Since the hand over from the British very little has actually changed, and a luxury Hong Kong holiday remains a dynamic and unforgettable city experience.
Life here moves along at a whirlwind pace, and a visit should commence high on the hill at Victoria Peak, a good way to gain orientation and enjoy a great view of the city and harbour below. There is an overwhelming amount of things to see and do, including the Temple Street night market, and The Tian Tan Buddha on Lantau island.
Adventure out of the city and you are welcomed by stunning mountains and glistening beaches; it’s the perfect destination if you are after nature pleasures and that city thrill entwined into one. Of course Hong Kong's islands are (and there are more than 260 to explore) one of its greatest kept secrets - you can take trips to some of those closest to the mainland by taking the Star ferry from Pier 7 in Central.
You’ll truly be caught up in the city buzz, whether you’re indulging in the local cuisine, roaming the shops, partying to the early hours or refreshing your mind body and soul at the city’s luxury spas.
Hong Kong is exuberant and brimming with possibilities that are bound to excite and delight even the most well-travelled visitor.
Stanley Market is perfect for ethnic "finds" whilst a short ride across the Star Ferry to Kowloon and the "Golden Mile" is a shopper's paradise overflowing with electronic goods, and first class men's tailoring stores.
Enjoy authentic Chinese cuisine and a choice of five superb golf courses as just a starter to your stay, and an evening at the racecourse is a must.
Time difference: GMT +8 hours
Flight duration: 12 hours (direct)
Currency: Hong Kong dollar
Hong Kong makes for a super year-round destination. However, October-December is considered the best time when it’s sunny and clear with warm, but not humid, temperatures.
With a heritage of over 75 years, The Peninsula Hong Kong is something of a landmark; renowned for its enviable reputation as one of the leading grand hotels in the world. Accommodation is in 300 rooms, including elegant suites with panoramic views of the harbour and city. Experience the city sights in luxury in one of the hotel’s private fleet of Rolls Royces, or relax in the stunning Roman-styled swimming pool and sun terrace overlooking Victoria Harbour.
Situated in the very heart of the thriving centre of the city, the Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong is mere steps away from the hustle and bustle of the entertainment district. Dining here is a very special experience, with some ten restaurants and bars offering options from Michelin-starred French and Cantonese cuisines to cocktails accompanied by live jazz.
You’ll be truly spoilt for choice with options for dining out in Hong Kong - the city is a foodie hub which, once experienced, will leave you yearning to come back to try more!
At the InterContinental Hong Kong Hotel your dining experience will be complemented by stunning harbour views, with restaurants including NOBU InterContinental Hong Kong, the 2 Michelin-star SPOON by Alain Ducasse and the 1 Michelin-star STEAK HOUSE.
The Peninsula’s offering is a gourmand’s delight, with seven restaurants and two bars housed in über-elegant surrounds. Dinner at Felix on the 18th floor boasts spectacular views of the skyline, Victoria Harbour, Hong Kong Island and Kowloon.
Take the Peak Tram, a funicular railway, to the upper levels of Hong Kong Island for incredible viewing of the city.