Four Seasons Hong Kong

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Address: 8 Finance Street, Central, Hong Kong, China

Star rating:
5 star hotel

4.8

Who wants to be a zillionaire? Well, feel like one anyway.

I was lucky enough to wangle an invitation to the grand opening of the Four Seasons in September 2005. Il Divo warbled, the champagne gushed, and a global Who’s Who preened and rubber shouldered. The ambience has never really worn off.

Location
4.3
90%
Eating/drinking
4.6
90%
Leisure facilities
4.8
90%
Service
4.9
90%
Value for money
4.2
90%
Bedrooms
4.4
90%
Public areas
4.6
90%

Location

Atop the Airport Express station, next to the harbour, and directly connected to ifc, Central’s smartest mall.

Bedrooms

Some 399 extra sumptuous rooms and suites, decorated either Western style or contemporary Chinese, facing either the harbour or the city (not a view to be written off out of hand). 

Public areas

The pool! The pool! Stretch out every single one of the syllables of “infinity” and “panorama”. And watching the lobby’s crisper-than-crisp bell staff is a spectator sport.

Eating and drinking

Never mind the galaxy of Michelin stars: take a look at the clientele hunkering down in the artisanal French cheese cellar, and browsing contemporary Cantonese cuisine or Chef Masakazu’s kaiseki – quite the best recommendation of all.

Leisure facilities

French Spiderman Alain Robert sneaked into the spa to start his legendary free-climb ascent of the hotel’s exterior in April 2008. No joke to say he must have been tempted to stay put in the treatment room.

Service

Nigh invisible unless you decree otherwise. Trying to catch out the concierge is an exercise in frustration.

Who stays there

A broad clientele with savoir faire, vivre and much else as well as plenty of money (their own or their employer’s) in common.

Price advice

Coughing up HK$800/1,000 per day (single/couple) for Executive Club Lounge access grants a more than a touch of extra panache.

 

Amenities

Recommended for

  • Foodies
  • Relaxation
  • Shopping
  • Special occasions

Pros & Cons

  • Quintessence of upper crust hospitality
  • You can't really dress down
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