The Ritz-Carlton Hong Kong’s lobby starts at 102 floor at the city’s tallest building at the ICC at Kowloon, connected to a high end shopping and entreatment complex, offices and high end residential towers. Famed for is unobstructed 360 degree views of Hong Kong it comes with a fancy hotel to match. I arrive from the MRT station so its a walk though the large mall and up a few escalators to the elevator level to take the elevator to the 102nd floor. At the lobby, the desk informs me that my check in will be completed at The Club Lounge. I used my club level certificate to book this room. They seat me next to the window, its raining and the hotel is covered in clouds and this limited views. They offer me high tea, but I just ask for tea.
The sky begins to clear. The view of the Kowloon and the harbor to the right.
Rain on the window.
Check in is complete and I go to my room.
The room is large for a skyscraper hotel.
I get a city view. The desk is functional and I like it.
The Sky clears up even more.
The room from the window bench.
The coffee and tea station, not so necessary if you have club access, but if you don’t its really a great amenity.
The bathroom, nice marble finishes.
Walk-in shower and frosted glass door for the toilet.
Looking back to the door…
The door to my room.
The hallways are dim.
The elevator lobby on my floor.
I head back to The Club level for a drink.
It clears up even more.
One of restaurants off the lobby.
Another restaurant off the lobby.
In the evening, I go have a few drinks at the famous Ozone bar on the 118th floor. The bar itself is nice, but because of the rain, its covered by fog. The hotel staff informs me if I go to the elevator lobby near the ground floor I will get a better view as there are no clouds at that level.
And… the views do not disappoint!
Jet lag.. and I wake up super early.
I go to the Club to get something to eat. I am starving…
At this hour its empty, but its also self service.
Sweets set up on the center table.
I am tempted with some wine… but I skip it this time.
I get coffee and something to eat.
On the buffet section there is some fruit.
Entry way to the spa… I do not use the spa at this trip.
I think I ate too much on this trip…
I want to see what the lobby looks like empty and explore the hotel. It can be a very busy lobby.
It looks beautiful at night.
Off the lobby there is a Graff boutique…
The Gym is small, but has great views… but the high light is the pool…
I go back to my room to change to gym and swim clothes.
The hotel has put fruits in my room while I was out…
Ready to work out and swim.
The pool… visually stimulating.
And a selfie. Its still dark outside.
The wall and ceiling are LED screens with moving images; with the water reflections it makes for a psychedelic pool. They have newspapers, magazines for guests to read. I walk around the shallow end of the pool.
Hot tub on the right and a cold… very cold smaller tub on the left.
The high light of the pool is the out door hot tub – remember this is the 118th floor…
I enter back to the indoor section as its cold outside.
A reflection from my lounge chair as I get ready for a few laps in the pools.
After a few laps, the sun begins to rise. Victoria harbor and Hong Kong Island…
From this vantage point you can see over the Peak… A few shots… of the view…
By this time its day light, you can see all of Hong Kong Island at once and over the Peak to the ocean.
A few shots from the pool floor level to try to how high the pool is.
You can see the tip of the IFC and the Peak.
I am done swimming. And I leave… but..
One more view of Central, Hong Kong.
View from my room again. Clear sky… you can see far into the New Territories.
I go to the Club for breakfast.
I go back to the room to change and I ask for the complimentary Club car. I want to visit the Peninsula Hotel and walk around Tsim Sha Tsui.
Back at the club, I wait until they inform me my car is ready. Sail boats in the harbor.
The money shot from the hotel – this would be the signature view.
Wide angle lens.
Private meeting room at the Ritz-Carlton Club.
The car is ready so I go to the ground level entrance to the hotel.
The hotel car is a Tesla! I got do my tourist thing…
The view of the ICC, the hotel is on the top floors of the tower.
I go to my room to finish packing. Again the views…
The views from the Ritz-Carlton Club…
I stop by the pool again… to read my newspaper.
Ozone during the day… they have brunch on Sundays.
The elevator matches the theme of the bar.
And the floor patters. The views are great, same as the pictures seen above.
It was nice that the iPod already in the room was programed with music. I decided to listen to some Jazz while if did the last of my packing.
The view as I wait for my uber to the airport. I was sad to leave the hotel. I want to live here…