition of High Tea (approx. $65AUD per person). It is served daily in the elegant lobby with a string quartet. The lobby chef, Andy Cheng, draws his culinary inspiration from his own world travels.
“Understanding different cultures is a significant part of creating authentic cuisine with a twist,” says Andy.
With Hong Kong’s history of British rule, guests can expect all the English high tea favourites like scones with clotted cream, home-made preserves and jams, finger sandwiches and of course, fine teas, to savour.
And if luxury comes in the form of treats for the eye as well as the tastebuds, Hong Kong has plenty of that too.
With over 200 islands making up Hong Kong Territory, the natural views of the harbour and surrounding islands are truly spectacular.
For the ultimate indulgence, book the Journeys of Peninsula tour for an unforgettable view by land, air, and sea.
Your journey begins on the rooftop helipad of The Peninsula Hotel, where your private helicopter whisks you away on an all-inclusive VIP adventure. The dramatic scenery and rugged headlands surrounding Sai Kung Country Park is where your private luxury yacht awaits.
After sailing into Millionaire’s Bay, walk across the sandy beach to your open-air beach lounge. Your own waiter will be there to greet you to present an exquisite banquet spread from the hotel’s kitchen.
After your unforgettable meal, you’ll sail back to Tsim Sha Tsui where one of the hotel’s iconic Rolls-Royces waits will whisk you back to the tranquil atmosphere of the Peninsula.
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If you still can’t get enough of those fabulous Hong Kong views, head to one of the swankiest rooftop bars in Hong Kong.
Located on the 25th Floor of the Prince’s building, one of the city’s most iconic establishments, Sevva offers a uniquely high-rise penthouse atmosphere.
With its sophisticated decor, this high-rise hangout is more like an exclusive club than a bar. Part artsy lounge, part tea house and five-star restaurant, Sevva’s ritzy vibe can be enjoyed on the outdoor patio, the jazzy Taste Bar, or the swanky Bankside Restaurant.
Harbourside Restaurant is the perfect lunch venue with delicious creations made fresh daily. Be sure to check out the cakes and baked goods at Ms. B’s Sweets.
Apart from its amazing desserts, visitors can marvel at the classic Venini chandelier that once hung in the British Embassy in Rome.
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If dining on the freshest seafood satisfies your cravings, then head over to Causeway Bay. Hong Kong trams, or ‘ding dings’ as they are known locally, glide through the bustling shopping district. At midday, the firing of the Noonday Gun adds an air of pomp and ceremony to the Causeway Bay shore.
High above the din of the streets, the Seafood Room (26th Floor – Tower 535; 535 Jaffe Road; Causeway Bay) is causing a stir of its own with tasty dishes and drinks to tempt every taste.
Accompanying the sweeping Hong Kong views from the 26th floor of Tower 535 is a sumptuous seafood display on ice where diners select whatever catch they want. The 12-category menu includes Carpaccio, Ceviche, Chinese dishes, pastas, meats and more.
And of course if you want to travel like a star, then you need to look like one!
For the best in designer shopping, Pacific Place (88 Queensway) fits the bill.
With 71,000 square-feet of world-class shopping and dining, and a quartet of 5-star hotels – Conrad, Island Shangri-La, JW Marriott, and The Upper House – an entire week can be spent lapping up the luxury.
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Just some of the labels you will find at Pacific Place include Burberry, Chanel, Louis Vuitton and BVLGARI. But what is a luxury shopping experience without the assistance of a personal shopper?
In Hong Kong, there’s no need to carry your own bags. One hot Hong Kong trend is the hiring of a personal shopping assistant, to not only help with your styling and purchases, but to deliver your designer wear to your accommodation.
At the end of a busy day, treat your senses to some blissful pampering at W Hotel’s Bliss Spa. Choose from a large menu of luxurious treatments to melt the stress away.
This multi-award winning spa has beautiful treatment rooms with dazzling harbour views, a steam room, sauna and vitality pool.
Enjoy a movie with your manicure or pedicure, relax with their signature jazz and blue tunes, and perhaps the most powerful draw to this fine spa – a brownie buffet for some post treatment indulging.
- The Peninsula rooms start from around $630AUD per night
- Journeys of Peninsula must be booked three weeks in advance with the hotel direct. Price on application
- With an endless array of shopping opportunities, a personal shopping assistant will know exactly where to take you, and often receive exclusive discounts
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