The Review: The Ritz-Carlton, Hong KongBy Lauren Arena
07 Aug 2017
Killer views, refined cuisine and sultry interiors make this high-flying hotel one of the best in Hong Kong—not to mention meeting space that oozes opulence.
Meeting rooms are spread across two levels, with most event space, including the main attraction, the Diamond ballroom, on level three. Divisible in two, the ballroom seats 500 (theatre) or 408 for a banquet event.
Mirrored panels and mesmerising crystal chandeliers fill the space with a shimmery glow, while the adjoining pre-function space seduces guests with a snippet of the harbour panorama below. Meanwhile, the Jade and Emerald meeting rooms cater for smaller gatherings in an elegant setting.
Spacious rooms come in more than a dozen categories, but even entry-level rooms (coming in a 50 sqm) have a sense of grandeur thanks dramatic bay windows that soak up the iconic harbour view, and luxurious marble and leather finishes. All rooms have Nespresso machines, Asprey amenities, baths and separate showers.
Club rooms also allow guests 24-hour access to the fabulous Club Lounge 490 metres above sea level. Needless to say, the vistas from up here are pretty impressive, and pair nicely with evening canapés and a glass of something fizzy. The traditional afternoon tea is another delightful benefit.
With arguably the best dim sum in Hong Kong, Cantonese fine-diner, Tin Lung Heen, has two Michelin stars and is a must for any food-focused group, while refined Italian eatery, Tosca, is another culinary highlight.
Meanwhile, the world’s highest bar, Ozone, is on the 118th floor. Along with tapas, live music and—yet again—stunning views, the adjoining restaurant can host a private dining experience for up to 10 or cocktail events for up to 30 guests.
The hotel is perched atop the International Commerce Centre (ICC), the tallest building in Hong Kong, and is directly above Kowloon MTR station—which is directly linked to the Airport Express and a mere five minutes to Hong Kong Island on the Tung Chung Line.
However, the MTR station and the ICC are connected via the high-end Elements mall, so you may lose a few delegates in the maze of luxury boutiques.
Largest meeting venue Diamond ballroom, 676 sqm
Number of meeting rooms 6
Number of guest rooms 312
Time from international airport 20 minutes on the Airport Express rail service