Hong Kong equals high-rise buildings therefore it is abolute mandatory to stay in a high-rise hotel. The higher the floor, the better the view. We are on the 25th floor of the Four Seasons hotel and can’t stop staring outside.
Floor to ceiling windows give way to Victoria Harbour, Kowloon and on clear days the lush green mountains in the back.
Ferries, boats and large containter ships come and go. As do helicopters, almost on the same level as we are. The continuously changing theater outside makes it difficult to leave the Eames chair in front of the window and go outside.
The Four Seasons hotel is located along the harbour side on Hong Kong Island and on walking distance from the oldest part of town, Central and Soho area.
Within the – glass – walls of the hotel, we are in a secluded world on its own where business and leisure mix very well and the atmosphere is relaxed. This is the luxury and tranquil counterpart of the dazzling and dynamic city outside. Staying in a five-star luxury hotel like the Four Seasons is not only about a place to stay but also about a place to call home for a few days.
The bed at the Four Seasons
The Four Seasons is known around the globe for its famously comfortable beds. Well, I can only confirm. This is something else. Sinking in the thick, soft mattress with the crisp softest bed linen after a long-haul flight is even dangerous. You might sleep all day. For those who can’t part with the bed, just order one for at home.
Our Deluxe King Double with Harbour view is in contemporary art-deco style and has a large bathroom with separate bath and shower.
The breakfast at the Four Seasons
You name it and its on the breakfast menu. Either in the Executive Lounge on the 45th floor (views!!) for an extra fee or à la carte at The Lounge, buffet at the Blue Bar or room service.
Savoury and traditional with dim sum and soup, healthy with green juices and homemade granola and seeds or fruits. Or cakes. Or. Or.
The Lung Kin Heen restaurant
There are five restaurant to choose from with 5 michelin stars under one roof. Two for the French fine dining Caprice restaurant and three of the stars are allocated to Cantonese chef Chan Yan Tak‘s Lung King Heen restaurant on the fourth floor.
For nine consecutive years Chan Yan Tak shares his culinary Cantonese experience with emphasis on original flavours. The freshest local ingredients are daily picked and go straight to the kitchen, skip the refrigerator because that diminishes the taste. The lunch was amazing, every bite of the way.
Reservations are a must since dinner reservations are already booked until February 2018. Weekday lunch is a better option! Some guests book this restaurant first and then the room. You have been warned.
The Spa at the Four Seasons
The best remedy against jet lag is a special deep tissue massage upon arrival to alleviate fatigue. With 17 treatment rooms, some again with iconic harbour views, and based on the holistic philosophy of complete wellbeing it is no wonder that this Spa is rated with 5 stars on the Forbes Spa List.
I was impressed by the ‘Your Facial’ with French brand Biologique Recherche Methodology to restore de-hydration and firm the skin.
Next to the Spa are two outside pools with sundecks. Another spot to take in the Kowloon view. Day or night.
So far Fall at the Four Seasons in Hong Kong. Three more seasons to discover in this luxury sanctuary in yet another city that never sleeps. Vivaldi eat your heart out.