Need to know
262, including 26 suites.
12 noon, but flexible, subject to availability (latest check-out, 2pm). Earliest check-in, 2pm.
Double rooms from $215.57 (HK$1,680), excluding tax at 10 per cent.
Breakfast is excluded (HK$248 + 10% service charge a person from 1 March), but WiFi and minibar soft drinks and snacks are free. Book a Club room and you'll get plenty of extras, including breakfast, cocktails and canapés, and late check-out.
The hotel boasts Asia's largest vertical indoor garden, designed by French botanist Patrick Blanc. The garden frames the Green café on the ground floor of the hotel, making for an unexpected green respite from Hong Kong's iconic concrete jungle.
At the hotel
Indoor garden, spa, free WiFi throughout. In rooms: flatscreen TV, minibar, bathrobes, slippers and Leonard toiletries.
Our favourite rooms
Ask for a room overlooking the harbour (on floors 23-27) for the best views. It's worth saving up for the perks of a Club room or suite, which have access to the Above & Beyond lounge on the 28th floor – meaning free breakfast, all day snacks and drinks, pre-dinner drinks and canapes. (It's also an excellent meeting space, if you have deals to close/media contacts to schmooze.) The Vivienne Tam suite is a stunner: an 80sq m sprawl on the 27th floor, decorated with stately Chinese antiques, a ceiling inspired by traditional grand Chinese houses, and clever contemporary pieces by Vivienne herself, an alumni of the PolyU. It's grand, for sure, but it's also cosy.
Eyeball Hong Kong’s harbour as you notch up laps in the hotel’s impressive ninth-floor outdoor pool: you can plan what to eat for lunch in one of the three restaurants as you slice through the water. The swimming pool will be closed for maintenance between 2 February and 8 February 2015.
Geek-chic glasses to blend in with the personable young graduates who make up some of the staff (we’re not talking bumbling interns). Don’t leave your negotiation skills at home: you’ll need them for bouts of bartering in the local markets.
Guests booked into a Club room or suite get to enjoy paperless check-in (and other perks) at a separate lounge on the 28th floor.
Babysitting is available on request, but only between 8am and 1pm. Cots can be added to rooms at no extra cost; additional beds are free for under-12s (HK$1,000 plus 10 per cent tax a night, for teens). Paper, pens and pencils can be provided.