Hong Kong is a seriouly business oriented city with some of the best luxury hotels to get it all done; and play some when you've closed the deal.
I've said it before, Hong Kong has hundreds of hotels to choose from, for both leisure and business travelers. But when you've got to have the very best of business, where do you stay? Well, wonder no more--I'm here to help.
There are five hotels that offer the best of the business hotels in Hong Kong, excluding the Mandarin Oriental--which is the absolute best of the best. And I'm going to tell you about these hotels in any particular order, as they're each outstanding in their own way. I guess we're gonna have to do it in ABC order then.
Grand Hyatt--What a grand dame of hotels this place is. Even its standard rooms offer all sorts of amenities, including work stations, in-room faxing service (upon request), 42-inch TVs, and Wi-Fi. The Presidental Suite is the ultimate in refinement, even giving you the space to dine with 11 of your closest friends or business associates.
Some of the best amenities offered by the Grand Hyatt Hong Kong are all sorts of business services like video conferencing, a computer workroom, meeting rooms, mail services, and even a reference library.
When it isn't about work, enjoy the Grand Hyatt's Chocolatier (who doesn't like chocolate?), its many restaurants, its florist for saying I Love You, and its lounge.
Intercontinental Hong Kong--It doesn't matter if you're staying in one of this hotel's 503 rooms or 87 suites, guests at the Intercontinental can enjoy the 24-hour fitness and business centers, Wi-Fi, its I-SPA services (yeah--massage), or eating at the Japanese cuisine NOBU restaurant.
And for the right price you can even hire the services of a chauffeur in either a Mercedes or a Rolls Royce.
Langham Place Mongkok--This hotel is one of Kowloon's finest business hotels. Its Conference Center can hold up to 800 guests for a cocktail evening, Audio-Visual services, has a heated outdoor rooftop pool, and 665 rooms and suites. And when the day's all done with work, work, work--you can enjoy the the massages, hydrotherapy, and facials at its Chuan Spa.
Oh, did I mention its Michelin Star rated Cantonese restaurant?
Le Meridien Cyberport--What a wonderful boutique hotel this place is. Small in comparison to some of the other nearby hotels, offering only 173 rooms. The Smart Rooms (its standard category) has Ipod docking stations, Egyptian linen, and floor to ceiling windows. The Premier Suite affords wonderful views of the South China Sea.
But, since this is all about business--the Le Meridien Cyberport has limo services, a business center (with printing/copying/laptop services), babysitting services to watch the kids while you're at a meeting; all on top of its Wine Bar, restaurants, laundry & valet.
Ritz Carlton--Not much else says Welcome Business Traveler like the Ritz Carlton. Its 312 rooms and suites have either City or Harbour Views, Wi-Fi, six dining venues, and over 9,000 square meters of conference and meeting space.
What's even better is the Ritz Carlton sits atop the "world's tallest hotel" from the 102nd to 118th floors of a high-rise. From this vantage point I think I can see Japan. However, their best business hotels are another story altogether.