The Ritz-Carlton, Hong Kong Opens As World's Highest Hotel

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    http://www.hotelnewsresource.com/article53527.html

    Located at the very top of the International Commerce Centre (ICC) in Hong Kong, occupying floors 102 to 118, the hotel is the very pinnacle of luxury and a beacon of contemporary style and excellence in Asia’s World City. The Ritz-Carlton, Hong Kong is the newest addition to the brand’s growing global portfolio of 75 luxury properties and its 16th hotel in Asia.

    The Ritz-Carlton, Hong Kong will make a triumphant return to the city when it opens as the world's tallest hotel on March 29, 2011. Located at the very top of the International Commerce Centre (ICC) in Hong Kong, occupying floors 102 to 118 of this magnificent building, the hotel represents the very pinnacle of luxury and a beacon of contemporary style and excellence in Asia's World City. The Ritz-Carlton, Hong Kong is the newest addition to the brand's growing global portfolio of 75 luxury properties and its 16th hotel in Asia.
     
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    This hotel is located in a separate building next to the W Hong Kong. It has all of the disadvantages of the W's location without the advantages of being in the Elements shopping mall containing the airport express and subway stations.
     
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    I haven't been there yet, but I'm hoping to make it in the next few weeks. Location is certainly an issue, but as I understand it the ICC is connected to the mall so you don't need to go outside if you're taking the Airport Express, a bit like the FS on the other side of the harbor.
     
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    As of a week or two ago, the signs for ICC seemed to lead you to the door of the W, where you could see the building on the other side of a carriage entrance. Maybe there's an underground passageway. It looked like they could share the same garage.
     
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  5. Had great views of the ICC when staying at the W (since they built the tower right in the W's harbor view).
     
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    Don't know how it works for the hotel but ICC can be accessed directly from the elements mall from the recently opened "metal" section.
     
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    Indeed a fantastic hotel, we have not stayed there yet, hopefully we will in the future, but we have been to the Lobby on the 103rd floor and the Lounge on the 102nd floor, they are connected by escalator. Smooth running hotel already, service wise, interesting views // food and drinks plus the interior design at least what we have seen so far, in our opinion this is a wonderful development overall, highly recommended and of course it is the highest located hotel in the world at the moment! Superb!

    Here is a shot we have taken in April 2010 and posted to our Flickr account, it shows the full ICC Tower with the Ritz-Carlton on the top floors:

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    The International Commerce Center // 環球貿易廣場 // 118 FLOORS // 484 METERS TALL // With the Ritz-Carlton Hotel Hong Kong : The Highest Hotel on TOP // @ West Kowloon // Hong Kong by UggBoy♥UggGirl [ PHOTO // WORLD // SENSE ], on Flickr

    Thanks for all your infos AmericanGirl.
     
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    We will be staying here Oct 10-15 - looking forward to the experience!
     
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    Please report back here on MP from your stay at this iconic hotel, The Ritz-Carlton Hong Kong.
    Thanks so much! Happy Travels!:)
     
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    Attached are two pics from our stay last week at this amazing hotel. We were upgraded into a corner Junior Suite - and the view and room were absolutely amazing! Our room was on the 112th floor.

    The service at this hotel is nothing short of spectacular. We had the RC pick us up at the airport, and we were driven in a brand new black Mercedes to the hotel, and our concierge met the car and took us directly to our room - she had everything we needed to complete check-in there.

    The room had a nice desk area, living room space, amazing bed, and a bathroom complete with rainfall shower and a jacuzzi tub.

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    The concierge lounge is located on the 116th floor. We had to pay extra for this (being Marriott Plat), but it was worthwhile, as we ate meals here and drank plenty of their champagne and beer! The pool is on the top floor (118), and has an outdoor hot tub that leaves you sitting in a cloud most evenings!

    I have nothing bad to say about this hotel! It was truly spectacular in every way. I will post a few more pics that are currently on my phone.
     
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    wow, must have been an experience! Thanks for the pics, looking forward to more.

     
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    A couple more pics!

    Main Lobby Entrance (Floor 9)
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    View from Hong Kong Harbor - the top of the building is covered by clouds.
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    View up the building from foor 8 on a clear night (only with an iPhone 4 camera).
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    Absolutely awesome, iconic! Thanks for the great review and photos here on MP! Highly appreciated!:)
     
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    Looking at this hotel for our last night in HKG... pull the trigger or not? :confused:
     
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    Go for it! :) Take advantage of the bar/restaurants too and write a TR! :p
     
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    Do it!! If you don't have an Amex Platinum card, book your stay with a Ritz Stars agent for free breakfast, upgrade potential, etc...
     
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    I agree with everyone else, do it, it will be an experience in itself :)
     
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    OK, you're twisting my arm here... I'm convinced! Thought about booking through Virtuoso to get the potential upgrade, $100 dining/beverage credit and free breakfast.
     
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    Booked a Club Harbour Island, got late check-out confirmed. I will of course write a small report on this :D
     
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    Thanks for sharing! Pics are great!
     
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    There's no reason not to book via Stars or Virtuoso.
     
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    Enjoy and report back! Thank you!:)
     
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    Absolutely!
     
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    The restaurant at the top, Ozone, is also great. Even items off the bar menu were really really good...
     
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    Stayed here in november and will be visiting again next month. Fabulous place. I can recommend the Chinese restaurant as well, both the food and wine list (20 pages!) are great!
     
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